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Old 12-28-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Raxiom Nav Unit with Bluetooth

So I picked up the Raxiom Nav Unity w/ Bluetooth from AM a few weeks back when they had it on sale for 500 clams. Install time was NOT two hours. More like "half a day" aka six hours. Granted running the rear camera wire was over two hours in and of itself. However... This thing is the best damn mod I've done to my car yet. The unit exceeded my expectations in spades. Super clean look and functionality. The one question I searched high and low for prior to purchasing the unit I couldn't find an answer for; let me post it here for the next guy in my boat. The Sync works great but using Sync Services navigation does not work in conjunction with the unit. The Raxiom unit is an independent GPS. Sync Serv nav still works but it's working just like before I did the install, it is verbal/text commands only. On Raxiom unit I get a text overlay that gives next turn when using both systems at once. Overlay is more like an alert overlay. Raxiom GPS picks up satellites quick and clean with minimal delay (5-15 seconds.)

Usual price on the Raxiom unit was $700. At $500, I got a bargain. My only regret is not getting it sooner. Thought about this purchase over the Summer and held back. Monday morning quarterbacking, it would have been worth 700 then. Been using it for a few days now and it's great.
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I'd never buy anything Raxiom, read way to many complaints about their products. Glad your happy though.
Its a good looking unit but pricey for what it is.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:59 PM   #3
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I heard a lot of issues with that unit messing up on here.. i really wanted it myself but the price is absolutely ridiculous, and the negative reviews steered me clear. it does look awesome though. glad you like it!

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I hear that when it works (and stays working) its awesome. For that sort of money I'll take a Pioneer double DIN with mirrorlink anyday everyday and gain the superior audio controls/quality. I'm glad you like your Raxiom unit tho, hopefully yours works for as long as you have the car with no issues.
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I hear that when it works (and stays working) its awesome. For that sort of money I'll take a Pioneer double DIN with mirrorlink anyday everyday and gain the superior audio controls/quality.
+1. The Oem radio's in these cars a crap, well at least mine is.

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I just install mine I got it for $500. also and it was worth the price for what it is, a 7 inch display with a built in GPS (but it is awesome) but at 700.00 it is a complete rip. Especially since you are retaining you head and sync unit. But I have never used such a customizable and detailed unit. I do agree though I have been working on cars since about 1972 so I know my way around, and I don't see where they get two hours. Like you said running the camera alone was 2 hours. Only real problem I have is sometimes when I hit the cam button nothing appears on the screen and sometimes it takes 30 seconds to switch from Nav to radio or vice versa. But I love the system, be warned though $700 is way too much for this wait for the sale 3 times I seen it drop to $500.
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I'm confused on why it took you two hours just to run the back up camera? There a pretty easy run to do. Should take 20 min at most if you know what your doing.
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Getting it under the carpet by th console i unbolted the back end and lifted but but my hand was too big to get under it. Didn't have a socket to fit front bolts so could not take whole console out then drilling trim plate and bumper to run wire through bumper. It can be a process and at first i did attempt to run wire under sill plate like i did on grand prix, sill was a pain to remove. The real pain though was getting the sinc and ac module crammed far enough back in the unit.
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Does not sound like you have done enough installs lol. It should only take 20 min to runs the sensor wires and 45/55 for the radio instal.
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Part of my two hour install time was "measuring twice, cut once" type of thing. Mounting the camera and running the wire hidden requires some drilling into the rear bumper cover. That and the fish behind body panels (removal then reattaching) and carpet to make it right is where you burn your time. In retrospect, I could have done it in far less time but then you're talking about tucking wires in carpet/panel seams with your fingers. I'm with you Logan on the AC unit and Sync unit. That was a tight fit. I had mine all buttoned up then noticed the USB update cord that runs into the glove box got pulled back in somehow. Undo tuck, push, curse AC/Sync back in place a second them and I was good. I have had a random error that scared me once. Turned nav unit on and got message "no SD card installed". Turning the car off and on fixed it much like a bogas engine temp reading you get every blue moon.
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Hey bud i done more installs before you were born see since the 70S spaces are tighter more screws and bolts and cacakmaie clips to hold things together and the arthritis creeping into your fingers slow you down a bit. For my age i do pretty good and have a bunch of people less than half my age come here and learn a lot about the classic cars and even the newer ones. Got three full blown (thats changing calipers router swaping in braided lines and painting calipers) going on in the spring. after that its headers i get a following every spring and nobody has been dissapointed yet.
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Sorry to offend you PAL. No Grendel just seems slow to me to spend two hours on one wire. I worked as an installer for five years and never saw anyone spend two hours on anything. This is just the Internet. No reason to be offended here. I've done thousands of installs and seen it all. There should never be any reason to spend 2 hours on that in my eyes.
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Meant in good fun here all - "Logan, I can handle 20prima with the one word defense all us ol' guys love and know to be true... "Kids!"

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Where do u put the groceries ?!!!'


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Meant in good fun here all - "Logan, I can handle 20prima with the one word defense all us ol' guys love and know to be true... "Kids!"

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Nice looking work there brother.

Thanks. There's a lot of pride into my installs. And FYI I'm no kid. I've built several cars ground up in my days. But hey if you want to call me a kid I won't get butt hurt to it. I'm an a$$hole and I'm proud of it. 😄 love me or hate me It won't matter to me.

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That's not my grocery getter lol. That's my clutch dropper.
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Anyone under 45 is a kid to me... That's all I have left, don't take my coping mechanism away from me or I'll hit you with the queen mother of ol' guy insults and preface the "kid" with punk.

On a serious note, my hat is off to anyone that does this kid of stuff on a routine basis. There's a lot of required attention to detail that transcends doing it on "my car" here. Hats off to you brother.
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Anyone under 45 is a kid to me... That's all I have left, don't take my coping mechanism away from me or I'll hit you with the queen mother of ol' guy insults and preface the "kid" with punk.

On a serious note, my hat is off to anyone that does this kid of stuff on a routine basis. There's a lot of required attention to detail that transcends doing it on "my car" here. Hats off to you brother.

Il take the under 45 thing with a smile on my face. Pushing 40 and I wanna think in young but damn time flys


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Anyone under 45 is a kid to me... That's all I have left, don't take my coping mechanism away from me or I'll hit you with the queen mother of ol' guy insults and preface the "kid" with punk.

On a serious note, my hat is off to anyone that does this kid of stuff on a routine basis. There's a lot of required attention to detail that transcends doing it on "my car" here. Hats off to you brother.



Haha fair enough bud. Thanks for the compliment though.
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Hey there sorry I was a bit short I was reading that message on my phone while I was stuck in dead stopped traffic for nearly 90 minutes, and I was hungry as hell (I would have traded the car for a slice of pizza at the time lol)so I was not i the best of moods. But you guys are kids I am 61
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I may rate as a younger brother, maybe the middle brother then Logan.
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