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    This is a discussion on Navigation a separate option? within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; I recently purchased a 2014 Dart GT that has the 8.4 Uconnect system. I am wondering if Navigation would have been a separate option that ...

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      Navigation a separate option?

      I recently purchased a 2014 Dart GT that has the 8.4 Uconnect system. I am wondering if Navigation would have been a separate option that was just not included. If that is the case is there a way to unlock it, as i'm assuming all the systems are the same and that option is just not activated.

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      Use your phone and google maps. It's a different UConnect unit and antenna. Way too much trouble and not worth it. Just search and find out what a pain they are to update.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Troyg71 View Post
      I recently purchased a 2014 Dart GT that has the 8.4 Uconnect system. I am wondering if Navigation would have been a separate option that was just not included. If that is the case is there a way to unlock it, as i'm assuming all the systems are the same and that option is just not activated.
      You are assuming incorrectly, unfortunately. Unlike the newer Uconnect 8.4A used in most other 2015+ FCA models that have all the required functionality for navigation and can be unlocked with a purchased software code, the older Uconnect 8.4 sytem used in the Dart uses different hardware for NAV and non-NAV systems. Upgrading to navigation in the Dart requires replacing the radio unit (which is buried in the dash, and is not part of the screen itself) and adding the GPS antenna. It can be done, but it's probably not worth the effort, since it would likely be cheaper (and easier) to get a quality Garmin GPS with lifetime map updates. Official map updates for the OEM unit are outdated and you have to pay for them. Unofficial updates (ie. pirated maps) can be loaded, but it can be a challenging process and it doesn't always work out as planned.

     

     

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