View Full Version : Can't get Nav screen to show Freeway Mode

05-10-12, 04:36 PM
I've selected Menu from the Nav main screen, but all the other modes are grayed out.

Any ideas?

I've got an attachment here with what I'm looking for.

2007 STS

05-10-12, 09:06 PM
Where are you and which disk are you using?

05-10-12, 10:35 PM
Dallas TX and the 2012 disk (DW464210-7510).

I think I've also tried the 2009 disk (pre-owned and this one was in the car already) and it exhibited the same behavior.

05-11-12, 12:26 AM
I think mine only goes into that mode when I have a destination programmed in.

05-11-12, 09:40 AM
Thanks Carter!

I'll try that and see if it works.

05-11-12, 08:42 PM
There are some config settings and you can try zooming in or out. That changes the POI's display.

05-12-12, 09:49 AM
It turns out that the Freeway mode only works when you have Guidance turned ON. So you have to have a destination programmed in and then you get the other views to come up.

05-12-12, 05:38 PM
I played around today and found this to be the case. I do like the exit & POI info and the split screen has little other utility. I'd recommend turning off the voice and just setting some destination to get the info you want.

In my car, I leave the voice guideance off, anyway. The HUD is plenty.

05-12-12, 06:27 PM
When you don't have a destination selected, the unit assumes you know where you're going and don't need the exits pointed out to you.

Charles Warren
05-13-12, 10:54 AM
Smh as long as I had my sts I never knew it was a such mode myself. And not to thread jack but is it 2 different disc? East coast and mid west/west coast?

05-13-12, 05:17 PM
There are now two discs, East and West. Both discs have all the map data but each has only POI data for their area.

05-13-12, 07:16 PM
^^^ Not quite accurate. The East POI disk still covers to the Mississippi and a bit beyond in the south. The West POI disk covers the whole country except for the Atlantic states. I think Version 7 for 2011 got back to a single disk.

Charles Warren
05-14-12, 06:53 AM
well i need an east coast copy, i have poi on the map of the east coast but cant put inputs in for route on the east coast.

05-14-12, 10:42 PM
Won't either disk work by address?

Maybe someone will pay one forward.

05-15-12, 08:15 AM
I've got the 2012 disc and it is just one (all inclusive) for my 2007 STS. I confirmed that the guidance has to be ON. I like that feature/view most but will only get it to work when I have a destination on.

Thanks for everyone's input!