Navigation System Description

Connector Locations

AVN unit 

AVN Unit Inputs and Outputs for Connector A (12P)


Terminal number Wire color Terminal Terminal name Description 
WHT/RED +B +B power source Continuous power source 
YEL/RED ACC Accessory Power source for accessory 
WHT/BLU CHG Charge Engine ON signal 
BLK GND Ground Ground for AVN unit 
RED/BLK ILL (+) Illumination positive Power source for illumination 
GRN/BLK BACK LT Back light Reverse signal of select lever 
BLU/YEL VSP Vehicle speed pulse Vehicle speed pulse signal 
GRN/RED DIAG (+) Diagnosis positive Signal for forced starting of display 
10 GRN/YEL DIAG (-) Diagnosis negative Signal for forced starting of display 

AVN Inputs and Outputs for GPS antenna 2P Connector


Terminal number Wire color Terminal Terminal name Description 
——— GPS GPS GPS signal 
——— GPS GND GPS ground Ground for GPS antenna 


The Honda Navigation System is a highly-sophisticated, hybrid locating system that uses satellites and a map database to show you where you are and to help guide you to a desired destination.

The Navigation System receives signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS), a network of 24 satellites in orbit around the earth. By receiving signals from serveral of these satellites, the Navigation System can determine the latitude and longitude of the vehicle. In addition, signals from the system's yaw rate sensor and the vehicle speed pulse (VSP) sensor enable the system to keep track of the vehicle's direction and speed of travel.

This hybrid system has advantages over a system that is either entirely self-contained or one that relies totally on the GPS. For example, the self-contained portion of the system can keep track of vehicle position even when satellite signals cannot be received, and the GPS can keep track of the vehicle position even when the vehicle is transported by ferry.

The Navigation System applies all this location, direction, and speed information to the maps and calculates a route to the destination entered. As you drive to that destination, the system provides both visual and audio guidance.

System Diagram 

Navigation Function

The navigation system is composed of the AVN unit, the vehicle speed pulse (VSP) sensor, the GPS antenna.

Function Diagram 

Vehicle Speed Pulse (VSP) Sensor

The vehicle speed pulse (VSP) sensor is driven by the differential gear. For every revolution of the sensor, a four-pulse signal is sent to the navigation unit. The VSP outputs the distance signal by turning the navigation unit's sensor power on and off.


Yaw Rate Sensor

The yaw rate sensor detects the direction change (angular speed) of the vehicle. The sensor is oscillation gyro built into the AVN unit.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

The Global Positioning System (GPS) enables the navigation system to determine the current position of the vehicle by using the electric waves transmitted from the satellites in orbit around the earth. The satellites transmit the satellite identification signal, orbit information, transmission time signal, and other information. When the GPS receiver receives the electric waves from three or more satellites simultaneously, it calculates the current position of the vehicle based on the distance to each satellite and the satellite positions on their respective orbits.

Position detection Image with GPS satellite


Precision of GPS

The precision of the GPS varies according to the number of satellites from which electric waves are received and the control condition. The precision is indicated by the GPS mark shown on the upper left of the display.

No satellite mark 


Two or less Impossible to detect vehicle position GPS funtion is normal.
The satellite electric waves received by the GPS are too few to detect the vehicle position. 
Yellow satellite mark 


Three Vehicle position detectable in two demensions The longitude and latitude of the vehicle position can be detected. (Less precise than detection in three dimensions) 
Green satellite mark 


Four or more Vehicle position detectable in three dimensions The longitude, latitude and the altitude of the vehicle position can be detected. (More precise than detection in two dimensions) 
Not indicate ——— Faulty The GPS can't be used due to a faulty GPS receiver, open in the wire, or other fault. 

GPS Antenna

Receiving the electric waves from the satellites, the GPS antenna amplifies and transmits them to the GPS receiver.

GPS Receiver

The GPS receiver is built in the AVN unit. It calculates the vehicle position by receiving the signal from the GPS antenna. The vehicle position and signal reception condition is transmitted from the GPS receiver to the AVN unit to adjust vehicle position.

AVN Unit

The AVN unit calculates the vehicle position and guides you to the destination. The unit performs map matching correction, GPS correction, and distance tuning. It also controls the menu functions and the DVD-ROM drive. With control of all these items, the AVN unit makes the navigation picture signal, then it transmits the signal to the display unit and audio driving instructions to the audio unit.

Calculation of Vehicle Position

The AVN unit calculates the vehicle position (the driving direction and the current position) by receiving the directional change signals from the yaw rate sensor and the travel distance signals from the vehicle speed pulse (VSP) sensor.

Map Matching Tuning

The map matching tuning is accomplished by indicating the vehicle position on the roads on the map. The map data transmitted from the DVD-ROM is checked against the vehicle position data, and the vehicle position is indicated on the nearest road. Map matching tuning does not occur when the vehicle travels on a road not shown on the map or when the vehicle position is far away from a road on the map.

GPS Tuning

The GPS tuning is accomplished by indcating the vehicle position as the GPS's vehicle position. The AVN unit comprares its calculated vehicle position data with the GPS vehicle position data. If there is large difference between the two, the indicated vehicle position is adjusted to the GPS vehicle position.

Distance Tuning

The distance tuning reduces the difference between the travel distance signal from the VSP and the distance data on the map. The AVN unit compares its calculated vehicle position data with the GPS vehicle position data. The AVN unit then decreases the tuning value when the vehicle position is always ahead of the GPS vehicle position, and it increases the tuning value when the vehicle position is always behind the GPS vehicle position.

Route Guidance

The AVN unit can calculate different routes to a selected destination. You have four options:
  • Direct Route - Calculate a route that is the most direct and will take the least time.
  • Easy Route - Calcute a route that minimizes the number of turns needed.
  • Minimize Motorways - Calculate a route that avoids motorway travel. If that is not possible, keep the amount of motorway travel to a minimum.
  • Mimimize Toll Roads - Calculate a route that avoids, or minimizes travel on toll roads

Audio Guidance

The AVN unit transmits audio driving instructions before entering an intersection or passing a junction.
The audio instructions come through audio unit and the front speakers.


The map data (including all scale rates) is stored in the DVD-ROM. The map data includes:
  • Road distances, road widths, speed limits, traffic regulations, passing time at junction, distances to junctions, and the driving instructions for audio guidance.
  • Latitude and longitude GPS.

Audio Unit

The audio unit built in the AVN unit. It receives the audio driving instructions from the navigation unit and transmits the instructions through the front speakers even when the audio system is in use.

Display Unit

The display unit built in the AVN unit. It uses Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The LCD is a six-inch-wide, Thin Film Transistor (TFT), stripe type with about 280,000 picture elements. The color film and fluorecent light are laid out on the back of the liquid crystal film.

Operation keys