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Kenwood DNX874S with Garmin Nav (change vehicle icon)

 
Old 05-10-2019, 09:38 PM
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Default Kenwood DNX874S with Garmin Nav (change vehicle icon)

I have a question for someone that is knowledgeable with the late model Kenwood head units with built-in Garmin Nav.

I have a Kenwood DNX874S in my 2011 GS. I don't like any of the vehicle icons that come with this head unit ... On another Garmin I have (which is a stand-alone Garmin 'Drive60' GPS), I can download many other vehicle icons from the Garmin website, but on this Kenwood with Garmin Nav, I can't find a way to do this.

Anyone here find a way to download a custom vehicle Nav icon to these Kenwood head units that have built-in Garmin Nav?

I am thinking that it might be impossible.

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When I installed my Kenwood I wanted to do the same. Since I had always used vehicle specific icons on all the standalone Garmins I have owned. So I emailed Garmin tech support about this and was told that the Kenwood software didn't support user-installed vehicle icons. To date I have not had any luck getting this to work. IF you find a way, please let us know.
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This seems to say it is not possible:
https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?fa...xU5CxRJ5XzrIt6

Are Additional Vehicle Icons or Voices Compatible with Kenwood Devices?

The Kenwood devices with Garmin navigation do not have the ability to add additional vehicle icons or voices.



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jrprich ....

I just called Garmin and Kenwood a couple of days ago and got the same response ... no can do

Oh well ...
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Yeah,
Makes no sense to me. I guess it is either Kenwood or Garmin not wanting the other to have greater access to their software.
I have also been unable to transfer the many addresses/locations that I had built up in my standalone Garmin to the Garmin in my Kenwood. ;^(

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Another thing that don't make me real happy is the map updates for my Kenwood / Garmin head unit ... Cost for the latest map update is $70 from Garmin.
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BTW ... The Garmin 'stand-alone' nav (Garmin 'Drive 60LM') that I use in my other car .... comes with free lifetime map updates.

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