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Alright, I admit that when it comes to cars I'm definitely more of an engine mod and tuner guy. I'm a noob when it comes to stereos and electronics. I've got a 2012 with the 6 speaker stereo and this head unit.


I'd like to upgrade to navigation and a back up camera. I've read all the threads on here about adding the Cruze navigation system to a non Mylink equipped car. It seems rather intensive to make the conversion. But the nav units are getting pretty reasonable on eBay.

Would I be better off trying to get all the parts to install a stock Cruze nav unit? Or am I better off getting an aftermarket nav equipped head unit and a backup camera?
 

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My main goal was integrated, OEM looking GPS in my Cruze. I like the tablet idea, but my only desire was GPS so I went this route. 7" Garmin GPS units are still pretty pricey, so I went with a 6" display. 7" display might not fit as well. I think it turned out great! I found my used Garmin Nuvi 2639LMT for $100 shipped on eBay with free lifetime maps & traffic. Some of the Garmins have a backup camera option, so you would want to look for that. I bought the JC Custom relocation kit from a member here for $41.95 shipped. The install was pretty simple. I used automotive 3M double sided sticky tape to hold the GPS unit in place. There was a tiny gap on the top & bottom where the GPS wasn't quite big enough to overlap the bezel, so I added black electrical tape as well. I didn't bother with the rubber strap the kit comes with to help hold the GPS in place. I ran the power cable down along the driver's side to access the power port. The only two down sides I can tell so far are some times I get a bad glare/reflection on the screen which could be fix with an anti-glare screen protector and since the GPS isn't mounted on the windshield, the audio is not as loud at full volume. I placed a piece of plastic behind it to help "rebound" the audio and also added a 2' 5 wire USB extension so I don't have to take the dash apart to update it once a year.

 
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