I thought I make a video on my experience upgrading the Acura Hard Drive Navigation. This one I'm showing is on my 2014 Acura TL.

This maybe similar to another Acura/Honda NAVI products. This version doesn't have a DVD player under the seat or trunk so you will need to put the DVD into the cd audio player for it to upgrade.

It took me approximately 2hrs to upgrade and the purple edition for my DVD has 2 DVDs. The first DVD is on the application whereas the 2nd DVD is on the maps.

The DVDs come with a license key linked to your Device ID. Each Device ID is unique to your vehicle. You will need to install the license key after the application has been loaded onto the vehicle.

I wouldn't suggest everyone upgrade the DVD every year but maybe every 2-3 years is a better idea so you get the new maps and points of interest.

Hope you enjoy the video. Thumbs up please.

The NAVI DVD came be order from:
acuranavi.navigation.com

Comments

    • wojtimore R
      wojtimore R

      It looks like a waste of money as you have your smartphone in a pocket ;) On my 2011 TSX SW Voice apps won't work. Is this upgrade resolves any firmware updates? Bluetooth

      about 10 days ago
    • wojtimore R
      wojtimore R In reply to wojtimore R

      I do like the nav screen especially when I am in downtown and trying to navigate between one-way streets it is helpful in familiar areas as a reference point. But to spend time typing an address is a nightmare. Is there any firmware update to TSX 2011-2014? I'll love to use my voice apps like WhatsApp or Hangouts.

      about 10 days ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to wojtimore R

      The voice apps is limited to a few phrases. I like the nice big screen on the Navi but one can live with the mobile phone then use that.

      about 10 days ago
    • Ernest Tenkorang
      Ernest Tenkorang

      Toward the end there u mention about putting ur security code am not quite sure whar u mean by that will the system ask u that? And where is the security code

      about 6 months ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Ernest Tenkorang

      That maybe the key to unlock the version on the DVD. It should come from the DVD vendor also.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ernest Tenkorang
      Ernest Tenkorang

      So 2 questions when do i know to put in the second cd or will it tell me, and the maps is it America only or Canada as well cause i live in Canada?

      about 7 months ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Ernest Tenkorang

      I'm not sure about the Canada one given I use the USA one only. Maybe you want to contact navigation.com to get more info.

      about 7 months ago
    • Frank Murray
      Frank Murray

      So we just bought a used 2 owner 2007 Acura MDX and what do we do if someone else was logged into the system? How do we change the log in information to our own?

      about 9 months ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Frank Murray

      If you want, you can reset to default on the settings. I don't recall anything for old users.

      about 9 months ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Frank Murray

      07 MDX is DVD so no device ID as they did not go to Hard Drive until 2010. DVD system just insert the DVD and it will update.

      about 9 months ago
    • Gentle Nonny
      Gentle Nonny

      Please I am having a problem of HDD error at my acura zdx 2010, can anyone direct me on how to refix it or solve the error and which shopping app I can get this DVD upgrading disc?

      about 11 months ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Gentle Nonny

      What’s the error message? Acura dealers can tell which disc to buy.

      about 11 months ago
    • Jahbari Burton
      Jahbari Burton

      Does these map updates work in the Caribbean islands?

      about 1 year ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Jahbari Burton

      The one feature here doesn't work for Caribbean Islands, check with the map folks.

      about 1 year ago
    • amir dakei
      amir dakei

      my honda accord 2013 error program update ,no one cant fix it , plaese help

      about 1 year ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to amir dakei

      When you buy the CD, it comes with a key to enter to activate. Without the key, the program will not work. Another way is to talk to car dealer to help.

      about 1 year ago
    • amir dakei
      amir dakei In reply to amir dakei

      im from iran no good english sorry

      about 1 year ago
    • amir dakei
      amir dakei In reply to amir dakei

      no key is activated,error program update please inset the disc

      about 1 year ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to amir dakei

      What's the error message? Can you perform a factory reset?

      about 1 year ago
    • Frank Grupico
      Frank Grupico

      I just got a used 2011 mdx how can i get a cd to upgrade my nav

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Frank Grupico

      @Jerome Armstrong acuranavi.navigation.com has updates for the 2011 MDX. You cannot use an eBay disc for those vehicles due to that system requiring a Password that is linked to a device ID and vin number. You need your current Map DB installed in the car, VIN and Device ID in order to purchase an update. Then you get a code from Here which lets you update the system. If you don't have that code, then you cannot update and could cause the system not to work.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jerome Armstrong
      Jerome Armstrong In reply to Frank Grupico

      Terry Vander Molen I’d like an answer to the question. Do You have any suggestions?

      about 8 months ago
    • Terry Vander Molen
      Terry Vander Molen In reply to Frank Grupico

      Frank Grupico did you get an answer on your question?

