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Old 03-26-14, 08:12 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed an OEM nav into a non nav CT? If so how hard and what does the parts list include?
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Old 03-27-14, 06:10 AM   #2
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for the time and money involved it would be cheaper to use your phone. Plus you would never have to buy upgrade discs for it.
I don't know what the actual cost of just the parts would be but I would assume somewhere in the $600-$1000 price range, and that is probably pretty conservative.
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for the time and money involved it would be cheaper to use your phone. Plus you would never have to buy upgrade discs for it.
I don't know what the actual cost of just the parts would be but I would assume somewhere in the $600-$1000 price range, and that is probably pretty conservative.
With the lack of nav I am not sure what I am missing but I would like to understand those differences, if any, are. But before I get wide eyed and excited bout what that might be I would like to know if it is possible.
I recently discovered that the 2014 IS has a new Center-Console Controller, which if you've never used it before it is awesome! I understand I won't get that but if I give it a few years I might be lucky enough to find one in a junkyard and be able to pick it clean as many of my friends have done with base Accords.

I am just hoping to satisfy a curiosity at the moment in order to possibly add to my planned mods.
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Has anyone installed an OEM nav into a non nav CT? If so how hard and what does the parts list include?
Getting a quality GPS with voice command would be a lot more cost effective.

I don't have nav but use a Garmin nuvi 3790. The cradle for the GPS is mounted on an adhesive disc and the unit powered from the 12v outlet in the storage box on the dash. I find that the GPS is easy to see (and reach) from the driver's seat.The nuvi's voice command works well, but sometimes I have to reduce the radio volume in order for the GPS to "hear" me.
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Old 03-27-14, 01:05 PM   #5
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Getting a quality GPS with voice command would be a lot more cost effective.

I don't have nav but use a Garmin nuvi 3790. The cradle for the GPS is mounted on an adhesive disc and the unit powered from the 12v outlet in the storage box on the dash. I find that the GPS is easy to see (and reach) from the driver's seat.The nuvi's voice command works well, but sometimes I have to reduce the radio volume in order for the GPS to "hear" me.
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Old 03-27-14, 07:59 PM   #6
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yes i don't know if you have seen a nav CT but i tend to think if you are attempting to go OEM, it would cost you well into the thousands.

the storage compartment on the non-nav CT has the hinged lid. on the nav CT it is a motorized screen that flips up when you turn on the car. so there are several mechanisms in play that would require a lot of wiring i'd imagine. not to mention voice control microphone and then the installation and wiring of nav joystick/puck (which is what i think you are referring to on the IS) ; the CT, like most other models, utilizes the "mouse" and is not a touchscreen.

it just depends what you like in a car. for me, i've had nav cars since 2001 so i like the rear backup cameras and occasional use of GPS, but i also like the better layout of radio and AC controls. without that, you get the typical LCD screen w the old school numbers. but you can get a lot with garmin or other portable nav units too. lexus seems to bypass the infotainment screen for non-nav cars entirely. other makes like BMW and Mercedes still have some type of screen for better infotainment layout, but just lack any sort of GPS computer.
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Several thousands. You will need the head unit, disc player, main dash hanress and harness to the player. Just get an aftermarket set up or what others have mentioned before.
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Old 03-28-14, 02:00 PM   #8
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what everyone says..

it would probably be cheaper to sell the car and get one with the Nav
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