The Nav system is definitely worth its price. I ordered one and actually installed it myself. The GPS antennae does have to go on top of the left side upper duct in the center stack. It is not that difficult if you remove the intrement cluster. The unit is truly plug and play. One of the real nice features of this unit is that dirctions and street names are also displayed on the information center also. I have a navigation system in my Cadillac XLR and the only feature it has that the Magnum nav does not is that when the headlights come on, the navigation screen goes to a black background. The brightness of the nav system in the manual can be set to automatic or manual. I have not located however, any option that allows it not to automatically turn down the brightness for night time driving.
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T
2005 Cadillac XLR
Did you hapen to notice if there was any additional connectors on the back of the unit for the rear video display thats suposta be an available option.... in the future?
[2005 Magnum RT Notchback] [2002 Corvette Convertible Pewter--For Sale]
The Kenwood 7015 is a full double din not a slide out unit, it is now packaged with the nav system and is touch screen, remote controlled, and voice guided. Being a Kenwood Excelon unit it has a 2-year warranty and I bet will outlast anything Dodge Can put in a vehicle, Love the cars I just wish they would build them for the people that drive them instead of the engineers who design them.Originally Posted by kentc1978
Thanks for the Avatar, Hazman
05 RT Magnum- Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT-Sirius-i-Pod- Focal Utopia-Alpine PDX amps/Alpine sub debadged Usually needs a bath.
06 300 touring- Pioneer AVIC-Z940BT-Sirius-iPod-Kenwood component speakers-Kenwood amp/sub
51 Chevy pick-up, 2008 Hummer H2
I have been using the nav system in our acura for the last year (i think its the same one available on hondas).
It is one of those things that takes a while to figure out but once you get used to it,
you'll feel like you're driving blind without it.
The nav on our chrysler is very nice but not quite as nice as the acura's (which has a bigger screen that is touch-activated).
On the chrysler, it's REALLY retarded that pushing in the joystick is not "enter".
My wife hasn't figured out how to use nav except for the "go home" function--which is 50% of the battle!
NAv is great for:
1. Long trips to strange cities
2. Getting around the nearby big city (and not getting lost in bad neighborhoods)
3. taking the kids all over God's green earth for soccer and tennis matches.
4. finding people's houses
5. looking up phone numbers (yellow pages)
6. finding restaurants, gas stations, cash machines, etc (these all appear on-screen)
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