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Old 11-24-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default How to Install OEM Navigation into the Outlook - An Illustrated Guide

This week I installed the factory Navigation unit in place of the factory radio with the Advanced Audio Package.
We do not have the rear DVD system.
The whole process took about 1.5 hours to do. the hardest part is getting the courage to tear apart your new car. The second hardest part is fishing the GPS wire through the dash.
If you have good skills with tools and take your time, it is a pretty easy job to do.

Please ask me any questions about the install and I will try my best to help you.


Only a few hand tools are needed:












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Old 11-24-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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Be sure and tape the blue connector AND a little down on the foam covered wire area so you don't rip the connector off when you wish the GPS wire through the dash.













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Old 11-25-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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Wow, thanks! I'm picking up a used 2007 XR and I was hoping to find this information.

If I understand correctly, there are 2 wires to fish through the dash? The GPS antenna as well as the radio antenna ?

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:01 PM   #7
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Nice job! How much did you save (not including your install time) vs the $2145 factory option?

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:08 PM   #8
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Nice writeup. I wonder if the Outlook navigation headunit will work in other models? I'd like to put one fron an Outlook in my Ion.

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:38 PM   #9
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Awesome & detailed pics! Brings back very bad memories of putting on the XM unit to my wife's old CRV-SE. Had to take the dash half apart just to add on the feature to the "XM ready" radio. A royal pain in the lower unit seconded only to the haste of putting on the factory driving lights...

Wonderful install - enjoy.

Was there a bypass to get it to play movies?

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Old 11-25-2007, 11:33 PM   #10
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Excellent write up Kevin. I have been wondering how difficult it would be to start changing out speakers - with your photos I see it is not too tough. I may even undertake changing to the Nav unit now.

During the course of changing your head unit, did you happen to check out the subwoofer? Is it something you could see down through the dash opening? I would really like to change the sub out in my Outlook for something like a JL Audio sub.

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:13 AM   #11
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Wow, thanks! I'm picking up a used 2007 XR and I was hoping to find this information.

If I understand correctly, there are 2 wires to fish through the dash? The GPS antenna as well as the radio antenna ?

Chris
No, only the GPS wire needs to be fished through. The same antennae wire is used on both units and just plugs in.

Once you get over the fear of tearing the car apart, it is pretty easy. Just take your time with the clips.

I bought mine through eBay seller "tauk". He is fantastic to work with.

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:15 AM   #12
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Was there a bypass to get it to play movies?
No, it will play movies as long as you are parked. The GM Lockpick sold by an online retailer can bypass lockout as well as allow XM categories to be selected and set destination info on the Nav. I have not tried installing one of these though, so I don't know how well they work.

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:17 AM   #13
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Nice job! How much did you save (not including your install time) vs the $2145 factory option?
I paid $810 for the Nav, DVD, and GPS antennae including shipping. $50 for the activation at the dealer. I work for free!

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:18 AM   #14
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During the course of changing your head unit, did you happen to check out the subwoofer? Is it something you could see down through the dash opening? I would really like to change the sub out in my Outlook for something like a JL Audio sub.
Sorry, I did not look at the subwoofer. If it is below the radio, you only probably need to remove the upper storage bin and maybe the radio bezel.

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Old 11-26-2007, 03:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: How to Install OEM Navigation into the Outlook - An Illustrated Guide

Hi Kevin,

Why do the A pillars need to be opened up? I don't understand what you are doing on the photo that says "Put a loop at the end of yout fish wire". Are you sending a wire FROM the center of the dash TO the side pillar in order to pull something back ? If so, what are you pulling back?

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Ahhh, forget it, i got it.

I thought the GPS sensor was sitting right above the center console, under the storage bin, but I see that's it actually off the the passenger side, beneath the cowl.

So the pillars come off so you can remove the cowl. And you fish a wire through to grab the blue end of the GPS sensor wire and pull it back.

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:05 AM   #17
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Ahhh, forget it, i got it.

I thought the GPS sensor was sitting right above the center console, under the storage bin, but I see that's it actually off the the passenger side, beneath the cowl.

So the pillars come off so you can remove the cowl. And you fish a wire through to grab the blue end of the GPS sensor wire and pull it back.
You hit it exactly right. The A pillars hold down the cowl panel on the ends.

Good luck if you do it, it's not so bad, and to me worth saving about $1300.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:47 PM   #18
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Did you have XM radio prior to doing this? I am interested in adding the Nav unit but have XM and want to keep it.

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Old 11-29-2007, 07:14 AM   #19
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Yes, I had the free trial to XM and the new radio came right back with active XM. I am not sure if the XM account is connected via the VIN or OnStar, but it works with no problems and no action from me. It will be interesting to see if it stays active after the 90 days are up.

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:32 AM   #20
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I greatly appreciate your taking the time to document this process and I'm sure many others appreciate it as well! Excellent photos and instructions! Thanks again!

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