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Hyundai Azera Navigation System



  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    You don't have to update the nav. You can if you want to. The update kits are on backorder so yeah. The Updates are on a Compact Flash card and not a DVD. If you ever do update use the CF card option on Using that option costs $100 more but they give you a check that makes it the same price. It makes life so much easier since the non CF card option has a 15 day turn around. Hope this helps.
  • Thanks RV. I really don't want to - I've only had the car 6 months --- but since it tells me to turn on roads - that are not there .....and it told me to turn left in a tunnel last week - I probably should. I did call Mapnsoft to see if they could at least tell me if they updated my area or not. I couldn't get an answer - and I'm not entirely sure he even understood me.

    I guess I am going to have to bite the bullet and pay to have it updated. One last question - I did look to see where the card would go - and I understand that it is behind the screen - but once the screen is open - it only stays open for a minute - certainly not enough time to change the card. Is there a way to keep it open until I am finished - once I get the card? Thanks again.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    You do get a wrench to open the card slot. The instructions are on their website. All you have to do is remove the old card and put in the new one. Also don't lose the wrench since it's the only one they'll give you.

    These are the instructions. I still recommend the CF card option since it's the same price once they send you the rebate. Who wants to not have nav for 15 days.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    The nav database is made by Navteq and not Mapnsoft aka M&Soft. Navteq and Teleatlas are the 2 major companies that make US mapping data. Mapnsoft is simply a reseller of navteq mapdata for Hyundai cars. LG makes the system but it could be designed by Navicom. The Manual mentions navicom. The CF card is about 8 GB so thats equivalent to a DVD system.
  • Thanks for the information RV - but according to Navteq and Teleatlas - they don't make these for the Hyundai. I wish they did because I am not pleased with Mapnsoft so far. I truely believe I have a defective card - since it frequently - but not always - tells me to turn left where there are no roads - nor have roads ever existed and as I mentioned before - in tunnels. The attitude I have got from them is "OH WELL". A technician checked out their card on one of the routes that I complained about - and told me that the route was to continue straight on the highway ( a major highway) until I reached the city I was going to. I knew that - I told him that in the first place - but the navigator told me to turn left several times ... and right several times (there were no left turns on the highway) ... and the rights would have taken me the real long way around. Anyway - their solution is for me to buy a updated card. I think they should replace the one I have - but it looks like they are going to win. :confuse:

    BUT again - thank you for all your help! Linda
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    Mapnsoft has a number for LGE ASC. LGE ASC is presumably the manufacturer of this system. Their number is 1-888-599-6284. LG might be able to answer your questions. The Nav manual lists navteq as the database.
  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    Scripton - have you ever sorted out the darned Azera Nav ports? It has the same Nav as the Azera and Veracruz and I'm so beyond frustrated. I want to buy a Santa Fe and understand I can't buy one with Nav AND get iPod integration. Unreal.

    I refuse to give up on this.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    I hear next year they are ditching the LG system for a new nav system. The new one is actually a variant of the 09 Sonata's system. That one does support iPod if you buy the $30 cable. The $30 cable is no big deal. You can get it when you purchase the car. It plugs into both aux and USB and gives you full iPod control.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    There is a guy on a forum who got a free map update from and Hyundai. It does require you to fill out paperwork but getting them to reimburse you will be the hard part. Some dealers might be able to purchase it for you as a goodwill gesture and let Hyundai reimbursing you.
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    Can the navigation unit from an 08 Azzy be retrofitted onto 07?

    I have an 07 & although I wanted to get the navi for my car, it wasn't available when I bought it. If an 08 Navi unit could be retrofitted toan 07, it would be perfect.

    The reason I don't want to go for an after-market unit is because I want to maintain the OEM look. Plus, I want the steering mounted controls & Infinity system to work. I know there are some knock-off chinese ones on ebay, but I don't trust their quality. Would rather prefer an OEM.

    Any ideas? (Also, how much do you think it might cost for the unit? I tried to find online but wasn't able to)
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Hey Wobbly...if you get an aftermarket unit with say a 6.5-7" screen, it'll pretty much keep the factory look. I took out my OEM Infinity unit and replaced it with a Pioneer unit and to this day, folks still ask me if it's the unit that came with the car. Scosche makes a wiring harness that allows the aftermarket unit to use the factory peripherals (amps and speakers). I am using the OEM Infinity amp in my set up so I could retain my center channel. However, I replaced all the speakers except for the tweeters and I removed the factory subwoofer.

    As far as steering wheel controls can order an adapter that will allow you to use them.

    Honestly...good luck finding an OEM unit. For the same money or a few dollars more, you can get an aftermarket unit that will give you better sound, better performance and much more upgradability (iPod, Bluetooth, HD radio, Satellite radio...etc).

    For the money...see if you can beat this unit here. Do some research and check Eclipse out too.

    Eclipse In-dash Nav. Unit

  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    Crutchfield sells the 6620 for $699. The 6620 is a little newer and better spec'd. You can add on XM and iPod. iPod for the ecclipse is a $100 addon. Bluetooth comes with the 6620. I'd go for the 6620 plus iPod. There are SAT radio kits for the eclipse as well.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Guess you weren't paying attention to what actually comes with the unit I posted. For the comes with the blue tooth AND iPod adapters. At any rate, the 6620 for $700 is still a good price to get a nav unit that gives you options! ;)
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    allmet33, that unit looks friggin awesome! Seems it has everything I need! And the price isn't too bad. My only concern is how it would look in the car.

    Btw, could you plz take a picture of your car's unit so that I have an idea as to how it would look. (Of course, after they fix your seat!!)

