Was wondering if anyone knew how to make it so I can use the nav system while driving. I know there can be a switch installed to allow for use I just do not know where. any help would be great.
I wouldn't make a difference on mine as the nav computed mpg is always about 1 to 1.5 mpg better than what I actually get. And the trip odometer doesn't match the dash trip odometer which doesn't match actual measured miles. I went on a 600 mile round trip recently and reset both at the same time when I got back the Nav trip showed 13 less miles than the dash. I also checked the dash odometer against the highway mile markers and over 10 miles it measured 9.65 so it's off by 3.5%. At least it's off on the good side for resale but I don't drive enough miles for that to be a problem anyway.Grumble_Grumble said:Dan,
There are probably drawbacks to doing this mod.
1.) The nav uses the speed sensor to calculate distance traveled and from this it calculates MPG. In my opinion this mod will cause errors in this calculation. To me MPG calculation is important as it indicates to me the health of the vehicle. When MPG decreases, it is a first indicator to me that something is wrong.
2.) The nav uses the speed sensor for the trip computer calculations. Deactivating this wire will also cause errors in these measurements.
But if you can live with this or reset parameters after flipping speed wire switch than probably doesn't matter.
:goodjob:That's great. :goodjob:GasDoc said:Hey y'all:
After going to Nissan tech info and downloading the whole damn manual for 06 Armada I have identified positively the VEHICLE SPEED SENSING wire to the NAV Unit.
This MOD will allow your passenger to look up addresses while your car is in motion. The wire is WHITE/RED and is on the second plug-in cable on the right of the NAV unit if you are behind the passenger front seat.
Splice a simple on/off switch and viola....presto instant ability for your passenger to operated NAVI.
Yo armada brother:
It's real simple. I have an 06 Armada LE. To do the nav mod go to radioshak and buy a simple on/off switch. I like the flat profile ones. There's a pic floating around in the forums somewhere. The key is identifying the VEHICLE SPEED SENSING wire.
Next buy about 5- 6 feet of wire also from radioshak. Thin speaker wire (paired) works great.
Drill a hole in the center console on the right side i.e. next to passenger seat. The reason I did it there is because it's real easy to run the wire to the pasenger seat.
Snake some wire from the right bottom of the center console through your hole. Connect wires to the switch then fasten switch with screw to center console. I removed the whole center console. IT LIFTS right out. Makes things easier but it is not necessary.
Using an ohm meter touch end of pair wires and in the off switch position you should get infinity resistance i.e no contact. Turn switch on and see how resistance drops i.e. contact made
Next push passenger seat all the way forward. Go behind passenger seat and remove two screws from the protective panel. Beneath the panel is the NAV unit. You will see two big fat cables and a smaller thin cable. If you are behind the passenger seat looking straight ahead at the NAV unit you want to unplug the fat cable on the right. Look for the WHITE wire with the RED stipe. Cut the wire but not too close to the plug so that you can have some length to work with. Next take your speaker wire and splice to ends of the cut WHITE/RED wire. Wrap with electrical tape. Screw back on plastic protective plate. Bury the speaker wire underneath the console and use some ties to secure it to the factory cable.
YOu are done. NOw to test it start driving around and then HIT DEST. You will see the STREET grayed out until you flip the switch. Voila...it's awesome.
Remember to turn the switch back off so that NAVI can update position better using Vehicle speed sensor vs. satellite only.