Last post on Oct 11, 2011 at 8:35 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 460/460L
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Lexus LS 460, Navigation System, Sedan
#36 of 44 Re: LS460 Gen 5 Nav Map Software Update [chasfj]
Oct 06, 2010 (10:35 am)
The NAV System on the LS460 in any year Prior to 2009 is a Gen 5,
This CANNOT be upgraded to Gen 6 without a Susbstantial HW Upgrade...(in excess of $10K)...
#37 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [rennybosch]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Boy, I just encountered the exact same thing today. Did you ever get any help on this?
#38 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [marcusmac]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:33 pm)
I got no help from this site, but in the meantime my dealership has changed hands and the new one (South County Lexus of Mission Viejo) quoted me "about $250", although they are not yet set up to do it because their computer system has to be updated. It sounds to me like the price has to cover the cost of preparing the data, not the cost of the installation. I'll let you know the final when it is done.
#39 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [marcusmac]
Dec 15, 2010 (3:35 pm)
So they (South County Lexus, Mission Viejo) got their act together and installed the Nav update on my 08 LS460, charged me $199 for the software and $60 for the installation. That seems to be the fair price for the update.
#40 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [rennybosch]
Dec 15, 2010 (6:22 pm)
What's new in the update from 2008 version?
#41 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [georget3]
Dec 17, 2010 (5:49 pm)
There are no new features. Just updated roads and interchanges, addresses (where new houses were built), and of course business changes. I would think in areas that have been fairly stable you wouldn't need to update. But here in Southern California where they're building a new mall and a new freeway every other week you need it
#42 of 44 Other manufacturer' NAV systems
Dec 18, 2010 (10:11 am)
I have an '09 LS 460 AWD. Nice car with some slight issues (slight but noticeable hesitation at about 40 mph, and odd noises from under the hood on deceleration). I find most anything done with the LEXUS NAV system overly complicated and tiresome to deal with. NOT a simple system. Especially if you AND your wife each have a Bluetooth enabled cell phone!
GMC must use a similar system in their Denali's as the voice and screen are similar, just not as deep in functionality. They, too, do not trust us to have our travel partner (my wife in this case) update NAV entries, etc. This is our Government in action, not LEXUS. Still aggravating though. A company or two have some fixes to allow entry while driving for most cars. The LS 460 not being one it seems.
I have an '02 Corvette convertible with no NAV system other than the GARMIN NUVI purchased for travel in it. GARMIN seems to feel that with a hold harmless warning we do anything while driving at our own risk. Good enough for me. In this society of law suit crazies, I am not sure I blame LEXUS or GM for their caution. They should, however, offer GARMIN's hold harmless soluton.
#43 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [rennybosch]
Oct 08, 2011 (5:02 am)
I was at Sewell Lexus in Ft. Worth yesterday and they informed me that the software to do this update is delivered in a thumb drive (USB device) and that it's cost is $165 with the installation cost being $120. It has to be downloaded from the thumb drive into a computer which is then connected to the car and installed. I seriously doubt that this will ever be a home installation setup. It would be very easy to do with a DVD that is pre-programmed to update the onboard computer and install the update when put into the DVD player built into the automobile. The only DVD's I have seen with this setup are about 7 gig's in size which means that we are now talking about a Blueray player which these cars do not have. Another way to keep those U.S. dollars flowing toward Japan. :^(
#44 of 44 Re: How do you install the Nav update USB device? [corderbo]
Oct 11, 2011 (8:35 am)
I don't disagree with anything you said, and am grateful for the info, because I was interested in doing the same thing, and wondered about the cost. Now, at least, thanks to you, I have some numbers to go to my dealer with in case they want to gouge me, a favorite passtime of our dealer. However, I will mention that a combined cost of $285 for the total update isn't out of line really. The DVD to update my 05 and 02 LS430s, cost me $250 from Sewell, and I installed it myself, but still, only $35 difference all in all. My Fords DVDs cost $200 to buy, with self installation. I expected frankly to pay a lot more, since this is a "captive update system" now. Thanks for the info, again. Very helpful.