Sign in to follow this  
Gav rav

Sat Nav

Recommended Posts

Hi all

Does anyone know how to make the postcode search on the sat nav work?!

I dont think it has ever found a postcode!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

it is very easy, using a Tomtom or Garmin click navigate, enter postcode, follow directions.

Even the 2012 Toyota satnav does not have full postcode search, even if it sometimes tries to pretends it does - my home entered on the driveway guides me approx 3/4 mile away....

apologies it doesnt answer your question but I am sure someone will be along shortly.

Gus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gav,

Mine seems to work fine only it doesn't do full postcode only partial up to the first digit in the second set of characters e.g. SE1 4

Then have to find the street name from within that area, can be a bit frustrating but I do a lot of travel and only very rarely had to rely on a proper map !

I am still trying to find a soft copy of an owners manual best I can do is 2 similar models ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need to use the city field to enter the partial postcode.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

on my 2011 there is full post code

you need to navigate to the second page on your nav

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys the latest Rav does have a full 7 digit postcode in the menu but it buried away and not easy to find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys the latest Rav does have a full 7 digit postcode in the menu but it buried away and not easy to find.

when your satnav is on ,press navi, then destination. then at the very top of screen

where it says destination look to the right hand side of the screen you,ll see

1/2 touch 2 then you will see uk postal code...... sorted

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Sorry Charlie it doesn't, it will accept 7 digits but will only navigate to the first five, that's why mine has a Tomtom sat next to it. I need 7 digits to get to addresses quickly when needed.

Gus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Charlie it doesn't, it will accept 7 digits but will only navigate to the first five, that's why mine has a Tomtom sat next to it. I need 7 digits to get to addresses quickly when needed.

Gus

didnt know ravs satnav could be so slective?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find it easiest to type the full postcode into my phone to see what the street name is on google maps, then put it into the rav as it only takes the first 5 characters. Only takes 20 seconds longer. That's how I get around it if I only have a postcode to go off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, i didnt think it was an easy solution!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Charlie it doesn't, it will accept 7 digits but will only navigate to the first five, that's why mine has a Tomtom sat next to it. I need 7 digits to get to addresses quickly when needed.

Gus

Gus I am no expert !! My Nav which was the old type would allow only 4 digits I'm struggling to remember to be honest... Then I could enter the street name and then the number and it would take Me right to the door.. Never had to use Tom Tom ever..

The Nav in the XF is almost identical in its layout but allows the full code entry and again takes Me to within a few doors of an adress. Once again it will allow the door number to be selected if required.....

Either way the Nav units IN both cars perform brilliantly . Only thing I would add to the XF ( I dont use the Rav now) would be Safety camera warnings....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this