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Lexus LS 460 Navigation System

The 2006 NAV override (volume button sequence) that allows you to make NAV entries with the car in motion, does not work on the 2007 LS460. Does anyone know the button sequence?

I suspect there is one-since the 2007 Avalon with the same NAV version (6.1) has an override for the joystick version (does not work for a touch screen NAV like the LS)
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  • the 5th generation 6.1 disc(U30 at 2 oclock.)( has the overide disabled due to govt regs probabvly. the 6.1 avalon is still 4th generation computer so not disabled. the 5th generation 5.1 disc has u30 number around 2 oclock. still works but id has been declared defective and being recalled. getting rid of the overide button means us citizens are unbale to multitask apparerently but japan has tv tuners movies and overide button still.
  • navguy1navguy1 Posts: 181
    There is no known override for the LS460.
  • mdchachimdchachi Posts: 275
    do you really want to give override ability to a citizenry that can't even spell or type?
  • rennyboschrennybosch Posts: 329
    do you really want to give override ability to a citizenry that can't even spell or type?
    Very cute.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    do you really want to give override ability to a citizenry that can't even spell or type?

    America is obsessed with preventing idiots from hurting themselves, or someone else. From Helmet laws to seat belt laws to cell phone laws - we do our damndest to keep you safe (and the manufacturer insulated from litigation). Which is one reason why we made no private aircraft in America for a couple of decades. Seems, the lawyers think they should be made to never wear out. Ridiculous.

    Yet - you can still smoke legal,highly addictive poisonous leaves. You can still drink highly intoxicating beverages and drive your car (with your seat belt on, your airbags on standby, and your cell phone off).

    Yes, I want an override. In any other country but this one, you can operate your system while in motion, or your co-pilot can do it, if you're smart. You can't make this world idiot proof. Idiots are going to drive. Get over it.
  • well stated. I too think this is an absurd Lexus feature
  • mdchachimdchachi Posts: 275
    > You can still drink highly intoxicating beverages and drive your car

    What kinds of beverages are you talking about?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I think the point nvbanker is making is that nothing physically restricts someone who has been drinking alcohol from operating a motor vehicle, therefore why should there be a physical restriction on the navigation system. I am not saying I agree with this point of view, just telling you what I think he meant. Nvbanker can certainly correct me if I've misunderstood. :)
  • atlas7atlas7 Posts: 126
    The issue with Lexus providing features on their automobiles that are available in other countries, but not in the US, has to do with Toyota's view of the American Legal system. The Toyota Executives are afraid that there will be a tragic accidents and the victims or victims families will sue the manufacturer(Toyota)for an alleged malfunction. Can you blame Toyota? Where else in the world can a knucklehead sue a restaurant because they spilled hot coffee on themselves. Anyone hear the latest, a guy sued a dry cleaner for losing the pants to his suit for $56m. The guy lost, but the case actually went to court. The problem is not Toyota, it's us!
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    The problem is not Toyota, it's us!

    Oh, I agree - it's the Lawyers.
  • Yup, that's how John Edwards made his millions.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    It's how a lot of people made lots of money, but this isn't the right place to get into that. ;)
  • Hi All-

    I am a Lexus owner that is "mad as hell" that Lexus took away the override without even telling their customers.

    I have started Lexus Override as a way to re-establish this nontrivial feature to us, the car owners. Please sign up and be counted so Lexus recognizes how many of us are not going to take this lying down! Your email will be kept confidential.

    Lexus Is Not My Mother
  • rennyboschrennybosch Posts: 329
    Hi sandy_eggo, I tried your links but they gave me "404 Not Found". So I googled lexusoverride.com and got to your site immediately. And signed up.

    Try this link: http://lexusoverride.com
  • mdchachimdchachi Posts: 275
    Well, they probably didn't tell their customers about it in the first place. How long has the override been public knowledge?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Yes, they never told us about the override, it came out of the skunk works department and was passed along. Personally, I do not use it (yet), because you must do it every time you start the car - and that's not good enough for me. I do firmly believe that I am responsible enough to use it carefully, and my co-pilot would be working it anyway. Can't be any more unsafe than eating a burger, lighting up a cigarette, or talking on the phone, which you can't do because the function blanks out when you're moving! :mad:
  • rennyboschrennybosch Posts: 329
    Hey nvbanker, that gives me an idea. Why don't they disable the cigarette lighter when the car is in motion? Wouldn't that be consistent with their idiotic policy?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Now, ur talking!!
  • Can't be any more unsafe than eating a burger, lighting up a cigarette, or talking on the phone...

    I'd agree its not any more unsafe, but as you said, it is unsafe. A driver really shouldn't be doing those activities either since they distract from operating the vehicle.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    It could be potentially unsafe, as any activity could be, listening to a CD can be distracting, so can daydreaming, or looking intently at the Tachometer. It's part of instrumentation, and can be safely used by the driver, and certainly the passenger, as any of the instrumentation can be.

    I've been talking on a cellphone while driving since 1986 extensively. No accidents. I think I can use Navigation safely too.
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