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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: How to Install OEM Navigation into the Outlook - An Illustrated Guide

Hi chuck,

I have no real feel for the comparison to a Garmin etc. as I have never owned one. I did buy my son a Garmin Nuvi 200 for Christmas, so I may have a better feel once Santa comes.

I do own a 2004 Honda Accord with factory Nav. Since I still have limited experience with the Outlook Nav (it is my wife's daily driver) I'll say it programs ALMOST as easy as the Honda unit. I do like that the GM unit pops up with the map immediately without the nag screen from the lawyers telling me to be careful, the way the Honda unit does. However, in my Honda I can program it while moving (I know it's dangerous....) Also, I think the Honda screen is an inch bigger.

I think you'll like it if you buy it.

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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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Re: How to Install OEM Navigation into the Outlook - An Illustrated Guide

I bought the same unit for my XE, without the advance audio package. It works perfect. The only thing wrong is that I bought a Nav unit with blue lights behind the buttons.
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I bought the same unit for my XE, without the advance audio package. It works perfect. The only thing wrong is that I bought a Nav unit with blue lights behind the buttons.
I have an XR with the base radio with 6 speakers does everything work ie onstar, turn by turn nav, xm radio and so on??

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On mine all of that worked fine after the install. XM came up fine. I did not try turn by turn since I have the NAV now. But OnStar worked the same as before.
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Has anyone tried the updated NAV DVD? Is it any better?
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post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-08-2008, 04:55 PM
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Re: How to Install OEM Navigation into the Outlook - An Illustrated Guide

Gents, I have 09 Xr with base audio. I found a nav from a 09 Acadia that was taken out for an upgrade. Will the Acadia nav work? I can buy a "kit" from the dealer with a factory nav, ant, and CD for about 1150 as a backup but Id like to save a some $$. Thanks for any help.
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No real idea as the original author of this thread, but I am guessing you'll need the VSS wire among other things. What's in the kit? If he can make it work for a total of $1150, that may be worth it if it includes the NAV.
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Kevin,

The "kit" comes right from the 09 accessories catalog. It includes the Nav (you can order CD or DVD), gps nat, nav disk, cables and owners manual. The dealer will throw in the prgramming as well if I do the install. It lists for 1500 (seems nutty to pay 2300 from the factory) but he is willing to sell it me just over cost. Im leaning that way right now but Im trying to gather all the facts. I also lookd at a Kenwood DNX5120 which is very nice for the money (~700) but it needs several external GM-lan boxes to make the steering wheel controls and OnStar work. Seems a little kludgy but it is a very nice unit with a Garmin-based nav. I can get the Kenwood and all bits and peices for under a grand. Im thinking the factory is the way to go for resale and integration etc.
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I would say that if you can do a factory nav from a dealer with the antenna, disk, and programming and he will make sure it works for $1150, that is a good deal. The install is not bad if you are comfortable with tools. Follow my steps, take your time, enjoy tearing your new car apart (I did!) and save a few bucks and have the comfort of knowing you have a warranty with the unit.
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Im leaning to the factory nav right now. Your instructions are fantastic and I thank you for all your effort. Im pretty sure I can do this as Im an old gear head and an EE. Looks like fun.
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