Last post on Mar 23, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Navigation System, Sedan
#84 of 91 Re: Navigation Disk update [lamashermosa]
Nov 23, 2009 (6:25 am)
You are welcome, and thank you for the feedback!
#86 of 91 HELP NEEDED - 2004 LS430 NAVIGATION DVD INSTALLATION
Dec 14, 2009 (2:56 pm)
I bought my 2004 LS430 in June at an auction house (I hope that's ok to say). The car came with the navigation unit and all the original manuals, it appeared to be operable. Although I didn't see a Navigation DVD physically in with the manuals. A few months later I decided to buy an extra set on a popular online auction site, (I don't want to be reprimanded if I say which one so I won't go there). For $52 I got the original manuals and the nice original leather-like case which also had a 2004 LS430 navigation 2 disc dvd set inside for other 2004 Lexus models. It sat there for awhile as I was clueless and more than that overwhelmed with the navigation system.
BEFORE I bought those manuals etc. the FIRST time I tried to program the location it would say "Proceed ahead..." and that's ALL I'd get (just the initial first few words). Of course, I'd be lost between my house in Carlsbad and the recording studio in Los Angeles. That was over a hundred miles to get lost and stressed on all those freeways! WHEN I arrived it said.."You have arrived!" Well thanks a lot (hahaha) LOL. What's up with that? It was beyond me why it would only give the beginning information and the ending information: "Proceed ahead and you have arrived..." but nothing in between!
I tried putting the DVD, that came with the manuals I bought, in the CD slot and it played the contents and operational instructions, I wasn't sure if it had downloaded anything as far as giving me anything more than I already had.
And what's the point of having an expensive Navigation unit with an 6 year old outdated DVD that doesn't work?!! So I decided I'd ask my husband to buy me a new 2010 Navigation DVD after they were released in November.
My husband finally broke down and gave me the money as my Xmas present early, yes miracles occasionally happen... smiles.
Now I'm ready to head over to buy my DVD, I was told they would make me the same deal as the one I recently bought for my mother. Unless you have deep pockets I think you should try to negotiate even if it's for accessories, the worse thing they could say is no (then try calling back and getting another person to give you a quote), it also helps if you call different dealers as "everything" is priced differently depending on how much they want to gouge you, and I'm not talking about a few dollars difference. In my case the supervisor, who was very nice, assisted me. I was also buying car mats for my husbands hand me down (from me) 98 ES300 and my car so maybe that helped.
Since I know there are a lot of you sharp, savvy people here I'm asking if someone would kindly tell me where the DVD installation location is in a 2004 LS430 as well as the installation steps. This way I'll be all set when I get my 2010 DVD to install it.
Thank you for your help in advance, hope you all have a fabulous day.
#87 of 91 navigation update
Jan 16, 2010 (3:24 am)
Your problem solved yet.If not,post it then I will give you some info later.
#88 of 91 Re: navigation update [ls430white]
Jan 17, 2010 (9:49 am)
No, it has not been addressed. I think there may not be anyone who wants to help.
I need to know where to install (and the steps) the navigation dvd for my 2004 LS430.
Thanks for your post.
#90 of 91 how to install nav dvd
Jan 22, 2010 (10:30 pm)
for 2004 LS430, you need to have dvd for gen 4 to work with.Goog luck.
#91 of 91 Re: LS400 Navigation/Mutlimedia Display [wain75]
Mar 23, 2010 (2:34 pm)
Try www. knucklebusters.com its a salvage yard paid $240 shipped appx 11/2 years ago