Last post on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota, Navigation System, Van
#2 of 4 Re: Sienna GPS and Rear-view camera [novicevan]
Apr 15, 2010 (6:59 am)
Did you get the JBL sound?
A while back I looked in to this. At the time, about 2-3 years ago, Toyota's best Nav system, from the Solara, was something like $1695 IIRC. You would also have to buy the surround, the plastic template thingy, which I never priced.
The catch was without the JBL system I would lose the steering wheel audio controls. For me that was a deal killer.
Having said that, feedback on the OEM Nav is iffy. It's expensive, and map updates are seldom.
I just bought a Garmin 1490T model, and added a vent mount, for my Sienna. It's got a 5" screen, a little smaller than the OE screen (I think 7"), but it's closer and easier to use the touch screen. Plus they're under $400 brand new. I got a refurbished one for $239, and it's been perfect.
Smaller portables start at $79, but get a big screen and you get the OEM feel with the portable price.
What I paid is about what a map update costs from Toyota!
#3 of 4 Re: Sienna GPS and Rear-view camera
Apr 26, 2010 (2:56 pm)
Is this Garmin GPS installed in the Van or just hooke on the windsheild?
I have 04 Sienna XLE with JBL system, how can I add non OEM GPS,
#4 of 4 Re: Sienna GPS and Rear-view camera [afnugal]
Apr 27, 2010 (8:00 am)
I bought a vent mount from MountGuys.com.
It positions the GPS closer to you, to make it easier to reach the touch screen.
The windshield is way too far IMHO.