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#143 of 195 Navigation system "reset" question
Apr 07, 2010 (7:40 am)
I have a 2005 MDX Tour/Nav for which I purchased the 2010 Nav upgrade. After 20 days of using the new version, I did not notice any significant improvements to my previous version. I decided to return the DVD and now the only way I can re-install my previous version is to take my MDX to the dealer and pay them to reset the system. I call NAVTEQ and they say there is nothing they can do. Acura customer service says we do not have any agreement with NAVTEQ to reset your system and you need to pay us to fix it. So, I am wondering if there is a way I can reset my system without going to the dealer.
#144 of 195 Re: Navigation system "reset" question [aralicea]
Apr 07, 2010 (8:00 am)
Assuming you have the old version DVD, you ccan try this:
Reverting Back to Old Firmware
When you put in your old disk and come up to the "Error" screen do the following :
1) Hold down MAP/GUIDE, MENU and CANCEL at the same time
2) This brings up a Menu
3) From the Menu, select "Version"
4) Then select "Download"
5) This will download the old disc into your system.
#145 of 195 Re: Navigation system "reset" question [grandzu]
Apr 07, 2010 (10:23 am)
Thank you. I will try and report back.
#146 of 195 Re: 2006 MDX nav update - how do I do it? [larryallen707]
Apr 11, 2010 (11:30 am)
Hi - I'm wondering if you did the nav system upgrade to your '06? I want to buy it but I want to know if there are any bugs before I do. I live in a very rural area and really depend on my GPS (since I have to drive about 2 hours to do major shopping) and I don't want to have to worry about it not working when I need it.
#147 of 195 2010 MDX Navi voice radio/song voice read back- turn it off?
Apr 16, 2010 (9:16 am)
Hi all, does anyone know how to turn off the voice read back which reads the title of each song on your ipod or radio station in your program list as you scroll through it without turning off the voice commands for the navigation system? When listening to my iPod or radio, every song or station I scroll through without selecting gets read back to me which turns down the audio while it reads me the song or station name. Its extremely annoying.
#149 of 195 Re: alwaysdrvng [alwaysdrvng]
Apr 27, 2010 (5:44 pm)
Hi I have the same use with my 03 MDX. Did you find out any answers in regards to this matter.
#150 of 195 Re: 2009 Acura MDX Nav System [david169]
Jun 07, 2010 (12:38 pm)
The 2009 MDX GPS is useless. We actually just purchased a Garmin and mounted it on the GPS screen. The MDX has us going down one way streets the wrong way, it could not find Montreal Quebec in Canada, and ACURA / Honda keeps telling us to contact the supplier who will do nothing about the unit.
DO not touch the 2009 MDX GPS. The dealers tell you there is NOTHING they can do, and HONDA keeps saying "we didn't make it"
NOT BAD FOR AN EXTRA $5,300 + TAX
#151 of 195 Re: 2009 Acura MDX Nav System [blondfarf]
Jun 07, 2010 (1:19 pm)
I've only had my 2010 a couple of weeks but so far it seems spot on. I had gotten so used to Garmin portables that I was a little reluctant to to switch to the in-dash GPS, but so far it seems very accurate.
One thing that I do like about Garmin is being able to buy lifetime map updates for around $100 (which I did) as long as you own the unit. I don't like the prospect of forking over $150-$200 every time I want to update the maps. But the bigger built-in screen along with the other features you get with the Tech Package made it worth the extra money to me.
We'll see how happy I am in a year from now...
#152 of 195 2010 MDX Nav system is worthless
Jun 28, 2010 (9:55 am)
Everyone I speak to who has an MDX (and they all love the cars) has horrible problems with the nav systems. For example, insert a store name (say "Target" or "Sears") and up pops a location from 2000 miles away!!! It is not that important where the Target in Seattle Washington is located whne you reside in Florida. I have the list of all Starbucks locations in Riverside, California, but since we live in Atlanta, that is pretty useless. Any word on when Acura is going to address this defect?