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  1. Internal dvd drive

    To find parts: https://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/index.asp Service Manual:
  2. No GPS warning

    If you have your AVIC-Z150BH hooked up completely, you have both the 1) car speed signal input*, and 2) reverse gear signal input*. With those two wires, the system should operate without a GPS signal. My guess is that you have those two wires connected and may have a poor connection (e.g. loose connection, et al) to the GPS antenna. You can find information on the GPS signal on the Information Screen. * Some installers unfortunately neglect to connect them.
  3. Discontinuance of Waze in AppRadio Mode March 11, 2019 (follow link for details) https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/NEX/Discontinuance+of+Waze+in+AppRadio+Mode
  4. Today*, I now have my Samsung phone connected to a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter** (MiraCast) with AppRadio connected to my AVIC-Z150BH working perfectly. Basic setup: A) On the phone you need: 1) AppRadio installed; and, CarKeyBoard installed and set as default keyboard. 'B) On the headunit: Connect the MiraCast USB to the headunit's USB port two*** and the MiraCast HDMI to the headunit's HDMI port. C) On the phone: start MiraCast (this is different for different phones search for specific phone) and connect to the MiraCast Adapter. D) On your headunit: from the home screen of the the headunit tap the AppRadio icon. You'll go through the calibration process. No more plugging in ugly cables. Enjoy! Please note: I have not tested this but believe this should work with all units with the HDMI port. E.g. AVIC-F50BT (European), et al, AVIC-X950BH and NEX series units. Please send me a note if you do this on other units. * In the past, I was playing with Google's Chromecast and was able to get some of the functionality working but it wasn't what I wanted and stopped playing with it. ** It may work with other MiraCast adapters but I used this Part Number: 885370993844 *** The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter came with a USB extension that I had to use because there's not enough space to plug the USB without it.
  5. z150bt and chromecast

    @kofifi, I tested the Google ChromeCast 2 with the AVIC-Z150BH yesterday and it did work for casting videos from YouTube to the head unit. And, the sound came through the automobile speaker system. I was hoping to use AppRadio wirelessly and this also worked but it was quirky. For example, the phone displayed the ChromeCast slash/sleep screen and the phone displayed the AppRadio screen. If I recall correctly you could touch either the phone or head unit's screen in the respective area of the phone's screen and it registered the taps. Anyone else playing with this on the Z series head units? Please note: works great with MiraCast -- see link below.
  6. This is the service manual for the AVIC-Z150BH & AVIC-F50BT units. (Link at bottom of post.) Request for Help If you're interested in helping, please let me know. Also, if you've already done the modifications listed below for other models, and can share insight, that would also be appreciated. This should work for the 1) AVIC-Z150BH, 2) AVIC-X950BH, 3) AVIC-X850BT*, and 4) AVIC-X8510BT* units -- and the respective European equivalents. Modification Goals I want to do the following items: 0) Map updates (Done Sep. 17, 2016) -- method works the same for 2018 maps and will most likely work until maps are no longer updated . 1) Remove the caution screens (a.k.a. nag screens)**; and, 2) Remove the message on the backup camera***. 3) Wireless Android connection (Done May 9, 2019 -- HDMI Models only) AVIC-Z150BH MiraCast Wireless AppRadio Please note: I plan on updating this post as progress is made screen. Tool(s) To get Service Mode (a.k.a. test mode), the following link is what I used. * No HDMI Port -- not sure if the software is the same? Helpful posts ** Caution screens (a.k.a. nag screens). The following pertain to the AVIC-Z150BH. *** Remove the message on the backup camera***. The following pertain to the AVIC-Z140BH (but may be similar?). AVIC-Z150BH_AVIC-F50BT_Service_Manual-NM.pdf
  7. 2018 Maps are out for AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-X850BT, and AVIC-X8510BT units. https://hereshop.navigation.com/product/Catalog/Catalog_Pioneer_AVIC-Z150BH/Pioneer-MY13-North-America-2018-T1000-26752/sku/T1000-26752/en_US/HERENA/USD
  8. 2018 European Map Update for Pioneer AVIC-F50BT, F950DAB, F950BT and F850BT https://hereshop.navigation.com/sku/T1000-26751/en_GB/HEREEMEA/GBP
  9. The installation took about 45 minutes and reboots to Platform Version 4.00, Application Version 4.00, Map Data 4.000000, Search Data 4.000000, Mecha Version 01.01.03.00. The attachment has the manual (T1000-26752): 2018 Pioneer MY13 High Manual.pdf
  10. 2018 Maps are out for AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-X850BT, and AVIC-X8510BT units. https://hereshop.navigation.com/product/Catalog/Catalog_Pioneer_AVIC-Z150BH/Pioneer-MY13-North-America-2018-T1000-26752/sku/T1000-26752/en_US/HERENA/USD
  11. The AVIC Development Mod

    Any insight if older NEX units can have software updates to "wireless" platform(s)?
  12. The AVIC Development Mod

    Anyone tested this thread's mods, and know if they apply to the 2018 "wireless" platform(s)? E.g. AVIC-W8400NEX., et al
  13. Avic z120 speaker wiring question

    Have you looked into a digital signal processor?
  14. USA/Canada RedLight and Speedcam POI

    If anyone is using this today -- are the files from 2008 still fairly current today (2017)? (I want to know if it is worth trying to get this working on an AVIC-Z150BH.) If it is not current enough, are there updates? Any information is appreciated. Thanks.
  15. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    I'm guessing nezfotnemom installed the file before compressing them. Again, I haven't had a chance to do any analysis of the files but noticed the timestamps changed for the folders when the files were uncompressed.
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