Nav System mod

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Michael D. Henderson, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. I am about to purchase a Town & Country with the navigation system.
    I understand that this system will not allow input while in motion,
    even by the passenger. Is there a modification or key sequence that
    will bypass this "feature"? I was able to find a "secret key sequence"
    that allows me to override the lockout on my Lexus nav system.
    Hopefully, there is also one for the Chrysler system.

    Michael D. Henderson, Jul 6, 2006
  2. Michael D. Henderson

    damnnickname Guest

    That saftey feature is there for a reason. Would you watch TV and drive?
    It will not let you program a destination but will allow to use other
    funtions while driving.

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    damnnickname, Jul 6, 2006
  3. Michael D. Henderson

    Richard Guest

    This is more big brother than safety essential. Did it not pop into anyone's
    mind that the passenger would be and should be able to program the GPS while

    Richard, Jul 6, 2006
  4. The Alpine system in Chrysler's was designed by lawyers not engineers. In
    addition to the annoying lockout it requires that you accept it's EULA
    every time you start the car.
    General Schvantzkoph, Jul 6, 2006
  5. Michael D. Henderson

    maxpower Guest

    Ah yea it did..... but if there is no passenger in the car would it not pop
    back into your mind that now the driver would do it??
    maxpower, Jul 6, 2006

  6. That "safety feature" is not a safety feature when the programming
    is done by the front seat passenger/navigator/copilot.

    Michael D. Henderson, Jul 6, 2006
  7. Michael D. Henderson

    maxpower Guest

    And that is why it cant be programmed by the front seat
    passenger/navigator/copilot when the vehicle is in motion!!
    maxpower, Jul 7, 2006

  8. Because it's not a safety feature? Your logic is flawed.

    Michael D. Henderson, Jul 7, 2006
  9. Yet your "about to buy it" anyway. So in other words, your basically
    telling Chrysler that you really like the nav feature of it not being
    able. That is called voting with your feet.

    Why not just buy the van without the nav thing and buy an aftermarket
    nav thing? Or, better yet, get free road maps from AAA.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Jul 7, 2006

  10. That's right. I am "about" to buy it. That means the decision
    isn't final. That's why I am checking to see if it could be made to fit
    my needs. If so, then I "will" make the purchase; If not, then I'll
    find something else that works for me, perhaps the van with an
    aftermarket GPS, just you suggested. You and I are in perfect agreement
    about voting with one's feet. I wish everyone felt the same and acted

    Michael D. Henderson, Jul 8, 2006
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