GPS App for a Colorado 2014 LTZ

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 14:23
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G'day all

I bought the Colorado a few months ago and was told by the salesman that I could use an app too put a GPS on the 'monitor' in the car.

Can anyone tell me how to go about this?
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Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 14:53

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 14:53
Looks like you have to have the navigation (bringo) running on your smart phone and the cars monitor interfaces with it. And it will only work while you are in mobile phone range and your mobile phone is in "bluetooth" range of the car. Useless in the outback.

It reminds me of all the blurb with our smart TV. It says that you can control other devices. However those devices must be the same makers kit. A waste Luckily we don't want the smart stuff for that.

I hope that I am wrong and someone will come along and correct me.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:08

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:08
Thanks vk1dx

My wife has a Samsung galaxy mini, so I'm presuming it's a smart phone.

We normally only use the GPS when we need to find our way around a town or city that we are not familiar with.

I was hoping to get the GPS off the windscreen and just have the rear camera monitor on the W'screen.


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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:52

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:52
No worries. I am not smart phone savvy so I can't comment further. My mobile's battery is so flat they are digging bits up in China. We use a sat phone for remote areas.

I also detest stuff stuck on the windscreen that is in my way. Nor do I like things mounted on gizmos hanging off the dash hovering above the center console or loose in the cabin. We installed a VMS box with Ozi in the dash. It also has reverse camera. Like you we don't use street turn by turn navigation. Just the off road stuff.

Maybe a phone call to Holden head office and talk to the specialists there. Or find a Holden Colorado forum.

Ya never know - if ya never ask.

Catchya

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Reply By: Member - Andrew - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:24

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 15:24
Hi Boo Boo

Could be time to contact the salesman and ask how to do it and clarify what was meant.
The implication is that the vehicle has the app loaded onto it and I can't see how that can happen without an internet link
If you can display your smartphone screen on the dash display it would be nice to know how that works as I am sure others would like to know as well.

Regards

A
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 16:30

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 16:30
I'm in Gladstone Qld for the next few weeks, so I'll drop around to the Holden dealer and ask about it.

I will also find a Colorado forum and let you know the results.

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg T1 (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:56

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:56
Hi Boo Boo,
Go on to the Australian 4wd Action website.
The forum there has a Holden Colorado sub group which may be able to help you.
Cheers Greg
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 20:38

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 20:38
Its called Mirror link and I dont know of many vehicles that have it yet
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Reply By: Member - Nutta - Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 22:21

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 22:21
Salesmen, ya gotta love em!!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 08:16

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 08:16
A hell of a lot of people would be out of work without them!

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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:13

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:13
Well, I saw the dealer and they said try Bringgo. They also said to look at the Holden web site.

I tried Bringgo and would you believe they are in a dispute with Telstra who have blocked Bringgo IP addresses.

I will now try the Holden site.

I have looked at the mirrorlink site, but can't make head nor tail of it.
Might have another look at it.

Technology...... no wonder I'm a paper and pencil guru.

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Reply By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:39

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:39
You could try posing the same question here: 2010 Holden Colorado
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 19:54

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 19:54
Thanks for all your help I have decided to stick with old technology and stick a max of 2 things on the wind screen.

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