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Thanks Jim,

Now, I have 4.0, and it does a graphic of the approaching interchange in a box on the right already. how is 4.1 different from the 4.0 ramp emulation?
 

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Thanks Jim,

Now, I have 4.0, and it does a graphic of the approaching interchange in a box on the right already. how is 4.1 different from the 4.0 ramp emulation?

That question, I don't know the answer to. :hmm:
I upgraded from 3.0 to 4.01C.

There is a good possibility that there is no difference in the graphics from 4.0 to 4.01C.

Did 4.0 give you the clock?

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NOPE.. No Clock with 4.0... also... to make the Ramp Graphic go away you hit this little upside down T that is on the screen near the graphic. Hit it again to make the graphic re-appear. and, the 4.0 image with the Ramp Graphic is very simple. or crude, but does help you be in the correct lane.

I have read in other threads that with 4.1 you can also change the ETA from "minutes to go" - to the "time of arrival". Can't do this with 4.0. My Garmin reports time of arrival and I love that!

LOL - So... In order to work around My Cadillac short comings I have a Garmin mounted on my dash to give me Blue Tooth for my cell phone, and get me unlost when my SRX Nav gets me lost. and I have a small digital clock stuck in my drivers information pod to see the time at a glance.

I can handle the inferiour Nav units in our Caddies - Car companies historically put crappy nav units in the cars and then charge crazy prices for them. The bluetooth thing really bugs me - -there is absolutely no excuse for GM not to have added that to ALL the Cadillac line after 07, other then being CHEAP, especially considering how many states require hands free operation of your cell. The same with not using Homelink for the garage opener - Hell, even Ford uses real Homelink!

GM stated yesterday they should be out of bankruptcy in 2 months!
 

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I will have to try the ETA thing...that would be nice .. if true.
I agree that the ramp graphic is a little crude...but it is nice to have the lane feature, when you are in a strange place and don't know where you are going.

My 2006 DOES have HomeLink.
I like it. It works well.
It has three buttons. I have the first one for my garage. The second one if for my brothers garage and the third one is for my sons garage.

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Hey there everyone!

Well, I just got back from a short vacation in Destin Florida, and of course the road trip to get there!

2030 Miles total.

The Trip Average Gas Mileage for my 09 AWD SRX / V6 was 17.9mpg I ran cruise at 78mph every chance I had. The back was loaded to the MAX, and there was a "First-Up" Tent on the rails on top of the roof. 4 passengers.

Just as a comparative note, I made this same trip with my 2001 Audi Allroad, also fully loaded... It averaged 23mpg. Huge difference - Cadillac Gas Hog reputation is intact!

No Failures except I learned not to try to close the roof on a bumpy road - Safety sensors will trigger causing it to re-open.

Rear AC was a VERY handy feature in Florida!

Now... why am I posting this in my thread about the NAV unit you wonder!

I used the Caddy Nav to get from St. Louis, to Destin - Actual Drive time on the route the Caddy chose, was 12 hours 10 minutes In Florida it actually routed me through some subdivisions!

I used my Garmin Nuvi 660 to return home - actual drive time was 11 hours 3 minutes. (yes, the Garmin cut an hour off of the drive time!) Garmin took a totally different route then the Caddy did.

Also, I ran both units driving around local Destin and Pensacola. On some of the barrier island locations, the Caddy would announce some crap about no data for the road I was on, but my Garmin knew every restaurant, gas station and Park. The Garmin never failed to find a route to a location, but the Caddy could not find my destination several times.

Needless to say - I am quite Un-Impressed so far with my $2000 Nav unit, when I have to use my $200 Nav to help me out, when the expensive one got me lost! :) It was also nice having the Garmin bluetooth for my Cellphone.

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial for Garmin - I am just trying to compare with what I happened to have in my possession at the time.


Good news - while typing this, I received an email from the dealership.. MY new NAV DVD IS IN!

So, I'll load that puppy up tonight, and let you know what comes of that! Figures it would arrive immediately AFTER my road trip!

~Rich
 

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Good news... I went to the NavCenter and checked my order status...

Status:Shipped :thumbsup:
Disc replacement:* 20857425 :thumbsup:
*Shipment will consist of this updated replacement item

So, maybe her story about the "original" upgrade disk having quality issues was true. Since, originally they were going to send me 25974486

Cool
 

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Well now...

Stopped at the Dealership and picked up my new Nav DVD. It is 4.1c (20857425) as the GMNAV rep told me. The disk I ran to Florida on was 4.0c (25974486).

Switching the disks - did NOTHING!

There is absolutely NO Visual or Functional Difference between 4.0c and 4.1c that I can see or find! So, I am thinking the only thing updated was the POI List, and maybe some Map updates.

No Clock appeared, and touching the "ETA" block did not allow me to change Hr/Min to Time of Arrival. So I am assuming the Nav Unit installed in the 09's is different hardware then prior years, and therefore doesn't support those functions.

Anyway - now I have a 4.0c DVD that I'm not using! ... Anyone want to buy it off of me? :)
 

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LiionsFan... Congrats...

