Yeah, I agree, but I use my phone to "supplement" my vehicle GPS. I don't like burning up the battery on my phone.
Welcome! My mada is an '08 and I'm still using whatever maps the last owner used. I do a combo of the vehicle GPS (the roads I travel don't change a whole lot) and Waze on my phone. I have a phone mount from Arkon that mounts to the drivers seat at the floor under the seat bolt. The long flexible arm allows it to be canted so I can see it, yet be well out of line of the windshield. It's right in line with my gear shifter. Also, keep in mind the technology that existed in '10. That was the only method created of updating the maps, well and is still the only method, lol.Hello fellow Armada owners. I'm a newbie here and am thankful for finding this online community centered around the Armada.
I purchased a low mileage 2010 Armada Platinum back in October. It is a beautiful car which I plan to use to tow my 26' travel trailer. It had a couple of non-critical issues that I have been resolving since I purchased it. The most annoying was a loss of radio signal, which the PO thought was due to his child ripping off the rear antenna. After much trouble shooting, panel removal repairing of the original antenna & installation of an after market antenna, it became apparent the problem was with the radio head unit itself. The replacement units from Nissan are $3900! with Nissan Parts Direct selling them for $1600 (still too much). I took a chance and purchased a used unit from FleaBay and low & behold it worked like a champ. Very pleased as the unit only cost $100. Now I would like to update the maps on the unit (was planning on doing that with the original unit anyways)...
...so now to my question, how is updating the maps on a 2010 done? I see that disks can be purchased for models 2013 & newer models, but for the 2010 model only a non-refunable code is avail with directions to take car & code to the dealer (WTH?). Seems odd to me that I would need to take it to the dealer. Has anyone here done a nav upgrade on the 2008-2012 model? If so, how did you do it?
Apologies to all, if this is basic knowledge...but it seems to elude me and a google search has not been helpful.
I can't imagine it taking longer than...what...30 mins to actually install the update, if not quicker?? As far as being placed on hold with the dealer, they have a customer service problem. I'd just stop by there in person and ask.Thanks for the input everyone. Definitely appreciate the comments. Would like to figure out those Dealer costs as I believe the download time is quite extensive. I don't like the idea of paying hourly rates for a technician to watch the computer download data...Ive called our Nissan Dealer a couple of times to find out those costs and been placed on infinite hold both times...
Rant over... ; )
...Also thanks to the Admin for placing my post in the appropriate thread.