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#401 of 461 Re: 2011 Avalon Radio [fmfl]
Mar 05, 2011 (7:31 pm)
My wife loves her 2007 Avalon XTS with the nav system although it doesn't show the most recent street additions...which is a problem in Southern California. However, she and her mother took a trip back east last year and rented a Hyundai Azera. I was surprised she liked the Hyundai better than her Avalon! She said the ride was better and the car overall more comfortable. Power was the same and she claims the interior is "prettier" than the Avalon. Go figure....
#402 of 461 How to fix the Avalon Navigation Japanese Error Screen!!!
Jul 29, 2011 (9:10 am)
I fixed mine yesterday after visiting all of these forums and the dealer to no avail. Older Avalon nav units have a two piece board in the NAV unit, newer ones like mine are one piece. For those with older (before 2007 when I got my Avalon) you can open up the NAV computer and carefully flip over the smaller board and press a momentary interrupt button switch and hold it for one minute. This will fix the older ones. The one piece boards are trickier, but still simple and cheap. You need to locate the camera/watch battery which is located in a clip that the battery is soldered to, and de-solder the three points that fit into the board from underneath the board. Place the soldering iron tip on each pin while pulling gently from above the board on the battery and do this three times until it is free from the board. By the time you clean the three pins off of excess solder (just heat up and wipe off with a dry cloth) and align the three pins above the holes you are going to re-insert them in, it will be time to reassemble. Just place the three contact pins on the battery holder above the three holes in the board and while heating up the board from below with the soldering iron tip, push each pin, one at a time back into the board as you are heating the appropriate hole-- and in three quick steps you will be finished with the tough part. Now put it back together and turn the car back on to see the programming screen come on (right after the WHITE scary screen)-- do not turn off the car or power until the programming is complete.
Now, you will need to locate your current position back to where you actually are, and point the cursor in the direction you are actually facing. Then you are set and the vehicle navigation system is back in action. You will need to reprogram your HOME and any other saved marked points.
Good luck, be careful, go slowly, and you will win this for the cost of a cheap soldering iron. Get one with a small sharp point, since the three points are relatively small on the board.
#403 of 461 2011 Avalon Nav screen
Aug 21, 2011 (2:39 pm)
Just purchased a 2011 LTD with Nav and can't find out how to have only audio stations appear on the screen. It defaults to the map every time. I turn the display off and everything is off. With my 07 Avalon I could toggel between audio, Nav and climate independent of each other.
What am I missing ? I read the book and no luck...
#404 of 461 Re: 2011 Avalon Nav screen [davepiszyk]
Aug 21, 2011 (4:42 pm)
Press "Setup" button, choose "General" and then change "Auto Screen Change" to off.
#405 of 461 Re: 2011 Avalon Nav screen [nimimi]
Aug 22, 2011 (2:29 pm)
I'll try it...Thanks...
Is this is the instructional manual? I swear I read that thing trying to find the answer,,,
#406 of 461 Re: 2011 Avalon Nav screen [davepiszyk]
Aug 22, 2011 (3:43 pm)
That's where I found it. Page 206. It's easier to find things if you go to the owner's website and download each section of the manual and then use some freeware to combine them into one "pdf" file. It's then searchable!
#407 of 461 Re: 2011 Avalon Nav screen [nimimi]
Aug 23, 2011 (8:50 am)
Many thanks!!! It worked.
#408 of 461 Re: How to fix the Avalon Navigation Japanese Error Screen!!! [tryathlete]
Feb 17, 2012 (10:47 am)
Thank you Thank you Thank you
Dealer wanted 6300 bucks to fix(Replace Unit). Followed your instructions with a small drawback. I broke one of the battery prongs removing it and had to get a new battery. $3.59 delivered from e-bay. It took about 5 minutes for the GPS to figure out where it was but its working perfectly. It still is a horrible GPS. My garmin for 119 bucks is far superior except for the screen size.
Again Thank you
#409 of 461 2011 help
Mar 01, 2012 (11:58 am)
How do I tell my system to allow freeways and toll roads as a normal thing?
I did find that after I selected a destination I could edit the route and tell it to allow these.
Do I have to do this for every entry or is there a general screen to do so? If so, how?
#410 of 461 2007 Toyota Avalon Navigation System
Mar 29, 2012 (9:37 am)
The toggle switch has always been difficult to use from the first day we owned the car, but recently has become impossible to use in selecting any of the menu items such as using the navigation system, setting the clock, looking at mileage info, etc. Is there a way to replace only the toggle switch? Our dealer insists they have had no problems with the system and that no problems exist.