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Is it possible to swap out the current nav system for another type or brand and still maintain the look and use of the system?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by failurbydesign at 10:31 AM 6-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: Navigation switch out (failurbydesign)

I've thought about that for a long time. I am no electrical genius but I was thinking that it shouldn't be that hard to do. I am planning on removing the stock screen and putting in its place a touch screen one, and hardwiring it through the dash. The only thing I see being an issue is the controls on the steering wheel will obviously be useless, besides the button that makes it pop up I am hoping to be able to use still. How about you be my guinea pig and do it, so I can learn from your experience? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> It really shouldn't be too hard, I just have too many projects right now and really don't want to start another one til I wrap some of these ones up. Do it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Oh, ok. I don't mind the screen either, but most Nav systems that I like are all in one units that would basically just replaced the screen area. I would leave everything else from the stock setup wired in still in case I sold my car and wanted it back to the stock nav. As far as changing it to a new DVD nav system, I think that would be much more complicated, but still doable. I still say do it, maybe I will like that idea more once I've seen it in action. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sounds good. From my little tinkering I have decided it is probably super easy to take out the dash area. I plan on doing it, just don't have time yet, lol. Definitely keep me posted as I get my courage up when someone else has already done the same thing without any major problems.
 

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Do post pictures when you rip it apart. My car did not have the Nav option and I might want to fix one. I'm in LA so it would be safer to keep it "hidden". Actually to tinker with the oem navi, you would first need to find out what the system is like. Is it a screen with a processor elsewhere? Or is it like aftermarket GPS that comes all in one?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fone</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually to tinker with the oem navi, you would first need to find out what the system is like. Is it a screen with a processor elsewhere? Or is it like aftermarket GPS that comes all in one?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is a dvd unit located in the glove box, wired to the screen. The unit doesn't play anything besides the NavTeq discs though, so no cool dvd watching while driving, lol.
 
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