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Toyota Avalon, Navigation System, Sedan
#431 of 461 Nav DVD 12.1 Gen 6 part number?
Dec 14, 2012 (6:31 am)
I want to upgrade the DVD in my 2011 Avalon and Sienna to 12.1 There are two different part numbers - 86271-73013 and 86271-73014. What is the difference? Will both work for both cars? Is there a preference? How do I determine which one to get?
Nav model in the Sienna is E7027 and in the Avalon it is E7031.
#432 of 461 Re: Nav DVD 12.1 Gen 6 part number? [tkaz]
Dec 23, 2012 (5:54 pm)
Hope some '11 Avalon owner has updated to the 12.1 disc and can relate if the updated disc improves the nav. system to justify the expense. The Toyota dealer I spoke to has the specs for the updated 12.1 disc for the particular Toyota vehicles.
#433 of 461 Re: Nav DVD 12.1 Gen 6 part number? [number4avalon]
Jan 20, 2013 (5:21 pm)
Navigation for my 2011 AV is 10.1 disc. Can't understand why so few established cross streets (roads) are shown as lines but not named. Always identifies name of street road being traveled but not intersecting streets etc. My 4 year old portable Navagon does much better on intersecting streets. I would upgrade the disc. to 12.1 if I knew more intersecting streets (roads) are identified. Still hope as in previous post to learn from a user the changes made in the 12.1 disc.
#434 of 461 Avalon JBL Radio
Jan 21, 2013 (5:48 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2012 Limited with Navi shows info on songs that are playing like my 07 Accord in XM mode? Also, I drove a 2012 Limited today and the JBL system does not seem to sound as good as my Honda EX-L system (07). Would like to hear from Avalon owners out there on what they think of the JBL system in the Avalon.
#435 of 461 Re: Avalon JBL Radio [liaison]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:28 pm)
yes it shows info on songs.also the sound system is phenomenal.just lower the bass cuz the bass bottom gives out too much bass from songs
#436 of 461 Re: Avalon JBL Radio [djrc08861]
Mar 14, 2013 (8:59 pm)
I just bought a 2013 Avalon Limited (less than 300 miles) and am curious if the problems I am experiencing are limited to my particular car or if anyone else has the same problems.
Upon pairing my iPhone to the car's entertainment system, many things started happening. First, the system played what I wanted it to from the iPhone. Then, right in the middle of listening to my calming music at the volume level I wanted, another song from a totally different genre of music started playing at a much higher volume level. I had no idea where it came from, and it took quite a bit of fiddling to get it to revert to what I was listening to.
Then, it arbitrarily went to the Settings screen. I did not tell it to do that. I got that turned off, and then it went back to my music. Then the map screen came on. I got that turned off and it reverted to my desired music.
Then the loud music came back on. I got that turned back off and the same cycle started all over again. I had not touched anything to make all this happen.
There are many more details, but that the gist of the situation.
Has anyone experienced the same, or reasonably similar, situation with the 2013 Avalon Limited?
#437 of 461 Re: Avalon JBL Radio [itzme80]
Mar 15, 2013 (6:09 am)
I couldn't even get my cell phone to pair with the unit. They told me it was my phone, but turns out it was the head unit.
#438 of 461 Re: Avalon JBL Radio [liaison]
Mar 15, 2013 (6:10 am)
Did you mean "You drove a 2013"? If so, the radio in the 2013's is not as good as the earlier models, at least many of us don't think it's as good.
#439 of 461 2013 touring GPS
Mar 27, 2013 (10:36 pm)
Owners manual states there is a section on right hand side of screen that has a colored section on a bar that reduces as the vehicle approaches the next turn. It should also show the distance to the next turn with a arrow indicating the turn direction. My system does not show this. In heavy city driving, the voice command does not give you enough warning to make turn safely. My portable Magellan unit has this feature. Could not find a setting that would turn this feature on. Any suggestions appreciated.