I have an 03 ES without navigation. I was interested in buying the factory navigation on eBay (including the actual head unit since the Nav won't fit in my existing one). My question is: would the navigation work after I hook it up? I know on newer cars they have the shark fin antenna for the satellite. I don't want to buy a navigation if my car doesn't have an antenna, unless of course the navigation has a built one. Thanks in advance
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I believe the antenna is behind the dash somewhere, not built-in. Does your harness support the unit?
I have to question why you want to do this. Google Maps on your phone is soooo much better. I haven't used the nav in my '05 in years. The interface is terrible, and the maps are too expensive to update.
'98 ES300 (Sold, but not forgotten)
'05 ES330 (replacement for above) - Nav, ML, 17's.
'04 Toyota Highlander (RX330 wannabe)
'87 Toyota Xcab pickup - totally restored, highly modified, daily driver
I would have to agree with KLF, smart phones do a vastly better job nowadays. I specifically looked for a non-nav model when buying a used ES, and am doing the same with a used LS430 purchase.
Now: '94 GS300, '02 ES300
Past: '02 Solara, '98 Land Cruiser
Other: '98 Acura SLX, '91 Audi V8/5 speed
Past: too many BMWs to be bothered with any more.
Un-wheeled: '98 Peruvian Paso
I specifically looked for a non-nav model when buying a used ES, and am doing the same with a used LS430 purchase.
I agree, navigation systems become quickly out-dated when looking at used cars and is just one more thing that can be an expensive failure. Give me my big old buttons and radio and keep your touch screen .
__________________ 2005 Lexus ES330
1999 Toyota Solara