Inputting poi into lagacy nav unit


Sure would like to upload POI,s into the nav. System of our Subaru . Things like REST STOPS , etc. have very little knowledge of just how to go about doing it. So please keep it simple. I did contact Subaru for help but they stated it could not be done. Tnx mike wd6edt

Most likely Subaru has a

Most likely Subaru has a proprietary NAV system that does not allow 3rd party data to be imported.

Did you google to see if other Subaru owners have done this already?

P.S. in Subaru XV Crosstrek Forum, they have a 2012 post with somewhat detailed instructions on importing POI and red light data. CAVEAT: this could brick your NAV!

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On Google it points to a Kenwood Nav system on Subaru's. If that is what you have look at this post .Also do a search for Kenwood on POI Factory site. Don't have a Kenwood but do recall lots of discussions by members trying to do custom poi install and they had success.

By the way welcome to the POI Factory site.See you just joined 4 days ago. Look around and if you have any other questions just let us know.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Good one Charles! Looking at

Good one Charles!

Looking at the subaru site, it details the following specifics.

Depending on the Subaru navigation system you have, you can select the corresponding link to update your maps here. For other questions regarding your navigation system, please refer to your Owner’s Manual within the Resource Center.

Kenwood Navigation DVD Disks apply to:
Subaru models prior to 2012, excluding Impreza, WRX, STI and Forester

Subaru NAVI System SD Card updates apply to:
2012 Subaru Impreza, Forester, WRX and STI

TomTom® Navigation applies to:
2011-2013 Subaru Forester

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