LC 200 series navigation mapping..garmin compatible?

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 21:15
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Could someone please tell me if the GPS sat nav unit in the 200 series will read the shonky maps toppo that are in the Garmin format?

I notice that the voice selection on the standard OEM has a choice and the one that caught my eye was "Karen" and her voice sounds exactly like the Karen in Garmin devices....

If so then the Toyota must be a Garmin system......and if so then shonky maps in the Garmin format would work if placed on the SD card?

Has anyone any knowledge on this please?

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 21:27

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 21:27
Hi Bungarra

There was a story a very long time ago about the voices on the navigation systems. You will find that the voices are not locked into one system only.

Yes I also have a Gamin system and I can tell you the very same Karen is one of the voices you can select on the Hema Navigators in the iGo Street Navigation.


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Reply By: Steve D1 - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:58

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:58
Toyota maps, like most Aus "factory" nav units, are supplied by Where is?
Not sure if Garmin will work, but doubt it.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:57

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:57
Bungarra,

Garmin maps won't work on any of the LC200 navs, unfortunately.

Depending on which model, if you absolutely want Garmin mapping, you can swap out the OEM unit with a Kenwood model. Kenwood uses Garmin. I did this on my previous GXL and had it installed by Autotainment (now in Vic Park) because the plugs/sockets needed to be modified.

I really liked that system, but in my current Sahara, the head unit controls so many other functions that swapping is not possible.

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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:01

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:01
Thanks S

I feared as much.....as for swapping head units...I have done that in my '79 series with Autotainment...a Kenwood....works great....but in the 200 series it seems one would be playing with fire based on its multifunctional stuff

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:26

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:26
The Sahara nav is particularly P*** Poor, for such a high end vehicle. No text to voice, no speed limit display, and instead of Karen, I have Camilla Parker-Bowles whining at me.

I actually bought one of these Garmin 2797 and sit that on the dash.
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