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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Successful navigation swap into a non Nav CTS in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I have a 2010 CTS Sport Wagon and sorry I didn't get the nav system. Is it possible to have ...
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    Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    I have a 2010 CTS Sport Wagon and sorry I didn't get the nav system. Is it possible to have one installed so it looks factory installed? If so, where can I purchase one? Can the dealer do it?

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    This has been gone over countless times, sorry, but no. Nobody has figured it out. Look through the forum, you'll find the threads explaining why.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    Well, it can be done but it would be so much cheaper and easier to trade your car in on one that is equipped like you want. It should only cost you a couple thousand bucks.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by dan1520 View Post
    I have a 2010 CTS Sport Wagon and sorry I didn't get the nav system. Is it possible to have one installed so it looks factory installed? If so, where can I purchase one? Can the dealer do it?
    I purposely bought one "without" the Nav System. It''s "Cheaper" to buy a Garmin / TomTom, etc. with life-time map updates. Now you can use it anywhere. Built-in units are expensive to update.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    A couple of guys have researched it and indicated it was cost prohibitive. One guy was able to accomplish the swap with used parts, but his wife later totaled the car. We were never able to find out if it worked after he got the HU reflashed and mated to the new VIN.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigstuie View Post
    I purposely bought one "without" the Nav System. It''s "Cheaper" to buy a Garmin / TomTom, etc. with life-time map updates. Now you can use it anywhere. Built-in units are expensive to update.
    As my father always said: "You get what you pay for."

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    This question is almost worth having a sticky ...

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    I use my Droid phone, which has a very capable GPS system. I found a mount on Ebay that seems to work pretty well, too. It's designed to fit into the CD slot of the stereo, but I found an alternate location:


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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    I have spend lot of time researching about the nav retrofit , checking parts diagram.. and I don´t see the point why it can´t be done.

    If you get navigation radio , pop up display , control panel , gps antenna ,and the oem maps disc it should be done... the installlations seems to be pretty straightforward.

    The only 2 issues I think you can find : wiring harness and Vin setup

    Right now you can find on ebay a pack of nav radio, display and control panel for 895 bucks , I have contacted the seller but he does not ship to europe and the color of the control panel is cashmere.( mine is light titanium)

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?



    And here the numbers matching.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    It would be nice if any of the guys that work in a cadillac dealer could post the wiring diagram of the navigation radio or some pics of the connections.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    It can be done. Anything can be done. I think it would be cheaper, and save your sanity, to trade your car in on one that already has the nav.

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    Re: Can we add OEM Nav system to 2010 CTS?

    As an added bonus, the wiring harness is probably different, requiring a lot of clipping and soldering. It may be possible but I bet it would be tough. It always seems that there is some small part not listed that is the key to making everything work and without it the job fails. You also have to consider down time tearing everything apart and then back together again.

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