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#1 Old 09-11-2011, 08:31 AM
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Upgrade to nav unit?

Just curious if my 2012 Elantra stereo is upgradable to the navigation unit? Ive heard through the grapevine that due to different wiring?? this isnt possible. Anyone have legit info regarding this because the only buyers remorse I have is not getting that navigation unit, lol.
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Just curious if my 2012 Elantra stereo is upgradable to the navigation unit? Ive heard through the grapevine that due to different wiring?? this isnt possible. Anyone have legit info regarding this because the only buyers remorse I have is not getting that navigation unit, lol.
Poweraxle makes a OEM like unit using the Hundai Navigation software which can be installed as a replacement for factory Nav. All other features and controls remain as before for the radio/CD.

"UNAVi is an integrated, OEM-appearing navigation and multimedia management system for your Hyundai. The unit also allows the use of a Vehicle Information Display (VID) unit which supplies all computer-monitored engine data directly to your UNAVi display, allowing for customizeable information displays tailored to the performance user. With the UNAVi system, you retain all factory controls and displays (steering wheel control, bluetooth, stereo, climate control, etc.)."

http://poweraxle.net
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In my opinion you are better served by using an after market nav unit. I have the nav package mostly for the other options it comes with.

I still use my Garmin Nuvi for trips away from home. Life time map updates for around $50, while a one time update for the Hyundai unit is $199 if it becomes available. The current map data is at least 3 years old and no update is available.

The glare on the nav screen makes it unusable in sunlight unless you make a glare shield for it.

There is no way to transfer POI from computer to built in nav unit or the reverse.

The Garmin user interface is much more user friendly.

Garmin has lifetime traffic, while not as good as the XM traffic it does not cost the $14 /month.
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In my opinion you are better served by using an after market nav unit. I have the nav package mostly for the other options it comes with.

I still use my Garmin Nuvi for trips away from home. Life time map updates for around $50, while a one time update for the Hyundai unit is $199 if it becomes available. The current map data is at least 3 years old and no update is available.

The glare on the nav screen makes it unusable in sunlight unless you make a glare shield for it.

There is no way to transfer POI from computer to built in nav unit or the reverse.

The Garmin user interface is much more user friendly.

Garmin has lifetime traffic, while not as good as the XM traffic it does not cost the $14 /month.
Awesome. Besides not wanting to pile on more stuff that will break, I have more faith in Garmin. I love my dumb Elantra

Thanks for this.

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I agree that the factory Nav system isn't worth the extra money.

But, lifetime maps for my Garmin is at least $90 (for a 5 year-old GPS) and http://poweraxle.net comes up as "not found".
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I like the Nav unit in mine because of the extra features I get with it as well. I especially enjoy the keyless entry feature because the key just stays in my pocket when locking/unlocking the doors as well as starting the car. The radio face is much nicer too seeing what song is playing as opposed to the smaller radio screen. It's up to you if you want to pay for the extra features but it really makes the car a better bang for the buck.

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I agree that the factory Nav system isn't worth the extra money.

But, lifetime maps for my Garmin is at least $90 (for a 5 year-old GPS) and http://poweraxle.net comes up as "not found".
Amazon frequently have the lifetime maps on sale, recently for less than $60, and usually less than $75. New units are usually only $50 more with the LM.

poweraxle should be spelled poweraxel in order to work.
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Wow, thanks for all the info! Im feeling much better about not upgrading now. I actually was mostly interested in the other features that came with the nav unit i.e. the upgraded stereo interface. In my experience, so far it seems the non-nav stereo interface and physical button placement is not very user friendly. Especially once I connect my ipod lol. Regardless, im feeling much better after all that feedback, thanks!
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Amazon frequently have the lifetime maps on sale, recently for less than $60, and usually less than $75. New units are usually only $50 more with the LM.

poweraxle should be spelled poweraxel in order to work.
When my Garmin gets too old, I'll just buy another and I'll look for the lifetime maps.

Tried looking at the poweraxel web site. I spent a year in South Korea and never did learn to read Hangul. Can't make sense of the web site.
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Wow, thanks for all the info! Im feeling much better about not upgrading now. I actually was mostly interested in the other features that came with the nav unit i.e. the upgraded stereo interface. In my experience, so far it seems the non-nav stereo interface and physical button placement is not very user friendly. Especially once I connect my ipod lol. Regardless, im feeling much better after all that feedback, thanks!
I second that! I tried with both an iPhone and Android and the controls are absolutely terrible. I can't sort by album on the steering wheel and have to reach all the way over while driving to do it or just keep clicking up through songs until I switch albums.

I don't get what Hyundai was thinking when they designed it. I just got fed up to the point where I just use bluetooth from my phone and change songs/playlists at stop lights.
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