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I have a 2010 Ram 1500 Big Horn, with the touch-screen hard drive/cd player thing in the dash. While that touch screen is awful nice, it doesn't have a navigation system built in it. I checked the original window sticker and what not, but the truck didn't come with nav apparently.

So is there any way I can add this? I'd like to keep the stock touch screen and dash (don't want to rip up anything for an aftermarket system). I'm assuming because of the touch screen and the built in hard drive for storing "media" there's a mini computer in there, so is there a way to add a navigation system to that? Like install some software from Dodge that would install a nav system like tomtom or whatever?

The dash looks like this:



I realize this is probably a stupid question, but google is failing me and I can't find an answer. If this is in the wrong spot or terribly stupid, mods please move or delete it, thanks. :)
 

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Look at the bottom right corner of the radios face
there are usually 3 letters, that is the radios sales code
MY 3 letters are RER, it is the 730N, meaning Navigation, but the Nav is by Harman Becker

a newer radio would be the RHR 730N, Nav by Garmin
or RHB 430N also has Nav

if you have the REN or RBZ, it won't have Nav

In the case of not having it, i think buying a Garmin NUVI with LIFETIME MAPS & TRAFFIC is the best way to go. I bought one & i never have to buy the upgrades maps & traffic like you have to with the Ram radios every 3 to 5 years
 

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So you can't add nav to a radio that did not come with it?

I'd just get a garmin or something but I hate putting things on the dash, or cables hanging about...would much prefer to use the in-dash stereo/touchscreen that's already there.
 

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I'm not at all impressed by the NAV system. My Dad had it on his and I hated it. Trust me, you will be better off to get a Garmin, pay for lifetime updates and only put it in the window when you need it if you don't like the wires. I don't even notice mine being up there. This will be much cheaper and will work better.

Edit: You can also get creative and run the NAV wire down into the dash and out to the plug or hard wire it.
 

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agree with them, i have the Nav in my truck and it is absolutely garbage. Not worth a nickle. i have a garmin nuvi on my dash and use that. im fighting right now to have mine replaced. a huge waste of money. I don't know one person that likes the factory nav on these trucks
 

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Your dash is already set up for a double din head unit... i would recommend going out to your local stereo shops find a nice double din head unit with a nav system that you like and have the shop install it it will look close to factory and you will have all the bells and whistles you want :)
 

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Thanks for the info and opinions folks. I guess maybe it is time to look at the Garmins and see about getting one hard wired in.

My wife has an older tomtom in her car and I hate it so much I prefer to never use it. If the stock Ram ones are that annoyingly bad I guess it wouldn't be worth it to put one in.

Again, thanks for the info. :)
 
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