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Need help - I'm lost and can't find my way home. Based on the Navigation System Map Disc our house/address doesn't exist - what a bummer I could have sworn we have lived here for 3+ years - another fine example of an over active imagination - what a Twilight Zone story line. I haven't checked to see if New Mexico exists or not. I called our dealer and there is no new update for the disc except for Canada - too cold for me. Is there any other Navigation System DVD Disc that works other than the standard non-standard GMC system disc? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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05BLKXLR aka Lost in New Mexico
 

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Need help - I'm lost and can't find my way home. Based on the Navigation System Map Disc our house/address doesn't exist - what a bummer I could have sworn we have lived here for 3+ years - another fine example of an over active imagination - what a Twilight Zone story line. I haven't checked to see if New Mexico exists or not. I called our dealer and there is no new update for the disc except for Canada - too cold for me. Is there any other Navigation System DVD Disc that works other than the standard non-standard GMC system disc? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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05BLKXLR aka Lost in New Mexico
Hi, there

my nav/cd is for europe and it works perfectly. :D

I never tried it on an us-model, so I can`t tell.

Harry



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We went through this a while back.

The Nav disc is a third party product. The process they use to collect new data is convoluted and often results in information being 2-3 years out of date.

Smaller towns and less populated areas (maybe NM) seem to me to get less attention.

I am on my fourth car with a Nav system (recent purchase of a 2005 Honda Hybrid). It tells you when it reaches an area with "unverified data", although I have found it to be right 50% of the time. This has occured mainly in rural Virginia.

I did however note that my address (which has had a house on it since 1951), when inputted into the new Honda, gave a location on the next road over. On my XLR, the same address is on the right road but a block away. This leads me to believe that there is some error in a master database somehere (I understand there may be one set of data used by all of the Nav systems). And, I live in a old suburb of DC (no new roads in decades).

In a previous thread, we tried to track down a method to input errors in the Nav disc back to the manufacturer for improvments, but I don't think we ever cam to a good conclusion.

The easiest way is to record your real home location as a saved location when you are sitting in the driveway. This does work for any location.
 

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I tried that, at least I think I did - our driveway didn't exist either. It is not all bad considering the other 10 houses on our block are in Twilight Zone with us. The system won't allow you to input a non-existent address. We live in Las Cruces, New Mexico and the closest address that matches ours is in Wyoming.
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05BLKXLR said:
Need help - I'm lost and can't find my way home. Based on the Navigation System Map Disc our house/address doesn't exist - what a bummer I could have sworn we have lived here for 3+ years - another fine example of an over active imagination - what a Twilight Zone story line. I haven't checked to see if New Mexico exists or not. I called our dealer and there is no new update for the disc except for Canada - too cold for me. Is there any other Navigation System DVD Disc that works other than the standard non-standard GMC system disc? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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05BLKXLR aka Lost in New Mexico

:nopity how sad to have lived somewhere for 3+ years and still not know how to get there :lol


assume your disc is version 4.0??
 

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Make sure your map is reading NM, and then use your little old pinkie to get you near your location, then drop down to 4 mile, 2mile, 1/2 mile. then hit mark. work with it a little bit. I trarveled out in your country for the last two months and I had to even stop and ask directions. hate that. new housing areas are not on it, but the roads should be.
 

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Make sure your map is reading NM, and then use your little old pinkie to get you near your location, then drop down to 4 mile, 2mile, 1/2 mile. then hit mark. work with it a little bit. I trarveled out in your country for the last two months and I had to even stop and ask directions. hate that. new housing areas are not on it, but the roads should be.

Is'nt it possible to mark and save a location when your there??
then it should be able to navigate you to that saved destination :rolleyes
 

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To All -
Thanks for your responses - I'll try to consolidate into one response.
It is Version 4.0
The GPS portion works fine - our car is exactly where it should be on the map, but no address, no street.
The system will not let me save a memory point as home without a 'valid' address.
I'll try the saved location procedure later and I'll let you know if it worked or not.
Thanks again
05BLRXLR
 
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Hey guys,
Another easy way is to move your little blue house with your finger and place it where you live. It will stay there. Actually your moving the map.

