You can easily add a TOYOTA CD player later. You need a TOYOTA CD or changer and the CD "fitting kit" that includes mounting brackets and a special Y cable.Keeg said:<snip>
Just for kicks and giggles, I hit the NAV button and the CD button, and in each case it said something to the effect of "external system not connected".
So the question falls to you, the experts. If I were to buy this used Prius today (or sometime soon), would I be able to add the navigation system and/or CD changer at a later time?
You can also get kits from Harry and Coastal to adapt a Jensen CD/MP3 player but not necessarily with full touch-screen functionality.
Adding the Toyota integrated NAV is NOT practical or affordable due to the need to install the GPS antenna/receiver under the dash top (est. 6 to 8 hours of labor), installing the special cables, brackets and NAV ECU (snother 8 hours or so) - all bought at REPLACEMENT prics$$$ At one time, we estimated several thousand $$ in parts alone - NO DVD database at those prices either!
Coastal has a NAV add-on but it does NOT integrate with the Prius touch screen.
CD/MP3 CAN be added later.
NAV "can" be IF you don't insist on factory functionality.