According to the stickers, my DVD left GM Warehouse on the 19th, arrived at the dealership on Monday the 29th.

If you are currently running on Ver 3.. you WILL like the 4.x! :)
 

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LiionsFan... Congrats...

According to the stickers, my DVD left GM Warehouse on the 19th, arrived at the dealership on Monday the 29th.

If you are currently running on Ver 3.. you WILL like the 4.x! :)
I bought my car used and the lot said, "we'll toss in a DVD for you". At first the guy kept trying different DVDs and none worked... turns out he was putting them in the CD slot! :banghead:

They finally realized their mistake and put it in the DVD slot. I thought it was odd that my 4 yr old house and road were not on there. Well, after your latest post I decided to see what I had...

Version 1.10! Part # 15804409

So, this 4.10 version should blow me away!
 

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Lionsfan:

Oh yes.. you will be very happy with 4.1, coming from version 1.1!

Dealership wants to buy my 4.0 DVD to keep on hand for other customers. So that is taken care of.

I'm bummed about no clock! :( (I stopped at AutoZone and bought a stick-on $2 Digital clock and stuck it to my dash! Now I have a Digital Clock in my SRX... Nice feature to add to a $52,000 car don't you think?)
 

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Lionsfan:

Oh yes.. you will be very happy with 4.1, coming from version 1.1!

Dealership wants to buy my 4.0 DVD to keep on hand for other customers. So that is taken care of.

I'm bummed about no clock! :( (I stopped at AutoZone and bought a stick-on $2 Digital clock and stuck it to my dash! Now I have a Digital Clock in my SRX... Nice feature to add to a $52,000 car don't you think?)
Got my new DVD yesterday. You're right, it's MUCH nicer. The graphics are way better. I like how now it shows me which lane(s) are the right one to be in and to me the graphics look "smoother" as well.

And, my house is now on it!

I'll keep my v1.0 DVD for now in case someone needs one.
 

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I'm confused, I just checked https://www.gmnavdisc.com/vin-search.do by entering the VIN for my 2009 SRX, the only DVD P/N they return is 25974486 which is what I have.

There is NO letter after the P/N listed on their web site or on my DVD.

So what's up with the LETTER after the P/N folks are reporting?
 

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Part number:.25974486 is Version 4...
Part number:.20857425U is Version 4.1C...is an updated version of version 4.

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Does anyone know where I can get part number 25979939 for my 06 SRX, cheaper than $199. That is the number that comes up when I put my vin number in on the gmdisc site. Not sure if it's newer than the one I have now. Will have to go check in a minute.
 

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Does anyone know where I can get part number 25979939 for my 06 SRX, cheaper than $199. That is the number that comes up when I put my vin number in on the gmdisc site. Not sure if it's newer than the one I have now. Will have to go check in a minute.
I'd check eBay
 

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Yes... Ebay is where I got my 4.0 to use until my 4.1 came in.

I'm still bummed about no digital clock - lol - Such is life.

4.1 does have some resturants in the browse listings, that don't show up on 4.0, so I am assuming it is the POI list that they updated.
 

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How long does this #20857425U disc take to load??
The disk I had in the Nav unit was version 1.0 and I discovered the 4.1C disk in my glove compartment so I put it in this morning on the way to work and the display said "caution" "reading DVD, Please Wait". This trip was 30 minutes and the display never changed .... did I not wait long enough??
 

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Dave,

I'll have to refer you to another user who has n 06' or older unit. Perhaps the 4.1c is not compatible with your 06 head unit. They ARE NOT the same units as in the 07's and newer.

I would go to the gmnav.com site, key in your VIN and see what it tells you is the proper ID Number for the disk you should be using.

let us know what you find out.
 

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Update:

I decided to see if GM Updated the disks from 09 yet.. The answer is NO!

And... they removed the ability to enter a VIN from the public section - - and moved to behind the dealership log in. They were getting too many inquiries from us individual owners - or so I was told by a GM Tech.

So far my SRX Nav has been a severe disappointment... It hardly ever finds that particular store I am looking for, or it simply doesn't work where I am at the moment. ("Map Data Unavailable") OnStar is a handy thing to have in conjunction to the Nav on an SRX. I have come to rely on my Garmin Nuvi660 instead the Nav in my SRX. I am glad I bought this car "Used" VS paying full price. I would have really been pissed knowing I dished out $2k for such a useless nav unit.

Anyway - - there are no updates yet for the 09' SRX's. I assume that the 10's have a different Nav Unit in them.
 

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HEY Everyone...

If you are looking for the 2010 5.0c Update for your Nav Unit.. it is out now..

The part number is : 20861673

They are currently going on EBay for $180 with shipping... .. VS $200 Plus Shipping at GM.

However - the reviewers are not giving this one a thumbs up! There is no Firmware Update - meaning no function improvements.. and they state that the road updates are minimal. Roads that are less then 2 or 3 years old probably will not show up.

Recommendation on this one is to skip it if you are on the 4.1c- - not worth the money... wait for the next one!

I personally - decided to update the maps on my Garmin Nuvi this time around - - it works better anyway!
 
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