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Toyota Solara Navigation System



  • Hello.

    I have a 2008 SLEv6 coupe that I just bought, and believe it or not I am now considering installing the OEM navigation.

    :shades: Has anyone had any experience in performing such an upgrade? I found one website that had instructions but I just wanted to hear from someone who has actually experienced it.

    :shades: How can I find out WHICH models will fit my car? Can I get the Camry one? What years? Hopefully someone out there knows.

    Thank you

    (Hey, I wonder if I will need to change my name, now that I no longer drive a 2003 :) )
  • Iam thinking seriously about purchasing a 2008 Toyota Solara convertible SLE. The model has the navigation display but can i play DVD-videos on it as well. The Toyota saleman says i can but he wasnt 100% nor could he locate any information to backup his claim that playing actual video DVD's were possible. Has anyone acually played DVD's on their system? and if so was id the JBL-Navigation system? Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.
  • I have a 2004 Solara SLE with factory NAV/DVD. The dealer gave a tutorial, plus it came with a thick instruction manual. I have not had any problems with it at all. There are so many functions and features available. It has voice, too, but I prefer map view only, so I have it turned off. I upgraded the discs in 2009. This was very easy to do. I wonder if some of the posters here have models from Southeast Toyota (southern states). They install their own items, which are sometimes different from Toyota Corp. items. Had a system similar to the Solara model installed in our Scion Tc.
  • ...and no, DVDs cannot be played in the DVD Nav system.
  • I purchased a certified used 2006 Solara Convertible with a nav system, but no nav dvd. After my husband changed the battery, several features no longer work. I can no longer access (or find) the calendar, my maintenance info. I no longer have display options. Also, the steering wheel buttons for changing modes or stations/tracks do not work, but the volume one does work. Any ideas for how to restore these features? Do I need the nav dvd for this? I am not even positive this is related to changing the battery, but also not positive it is coincidental.
    Thanks for your help!
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 974
    edited July 2013
    Not sure if this will help, but you can find a pretty detailed manual for the nav system on the 2006 Solara at the link below. Just choose the model and year and the tab for the manual will show up in the center of the screen.

    Good luck!

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  • Hello does anyone know why my 2005 navi system is not picking up my position? Do I have an antenna issue? It will pick it up for a short moment if I position it manually, i dont have the GPS signal word present either...???
  • kketchumkketchum Culver City, CAPosts: 1

    Does anyone know where to get an update to the Navigation system? I have a 2007 and would like to update it. I know there is a map cd that can be ejected, so I assume there is a new map, but I'm not sure if it's as easy as that.

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