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Toyota Camry Solara, Navigation System
#16 of 26 08 Solara SLE V6
Jun 01, 2008 (5:13 pm)
We leased our Solara this afternoon and was reluctant to get one with the NAV system because I have read that 1) it was not voice activated and 2) it was very complicated to program. I had the sales guy sit in the car and show me how to program in my home address and to my shock, not only was it simple to do, it was voice activated. I couldn't believe it. Even a sales guy from another dealership told me that it was not voice activated and to get one without and just purchase an after market one which we seriously considered doing. I am so glad that I had my guy show me. It has all the points of interests such as gas stations, restaurants, etc in there just like my husband's Tahoe. We did not find it hard to program at all so I'm not sure why others have had problems with theirs.
#17 of 26 Re: 08 Solara SLE V6 [katyhy]
Jun 01, 2008 (6:33 pm)
Wow....that's good news! But those of us who have posted here have older systems, and they are NOT voice activated, so are harder to program. I'm just now becoming fairly proficient with my '06 system...programming in my home addy wasn't hard, but other destinations have been problematic. And I need to upgrade the disc, but do not want to spend almost $300!!! I think that is highly outrageous....
#18 of 26 Re: Navigation system [meegwell]
Jul 24, 2008 (11:19 am)
I just bought the 2008 Toyota Solara, and the navigation system seems very slow in responding to turns etc. I have been halfway past an intersection when the voice command says turn right, and yet the map shows me in the correct location with no turn.
Also I have had the voice command and the map differ in their instructions. Just came back from Albany, and while there, the voice command said to take I87 New York, and the map showed the route going to I90 to Boston. The map was right, the voice was wrong.
Am going to call the dealer, but wondered if anyone else has had these problems. Thanks
#19 of 26 My Nav system
Jul 31, 2008 (7:44 pm)
I just purchased a 2008 Solara Convertible with the Nav system. I can't figure out some of the things pertaining to the JBL audio system in particular how to set the radio so that the volume increases and decreases automatically with the vehicles speed. I don't understand why there is no separate JBL manual. Also I feel like the Aflac duck when trying to use the Nav system. If the salesman hadn't programmed in my home address that even wouldn't be available! It has told me that an address that has been on a certain street for years is not there.
Anyway I called the salesman and told him to get the remedial instructor ready for this Toyota Nav system challenged guy Saturday. Funny thing is my Garmin Nuvi is so easy!
Navguy thanks for posting that link up above. I finally figured out how to place several quick access points into memory/quick link points.
#20 of 26 add to or replace
Sep 02, 2008 (1:51 pm)
On my 08 nav system when going to the quick access area for destination and touching one of the icons for a destination, the message "add to" or "replace" comes on and I have to pick one to go to my destination and then press guide and guidance starts. I usually press replace. The screen comes up with the destination that I originally tried to quick access then I touch guide and guidance starts.
Is this the way it works or am I doing something wrong? I think the procedure should be to press on the icon for a quick access point then the screen with the guide should come up and then touch guide and have guidance start. It is confusing to say the least.
#21 of 26 Solara Navigation (Likes/Dislikes)
Jun 18, 2009 (7:46 am)
For those of you who have a Solara (2008) with Navigation, I would like to know your experience with it. Please specify the year when you reply.
Do you find it to be accurate?
Any quirks or erroneous information?
#22 of 26 Solara Navigation Install/Upgrade (non-Nav to Nav)
Jun 18, 2009 (8:02 am)
I have a 2008 SLEv6 coupe that I just bought, and believe it or not I am now considering installing the OEM navigation.
Has anyone had any experience in performing such an upgrade? I found one website that had instructions but I just wanted to hear from someone who has actually experienced it.
How can I find out WHICH models will fit my car? Can I get the Camry one? What years? Hopefully someone out there knows.
(Hey, I wonder if I will need to change my name, now that I no longer drive a 2003 )
#23 of 26 Re: Navigation System - Play DVD's? [navguy1]
Jan 01, 2010 (7:57 am)
Iam thinking seriously about purchasing a 2008 Toyota Solara convertible SLE. The model has the navigation display but can i play DVD-videos on it as well. The Toyota saleman says i can but he wasnt 100% sure..lol nor could he locate any information to backup his claim that playing actual video DVD's were possible. Has anyone acually played DVD's on their system? and if so was id the JBL-Navigation system? Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.
#24 of 26 Re: Toyota Nav [stoneybroke]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I have a 2004 Solara SLE with factory NAV/DVD. The dealer gave a tutorial, plus it came with a thick instruction manual. I have not had any problems with it at all. There are so many functions and features available. It has voice, too, but I prefer map view only, so I have it turned off. I upgraded the discs in 2009. This was very easy to do. I wonder if some of the posters here have models from Southeast Toyota (southern states). They install their own items, which are sometimes different from Toyota Corp. items. Had a system similar to the Solara model installed in our Scion Tc.
Dec 14, 2010 (12:05 pm)
...and no, DVDs cannot be played in the DVD Nav system.