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Old 04 Dec 2004, 01:42 pm
Donna Becker
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I have the Navi system in my 2004 Honda EX and love it. Could anyone tell
me who makes it and where I could purchase one? My dealer said they do not
install them and does not know who the manufacturer is or the model number.
Any help appreciated. DonnaB


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Old 04 Dec 2004, 02:28 pm
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Default Re: Navi System

The Honda Navi system is integrated in the rest of the car and is factory
only. There are many after market systems so do a google search.


"Donna Becker" <dbecker5@cinci.rr.com> wrote in message
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>I have the Navi system in my 2004 Honda EX and love it. Could anyone tell
>me who makes it and where I could purchase one? My dealer said they do not
>install them and does not know who the manufacturer is or the model number.
>Any help appreciated. DonnaB
>



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Old 04 Dec 2004, 02:30 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "Donna Becker"
<dbecker5@cinci.rr.com> said:

> I have the Navi system in my 2004 Honda EX and love it. Could
> anyone tell me who makes it and where I could purchase one? My
> dealer said they do not install them and does not know who the
> manufacturer is or the model number. Any help appreciated.
> DonnaB


I'm told by a knowledable Pilot owner that they are made by Alpine.

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Old 04 Dec 2004, 04:24 pm
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<The Honda Navi system is integrated in the rest of the car and is factory
only. There are many after market systems so do a google search.>
Yes - I did a google search before I posted. I even checked eBay. I just
could not find the EXACT one my car has. I went to the Alpine website and
the model it showed used several DVDs which doesn't make sense. My dealer
said they do not install them in other cars. I do know it is made by Alpine
cause I found a good link to update the DVD
https://iweb.alpine-usa.com/pls/isap...r?p_make=Honda I guess I
was hoping that there actually was an exact duplicate of mine that could be
purchased and installed in a different car but it does not appear Alpine
makes the same for the general public. Thanks for responding. Would
anyone have a recommendation for the best after-market Navi system? DonnaB



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Old 04 Dec 2004, 05:18 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "Donna Becker"
<dbecker5@cinci.rr.com> said:

> Would anyone have a recommendation for the best after-market
> Navi system?


I've heard good things about the Magellan, but have no first-hand
exprience.

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Old 04 Dec 2004, 05:53 pm
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Donna Becker wrote:
>
> <The Honda Navi system is integrated in the rest of the car and is factory
> only. There are many after market systems so do a google search.>
> Yes - I did a google search before I posted. I even checked eBay. I just
> could not find the EXACT one my car has. I went to the Alpine website and
> the model it showed used several DVDs which doesn't make sense. My dealer
> said they do not install them in other cars. I do know it is made by Alpine
> cause I found a good link to update the DVD
> https://iweb.alpine-usa.com/pls/isap...r?p_make=Honda I guess I
> was hoping that there actually was an exact duplicate of mine that could be
> purchased and installed in a different car but it does not appear Alpine
> makes the same for the general public. Thanks for responding. Would
> anyone have a recommendation for the best after-market Navi system? DonnaB


I put a Harman / Kardon TrafficPro in my old Civic last year. This is a
CD based system using 2 CDs to cover the entire US. At $380 from
Crutchfield, it is a good deal (see http://tinyurl.com/6x2x6).

This unit has AM/FM stereo receiver, CD player and controls for a CD
changer and GPS-based navigation. It is a regular DIN & ISO size unit
and installs just like any regular car stereo. It will guide you with
voice prompts.

Just like factory systems, this system ties in to the vehicle speed
sensor and the reverse switch, and it has a built in gyroscope. The
benefit of this is that the navigation system will continue to work even
if you loose sight of the GPS satellites (like in tunnels or in dense,
high-rise areas).

Some earlier after-market systems (like several from BlauPunkt) require
that the navigation CD be inserted whenever Navigation is active. With
the Harman / Kardon system, you need to insert the navigation CD when
you enter your first route. The system calculates your route and caches
the entire route and surrounding areas in memory so that you may play
CDs while navigation is active. In practice this works very well, I had
to insert the CD the first time I used the system and again the first
time I looked up a Point of Interest (list of restaurants, gas stations
etc.). After that I can use the system for months on end without ever
inserting the navigation CD again.

Porsche has used this unit as the factory system in their Boxter, Ford
uses a variety of it in some of their vehicles, as does
Daimler/Chrysler. More info at http://www.hktrafficpro.com. There is a
link to a review somewhere on that site, and you can also search for
Becker TrafficPro, as that is the name in Europe.

I have been very happy with the system, if I were to list negatives, it
would be:

1. CD player is somewhat finicky on home-burned CDs. It will play most
of them, but there is an occasional hickup.

2. Small display so no map display, just voice prompts.

3. LCD screen polarized in a direction so that it is hard to read when
wearing polaroid sunglasses (but no issue with regular sunglasses).

Positives:

1. Easy installation since it is the same size as a stereo. In addition
to regular stereo wiring you need to connect to the backup-light wire
and the VSS wire (both available in the cabin) and you need to put the
GPS antenna somewhere.

2. Only 2 CDs needed, negating much of the advantage of DVD based
systems.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 07:11 pm
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"Donna Becker" <dbecker5@cinci.rr.com> wrote in message news:<Yqosd.28662$MG3.2375@fe2.columbus.rr.com>...
> I have the Navi system in my 2004 Honda EX and love it. Could anyone tell
> me who makes it and where I could purchase one? My dealer said they do not
> install them and does not know who the manufacturer is or the model number.
> Any help appreciated. DonnaB


the honda navi system comes from alpine.
Chip
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 07:41 am
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<I put a Harman / Kardon TrafficPro in my old Civic last year. This is a
CD based system using 2 CDs to cover the entire US. At $380 from
Crutchfield, it is a good deal (see http://tinyurl.com/6x2x6).>

Thank you very much for the excellent response. I will check it out for
sure. DonnaB


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