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2/17    http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2006/05/24/hack-your-toyota-prius-gps-navigation-system
        Hack your Toyota Prius so you don't have to press the stupid I AGREE
        legalese before using the GPS. Thanks oj!
        \_ My Lexus has the same problem. Also, it won't work while
           driving. 'sup with dat? $50K for a crippled car. Toyota sucks
           so hard I will never buy another. This was my first and likely last.
           I owned Nissan, BMW, and Honda in the past.
           \_ I was not aware that BMW/Honda/Nissan didn't put in GPS
              disclaimers. My Toyota's GPS sucks because of that nanny
              feature and that the UI is sluggish (1-2 second response)
              and it drives me nuts. Do your other car's GPS have the
              same problem or no? Maybe I should start looking at other
              brands                            -former Toyota fan
           \_ So you won't buy a car because of its electronics which is subject
              to change from year to year?
           \_ So you won't buy a car because of its electronics which is
              subject to change from year to year?
              \_ I won't buy a car because of the attitude of the manufacturer
                 who thinks I need a car-nanny.
           \_ That's a safety feature.
              \_ That no other car has.
                 \_ It takes time for features to proliferate.
        \_ Which model year of Prius is it?  My 2008 Prius doesn't ask me to
           press "I agree" when I use GPS.
           \_ The latest nav s/w fixes that problem, but breaks the ability to
              use the nav while the car moves.
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Coastal Electronic Technologies offers a long list of Prius enhancements, all or most of which can be installed, so they claim, at home with simple tools. In addition to their own prefab EV hack, CET offers a satellite radio system, added audio/video inputs, an auto-lock function for the doors, an iPod interface, and a system that lets the 12 volt power outlets stay on when the motor is off. They also offer a devise that bypasses the "I Agree" prompt shown by the GPS system when the car is started, and allows a person to enter a destination while the car is in motion (previously impossible). If your new Prius is equipped with the factory navigation system, you have seen the opening "I AGREE" disclaimer countless times. It comes on every time you turn on the car and prompts you to press the "I AGREE" before you can use the navigation system. Numerous requests have prompted us to include a feature to remove this step in the Navigation Enhancement Kit. jpg You also may have noticed that even your passenger is prevented from entering a DESTINATION while the car is in motion. This eliminates a great deal of the functionality of the Navigation system and requires the car to be stopped before you can create a route to an address. In our family, my wife tries to race and enter a destination before the stoplight changes, only to lose right at the end because the light has switched and I have to move the car to avoid getting honked at. This became the inspiration for this kit : ) The NAVIGATION ENHANCEMENT KIT solves both of these issues without the need to cut any wires or perform virtually any disassembly of the car. It is easy to put in and just as easy to take out if you wish. Simply slide the drivers seat back and unplug a couple of connectors from the NAV unit underneath. The kit has the matching plugs to allow it to be inserted right back in the same spot. July 31, 2006 at 8:08 am Thank you for your interest in our products! We make additions all the time, please check back on our website for release information as it becomes available. August 21, 2006 at 10:39 am Do you know if it is possible to hack into the Prius display with an aftermarket GPS system? I have gps receivers and antennaeand would like to display that information on the display of a non-gps equiped Prius. Do you know if a non GPS equiped Prius can be retrofit with a Toyota GPS from a GPS equiped Prius? September 3, 2006 at 2:32 pm Ditto what Carl asked on 21 Aug about hacking into the Prius' display with aftermarket GPS / or retrofitting a Toyota GPS into a non-GPS-equipped Prius. What with all the hacks available and forthcoming, I'd think we could remedy our situations easily enough, sometime soon. September 24, 2006 at 12:52 pm I have a 2007 Camry with the JBL Navigation/sound system and would like to use the nav while moving as well as remove the "I agree" step that you addressed for the Prius. October 29, 2006 at 1:46 am I would be VERY interested in having such an override for the 2007 Lexus IS-250. The fact that the nav system cannot be used when driving is ridiculous. November 9, 2006 at 10:23 am This is all very interesting stuff. I have a 2003 Sienna with the JBL GPS, any