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Subaru B9 Tribeca Navigation System Questions



  • cluelesspacluelesspa Posts: 648
    the link is in the latest Subaru Insider Newsletter I just received yesterday...
  • zhangbozhangbo Posts: 3
    Go online to Kenwood store to purchase Version 2.0. Their url is cost $238, I just one and geting delivered today so I have not seen it yet, I am hoping it'll cover many of the roads that the old version misses and even have a new look like bird-view or current traffic status check function. We will see.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    new look like bird-view or current traffic status check function.

    I guarantee it doesn't have any sat-nav traffic info, you would need to have sat radio for this and I don't believe they had the hardware for that, as for 3-d view, I don't think that is part of the upgrade either.

  • megreyhairmegreyhair Posts: 154
    No bird's eye view....
    No traffic update.. or at least not in the US release...
    The UK version of the Kenwood nav has that built-in and its free... Here in the US however, like most other stuff, will cost you even if when it is supported by the nav.

    Yes.. it does have newer roads and fixes alot of errors. My house actually shows up in the correct place and not my neighbor's house 100 yard down the block
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    This technology will evolve, MSN has a service now that only costs $50 per year. In a couple of years this technology will begin to mature and we'll have many more options.

    Having said that, the Tribeca offers XM radio so it can't possibly be that hard for them to upgrade to this service.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Did the older Tribeccas have XM built in? Also just cause a radio is "XM Ready" doesn't necessarily mean that it's fully integrated into the radio with the necessary connections etc.

    It's still a few years off I think before it's come around to full integration.

    It'll get there though.

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Gotcha, I've never tried one myself.

    I'm curious, though, what makes it XM ready, vs. Sirius ready? What's the difference, then?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I believe "ready" means you can hook-in and "control" the XM or Sirius channels via your radio. I guess the protocols are different for each one. A lot of aftermarket folks have been using the sat-input for connecting in MP3 Players and/or IPODs, but only as an audio input w/o the actual controls.

  • Can you please tell how to play dvd on nav screen when parked? I stil can't get it work. Thanks.
  • How do set it up though?
  • cluelesspacluelesspa Posts: 648
    To watch normally when in Park, you just need to make sure you have the Parking Brake on with the car in Park.

    you then select from the display button on the dash near the volume knob the Rear Audio Button and it will toggle the display to show the rear audio grey type screen. hit it again and it should show the DVD if you have one in the DVD Player in the back.
  • Thank you very much! I will try it.

    By the way, do you know how to set up the garage door in the Tribeca? I just got the car, but did not come with the owner's manual. I just ordered one and it will take a week to get it. Thanks again.
  • googzgoogz Posts: 7
    I'm looking at the 08 Tribeca and wondering if anyone knows if I don't get the NAV package with Rear Vision Cam, can I have a cam installed and function through the existing Tribeca screen? If so, where and how much? Also, would this function the same as the factory Tribeca Cam in that it would automatically display once the vehicle is put into Reverse?

    Thanks for any's just that I'm interested in the Rear Vision Cam but not really the NAV so I'd prefer not to have to pay for the NAV package just to get the rear vision cam!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm just guessing but I doubt the screen has the same resolution, so probably not.
  • Does anyone have the navigation dvd east coast version 2.0 that they don't need and would give up? I'd pay the shipping costs!

  • I could put it up on torrent for you.
  • occkingoccking Posts: 346
    What do you mean by "torrent" I wouldn't mind getting the east coast version & if ever could find someone that wanted west coast version would share the cost. I don't plan on ever going that far west!
  • Hi, I need only the west coast upgrade disc. How would you work that out logistically? The shipping costs might defeat the savings...
  • You have to have the parking brake engaged, and push the audio button below the nav screen
  • occkingoccking Posts: 346
    Well, it would seem as though one of us would have to purchase the upgrade than work out a deal to sell the half not needed to the other party. I haven't looked into this for a while, but if I recall they well for something like $220 or so. Just a simple matter of paying the postage, even if US overnight that would only take a day or so for $16 or so. Everything should be split down the middle, including the extra postage cost so maybe $234 or so for each of us?? Only problem is, who is going to trust who? I am not suggesting either one of us is "not trustworthy" but one of us would have to pay for the whole thing than collect half the cost from the other party.

    I think I have an idea on how this could be accomplished... One of us would send a check made out to the other & get it to an independent Subaru dealer ( I have plenty near me in Providence, Rhode Island, and you may have some near you as well) & agreed they would hold the check until proof that the other party has mailed out the disk.

    Maybe I am making this confusing, I know I can be trusted to mail the West Coast portion to you, and it may very well you could do the same thing on your end. Your thoughts???
  • How about if I buy it, then post an ebay "buy it now" ad for the east coast disc. If you have a paypal account, that would work out nicely.
    : )
  • Why don't you guys just call Subaru and request a free upgrade? I did, lots of other folks here did, and got it a few days later.
  • occkingoccking Posts: 346
    I have never really used e bay before, but I think my son could figure things out. First though, I am going to call the Subaru dealer who regularly services my car & see if they are offering the upgrade for free, or maybe a lesser price. The dealer I purchased the car from (Carla Subaru, Pawtucket, RI) went belly up several months ago but I have be getting all my service work done at Somerset Subaru, Somerset, MA including major tuneups and brake work. Maybe paying a bit more but I have plenty of Subaru bucks available. Get back to this board shortly if I would still have interest. Have you figured out what the cd sells for yet?
  • I couldn't find where this has been answered so I'll ask. Has anyone replaced the info screen with an aftermarket nav? And 1) do you loose the information you used to get on that screen/can the info be sent to an aftermarket nav? 2) what happens to the buttons on the console for radio functions? do they just not work anymore? 3) does an aftermarket double din unit fit up there in the dash where the screen was?
    I don't want the factory nav but do want an aftermarket as long as it does not cost thousands of dollars for installation...
    Thank you for your ideas.
  • I have an 06 5-passenger B9. Does anyone know of an after market NAV system that can be installed and use the in-dash display?
  • Hi,
    I am willing to try it. I need a West version of the disk.
    Contact me .
  • Could you please put it up as a torrent? My mom really needs it!

    remove the 2 "_" for my email
  • Has anyone updated to 2.0 Nav? Is there any real difference from version 1.1? The new software is $238.00 and I didn't know if it was worth it. :confuse:
  • Any chance you can E-mail it? Or provide a link to download it.

    Thank you
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