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Topic # 32128 13-Apr-2009 23:27
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Ok I have bought a 2000 model Estima that has the GPS etc and have been told that i cant convert it to english or NZ maps so I need to replace it.

I have no idea about these things as I havent looked at them before now, but, am looking for a unit that pretty much does all the things the old one does but better.

I want it to fit in the hole left by the old one and have the following features:

Reversing camera
AM/FM radio
CD player (with MP3 support)
DVD player (with DiVX support)
GPS with NZ maps of course
Trip meter etc

any other bells and whistles I can get as well would be nice. Have to pack features in to prove to wife it is worth getting lol.

Has anyone had to do this and have recommendations?

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  Reply # 208752 23-Apr-2009 10:14
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Nobody has any ideas here?




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  Reply # 208759 23-Apr-2009 10:44
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To find a unit that has all that as a total solution is a big ask as a consumer.... if the original one had it all, then only thing you could potentially do is ask Toyota if there is a local version available. The cost would probably be horrendous however.

My solution would be to buy the items seperately (CD/DVD head unit, etc) and put them in the hole and make your own surround to fill the gaps.

Or other choice, fill the hole, get a eeePC 701 with a USB GPS reciever, USB camera, USB TV/FM reciever and youre done :)




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  Reply # 208768 23-Apr-2009 11:10
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xpd: ask Toyota if there is a local version available. The cost would probably be horrendous however.


apparently it has been asked and its not available because the price would have been extortionate.

I just thought there may have been another model car that had the thing in an english version that I could transplant. Myabe in aus?

Thanks anyway




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  Reply # 208770 23-Apr-2009 11:24
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I believe Pioneer have a unit with all the features you want. Not sure if it is available in NZ.




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  Reply # 208782 23-Apr-2009 12:44
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wmoore: I believe Pioneer have a unit with all the features you want.


You wouldnt know a model number?? I can import it lol

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  Reply # 208785 23-Apr-2009 12:53
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But could you get NZ maps for it ? Wink

Thats the problem getting imported GPS gear... no guarantees maps are available for NZ.




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  Reply # 208789 23-Apr-2009 13:41
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Just ring your local car aduio place and ask?




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  Reply # 208792 23-Apr-2009 13:56
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Balchy: Just ring your local car aduio place and ask?


sometimes ya get so hooked up in internet fixes you forget the easy "Old" options lol

will do!




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