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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Andrew98, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Andrew98

    Andrew98 New Member

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    Hey guys I was wondering, if you can get Aftermarket satnav on a VF 2013 (series 1). It's sv6 so doesn't come with it standard. What's the easiest way to get it on my car?

    Cheers
     
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    I reckon there are 4 main ways to go:
    (a) Google Maps, synch the ‘phone through MyLink for audio, get a ‘phone mount
    (b) get a used MyLink with the SatNav from a Redline/Calais/etc
    (c) complete replacement for head-unit
    (d) a module that connects to the MyLink, doesn’t vibe perfectly but lets you see the ‘phone screen on the MyLink (Google Maps again)

    I think that (c) is probably the neatest for your case, but prolly also the expensivest.
    Maybe search for comments in various threads about SatNav and MyLink (and replacements thereof).
     
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    If you decide to replace unit with original one from GMH, it will cost about $180 for the map upgrades which are still about a year or so out of date. best option, buy a phone mount and use google maps or a cheap GPS with lifetime map updates when they come on special.
     
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    Google maps on phone is much better than Mylink satnav. I considered swapping out the system in my SV6 since I liked it in my other car, but realised best to just get a phone mount. I tend to use Google in the car that already has satnav activated in My link since it is easier to use, especially in Sydney traffic
    I also don't believe the interface boxes that allow use of Mylink screen are seamless.

    Benefits of phone
    • Continuously updated maps
    • Intuitive destination input with alternative routes
    • Realtime traffic conditions and rerouting advice
    • Easier zooming etc.
    • Far cheaper - cost of mount is low compared to swapping out Mylink box and programming
    • Can use alternatives - Waze gives alerts, Here is sometimes good, also speed camera apps available etc, etc
    Cons:
    • Not as tidy as factory
    • Screen is smaller than Mylink
     
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    My daughter had aftermarket satnav fitted to her '14 SS through the dealer.

    AFAIK she's happy with it.
     
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    I am also interested in this. I have the 2013 VF SS V8 and it doesnt have it either.
     
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    Copy and paste error. I hope.
    I am surprised by how cheap these are now. Last time I looked, they wanted more than twice this amount.

    Also, I thought the units had to be programmed to your car/VIN?
    Do you recall how much the work cost Poor Old Dad? Thanks.
     
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    yeah they do, there are places around that can edit them
     
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    I'll check with her in a few days (she's about to have her first child) but from memory it was something like $2000 for satnav, ceramic coating and tint.

    Don't blame me. The dealer talked her into it but I think the satnav is ok..
     

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