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I am new to the Caddy world, and this is my first post, so please forgive me if its a repost. I have been trying to read up on my navigation system in my 03 CTS I bought yesterday, and I am having some difficulties with it. It seems like it plays CDs just fine, but when I enter a DVD, or the navigation DVD in the bottom slot, it states "Check Disc 1" and ejects it. When I try it in the top slot (above the navigation screen) it just clicks a couple of times and ejects the DVD. I know I am more then likely doing something silly, so could somebody please lead me in the right direction? Thanks in advance,

Tom

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Hi, Welcome to Caddyinfo.com; glad you found us. I don't have the factory nav system, but here are some ideas:

You can find the Navigation manual for 2003 here: http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/resources-cad.html

It appears reading this that the 2003 CTS used a CD based system, not a DVD system.

However, some owners retro-fitted Nav systems to their cars later, and perhaps your car now has a DVD system.

To load a map CD, do the following:

1. Turn the ignition to ON.

2. Choose the CD for the region in which you are traveling or use the interstate CD.

3. Insert the CD, label side up, partway into the CD ROM player located above the Navigation

System screen. Load only one CD at a time.

It will take approximately 20 seconds to initialize the CD data.

If you experience a problem with a CD, check the

following:

Did you insert the CD label side up?

Are you using only one CD?

Once the CD is loaded correctly, you will see the following choices on the Navi System Startup screen:

Select a language (the default language is English)

Agree

You can change the language from English to Spanish or French, or you can select Agree to go to the navigation screen. See “Language” in the Index for more information. The map will appear with your current vehicle position on the map.

Bruce

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Looks as if you are right. It is a DVD, instead of a regular CD. That doesn't really make a lot of sense to me why the previous owner would have a DVD, but oh well. Where is the cheapest place I can go to get a CD Map for the Navi system? Also, thanks for you help in advance,

Tom

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Maybe they switched midyear?

This ebay auction shows a 2003 CTS DVD:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-Cadill...sspagenameZWDVW

Other results show a 2003 CD: http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?s...o=&saprchi=

Apparently the DVD system was ready late in 2002, which means that perhaps the first 2003 CTS's got the CD version, then the later year cars got the DVD version?

Since yours came with a DVD, it perhaps is the DVD version. Is the back side (without a label) scratched on the DVD? Maybe just your DVD is bad, or maybe the nav system is not reading the DVD. It would be great if you could try a known good DVD.

Bruce

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Well, I tried a couple of good movie's in DVD, and they all say "Disc initiallizing" for a couple of seconds, then it just ejects automatically. Nowhere on the dash does it say dvd, just compact disc I guess. It beats me, because I thought that, in order to be a navigation cd, that it must be in DVD form. Any more ideas, or should I just take it to my local dealer?

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I don't know if this is helpful or not, but this is onfo for my 2002 sts.

2002 CADILLAC SEVILLE ADDS NEW DVD-BASED NAVIGATION DEVICE, NEXT-GENERATION MAGNERIDE SYSTEM

The Seville has long been at the forefront of innovation and highly advanced technology in the Cadillac lineup. For 2002, the Seville builds on its leadership role with new features that inspire driver confidence and control.

"The 2002 Seville continues to exert its presence in the global luxury market," said Steve Rosenblum, Seville brand manager. "Precise, all-weather control and active safety are two of Seville’s hallmarks, and improvements for 2002 strengthen these characteristics."

Advanced Vehicle Navigation

One significant change is a new Advanced Vehicle Navigation system. The system uses DVD technology and provides more detailed coverage and convenience than the CD-based system it replaces. Drivers can view detailed maps on a 6.5-inch diagonal touch-screen, which is 1.5-inches larger than the previous screen. AVN also incorporates voice recognition, complimenting Cadillac’s "eyes on the road, hands on the wheel" philosophy.

The DVD loads into the front console, rather than in a trunk CD changer. The screen tilts down to allow for the loading of the map data DVD, an entertainment DVD or audio CD while the vehicle is in Park. One DVD covers the continental United States and Canada. The previous system used nine CDs. Drivers can still play music CDs while using the DVD system by using a new six-disc CD changer in the console. In addition, passengers can watch DVD movies when the vehicle is in Park.

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Assuming I do figure out what is wrong with this, shouldn't there be a way to bypass the whole "Watch DVDs only while the vehicle is in park" ordeal? I mean...who in the world wants to just sit in a car and watch a movie, I'd rather the passengers watch a movie while I'm driving. Just a thought, haha! Thanks again for everybodies help.

Tom

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Hmm, that link did help actually. My "DVD player" doesn't have DVD to the left like the one in the photo. Mine says Compact Disc Player instead, which is what had me confused in the first place. That then prompts the question: Why in the world did the previous owner have a DVD navigation disc in the car? Who knows.

If anybody knows somebody that is looking for the 2003 DVD version of the navigation disc and has a CD version to swap with me, let me know. Thanks!

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