[/QUOTE]The easiest way is to record your real home location as a saved location when you are sitting in the driveway. This does work for any location.[/QUOTE]
 

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standby -
What little blue house - I have a red pointer and a compass circle indicating the location of the XLR in our driveway? I tried every option I could come up with - the system will not let me save the location without a valid address that is in the database. I am open to any and all suggestions - up to and including purchasing a newer version or a different version of the navigation software.
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GPS only as good as the database

I have a similar problem. Whomever mapped our neighborhood, placed the streets in the wrong locations - off by a hundred feet or so. So when I enter our neighborhood, the GPS thinks I'm going off road. :rolleyes

Our new crib is lakefront, and the shoreline of the lake is also not accurately depicted. When I enter my garage, the cursor shows that I'm out in the lake. :eek Still unpacking boxes... :cuss

My main squalk with the GPS nav algorithm is that she takes me on such gawdawful routes. When comparing the GPS's that I have owned, 02 Mercedes, 04 XLR, and 05 Escalade, the Escalade is the best of the lot.

Nothing compares to the Garmin GNS 430 in my Cessna 210, however. The handheld eTrex is pretty cool, too. It allows me to leave a trail of breadcrumbs, so I can find my way back home.
 
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05BLKXLR,
Ok, get out your nav. book and start reading. You have certain icon's you can use to designate where you live, (house), and another half dozen for other locations. This is probably your problem as to why you can't save your home address. If I where sitting in the XLR I would take note of how to get to the icon screen, but just can't do it from the computer. I even used the house for my son's address only because I don't get there very often and forget. (CRS)
Good Luck
Bob
05BLKXLR said:
standby -
What little blue house - I have a red pointer and a compass circle indicating the location of the XLR in our driveway? I tried every option I could come up with - the system will not let me save the location without a valid address that is in the database. I am open to any and all suggestions - up to and including purchasing a newer version or a different version of the navigation software.
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Standby/Bob -
I can be a little dense sometimes - I kept looking for a separate Nav Manual as part of the Navigation Disc - silly me it is part of the owners manual. As an engineer I sometimes have difficulties with instructions, I'll let you know how this turns out.
Thanks Again
05BLKXLR/Phil
 
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Well Phil, it looks like your going to really enjoy your nav sytem now. There are lots of tricks in that Nav book, I keep it in the console so I can get to it quick, just in case I can't remember what to do next. (CRS) For some who don't know, Can't Remember S#^%.:party

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Standby/Bob -
I can be a little dense sometimes - I kept looking for a separate Nav Manual as part of the Navigation Disc - silly me it is part of the owners manual. As an engineer I sometimes have difficulties with instructions, I'll let you know how this turns out.
Thanks Again
05BLKXLR/Phil
 

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NAV Accuracy

I have a call into Cadillac customer service to complain about the accuracy of the Denso system. My dealer suggested this would be the best way to get to the right people. There are just too many errors - on major roads - where houses and business are not where they are supposed to be.

If any of you feel the same way, click over to Cadillac.com and go to contact us to leave a message.

Bill
 
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Phil,
That's what this forum is all about. We all have our little nitches as to what we do best..............add it all up and we pretty much have all the answers to help. (Most of the time)
Bob
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Standby -
Worked like a charm
Thanks for your patience and help.
05BLKXLR/Phil
 

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Nothing compares to the Garmin GNS 430 in my Cessna 210, however. The handheld eTrex is pretty cool, too. It allows me to leave a trail of breadcrumbs, so I can find my way back home.
I like the GPS in my Airbus, although when I'm in my car, E320 (non NAV), I use my Garmin 3600....very nice.
 
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