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Replacing Outlander NAV with Aftermarket One
Recently I had a slight accident and although the car was not damaged on the outside and no one was hurt, a hard object flew into the screen of the Nav system and shattered it.
I contacted my local dealer service center and asked if it was possible to only get the screen replaced and he said no and that I would need to purchase a whole new Nav system. He estimated the total price of that including installation would be about $2900.
So, I thought about it and figured, if I really need to buy a whole new Nav system why not find one other that the same one that came with the car and go for an aftermarket Nav. So I did a little research and found that there are some really NICE double-din sized Nav systems out there that are packed with way more features than the one I got the car with.
So here is my question... Has anyone out there had any experience with replacing their factory installed 30GB HDD Nav headunit with an alternate aftermarket Nav headunit?
To be specific, the actual unit I want to install in replace of the shattered one I have now is the JVC KW-NX7000. It's an awsome unit with a heapload of features that I always wished the factory installed Navi could do. Such as onscreen iPod integration which allows you to view album artwork and playback/control audio & video from your iPod on the headunit, MP3 playback from an SD card or MP3 formatted CD/DVD, Live Traffic Updades on a 3D Nav Map, etc. etc. The best part about it is that it's only about $1100! Now that's a bargin compared to what Mitsubishi is charging for the 30GB HDD Navi. (by the way I don't even use the 30GB HDD. It's way too annoying in my oppinion.)
So basically, the bottom line is if I must pay for a whole new unit, I'd rather the JVC KW-NX7000. But I really need to know if it can be installed in replace of the Mitsu 30GB HDD Nav. Any one know the answer to this?
Thanks in advance for any and all help.