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Toyota Camry Solara, Navigation System
#1 of 25 Navigation system
Nov 21, 2006 (9:08 pm)
Is there anyone who can explain an EASY way to use the Nav system in the Solara? I've tried to read the manual, which I think is terribly confusing.
I've had my vert for 3 months now, and REALLY would like to make use of this option....but can't seem to decipher how it works.
Thanks in advance for any help!
#2 of 25 Re: Navigation system [moms_max]
Nov 21, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Don't worry. You're not the only one.
Have you taken the built in tutorial? If not, You'll find it helpful. Check the quick reference card that came with your manual for instructions on how to put the NAV system into tutorial mode.
More helpful will be a road trip. I took a 1500 miler not long after I bought mine. The day I left I was like you, confused and frustrated (w/ the NAV sys). 1500 miles and 2 weeks later I'd worked out every issue I had.
Now I can use it with confidence. I get more dates, my posture's straighter and my dog's stopped growling at me when I come home.
#3 of 25 Re: Navigation system [meegwell]
Dec 08, 2006 (7:34 pm)
You are t-o-o-o funny....!
All I need is a few hours to sit behind the wheel and do the tutorial...except now it's too cold (boo-hoo). Oh well, I'll just add it to the long list of things I need to do...
Merry Christmas - and a super happy new year cruzin' in your car!
#4 of 25 Re: Navigation system [moms_max]
Dec 14, 2006 (1:58 pm)
Take a look at the Quick Reference Guide for navigation. The steps are simple and is a much easier read in comparison to the Navigation Systems Owner's Manual. Plus, check out this website for a tutorial on the navigation... its just like the Camry. I found this to be extremely useful for understanding the system. Click on the following link:
Once your in click on the Navigation link at the bottom left.
#5 of 25 Re: Navigation system [navguy]
Dec 18, 2006 (7:37 pm)
Thanks, navguy - great screen name!!!
I'm currently out of state (and NOT in my Solara - but will check out your suggestions when I return. I really appreciate the feedback! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to learn the system...wish me luck!
#6 of 25 Re: Navigation system [navguy]
Mar 14, 2007 (1:18 pm)
That link is great stuff! Why doesn't Toyota make it more obvious? I am getting rid of my '99 Camry LE for an '07 Camry XLE and wanted to learn about the Nav system plus some other things before I pick up the car. I looked all over the toyota.com and and other company afilliated sites (mytoyota, etc.) and tried about 2 dozen google inquiries before finding this page.
As a new-ish owner I want to learn everything. The sales staff at the dealership, while nice guys are clueless about the voice activiation capabilities of the navigation system even though they have it in about half the cars that are on display in the showroom.
Thanks for posting this. Gaaad! It's going to save me hours/days of hard learning.
#7 of 25 navagation system
May 08, 2007 (9:21 am)
the dealer told me that having my radio on more than 10 to 15 minutes was the reason that my battery was discharging to a point that the car would not start.
i have a 2004 solara convertable
#8 of 25 2007 Solara SLE Navigation - traffic?
May 17, 2007 (8:20 am)
My vehicle: 2007 Solara SLE - loaded v6
Does my navigation pick up traffic, accidents and or road closings visible by markers on my screen. I have v6.1 If so, how?
BTW, my "detour prompt is inactive-grayed out - why?
#9 of 25 Re: 2007 Solara SLE Navigation - traffic? [saxman911]
May 25, 2007 (3:13 pm)
The 07MY Solara does not include XM NAVTRAFFIC. The detour feature is only available during route guidance.
#10 of 25 Navigation System - Play DVD's?
May 25, 2007 (8:46 pm)
I have the 07 Solara SLE with dvd navigation system. My question is simple. Will it play Dvd's when in park or not? I seem to remember the dealer telling me that it does. However, I can't get it to play a DVD when in park.