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Old 09-01-2011, 07:44 AM   #1  
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Need some forum expertise....I decided not to pay for the Premium just to get the Nav - I figured it would be better to buy an aftermarket.

If I get a reputable company to install a NAV does this mean they need to rip out the Audi sound system also?

Will the NAV system work via the MMI and display console?

Also, is there a list of decent companies that do this work in the GTA. I'm close to Eglinton and the DVP.

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Hello audi_al,

I do not have definite answer to your question but I am pretty sure that any aftermarket will not be useable with the MMI.

First, If you do not get the nav, you do not get the MMI button and access cursor, I think.

Someone else can better confirm.

I have the NAV on my Q5 premium along with the B&O and it is the best options I have made.

You're paying, what 55k+ for a car and will live with a windshield suck cup GPS with the wires hanging around?

Remember that you get more than just the NAV with the option. The Audi NAV have the route display in you driving view between the speedometer and the tach and you can still have the MMI screen to display songs and radio.

I do this all the time when I program the GPS. When I do not need special views of the road (like 300km+ on highway), I switch the MMI to radio or media and when I need some details (exit or city street) I switch back the big screen to NAV.

With aftermarket, you will not benefit from the little color display in the driving console sight.

It is your choice anyway.

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View this video for aftermarket navigation

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Oh I see!

Do they change the screen as well (Mine is non touch) or is it the new Audi touch screen?

How much do you save?

Do you get the direction display in the driver console display?

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Oh I see!

Do they change the screen as well (Mine is non touch) or is it the new Audi touch screen?

How much do you save?

Do you get the direction display in the driver console display?

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Audi Q5 does not have touch screen

This I found on this forum:
http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthr...under-1k/page8
Price is $700 (AUS $)
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During my research on an aftermarket integrated GPS / rearview camera system for the Q5, I came across different iterations. There was the one like what spijun linked, as well as one which adds an touch-screen overlay to the existing MMI G2 display unit and a control module to allow for NAV and rearview camera.

I had an aftermarket (FlyAudio) system done to my IS250, and it's not bad. It took a lot of effort to get it in though.

I ended up buying a Q5 with the NAV and backup camera, because I think Audi did a very good job with the integration as well you get a 7" screen over 6.5". The only disadvantage is that it does cost a bit to update the maps than an aftermarket unit with iGo8 or Garmin.
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Hello audi_al,

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You're paying, what 55k+ for a car and will live with a windshield suck cup GPS with the wires hanging around?

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Marc
I totally agree with this. I keep seeing these posts and keep thinking what's another 2K? You're already spending soo much money... And if you get a really nice aftermarket system (the ones that are integrated), you save what... $500 and you don't get all of the extras from the MMI? We've made these types of decisions often (house, cars, other purchases) only to realize later that we should have put the options instead of doing it ourselves because it was cheaper. Sometimes, it cost the same as getting the "builder" or "manufacturer" to add in the option.

I hope that you find a great system. I do miss the "touchscreen". Working with the "****" gets long. But I haven't read the NAV manual and I'm sure that there has to be an easier way....

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My car has a aftermarket navigation and its amazing! working by touch screen. Igo navigation inside and also has a backup camera!

The same like on video
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Audi Q5 does not have touch screen

This I found on this forum:
A4 (B, A5, Q5 integrated NAV, reverse camera for under $1k - Page 8
Price is $700 (AUS $)
The Germans don't quite like touch screen I don't think BMW and Benz are touch either.
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The Germans don't quite like touch screen I don't think BMW and Benz are touch either.
No the iDrive from BMW is not touch. I put a pioneer aftermarket touch screen into my BMW sedan and it was the stupidest thing I've enter done.... Well almost
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