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Old 03-04-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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9-5 Factory Navigation

Can anyone give a quick summary of the factory navigation options for the '98-09 9-5's?

I've always been an OG 9-3 and Viggen guy, but these days we have '03 Aero sedan 5-sp, and an '01 Aero wagon in the stable.

-What units are worth having?
-Which ones might be backward compatible (if any?)
-Do they need to be divorced (assume so..)
-Has anyone performed an upgrade? I'm under the impression that they're pretty rare.

Input appreciate.
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I think they started in 2004 or 2005. I retrofitted a factory NAV unit into a 9-3SS once. I think I put an '09 NAV head unit in a 2007 car, so there were some small differences.

Since they are all GM systems the DIN connectors for the audio stuff and steering wheel controls were the same. What wouldn't be there are the vehicle speed signal and the GPS antenna. I bought a generic GM GPS antenna (sleuth online some, there are lots, some around $40) that I just left inside the dash. Tapping into the vehicle speed signal you should be able to figure out where to splice from.

The wiring diagrams are all in WIS, just compare them and see.

I don't think you can get updated DVD's for the earlier GM systems anymore though, if that matters to you.
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Cool idea, I've wondering about this in my wagon, but being on old maps/software would be the major turnoff to me.
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