Nav and Bluetooth option for First Gen GX470

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by HusH, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Bluetribal

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    This is the reason most want to find a GX without NAV because no one has made the switch to Non-NAV climate controls so they could swap out the stereo unit. If you swapped it out you would not have any air or heating controls.
     
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    I figured that was the case. This unit is super outdated and the only real thing you can use it for is to find 2005. I think I'm pointed toward a grom with Bluetooth interface for streaming until something better comes along.
     
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    I have an '09 so my system doesn't seem so outdated (I think there was a refresh at some point). However, Lexus does publish map updates every once in a while. I recently put in a *2015* Nav DVD for mine so while not as up to date as say Google it does fine for ~95% of other locations.

    *EDIT: It was a 2016 map update.*
     
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    2015 is as far as the 2005-06 unit will go. I ordered the disk a few days ago off eBay and should see it by the end of the week. It's just a really old interface that I was hoping to update. I'll make do...there are far worse problems to have. Thanks for your help
     
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    Yes, a few people on GXOR have them. They were notoriously unreliable at first, but are allegedly improving through firmware updates. I would've bought one at the pre-release price of $300 if they were confirmed to be solid, but the current $500 price is way too high for me.
     
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    Yes same here....5 Hundo is way to much for me.
     
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    My current plan is a couple of these to hold a tablet over the nav screen position. A few people have done that - you can flip the tablet up out of the way to access the OEM display, and back down for nav/music/etc use. Bluetooth audio sync (the aforementioned Grom unit) will handle the audio connection.
     
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    Jlee are you talking about the USB3 grom unit? That one seems to make the most sense to me.
     
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    I have this:

    Toyota Scion Lexus 02-12 Bluetooth Hands Free Car Adapter Kit (TOYNB3) - 1 pcs x 132.99
     
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    Agreed! I would spring $100 but $500? Nuts.
     
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