2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Pros/Cons for getting rid of factory NAV in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I'm really tired of staring at the old and outdated Navigation system so i really want to install an aftermarket ...
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
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.
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?
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!
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).