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike Bullock
      Mike Bullock In reply to Frank Grupico

      Frank Grupico ebay

      about 1 year ago
    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha

      Question: where did you bought the navigator upgrade?

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Madara Uchiha

      Please read the description part. I have it in there.

      about 2 years ago
    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha

      where did you bought the upgrade?

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan

      I do think that Acura should offer at least a few map updates for free, like Mercedes, Volvo and Genesis.

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Michael Horgan

      Honda does it with their Garmin GPS for 5 years now.

      about 9 months ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Michael Horgan

      Good, I made a video on the how to change the Prius engine filter at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8160k_wyP-U

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Michael Horgan

      Nothing is free in life. If they include more updates, it will up the price more.

      about 2 years ago
    • Dario Quezada
      Dario Quezada

      Price is pretty steep. Can I borrow it? :)

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Dario Quezada

      You can only use the HDD discs only once as they are tied to your VIN number and, you have to enter in a few things like a Device ID, VIN, and Map DB (database) version.

      about 2 years ago
    • Dario Quezada
      Dario Quezada In reply to Dario Quezada

      netman88 thank you..

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Dario Quezada

      Wait for the sale before summer, they usually have one and it's cheaper.

      about 2 years ago
    • mccraejoey82
      mccraejoey82

      so you have to leave your car on for 2 hours

      about 2 years ago
    • mccraejoey82
      mccraejoey82 In reply to mccraejoey82

      +netman88 ok thank

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to mccraejoey82

      No, it will resume where it stopped on the update when you restart the car.

      about 2 years ago
    • Joy Ezebilo
      Joy Ezebilo

      Please I live in west Africa Nigeria if I buy the DVD to upgrade will it work to give me directions please respond?

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Joy Ezebilo

      Probably want to contact Acura/Honda. I'm not familiar with that product in that country.

      about 2 years ago
    • SmokIn Swimbait
      SmokIn Swimbait

      saw your map. im from Tasman also. lol does this work for the 2010 Acura Tsx?

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to SmokIn Swimbait

      Acura didn't make that way for safety reasons but maybe there's a mod for it.

      about 2 years ago
    • SmokIn Swimbait
      SmokIn Swimbait In reply to SmokIn Swimbait

      Dammit this whole time i thought you can watch movies on this. Feeling stupid. Lol

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to SmokIn Swimbait

      Nope. It only updates the streets and routes. I personally update every 2-3 years but not every year. Not all streets change that often.

      about 2 years ago
    • SmokIn Swimbait
      SmokIn Swimbait In reply to SmokIn Swimbait

      Also does the most recent disc update also update the clarity and make it look more HD?

      about 2 years ago
    • SmokIn Swimbait
      SmokIn Swimbait In reply to SmokIn Swimbait

      Nice. How come mine says DVD however when i tried to watch a movie but doesnt work. Your help pls?

      about 2 years ago
    • Stanley Sarkar
      Stanley Sarkar

      I HAVE A 2010 TL AND I TRIED TO THE UPGRADE BUT, I HAVE BIG PROBLEM I HAVE BROUGHT THE UPGRADE DVDs WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE UPGRADE ON THE FIRST DVD THAN WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR THE DISC #2 IT SAID TO PUT THE FIRST ON BACK AGAIN. AFTER DOING SO IN STUCK WITH "THE SYSTEM WAS UNABLE TO UPDATE CORRECTLY. PLEASE VISIT YOUR DEALER WHEN POSSIBLE TO HAVE YOUR SYSTEM UPDATE COMPLETE. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO DEALER AND THEY TOOK THE WHILE CONCEAL OUT FOR THREE WEEKS BUT SAYING NOTHING WRONG WITH HARD DRIVE. BUT, I'M STILL STUCK WITH THE SAME MASSAGE AND NOTHING WORKS. PLEASE ANY SUGGESTION?? EVERYTHING WAS WORKING PERFECTLY BEFORE. PLEASE HELP.

      about 2 years ago
    • pochoun33137
      pochoun33137 In reply to Stanley Sarkar

      Stanley did you ever get the system to upgrade? I'm thinking about doing this but your situation has me on pause.

