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Old 11-12-2010, 02:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am looking to buy a 2.5 Limited with Navigation, and I recently test drove one but I was surprised about how many of the navigation features were locked out while the vehicle was in motion.

I have read about the physical wiring hack, but I don't think I am prepared to open up the dash on my new car. That has led to me to ask:

-Does anyone know of a DVD or software hack, that doesn't involve opening up the dash?

-Does anyone know of a Los Angeles/San Diego/Orange County electronics shop that will do the hack for me?

Thanks for your help in advance, and I look forward to getting to know people better!
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I've read through the great guide that a user put together on here for how to hack the Nav by taking the dash apart. Of course, I'm also hesitant to tear open into my dash. It would seem there has to be a better way, like getting into a service menu or something on the Nav to disable some of the "safety" features.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am looking to buy a 2.5 Limited with Navigation, and I recently test drove one but I was surprised about how many of the navigation features were locked out while the vehicle was in motion.

I have read about the physical wiring hack, but I don't think I am prepared to open up the dash on my new car. That has led to me to ask:

-Does anyone know of a DVD or software hack, that doesn't involve opening up the dash?

-Does anyone know of a Los Angeles/San Diego/Orange County electronics shop that will do the hack for me?

Thanks for your help in advance, and I look forward to getting to know people better!
No software hack that I've ever heard of. Besides, on the Toyotas where people found software hacks, Toyota defeated them when owners upgraded the software.

Al & Ed's on Santa Monica & La Cienega will do the nav hack for you. They charge a little more ($140) but that is because you're going to a shop that works on $200k+ verhicles. Overkill? Maybe. But I didn't want to chance the dash in my brand new car to just anyone to save $50.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Went to a small local car stereo shop with the Nav Mod instructions (see eps105); he charged me $50 and it took about 45 minutes.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seriously, however you get 'er done, the NAV hack is most excellent. Not only does it hack the NAV, but also the iPod controls. Without the hack, you are locked from browsing up in your iPod files. i.e., if you start the car moving while in "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble," you can choose between "In Step," or "Texas Flood," but you cannot move up to "Robert Cray."
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