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post #1 of 512 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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NavTech Navigation DVD / Updates & Discussion

My Commander was built in the August timeframe and purchased in February. I noticed that the NAV system didn't quite understand some areas of newer development (well, not that new).

When I had it in for service, they said that new DVDs come out annually, in January and they are on back order. My DVD is from January 2005. They ordered a new one (and it is back ordered).

You would think, that Jeep would make sure that any Jeep bought after the next DVD became available, they would upgrade them to current maps. Sure, they are going to send me the DVD when they come in, "after I complained". I would have expected, current Nav DVD on any new car bought.

Anyway, anyone that has the Nav system and bought their Jeep this year, might want to check it out. At least be on the current DVD before you have to pay over $200 each in the following years.

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CD/Nav unit replacement update

I forgot about this section , so here's a repost. Our cd player started to do a continuous cd swich, constantly switching between cd's. Couldn't get the cd's out. Took it in, they had to replace the unit, and send the old one off to get the cd's out. Here's the update.


I finally got a call from the dealer to let us know our 4 cd's where here. It's been 2 months. We had 4 cd's in when the player screwed up. Got them back from a radio shop that I guess subs out for DC to get the cd's out of the units. They came back in good shape, no scratch's. The wife had just bought Rob Thomas's new cd. This cd in particular had a paper folded around it which said "Do not use this cd in the unit, it is too thick" It said something real close to that, I left the paperwork in the XK- too lazy to go get it right now . Then talking to my Jeep sales dude, He said a lot of the newer cd player are not playing the thicker cd's, and that they get jammed. I asked him if that was what caused my unit to screw up. He didn't really answer my question but he wasn't involved with the repair. He also said that some of the new units wont play cd's people burn on their PC. I'm going to research who makes the Nav/cd player in my XK and shoot they an email. Anyone else had problems, yet?
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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

I believe Alpine still makes the head units for DCX.

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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

Alpine supposedly makes all of the DC head units - they absolutely do make the NAV head unit - their customer service number is listed in the Navigation manual.

One workaround for that CD - dupe it on to a CD-R.
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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

I'm playing a home-burned mp3 CD in mine without any problems.
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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

That's good to hear. My wife said she thought she saw in the owners manual that you can play burnt cd's, i hope so.
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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

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Alpine supposedly makes all of the DC head units - they absolutely do make the NAV head unit - their customer service number is listed in the Navigation manual.

One workaround for that CD - dupe it on to a CD-R.
Some are Alpine, and some are Siemens.
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Re: CD/Nav unit replacement update

I've got 4 burned MP3 CDs in mine - no problem.
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Navtech Update?

Anyone else gone on the NavTech website to check on an update for the Commander nav system? They don't list the Jeep as being one of their products. However, they do say if you don't see your make/model listed to call your dealer. I haven't called the dealer to see if there is an update for 2006 or if the disk we have is the most current.
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Re: Navtech Update?

Other than your dealer, check with Alpine---they are the OEM source.

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