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Default Adding a navigation module to the factory 2013 up touch screen

Ok, so when I was looking into buying my Xb, I saw one of the fully equiped models that had the built-in navigation. It was too cool, but I thought it was way overpriced and just got the base model radio. When they pulled my car out for me to go home, I was pleasantly surprised that my car had the touch screen already installed! Then I found that the "Nav" feature didn't work. I enquired at the dealer and they didn't know if it could be upgraded or not. Apparently they were switching the whole assembly out when they added navigation for a customer. This was October of 2013. I found through another site (ft86club.com) that the base radio was upgradeable and they listed the PN# ....long story short I found it on e-bay much cheaper than at my local stealership and it arrived this morning!

By all accounts this is a 20min job, but I will document it here in case anyone else wants to tackle it themselves.



2014 Scion Navigation with BeSpoke aha extension box module.


Toyota Part Number: PT296-00140


This is a complete set ready to install in your existing 2014 Scion Pioneer 6.1" touchscreen head unit PT546-00140.

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This photo was borrowed from another write up, but it is so good I thought I would include it here:
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Wish me luck! I am going to install it tonight.
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Well. It works great!
1) remove bezel around radio...It just snaps off.
2) remove 4 10mm bolts to remove the touchscreen form the dash.
3) unhook all of the factory plugs by relaesing the locking tabs and gently pulling the plugs out.
4) at this point I took the head unit to my workbench (kitchen table) and saw that the module has posts that line up with holes on the touch screen.
5) remove three phillips screws each side to take the stock mounting "ears" off.
6) snap on the new brackets (PN#591-00140)
7) if you put them on correctly (they are marked right and left) you now can replace the stock mounting ears over the new mounting plates.
replace the 3 phillips screws each side and install the two that came with the bracket into the module...this makes 5 philiips screws each side.
9) plug the new jumper cable between the boxes
10) make sure the cable attached on the module is plugged into the head unit. (see purple marked photo above).
11) Now you are ready to put the headunit back into the car.
12) At first I did not know where to mount the GPS antenna...then I decided to place it just below the dash on top of the defrost vent tube. The kit includes a self adhesive metal plate that I stuck on there. the antenna has a magnet mount but I used some of the included foam tape and clips to secure it. Also, I removed the upper dash bezel and the gauges for access.
13) replace the wiring harness plugs. They will only fit into one slot, so take your time and make sure the plug matches the socket.
14) *NOTE* both antenna wires will now plug into the new module. ( see purple maked photo above) Make sure you push the connectors on until you feel or hear a positive "click".
15) Replace the four 10mm mounting bolts.
16) At this point I checked the touch screen for functionality. It took several minutes, but eventually it booted up. I have read other places that you may need to reset the touchscreen by holding the audio button down and turning on and off the lights three times. I did not need to do this. Do not be alarmed if the navigation unit does not know where you are at first. You need to drive a short distance in order for the nav to recognize where you are in space.
17. Replace the gauge panel and the remaing dash bezels by snapping them back in place.
18. You're done! Have a cold beer and think of all the money you saved by doing this yourself.

I am extreamly happy with this mod.
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Good Job!! i took the Easy/lazy route..Garmin gps on sale at target for $50.. lol.. congrats..
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The Garmin are cool. I have one, but always needed to find it, to use it. (Never wanted it hanging on my window) Plus, around here if anything appears easy to take form your car, theives will smash your window to take it...It is still in the center console of my work truck.
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How much did you pay for the navi kit?
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I have the same system. Are you getting a good signal with the nav antenna mounted on top of the defrost box. I might try this cause I have mine on top of the dash mounted on the right side no wires showing?
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