info on hacks would be appreciated. The other thing I find irritating is the DVD doesn't play when moving, my wife who sits in the passenger seat can't watch a movie on long trips, any info would be appreciated. November 10, 2006 at 7:19 pm I would like to know if there is a hack or conversion available to allow a US spec 2006 Prius use a European Navigation. Nothing like a $1000 addition that turns out to be pretty worthless in Germany (or Europe, for that matter). November 23, 2006 at 6:45 am Will this work on the 2007 Camry system. I am installing the OEM Nav system in a Hybrid which did not have it originally and it would be great. Also, do you have the stock connectors available for the unit. I would really likew to make a wiring harness to create a clean changeover. December 14, 2006 at 1:20 pm I was wondering whether Toyota Prius 2007 GPS understand Garmin maps. If not, do you know what specific GPS make/model Toyota Prius 2007 uses for onboard navigation. December 18, 2006 at 11:34 pm I have a 2007 Camry with the GPS system in it. I was wondering if you know whether or not I can switch out the North America Map DVD with a European as I have been stationed in Germany. If it is possible, do you know where I can get a new Map DVD? December 20, 2006 at 10:20 pm I, like so many others that have been asking, have a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I would like to use this sytem while I am driving the car. Please e-mail me and let me know if there is a kit that I can use to override the graying out features that happen when I drive? January 3, 2007 at 9:29 pm Thank you, thank you, about time someone took my money and offered a solution to this. This "no touch" while driving practically invites a disaster while trying to hurry before the light changes. January 27, 2007 at 8:27 pm Sirs My lockpick for my 04 Prius does nothing? I had it installed professionally and checked but the unit is not functional. I would lik to exchange it for another one or at least have it checked out. March 5, 2007 at 10:43 am I too would like to know if one could use the MFD for an after-market GPS system (I own a 2007 Prius, pkg 3). Sounds like they're a mom-n-pop shop without much by way of customer service. They seem to have some pretty nifty products, but at this point I'm quite reluctant to buy anything from them since they're not very responsive. BTW, I used to live near Indialantic where CoastalTech is located. It's a pretty laid back town on the beach near Melbourne, FL. Folks aren't particularly fast-moving in that part of the world, and it can get quite annoying sometimes, especially when you must get something done in a hurry. March 16, 2007 at 9:51 am Hi - I am new to this kind of posting - Please forgive any errors or inappropriateness. I saw the question asking does the over-ride work on a 2007 Lexus ES-350. I have the same question, and specifically will it enable me (while my wife drives) to bring up a LIST of restaurants via: Map (Voice) -- MapView -- Display POI -- List Local POI (which is currently "greyed out" on our car. I know I can get the factory navigation installed in japan but no in the US I have found. It has a touch sceen for audio and consumtion and a button for navigation but I cannot find it here. com/blogs I am interested to know about the warranty implications of this as well as the implications with regard to insurance coverage as someone posted on another group that a hacked system may invalidate your auto policy (even though I can't see how that could justify that). I think we should all stand up to Lexus / Toyota on this issue. Tomorrow it could be engines limited to the speed limit or some other thing trying to force us to use the car the way they want. They should make products we want, not what they feel like selling to us. July 12, 2007 at 7:13 pm I purchased my 05 Prius new in Virgina and being in the Military have relocated to Hawaii. Do you know where I can find Nav maps for the 2005 Prius to cover Hawaii? July 20, 2007 at 11:58 am I have purchased a 2007 Prius, which I love, however, I did not purchase it with GPS. Can this be added later, and still use the display screen which is provided for evertthing else? August 19, 2007 at 12:17 am @ Joel Grosberg, What country do you live in? I was thinking the same, we could use a lot of those things in Europe. I own a model 2007 Prius with nav and i know lots that do and would like to buy this feature. August 31, 2007 at 2:34 pm Recently purchased a 2007 Tundra Crew Max with a JBL Navigation system. Will the navigation enhancement system take of the requirement for the "I accept" on my system? hack your Toyota Prius GPS Navigation System -- NaviGadget pilot III in your VW; Motorcycle GPS hack - cheap Zumo We make additions all the time, please check back on possible to hack into the Prius display with an aftermarket GPS system? September 22, 2007 at 1:07 am I am having the same challenge in respect of my 1999 Toyota Prius. The motor ca...