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  1. gooffeyguy

    gooffeyguy Full Access Member

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    The 2012 is hard drive based, but that just means the nav disc data is copied to the hard drive.

    You can't use cheap copies of the nav discs. The update discs are keyed to your VIN and still only come out every couple of years and cost about $150-$180. I haven't found any cheaper alternatives, copies/cracks, etc.

    2001 Yukon SLT
    2012 Yukon Denali XL
    2011 Yukon Denali RIP 5/20/18
     
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    I went on that website tonight and plugged in for a 2012, still the last update was in 2016, nothing newer, same as my 2009. I find it incredible that the aftermarket hasn't made a disc update for us since.
     
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    Damn. I was hoping I was done with needing a disc with my 2013.
     
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    And it takes almost an hour for it to copy all the map data updates

    2001 Yukon SLT
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    2011 Yukon Denali RIP 5/20/18
     
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    They usually have a sale for $99 at some point
     
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    I was going to suggest this..... i've seen units as low as $75
     
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    I bought a supposedly updated nav disc on ebay for my 2007 Yukon, and it didn't work any better than the disc I had. Sorry, I don't have version numbers handy. While I like the Yukon's built-in screen, since that update attempt was a waste of money, I'm not planning on trying it again.

    The huge advantage to me of cell phone-based GPS like Waze and Google maps is the up-to-the-minute updates on traffic (in addition to the most current map information). I've been on trips and had it suddenly change my route to avoid traffic jams due to accidents. That has saved me a lot of time.
     
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    the first thing I yanked out of mine was the headunit, now I use the pioneer w8400nex wireless, it has both built in gps nav & traffic and wireless android auto/carplay, bluetooth, dvd, card reader, usb, hdmi.
     
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    I bought an official updated disc on ebay for $10, complete with magic marker markings, works fine. Couple of falls ago we took a trip to Atlanta for the weekend. I was running the factory nav unit with XM/Sirius Traffic and had our routes plugged in to the system. My dear wife decided to compete by using Waze. When I listened to her and Waze, we got stuck in even more traffic but when I ignored Waze and stuck with GMC and Sirius we made better time. Sirius' Traffic isn't as fast acting nor does it show as many slow downs but in that instance at least, it was better. The software and graphics looks little different than that used in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica we rented once.

    Unless someone starts making updated maps on DVD, at some point I'll be forced into an aftermarket unit which some guys are already replacing due to them not being made as robust as the OEM even though they have many more and improved features.
     
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