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Old December 10th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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How hard is it to install Factory Navi in 05 Solara SLE V6?

Hi folks, I am considering getting my brother a used or new factory navi system less than $1400 US including trim kit. What exactly is involved? Can I use existing harness and just add the antenna, etc or do I need to yank out the old JBL harness and find a new/used navi-compatible one? I hope this isn't as complicated the installing factory navi as the Acura/Hondas are.
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it will be pretty involved because of all the disassembly and electrical connections that have to be made but it's fairly straight forward nonetheless.

Where can you get this NAV unit at that price? Can you hook me up as well? I'll forward you the link of instructions for installation in Sienna's... it should be similar to the Solara's as they are using Solara NAV Units...
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Old December 10th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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it will be pretty involved because of all the disassembly and electrical connections that have to be made but it's fairly straight forward nonetheless.

Where can you get this NAV unit at that price? Can you hook me up as well? I'll forward you the link of instructions for installation in Sienna's... it should be similar to the Solara's as they are using Solara NAV Units...
I will PM you the links/methods as you probably already know them.

How long did it take you to install the nav system and what wires did you have to rip out or cut?
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Old December 10th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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I will PM you the links/methods as you probably already know them.

How long did it take you to install the nav system and what wires did you have to rip out or cut?
I haven't done it.. Planning to do it in the near future. I'm currently in the reading/researching phase.

Can you hook me up with the NAV unts?
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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #5
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I was considering doing the same conversion..but started to realize that I could easily get an aftermarket system from pioneer or eclipse that lets me watch movies and play x360+ps2 as well
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Old December 11th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #6
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On Toyota, what does the Navi system do/control? I know Navi mapping/GPS and voice recognition for that, but does it do anything like those in Acura/Honda where you can tell it to change the temperature, etc?

Bri: I will PM you links when I can dig them up.
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On Toyota, what does the Navi system do/control? I know Navi mapping/GPS and voice recognition for that, but does it do anything like those in Acura/Honda where you can tell it to change the temperature, etc?

Bri: I will PM you links when I can dig them up.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 10:42 AM   #8
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For that price you should consider a Pioneer AVIC D1 it's better and I have an 05 Camry and considerd doing a factory nav and it wasn't worth all the disassembly and aggravetion so I bought the D1.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 03:13 PM   #9
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Wht/accord99v6, I always assumed for Toyota that factory was just plug and play aside from buying the gps antenna and microphone for voice recognition. I thought someone on V6p did the swap buy now lol
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Wht/accord99v6, I always assumed for Toyota that factory was just plug and play aside from buying the gps antenna and microphone for voice recognition. I thought someone on V6p did the swap buy now lol
For the most part it is but for the price it's not really worth it,but that's only my opinion the Toyota Nav is made by Fujitsu Ten aka Eclipse
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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:11 PM   #11
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For the most part it is but for the price it's not really worth it,but that's only my opinion the Toyota Nav is made by Fujitsu Ten aka Eclipse
ah ya I had an idea abt the Fujitsu Ten making it. I just didn't know if it means its crap or if the navi unit is just navi with voice like the new Honda/Acuras have voice controlled climate control/etc.
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It's not crap at all just not worth the swap.
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get the eclipse unit... it's better than the OEM Toyota navi (since it's Gen 5, as found in the new IS) and will cost a little more... but it made to be integrated into something like this... it'll be harder to integrate an OEM version into the car that isn't ready for it... there are more sensor inputs required than you probably think... good luck though
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get the eclipse unit... it's better than the OEM Toyota navi (since it's Gen 5, as found in the new IS) and will cost a little more... but it made to be integrated into something like this... it'll be harder to integrate an OEM version into the car that isn't ready for it... there are more sensor inputs required than you probably think... good luck though
Hey Raveboi.

I should get an aftermarket Eclipse is what you are saying? Or are you saying to get the Lexus version?

Btw, I didn't realize that the Toyota installation would be as much or more work than the Honda/Acura Navi. At least Honda/Acura have voice controlled climate control, not sure what Toyota has.
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Hey Raveboi.

I should get an aftermarket Eclipse is what you are saying? Or are you saying to get the Lexus version?

Btw, I didn't realize that the Toyota installation would be as much or more work than the Honda/Acura Navi. At least Honda/Acura have voice controlled climate control, not sure what Toyota has.
The Toyota Navigation is the Toyota Gen 4 navi. The current version is Gen 5 (only in the IS, so far). Then g4 is basically just a graphical improvement over g3. Bluetooth is added to some gen 4 models (Lexus ES/RX/LS/LX). The climate control is independent from the audio/navi system.

The wiring harness found w/ a navi equipped vehicle is completely different from what you will find in the non-nav version. The main ECU has specific outputs for the NAV ecu. You will be able to install the navigation w/ basic functionality, but it will never perform as well as one from the factory. That's why I'm recommending to get the Eclipse versions. Eclipse (Fujitsu-Ten) designed the Toyota navi units. Toyota has been a partner w/ Fujitsu-Ten from the start (F-Ten w/ Toyota sponsorship created the first in-car cassette deck). Eclipse is just the aftermarket brand name of F-Ten. Those kits are designed to be aftermarket and are more easily integrated into the OEM wiring (mainly speed sensors). That way, you don't have to tap too many wires so the system can be removed w/o any (almost) trace of install.

I can get the wiring diagrams for you if you need them though...
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