In my 2008 Navigator (Mr Lincoln, to you :-)) the DVD for the GPS goes into the GPS/Radio itself. There is a simple procedure described in the manual.
Since that is the case, I am guessing that you don't have the same system as I do. PS: I have 3 cars and 3 GPS systems - none of them are in the trunk.
The navigation DVD is inserted in a compartment in the trunk on the left side. assuming you have a later model car. That was the loation of the cassette for the 6-CD changer in some earlier models. See your manual.
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Is the DVD slot in the dash board or in the second row? Does it appear to be factory installed or possibly aftermarket? If factory and in the front, I'd suspect it's for loading navigation system updates. Does your Navigator have factory navigation?
Either the power to the DVD unit is off for some reason or the signal connection to the entertainment unit is loose. It sounds more like a power issue, since the ent. unit senses the DVD but can't access it. Have the dealer check it out.
The data on the DVD map disc ages at a rate of 15-20% per year. As the data ages, the functionality of the navigation system declines. Offering GM customers new navigation DVDs will ensure that the customers have the latest information for their system.
General Motors offered a Navigation Disc Update Program for alot model year vehicles. This program concluded on December 31, 2009. The DVD Navigation Update Program policy has changed and customers are no longer eligible for free annual updates, however, a navigation DVD update disc can be purchased for $199 (USD) + shipping.
If the navigation disc is needed for a warranty situation, the disc can be purchased for $120 (USD). The dealer must provide a VIN and RO# XXXXX qualify for the reduced price. The dealer must call the GM Navigation Disc Center, as this option is not available on the website.
The GM Navigation Disc Center launched on March 15, 2006. There are two ways to obtain an updated disc: * Via the web through gmnavdisc.com * GM Navigation Disc Center 1-877-628-3472
Technical Service Bulletins are sometimes generated to address specific
navigation radio operational or performance issues. When a navigation
radio bulletin is issued, it may contain instructions to utilize an
advanced vehicle navigation (AVN) software update with a specific part
number. GM dealers must order advanced vehicle navigation (AVN) software
update discs as directed in the specific bulletin.
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Yes and you may not buy the car if you know. But all of the Manufacturers probably operate the same scam. Even if you are the original owner, it costs you between $250 and $350 to get a reprogramming disk to upgrade the system. You simply use the cd and insert the Navigation disk, that disk stays in the cd when you have a multiple cd unit.
We leased a new Lincoln for 3 years and after 2 years a letter came out trying to sell us the upgrade. We did not upgrade, and felt we should have a current map for the remaining year of our lease as we felt we paid for the ability of the Navigation system to do its job the full 3 years. They did not give us an upgrade.
So at 2 year intervals, the Manufacturers will sock you with a $350 bill to keep your Navigation current. Or just use the old maps.
The DVD for the navigation is not loaded into the 6 disc changer. Push the passenger seat all the way forward and up. Get in the back seat and you can access it from there. There is a cover that might need to be popped down.