Toyota Factory GPS

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:54
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A friend of mine, who just would not listen, went and bought one of those POOOOFY 2006 100 LC Sahara thingys with all the bells and whistles.
Anyway we are not here to check his sanity rather he has factory GPS fitted and today he said "Col we are in the middle of a paddock" when in fact we were on the Castleragh Highway near Cullen Bullen, I said you need to update the software.
His reply blew me away!!! Toyota want $320-$350 whatever to supply the CD disc he needs, "WTF" was my reply.

Question: Toyota don't make GPS's BUT who makes them for Toyota??? and maybe we need to see them (the maker) for the update.

Anyone out there that can tell me who supplies Toyota with their GPS in dash unit with the control box (CD reader) under the front seat, for the 100LC Sahara????
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:06

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:06
Dont know who does but my boss has a 2003 Sahara and was quoted $425 to update his GPS from the version he had to the latest version.
Aldi are selling complete units for $179 next Thursday
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Follow Up By: Richo (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:09

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:09
If he bought a 2006 model then I reckon he'd have at least Version 12 of the data DVD. Real dumb but how long has that highway been there? If it's been there for 3 years or more then I'd expect it to be on the DVD. Might be some other problem with the system.
Anyways, you can check by pressing 'menu' then DVD in the top right of the screen - it will give you the Version number. Current Version is 14.
You could also check for satellite reception etc to make sure all is well. Just hold the 'info' button in and turn the park lights on and off three times. The satnav will go into service mode and you can check all sorts of things. Lat and Long too which can be handy!
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 06:46

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 06:46
Not too dumb Richo,
The diversion has been built in the last 4 years.
When you hold the info button and turn the park lights on and off which side of your mouth do you hold your tongue, or is that not important;-) ?
Colin
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Reply By: John S (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:19

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:19
Your mate is spot on with the cost to update. The maps are based on Whereis. The factory GPS is the same unit across the Toyota & Lexus range. Not too sure who makes it.

We have a LC100 Sahara (with a V8 - not so poooofy) and found the same issues. We have spent 3 months looking for an alternative, but haven't found another source for the maps, or even a way to update the maps as the system is propriety.

Soon I am pulling out the factory GPS and putting in an Infill G4 car computer and run what ever I want for GPS and mapping. Plus put in rear screens for the kids to keep the arguments down on long trips (not that I believe that TV is a good baby sitter - it just keeps our sanity in check)

Keeping in mind that, $350 for updated maps is not too expensive if they are current - its still $3K cheaper than what I am about to do.
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 06:53

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 06:53
John S
BUGGER.
My garmin "whereis" based update for 2008 maps cost about $125 when I eventually got it.
Is that $350 because Toyota are price gouging on the "genuine part" thing maybe????
Noooo Toyota wouldn't do that surely????
Thanks mate, good luck with your conversion.
Colin
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:20

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:20
John S...at those prices (around $3.5k) can you buy one for me too......i'm a bit broke just at the moment...
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Reply By: TRAVELLER848 - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:56
I believe that the GPS/radio/reversing camera is actually a FUJI-ECLIPSE these are marketed by quite a number of retailers among them is Northfield car sound. If you google 'Eclipse AVN 6000' you will come up with the latest model fitted to the LC200 series Sahara.
I have had just had one fitted to my 200GXL with reversing camera and ipod interface and bluetooth phone capability. As mentioned it is supplied with a "where is" CD loaded in the unit. I imagine that any of the retailers for this unit will be able to supply the map CD, I have no idea of the stand alone price though.
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Follow Up By: Go Fishing - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:12

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:12
That is correct.

The Eclipse AVN 6000 & Toyota GPS are exactly the same, bar the Eclipse decals removed.

The price of DVD software update has nothing to do with Fuji Eclipse or Toyota, rather its Whereis charge.
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:04

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:04
TRAVELLER848
Thanks for that. it now gives me a starting point.



Go Fishing
I think you find that the various makers us "whereis"as a base for their individual systems/units and that "whereis" do not supply any individual directly with updates. This is the case with my Garmin that the update costs $125. not the $350 of the Toyota genuine part price.

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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:11

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:11
Go Fishing
You were right,
"whereis" DO supply an update CD for the Toyota, as well as many other makes.

I now have to apologise about my comment on price gouging by Toyota. The CD from "whereis" direct, is $395, as opposed to the Toyota price of $350.
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Reply By: Richo (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:08

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:08
If he bought a 2006 model then I reckon he'd have at least Version 12 of the data DVD. Real dumb but how long has that highway been there? If it's been there for 3 years or more then I'd expect it to be on the DVD. Might be some other problem with the system.
Anyways, you can check by pressing 'menu' then DVD in the top right of the screen - it will give you the Version number. Current Version is 14.
You could also check for satellite reception etc to make sure all is well. Just hold the 'info' button in and turn the park lights on and off three times. The satnav will go into service mode and you can check all sorts of things. Lat and Long too which can be handy!
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:13

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:13
Not too dumb Richo,
The diversion has been built in the last 4 years.
When you hold the info button and turn the park lights on and off which side of your mouth do you hold your tongue, or is that not important;-) ?
Colin
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:01

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:01
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Can't you see that add just under your post.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:05

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:05
Sorry the add keeps changing but it had an add for Toyota GPS
I think it's Tom Tom crap.

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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:08

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:08
Doug T
If you look in the corner of the ad you as a member can suppress it. I do.
But yes ironic isnt it ;-) The other day someone was bagging a brand of fridge, lo and behold who was the page sponser, you guessed it the very same fridge company, thank god for free speech or he may be dead now, LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:52

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:52
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Yep I know, something missed is knowledge missed.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:08

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:08
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Reply By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:26

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:26
This is getting worse than I first thought.

"Whereis" DO supply an update CD for the Toyota, as well as many other makes.

I now have to apologise about my comment on price gouging by Toyota. The CD from "whereis" direct, is $395, as opposed to the Toyota price of $350.

Well the drongo did buy the LandCrusher against unbiased advice from his Patrol friends. He gets what he deserves. ;-) He He He.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:21

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:21
He might do worse than phoning GPS Oz [ http://www.gpsoz.com.au/index.htm ] - they seem to be full bottle on everything re GPS and the in car nav products.
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Reply By: TD100 - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:35

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 20:35
O P,i am running whereis V10 which is quite old now,i will update it one day,you do also nedd to "fine tune"a known location to get accuracy but what you are saying could be true,many times i have gone somewhere and i am driving in a paddock or a lake!!cheers Paul
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