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    Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    I'm really tired of staring at the old and outdated Navigation system so i really want to install an aftermarket double din head unit. Of course the problem with that would be

    -Lose all info messages
    -Lose personalization settings
    -Lose other info such as mpg, temp, trip odometer etc. etc.

    Has anyone here said screw it and installed and aftermarket unit? Do you guys think it's worth it?

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Install a Double Din & a base CTS DIC . . . tada . . . best of both worlds.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    I thought you lose the ability to go into competitive driving mode also?

    I think for most of us, the cons outweigh the pros, even though the Nav/DIC unit is about as bad as it possibly could be.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Screw the NAV...just drive fast...and you'll look down to notice it's even there....

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Quote Originally Posted by mberisha View Post
    Screw the NAV...just drive fast...and you'll look down to notice it's even there....
    That's what I have been telling myself until you see one of these new LED units. They look amazing.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Quote Originally Posted by JD03Cobra View Post
    That's what I have been telling myself until you see one of these new LED units. They look amazing.
    Hahah....true dat (sp?)! Just messing with you....btw...which LED unit were you looking at?

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Doesn't the base DIC still come with a CD player attached? And will it be compatible with the V as far as settings, messages is concerned? I'm a little upset because i have a Pioneer double din touch screen with navi unit from my previous vehicle that i traded in towards the V

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    If you replace the whole stock headunit, you would not loose your settings, just the ability to change them. I think you can still get comp mode, you just don't get any confirmation. But I am not sure any one has proven that yet beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    There is an alternative; Install your aftermarket head unit and move the stock head unit to the trunk or somewhere else. I have daydreamed about getting rid of the stock unit, hacking it apart, and just stowing the face (minus the rest of the bulk) in the glovebox or under the seat. That way the dic is quickly accessible. I am not sure if that would work or not.

    Just throwing some thoughts out there.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Disappointed in you JH! I figured you as the man with all the answers. Here, let me help . . .

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1921190

    Perhaps that thread could be added to the FAQ and/or stickied? Seems extra informativenessity might warrant it . . .

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    lulz the only answers I have is what I actually did to my CTSs. And I haven't had a CTS in a while. As for digging up old threads, I have seen so many, they all start looking the same after a while.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    I did add that link you posted to the FAQ. Thanks LAYGO!

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Quote Originally Posted by mberisha View Post
    Hahah....true dat (sp?)! Just messing with you....btw...which LED unit were you looking at?
    A co-worker drives a Mach1 and just had a pioneer unit installed...Not sure which model off hand. Looks like Windows 7 in hi res. Makes me sick.

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    Quote Originally Posted by LAYGO View Post
    Disappointed in you JH! I figured you as the man with all the answers. Here, let me help . . .

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1921190

    Perhaps that thread could be added to the FAQ and/or stickied? Seems extra informativenessity might warrant it . . .

    I totally overlooked the FAQ thread I will be going this route. As far as the base CTS DIC is concerned do i have to get it unlocked by the dealer while installed in the car or can i just take them the unit?

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    I used my 06 with 5 K miles for the first time today. It gave shitty directions, picking longer than needed routes. Is there a way to get the voice to speak continuously? I had to push the "nav" button on the left side to get any audio directions to come through. Im probably just not setting it up right after only the first try. I read some of the manual, but didnt really get into it all the way. The unit got me were I needed to go, but my mapquest printed stuff was 20 miles shorter!

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    Re: Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV

    If it was me, I would just use a Garmin/etc. It's alot cheaper, and the current ones work very well. I actually use my iphone for navigation. It's more work, and doesn't given't you turn by turn, but the price is right (free).

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