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So the nav system crapped out on my 2013 LR4. While I saw a few threads suggesting that it simply needed to be reset, the dealership told me that there were a number of faults and that the audio head would need to be replaced for a cost of $4,000. I spoke to a shop that specializes in Land Rovers and Jaguars who claimed that because of how the fiber optics work, there was no after market option that would work in a 2013. The rest of the audio system works great: phone, CD, radio, bluetooth music, etc.
Has anyone run across a solution besides a junkyard replacement, $4000 factory replacement, or $12 vent clip to hold an iPhone? Optimally I'd prefer something that worked with Apple Carplay. Losing the navigation system isn't that big a deal, just an inconvenience. But if the phone and radio go, it'll make for an unpleasant daily ride.
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So, when you press Nav nothing happens? The CarPlay units literally just replace that.. you unplug the nav system and plug this CarPlay thing in. I have one in my 2013.
 

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2013 Nav. Yeah your not missing much lol. I haven't looked at the nav in my 2010 in at least 7 years.
 

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So the nav system crapped out on my 2013 LR4. While I saw a few threads suggesting that it simply needed to be reset, the dealership told me that there were a number of faults and that the audio head would need to be replaced for a cost of $4,000. I spoke to a shop that specializes in Land Rovers and Jaguars who claimed that because of how the fiber optics work, there was no after market option that would work in a 2013. The rest of the audio system works great: phone, CD, radio, bluetooth music, etc.
Has anyone run across a solution besides a junkyard replacement, $4000 factory replacement, or $12 vent clip to hold an iPhone? Optimally I'd prefer something that worked with Apple Carplay. Losing the navigation system isn't that big a deal, just an inconvenience. But if the phone and radio go, it'll make for an unpleasant daily ride.
Thanks!
I bought a Meta 9405B kit for my 2013. This changes the look of the dash with the clock being moved up to replace the old head unit. I bought mine from Albert Zandi <[email protected]> at Buyrite18 Inc., 2232 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11223, very helpful. Kit costs around $500 and includes conversion for the aerial. You have to buy your own head unit and the choice is large as you are no longer restricted to a small unit. The only problem now is choice is restricted due to supply chain problems. I ended up with a JVC KW-M650BT which gives me Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Sirius XM, Waze etc. At last, goodbye to Land Rovers cr*p navigation system.
 

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If NAV is the only thing you are missing, I would not fix it at $4K. I am the only one in the family that likes the Rover NAV, everyone else just uses their phones.
If you are like me and just want it working "because", then that's a different matter, but my personal limit would be about $500.
 

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