    Thanks man!
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Wobbly...figured you might like it.

    Here's a pic of how the radio looks in my car now...

    Honestly, I think the full screen unit will look even better. I'm actually going to be swapping out my current unit for this lil gem...

  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    Allmet - are you saying Scosche has a device that will easily let you bypass the amp in any aftermarket head unit to fully run things via the Infinity amp?
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557 won't bypass the amp in the aftermarket unit. Your music will play louder at lower sound levels because the output from the aftermarket unit is quite a bit more than the OEM unit. You can tweak the sound settings to compensate for it a little bit, but ultimately...because the OEM amp is amplifying a signal that's already amplified...distortion will come through the speakers more quickly. The only way to avoid this to replace the factory speakers as well.

    To further answer your question, yes...the Scosche wiring harness allows you to tie any aftermarket unit into the OEM Infinity amp. From the stereo, there's a typical 4 channel (Right/Left Front & Right/Left Rear) output that goes to the amp. The amp splits the signal into 7 channels. If you bypass the OEM Infinity amp, you will lose use of your center channel and sub unless you install an aftermarket 5.1 amp and run all new wiring or tap into the wires coming out of the OEM amp.

    I know a few Azera owners that have replaced the OEM radio and kept the factory speakers in and have no problems at all. I guess it boils down to how you listen to your music. Me, I like to roll the windows down and turn it up, so I had no choice but to replace my speakers so I could enjoy distortion free music.
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    That looks good, allmet! But I agree with you, I'd go for a fullscreen unit as I don't need a cassette deck as long as I get ipod hookup.

    I'm leaning more towards the eclipse as the price is very very tempting. But the pioneer seems to have the ipod's clickwheel interface....

    But I think I'm going to pull the trigger on Eclipse as it has the ipod hookup & BT included
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Well...the Pioneer unit I posted isn't a nav unit, it's simply a DVD unit. I don't have a need for nav since the phone I carry around has built in GPS.

    You are right...the Pioneer unit does have direct iPod control on the touchscreen, which I won't be using. I'll just be loading flash drives with music and plugging them in and not have to worry about keeping an iPod charged! ;)

    Good luck with your purchase. Please post pics after you get it installed and let us know what you think!

    P.S. Look at PAC Audio's website and you should be able to find an adapter that will still let you keep steering wheel control functions.

    PAC Audio Application Guide

    Since you're shooting for th Eclipse unit, the unit you will be looking for is: Part Number: SWI-ECL2

    Steering Wheel Control Adapter
  • msazzyindcmsazzyindc Posts: 118
    Allmet I lub you, but ARE YOU REALLY AN AFTERMARKET salesman? I mean really???? :shades:
  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    I like the 605w Infinity Logic 7 and would need that as my amp unless the head unit offered the same or better. I heard of an in/out converter or something and need to look into it. Anyway....

    Any pics of this installed would be fun to see.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557 answer your question, no I am not an aftermarket salesman. However, I do car audio installations as a side gig, but I don't own a shop or anything like that.

    I've been passionate about car audio since the late 80's when I got my first car. The audio bug bit me and bit me hard. Also, when I see a good deal out there...I don't mind pointing it out to others because I know there is someone out there looking for a good deal on just that very type of thing! ;)
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557 be honest, getting an aftermarket unit that's producing 45 watts per channel rms would be pretty doggon amazing! LOL

    Honestly, you can swap out the head unit with no problems and still get the benefit of your OEM Infinity amplifier.

    Crutchfield currently carries a product that allows people to install higher powered aftermarket units in cars that have amplified systems like in the Azera. I looked and didn't see one for the Azera as of yet, but you can contact them to see if they have one or if the manufacturer will be producing one.

    Like I said before, I know some folks that have replaced the OEM head unit with an aftermarket unit (straight up swap out) and kept their factory speakers in and have no problems at all.

    Not sure what pics you want to see, but here...peek in my Audio System Photo Album....

    Allmet33's Photo Album: Audio System
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    I don't know allmet personally nor have I met him. But he's on all the Azera forums & is very knowledgeable. He has done a ton of mods to his Azera apparently & hence opinion is valued here.
  • msazzyindcmsazzyindc Posts: 118
    wobbly it was a joke hence the "shades", but thanks for your comment.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    MsAzzy...XOXOXOXO's :D
  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    I tell you what I'd like to see - is pictures of the darned amp, the head unit, and ESPECIALLY the back of the Nav. Seems like no one has pulled out the stock nav or if they did, they are not posting anywhere.

    Anyone want to take a hit for the team? Pretty please? I would except I've yet to buy my Santa Fe (same Nav,etc as 2008 Azera/Veracruz).
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Pulling out the Nav will be the same as pulling out the other unit for real. Don't know exactly what you're looking for.

    The amp...nobody has really messed with the factory amp to be honest. There was one poster that actually replaced his factory amp with another one he got directly from Infinity with the center channel attenuated down like 3 dB.

    As easy as it is to pull the unit out...why don't you go ahead and take the plunge. I guarantee you'll be surprised at how easy it is. I've posted all you would need to make it happen. All you need is a flat blade screwdriver or a panel tool and a philips (cross tip)'s THAT easy.

    If you're going Santa Fe...then you're in the wrong forum to be honest. However, iPod connectivity would be the same. What exactly are you looking for??? :confuse:
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557's a pic showing how a unit with a 7" screen looks in the dash of the Azera. Pretty sweet in my opinion!!!

  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    Actually, that looks excellent! Looks like an OEM!
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