      Bless.

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Stanley Sarkar

      There must be a way to wipe out the install and reinstall again. I have not done that year and model though.

      about 2 years ago
    • Luc Truchon
      Luc Truchon

      Hi, Can you remove the DVD after the upgrade? In other Word, Can I borrow a DVD from a friend, upgrade my car and then givre back the DVD to my friend? Thanks!

      about 2 years ago
    • Demiflip TV
      Demiflip TV In reply to Luc Truchon

      Where do I get the CD from and my car is 2010

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Luc Truchon

      If your car has the DVD system you can simply update it by replacing the disc. DVD system has the older silver and gray graphics with the lower resolution graphics.

      about 9 months ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Luc Truchon

      There is a menu with your device ID, VIN and database. When you go on the site you write down from that menu and give it to them, and then they ship you an update with a passcode.

      about 9 months ago
    • Frank Murray
      Frank Murray In reply to Luc Truchon

      @Michael Horgan so if the Navigation has been upgraded before and needs another upgrade and you purchase a new CD how is that going to work with your Navigation? I guess since I NM is new it will program itself to your unit and then it would be useless to any other vehicle?

      about 9 months ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Luc Truchon

      Correct, it is tied to your vehicles previous map db, Device id and vin number.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jay Jackson
      Jay Jackson

      Question. Just to be sure.. Your car has to be on two full hours for it to install? Can I stop it and then let it continue at different points?

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Jay Jackson

      Yes, I would pay $150 again but the upgrade could be better IMO. I prefer the big screen compared to the phone and using up my data plan.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jay Jackson
      Jay Jackson In reply to Jay Jackson

      Is it worth it in your opinion? Spending the $150.00 or should I just use my phone?

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Jay Jackson

      Yes, you can turn car off and when you restart the car, the upgrade will continue where it left off.

      about 2 years ago
    • Honda Navi
      Honda Navi

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      about 3 years ago
    • Ed Herbst
      Ed Herbst

      Is this the 140.00 map upgrade you purchase from Acura. My RDX maps were not current when I purchased the car 4 months ago, but I'm not paying that amount for a few changes. What else did the upgrade give you?

      about 3 years ago
    • Ed Herbst
      Ed Herbst In reply to Ed Herbst

      Thanks Netman.

      about 3 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Ed Herbst

      +Ed Herbst Just that maps upgrade. It's sold thru the map provider not Acura. On the video, I'm just showing my experience, I'm not endorsing the product.

      about 3 years ago
    • Keon Cooke
      Keon Cooke

      would this work on an 04 RL?

      about 3 years ago
    • Michael Horgan
      Michael Horgan In reply to Keon Cooke

      Which the disc has been discontinued for a few years.

      about 2 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Keon Cooke

      +Keon Cooke I think the 04 RL which is a different format.

      about 3 years ago
    • Hassan Iftikhar
      Hassan Iftikhar

      Hello, I was hoping you could answer a question of mine. I just bought a 2013 TL with Tech and I don't have the traffic or weather icons on my Info screen. I can't find them anywhere. Do you have any insights? Love the video by the way.

      about 3 years ago
    • Hassan Iftikhar
      Hassan Iftikhar In reply to Hassan Iftikhar

      Okay, thank you sir.

      about 3 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Hassan Iftikhar

      +Hassan Iftikhar Hi... The traffic and weather is an additional service I think. You will have to pay XM for that service. I don't use that feature. That feature needs to be enabled with $$$ to XM I think.,

      about 3 years ago
    • Bashar S. Harvey
      Bashar S. Harvey

      is this upgrading is only for the "MAP" or for the whole system i mean there will be any difference in the interface like Pandora radio will be available or not ?

      about 3 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to Bashar S. Harvey

      +Bashar S. Harvey MAP only. Not a new feature upgrade.

      about 3 years ago
    • wineman
      wineman

      after loading this was your gps system slower?

      about 3 years ago
    • netman88
      netman88 In reply to wineman

      @CARRY9MM Didn't notice that on mines.

      about 3 years ago