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Old 03-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Adding in Navigation?

So I've seen threads about people adding in the navigation after they bought their cars but wouldnt want to spend the extra money on getting a dealer to install it.

Is it more than just an sd card?
Could someone just upload an image from the SD card let everyone download it and let it work?

is there more to it than just the SD card?


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Old 03-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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I asked about navigation and was told by the salesman dont bother if you have a smart phone or other nav unit because its not as accurate.
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You cannot just use a SD card. It is also enabled via hardware.
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I asked about navigation and was told by the salesman dont bother if you have a smart phone or other nav unit because its not as accurate.
I have an iPhone, and a TomTom GPS with lifetime maps and traffic. I find the GPS built in to MyFord Touch to be just as accurate as either of these.

P.S. Why a salesman would say that is incomprehensible, as his commission would only go up for selling a car with nav. Unless he was trying to get rid of a car sitting in the lot without nav.
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This is how I did it in my GTP... :D

I now use Google Maps on my Samsung Galaxy S.
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I asked about navigation and was told by the salesman dont bother if you have a smart phone or other nav unit because its not as accurate.
Perhaps it is best not to believe everything that a car salesman tells you.
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So I've seen threads about people adding in the navigation after they bought their cars but wouldnt want to spend the extra money on getting a dealer to install it.

Is it more than just an sd card?
Could someone just upload an image from the SD card let everyone download it and let it work?

is there more to it than just the SD card?
The APIM module (the "main" hardware module for MFT) has to be programmed for nav.
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I have an iPhone, and a TomTom GPS with lifetime maps and traffic. I find the GPS built in to MyFord Touch to be just as accurate as either of these.

P.S. Why a salesman would say that is incomprehensible, as his commission would only go up for selling a car with nav. Unless he was trying to get rid of a car sitting in the lot without nav.
They had a crap load of focus' on the lot though, so i doubt he was trying to sell a specific one. I had no interest in it anyways, dont ever use the one on my phone or my Garmin.
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I had no interest in it anyways, dont ever use the one on my phone or my Garmin.
I'll admit I only got it because it looks cool, and it just happened to be on the car that was almost delivered to the dealership.

Have it on phone, tablet, garmin gps... etc.

The thing is, I rarely need it/use it in my own city, and I tend to rent a car if I'm going to another city. Still, I like knowing it's there, the odd time I need it. It's surprisingly accurate with ETA times.
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I'll admit I only got it because it looks cool, and it just happened to be on the car that was almost delivered to the dealership.

Have it on phone, tablet, garmin gps... etc.

The thing is, I rarely need it/use it in my own city, and I tend to rent a car if I'm going to another city. Still, I like knowing it's there, the odd time I need it. It's surprisingly accurate with ETA times.
Yeah, when I need it, I just bust my phone out lol.
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