Installing a navigation system in car

Installing a navigation system in car, is not a difficult task. When we have a car it is essential to know us. When we have a navigation system we can drive across the unknown path. When we have no factory navigation system in car we can add this system in our car. By adding a navigation system to our car we can improve resale value. The navigation system works even though we are outside the cell service and smartphone guidance fails. We can add an aftermarket navigation system when we want better sound quality, and audio quality and upgrade speakers.

installing a navigation system in car

Definition of the navigation system?

Before installing a navigation system in car we should know the proper definition of the navigation system.A navigation system is an electrical system in a vehicle or mobile device that provides a proper map of the current location. We also get real directions of the destination. The navigation system receives signals from the satellite-based global positioning system. Currently, we should know the navigation system is installed properly because we can know the location, navigation,tracking, mapping by using navigation systems.

How can we install a navigation system in car?

When we want to install dash navigation system in car we need to follow some rules. In installation cases, we can find similarities between dash navigation receiver and gps in dash stereo. But for dash navigation receiver installation we need to follow the some extra steps.

GPS antenna installation 

We can mount the gps antenna near the top of the underside of our dash. In this way, we can maintain the reliable reception. We can serve to keep the antenna out of sight. For ensuring the best result we need to use the antenna in the centre of a metal roof at leat 5 cm away from any roof bars or radio antennas. We should not mount the antenna close to the edge of the roof. If we do it reflections from the ground may interfere with the signals. We need to avoid the edges because reflections from the A-pillars will have a bad effect. We should always maintain the solid connection. We should attach gps antenna to the metal plate or sheet properly. We should route the antenna wire to the rear of the receiver.

Wire connections 

Receivers with a video screen require a couple of accessory wire connections. We need some extra wire connections.Here is the description of them.

1. When the video screen is in front of the car we need to attach them to the parking brake wire. We need to apply this to the GPS system too. When the vehicle is in motion some of the more advanced navigation functions are disabled. When we want to look up a phone number or change the default settings of the unit we need to pull over first. It is very rare to need a connection to the foot brake.

2. We can also see the reverse wire connections. With the help of these connections, the navigation system knows when the vehicle is traveling in reverse. 

Remote mount navigation systems 

This system consists of a separate navigation module that is connected to a compatible touchscreen car stereo. The navigation module is a box that needs to be installed somewhere out of the way. Currently, we can install a navigation module in the compartment. They have memory card slot and USB input to receive map updates. We can run off the module by using a GPS antenna. GPS antenna can be mounted on the dash. The module requires battery and ground connections.

How can we install a gps device quickly?

For installing a gps device we need to maintain the following steps.

1. We should take the device out of the original box. We need to locate the instruction booklet.

2. We need three main pieces. They are gps device, power cord, holder with an affixed suction cup.

3. At first We should place the gps device into the holder.

4. After that we need to mount the device inside our vehicle.

5. We need to plug in the appropriate end of the power cord into the gps.

How can we use portable navigation systems?

Here is the some tips to use portable systems.

1.We should turn the power button on.

2.We need to program the device. We need to answer some questions such as date,time,home location.

3. We should use the gps’ instruction booklet to locate the function.

4. When we are not in the vehicle we should store the device in our glove box or console.

The average cost of the navigation system in our car 

Currently, we find navigation system in most of the cars. We can get in smartphone apps or in-dash navigation systems. For installation we can find different cost options. We should know the installation costs properly. Here is the description of them. We own can install a gps. In this case we need to pay only for the part. We can get it at an affordable price. Price can be varied according to the advanced system. The cost can be 100$ to 1500$.

When the technicians build the system we need to pay 100$ to 450$ more.

1. Factory navigation system 

This system is perfect for the vehicle. In the factory-installed system, features are created to the layout and interior of the vehicle. In this case, normally the screen is larger. Factory speakers are included in the warranty. For the factory navigation system, our budget should be $500 to $2000 or more.

2. Aftermarket navigation system 

Comparatively, this system is cheaper. This system ensures a higher-quality audio experience. We get better and more colorful displays and features like apple car play, android auto, and pandora streaming. In this case, our budget should be $300 to &1300.

Touch screen car stereo with gps and Bluetooth


When we have a car we should know about installing a navigation system in our car. We can do it individually or technicians can do this. When we have this system in our car, we can enjoy the journey properly. Hope this article will help us to know details about the installation.

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