It is a non-navigation MDX - my question is can I upgrade it to have a navigation system. for example, if I purchased a navigation system from ebay (one that was removed from an MDX ) could I install that in my MDX and will it work? is my MDX already designed to accept a navigation?
Thanks in advance all,
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Ummm... but the Acura Nav systems in my 2009 MDX are just terrible compared to the best and latest dash-mounted options.
I'm an analyst in the industry, and I've tried dozens of devices from Garmin, Magellan, Tom Tom, OEM. Garmins are all I recommend to people. Get the Nuvi that suits you best, save yourself a LOT of retro-fitting hassle and money, and you will be better off in terms of money, time, and the user experience you eventually get.
I have the NAV in my '09 MDX and I use a Nuvi Widescreen when going places. It is easy to upgrade the maps, comes with me when I leave the car and gives the best resale value over factory Nav in cars. Ask a salesman he will tell you that most people wil not pay extra for a 2-3 year old Nav system when buying a used car.
I don't know about a 2001, but I had a 2008 RDX that I seriously considered putting in a Tech system. I bought the factory manuals, did some research and tore apart the console and dash. If you can findall of the components, it can certainly be done. Having the factory manuals, including wiring, is essential. In reply to some of the replies above concerning wiring being a problem, in the newer cars I found that all the wiring and connectors are there. The factory installs only one wiring harness for all trim levels. You just have to locate the unused connectors, plug and go. I was going to do it for the 5.1 surround system, not the Navi. If you are looking for Navi, I totally agree with above comments that you are much better off using after-market, portable units.
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