oceanMDX said:It's not feasible to install the Acura GPS system in an MDX after production because the wiring harness that comes with a non-GPS MDX is incompatible with it. It would cost thousands of dollars to make all the changes required to install such a unit.
I now have a Garmin StreetPilot III in my MDX (Canadian version - non-GPS) and it is very good. Plus, it is easily moved from one vehicle to another. So when I sell my MDX, the Garmin will be removed unless I get a good price for it.
I had similar plans myself, but decided to get the hitch & coolers dealer installed prior to delivery. Mainly to have it fully warrantied by Acura, and to have it done! I will have enough accessories to put on myself.rvehock said:FYI, after market transmission coolers are much better than the Acura cooler and easier to install. I am going to install this one and add a good aftermaket hitch. My total cost should be just at $200 as I plan to do all the labor myself.
oceanMDX said:According to two Acura dealerships - one in Calgary and Falconi's in Las Vegas - the wiring harnesses are different in the GPS equipped MDX versus the non-GPS equipped MDX. If you think that's odd then consider what Acura does when you want to tow with the MDX. Rather than simply equip all MDXs with a transmission cooler and power steering cooler ( at minimal additional cost) or make the coolers available as a factory installed option, they have the dealerships install these coolers. The dealer has to remove the front bumper - possibly scratching it in the process - and install these coolers for what is likely a higher cost. IMO, that is just dumb.