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Toyota Camry Solara, Navigation System
#6 of 29 Re: Navigation system [navguy]
Mar 14, 2007 (12:18 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 29 navagation system
May 08, 2007 (8:21 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 29 2007 Solara SLE Navigation - traffic?
May 17, 2007 (7:20 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 29 Re: 2007 Solara SLE Navigation - traffic? [saxman911]
May 25, 2007 (2:13 pm)
The 07MY Solara does not include XM NAVTRAFFIC. The detour feature is only available during route guidance.
#10 of 29 Navigation System - Play DVD's?
May 25, 2007 (7:46 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.
#11 of 29 Re: Navigation System - Play DVD's? [delkins07]
Jun 07, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Sorry, the DVD-ROM in the dash does not play DVD-Video. Only devices with the DVD-Video logo will play video.
#12 of 29 Re: navagation system [everal]
Aug 23, 2007 (3:55 pm)
The only real way to verify what is causing the battery to discharge is to identify where the 'parasetic' current draw is coming from.
This simply requires an amp meter to measure the current draw. The current draw would have to be extremely high (25-35 amperes per hour) to discharge a healthy battery in 15 minutes. A load test on the battery would be necessary to confirm the battery's general state of health. If you live in either a cold or hot climate the life of the battery is reduced due to the unhospitable environment.
Make sure the obvious items are not 'on' or drawing current when you leave the vehicle: dome lights and/or any aftermarket equipment such as an aftermarket alarms, amplifiers, etc.
#13 of 29 Need Assistance
Mar 31, 2008 (12:44 pm)
I purchased a 2004 Solara back in September. It did not come with any manuals. I tried to set my navigation system, but had little luck. Finally in February the person that I purchased the car from found the manuals and gave them to me. The first thing I did was try and set my navigation system, what a joke. There are so many steps it is mind blowing. To make a long story short, haha, my system is messed up. It sends me in the wrong direct more times than not. So I took it to my local Toyota dealer and he tells me he thinks it needs a DVD upgrade. He then tells me the upgrade will cost $270.00 for the DVD, I said nevermind. I looked on line to see if I could get a DVD elsewhere and I found one for $69.00. The difference between my DVD and the one online is that it says it is a voice activated DVD, my system is not voice activated. Can you please tell me if the voice activated DVD will work in my navigation system or am I doomed to have no system at all.
Apr 06, 2008 (7:52 pm)
Sharon: I can't tell you if the voice activated DVD will work, but i can tell you that the Factory Toyota system is a POS. My wife has a Highlander limited with a factory nav. She turned the display off and mounted a garmin on a beanbag mount, because the Totyota unit is absolute junk! I am NOT a Toyota basher. We have owned 8 new toyotas, since 1996.
#15 of 29 Updates on Nav CDs/Back-up cameras
Apr 20, 2008 (9:54 pm)
Has anyone purchased new CDs for their Nav systems? My '06 is really outdated....probably made in '05.... Are they expensive???
Also, anyone install a GOOD back-up camera lately?