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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Navigation System, SUV
#322 of 390 2009 Tribeca GPS
Oct 31, 2009 (9:27 am)
I have a 2009 Tribeca. It comes as Version 3 with 2 DVD's. The East is in the player. Both the East and the West have identical maps, but POI's differ for their respective coverage areas. The player is located under the seat and has a button for ejection on the unit.
In general this is a poor GPS system compared to modern units like Garmin. It does not route to many areas in NC where I live. When it does a route, it usually only follows numbered highways. As a result, routes are longer if I can find the address. I have taken issue with both Subaru and their GPS hardware/software supplier Kenwood. The only response I got from Subaru was that a new version will be out in 2010. However, they did not commit that it would do any more than add more POI's to what already exits, or that it would work in older systems like mine. As a result, I use a Garmin system that works real well, and I have an expensive back-up camera for my 2009.
#323 of 390 GPS in 06 Tribeca transfer from computer?
Oct 31, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Maybe I asked this question wrong before. I have a garmin hand held gps, that I plan our many trips with on the computer then transfer the data to the gps.
1. Is a way to do this with the gps in the tribeca? If so HOW? What software would you use.
2. Are you suppose to be able to read the dvd that came with the car on your computer? I tried and it said they were IDX files and couldn't open them.
#324 of 390 Re: Want to trade? [streamside]
Nov 02, 2009 (7:45 pm)
We also just recently bought a 06 Tribeca which I thought only had the West disc, and we live in the East. When I took the car to the dealers today about the gold paint job, I asked how you open that box under the driver seat. The sales manager tried but couldn't figure it out, he had someone come out from service, he showed me, and the East disc was in there.
#325 of 390 Re: GPS manual in 06 tribeca
Nov 02, 2009 (7:49 pm)
Update after calling all around, I finally found a manual for the gps at the dealership that had 2 people looking and couldn't find one. Guy from service dept. found one, also I figured out (just guessing) that the manal is #3100 and you can d/l it.
#326 of 390 Re: GPS in 06 Tribeca transfer from computer? [scurtis623]
Nov 03, 2009 (1:57 pm)
I don't think so, in fact my guess is no for both questions.
Nov 04, 2009 (11:19 am)
I bought a 2006 B9 Tribeca, which I love, but it has the original navigation discs. Does anyone have the newest version of the East disc they would be willing to send/sell me??
#328 of 390 Version 3 DVD for the West
Jan 14, 2010 (11:05 pm)
I'm looking for the Ver 3 DvD for the West. Anyone interested in selling?
#329 of 390 '09 Tribeca (no NAV) MIC-in support?
Feb 09, 2010 (11:33 pm)
I am trying to figure out if I can use the AUX jack in my '09 Tribeca (radio model # P-144) to connect my mobile phone and use it as a hand free solution.
I am already able to connect the phone (it's a HTC HD2) to the AUX jack via the 3.5mm plug in the center console and listen to music. When the phone rings, the music automatically mutes and the callerís voice is piped into the speakers in the car. However the MIC on the phone is somehow disabled so the called cannot hear me speak.
Does the radio in the Tribeca have a MIC-IN capability? If yes, I think I can wire a microphone and (onto the steering column) and be able to use it as a hands-free solution in the car. Does anyone know if the radio has this capability, please?
I just posted this question in the radio forum but noticed in my search that there are more discussions re: MIC installations in this forum and so I thought I would repost it here too, Has anyone tried this and got it to work? Thanks in advance.
#330 of 390 Re: 2009 Subaru Tribeca Navigation problem [pametz]
Mar 13, 2010 (1:45 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Tribeca with V 3.0 nav system, but when you check the version on the set up it shows Ver 1.0 also. Have you found a solution for this?
#331 of 390 Re: 2009 Subaru Tribeca Navigation problem [jax44]
Mar 14, 2010 (5:24 am)
No. I use a Garmin now. It sees more of the streets and addresses in my area. It plans better routes. Too bad Subaru did this to their Tribeca buyers. I suspect they will be dropping it because it is not a great seller, and it doesn't do well with gas mileage. I've also had a lot of problems with rattles.