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Old 21 Oct 2006, 06:14 pm
justinbest@gmail.com
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Default Install Nav in Honda Odyssey EX?

Hi,

I just purchased a used 1999 Honday Odyssey EX. The van does not have
the optional GPS Navigation system from Honda.

I want to know if it is possible to install a GPS Nav system
after-the-fact. I recognize that this would change the layout of the
dash, so I'm not even sure if it's possible. The GPS Nav system for the
Odyssey also runs the heaing & AC controls, so there are fewer knobs on
the dashboard. I'm guessing I would have to go to an auto wrecking yard
for the plastic dashboard frame stuff.

Should it be possible, what am I looking for? I've seen used DVD Nav
systems for sale that are supposed to work with several different model
Honda's, but I don't know exactly which model would work with my
vehicle. Further, if I found a '99 model that would work with my
vehicle, would its maps be horribly out-of-date and unable to be
updated?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 21 Oct 2006, 06:33 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Install Nav in Honda Odyssey EX?

In article <1161472487.764881.194760@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups. com>,
justinbest@gmail.com wrote:

> I just purchased a used 1999 Honday Odyssey EX. The van does not have
> the optional GPS Navigation system from Honda.
>
> I want to know if it is possible to install a GPS Nav system
> after-the-fact.


Not the factory one.

So get a Garmin unit or something.

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Old 28 Oct 2006, 09:41 am
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Default Re: Install Nav in Honda Odyssey EX?

justinbest@gmail.com wrote:

>
> I want to know if it is possible to install a GPS Nav system
> after-the-fact.
>
> Thanks in advance!


Yes it is possible. The real question is... are you willing to pay the
price.

Just the navigation control unit's, retail price is over $2000! I would
estimate the cost of retro fitting factory navi to be between 3 and 5
thousand dollars, assuming you pay retail for everything. And do the labor
yourself.

A better solution is a Garmin Nuvi.

http://gpsnow.com/garmin_nuvi_gps.htm

I recently had the opportunity to use one and it works well.
2 problems from my experience:
1. The screen is smaller than the factory navi.
2. If you don't take it with you, when you exit the car, someone else
will...
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Old 28 Oct 2006, 10:08 am
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Default Re: Install Nav in Honda Odyssey EX?

In article <45436C1B.27764E1@socal.rr.com>,
TomP <-roadcyc@socal.rr.com> wrote:

> Just the navigation control unit's, retail price is over $2000! I would
> estimate the cost of retro fitting factory navi to be between 3 and 5
> thousand dollars, assuming you pay retail for everything. And do the labor
> yourself.
>
> A better solution is a Garmin Nuvi.
>
> http://gpsnow.com/garmin_nuvi_gps.htm
>
> I recently had the opportunity to use one and it works well.
> 2 problems from my experience:
> 1. The screen is smaller than the factory navi.


Then spend $1500 to $2000 on the large screen Garmin, and still come out
way ahead.

Plus, you can move it from car to car.

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