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#352 of 461 Re: 2005 Toyota Avalon Limited Night Nav Screen [fronta]
Jan 21, 2010 (2:41 pm)
I just got the Gen 2/3-09 DVD for my '06 Avalon I'm looking at my invoice from Longo Toyota and see that the list price is $199 and that's what the sold it for. Another dealer quoted $275 or something like that.
I put it in myself:
1. Put the key to Acc
2. Take out the trunk floor mat and spare tire cover
3. Lift up the cover over the NAV computer in the left rear corner. You don't have to remove the entire side panel for this.
4. Slide the locking tab to the open position
5. Push a little on the DVD drive door, causing the disk to come out.
6. Remove it and slip the new one in.
7. Slide the locking tab back.
Then go up front and bring up Menu on the screen. Click on DVD. It will show Ver. 9.01 You will most likely have to restablish your geographic region.
I don't know if there is something else the should be done since I'm not privy to the installation service bulletin. Everything seems to work except the secret Override stuff that worked for my original version 5. So, guess I'm back to pulling off the Interstate before my wife can find me a Starbucks. But then, that won't work anyway since Starbucks in no longer among the POIs! Guess Toyota wanted to make this a "profit center" bu charging stores to be listed.
So, it looks like I paid $200 plus tak to have features taken away!
#353 of 461 Re: Avalon navigation system [sakeller]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:01 pm)
I have a 2006 Avalon with factory navigation. Never again would I get factory navigation, probably in any car I buy. Besides the high cost of factory nav, the Toyota one is ridiculously difficult/cumbersome process to use.
#354 of 461 Latest Navagation Map Update
Jan 25, 2010 (3:47 pm)
Based on jagman's experience I think I'll keep what I have, or else I'll get the 8.01 upgrade which has newer maps and still allows the override.
#355 of 461 find a better price for navigation dvd for avalon
Jan 27, 2010 (8:55 am)
I would like to find a price somewhere for newest navigation dvd for 08 Avalon.
Are there any options other than the$199 price at the dealer? What is the part number?
#356 of 461 Re: find a better price for navigation dvd for avalon [karenstoy]
Feb 08, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Here is one option. Not great, but an option. Cost $188
eBay has the updated DVD for sale. The 2009 is available now (don't know when the "2010" or next version might be available - might want to ask your dealer first.
Item number: 260545921487
#357 of 461 GEN 3 Map Updates v8.1 vs v9.1
Feb 16, 2010 (9:24 am)
Has anyone created an image using the v8.1 loader but the new v9.1 maps?
I've done it with Gen 5 in the past before abandoning them for a LockPick 2 WF.
#358 of 461 Re: GEN 3 Map Updates v8.1 vs v9.1 [tonystewart]
Feb 17, 2010 (9:50 pm)
There is a place (using BitTorrent to find it) that has the v.9.1 maps. It took about 2 days to download. It is a Dual Layer DVD (it seems to be unprotected), BUT it does not work on my 2008 Avalon. The car system does not recognize it. I tried initializing everything I could think of. Either I am missing something (I am a Computer and Electricial engineer), or the uploaded image has a bug in it somewhere. I verified the download and it still is not recognized by the car's software.
Back to square one. I am assuming that the DVD is copyprotected, or that the DVDs are VERY car specific. I did notice that the v7.1 DVD is over 8GB, while the V9.1 is about 7.2GB. You wouldl think that a later version of the maps would have more info, not less.
Does anyone have any thoughts? I have yet to be able to try the DVD on other late model, high-end, Toyotas.
I would like to know if anyone has had any success at this.
#359 of 461 Re: GEN 3 Map Updates v8.1 vs v9.1 [daveinmarietta]
Feb 18, 2010 (1:49 pm)
Just a hunch here.... but what speed did you burn the DVD at? I know that all three of my past Toyota CD players never played discs if they were burned over 16X. Just for kicks I would re-burn the image at 4X or 2.4X if you can and try again. The worst you be out is a blank DVD.
#360 of 461 Re: GEN 3 Map Updates v8.1 vs v9.1 [daveinmarietta]
Feb 18, 2010 (2:26 pm)
Here is a procudure that I used for my 2008 Avalon:
Save the uTorrent (uif format) file. Download takes about 2 days!
Load a new Verbatim DVD+R DL DVD 8X into drive E: (lower DVD player)
Execute PowerISO software
Select Mount: Mount the (Open the uif file with PowerISO) the navigation file from hard disk
Select Burn: Burn the file to DL DVD drive with verify option checked. Use 8x speed.
Burn will take 40-60 min. When finished verify that the files show up on the new DVD
Put car into accessory switch position; push start button half way down
Open trunk and remove trunk liner from over DVD player
Slide switch to right and press space under switch
Remove old DVD
Insert new DVD into drive.
Close slide switch and replace trunk liner
Turn on Navigation system
Wait 2-3 minutes for new setup to complete.
Go to DVD menu to verify that new version is installed.
If above fails, reinsert last NAV DVD that worked using above procedure.
#361 of 461 Re: GEN 3 Map Updates v8.1 vs v9.1 [tjc78]
Feb 20, 2010 (8:10 pm)
I tried burning at 4x and even slower. But I will try the directions posted on #360 for this. I am using very high quality DL DVDs with an excellent burner.
Thanks for the suggestion. If I get it to work, I will post it here.