Can I get the Nav option installed after market?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Jeannie, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Jeannie

    Jeannie Proud Prius Granny

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    I have a 2006 Prius package 5. I've noticed that there are parts for sale for installing the Navigaion/GPS option on the Prius, but I don't know exactly what parts I would need. Can someone advise me?

    I assume I'd have to get a dealer to install this, but are there other installers available who might be cheaper?
     
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    There was a topic, from maybe last winter sometime, by someone who had a dealer installed Nav system. Not to scare you off but as I remember things had not gone well. If we could find it (the topic) it might answer some of your questions. After reading about the problems I remember thinking that if I decided to get a Nav system I would either buy a good portable or sell the car and buy one that had a factory installed system.

    Hint: If you decide to do it try to find someone who has installed the system before, on a Prius not just any car. If you succeed in finding someone they should be able to tell you what parts and pieces you would need also.
     
  3. Bill Merchant

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    Different wiring harness, different MFD unit, I believe. Easier to get a good Tom Tom or other after-market GPS system. Several will give you voice guidance, like the Nav lady (She Who Must Be Obeyed). I think there's a Tom Tom model that even has John Cleese from Monty Python saying things like "When did you learn to drive?" if you make a wrong turn.
     
  4. Stairman

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    Buy an aftermarket GPS. They're cheaper and better. Garmin, Magellan, TomTom all make them. I only have experience with Garmin, which I would recommend to anyone.
     
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