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  1. Update 1.11 now available (Avicsync)

    Oh man, that's a Griswold kind of epic trip! I had three carseats in the back of my F150 SuperCrew (a six year old and three year old twins) and man, it was brutal going anywhere.
  2. AvicSync news

    Nevermind, the app store states the display has to be standard and doesn't work with zoom at this time.
  3. AvicSync news

    I downloaded the Avic Sync app to my iPhone 6 running 9.2. I have also downloaded the 1.05 to a thumb drive, but haven't loaded it to the 8100 yet. When I try to cruise around on the app on my phone, sitting in the house, the Yes/No information collecting prompt won't accept a yes or no and I can only see the bottom part of the paragraph explaining about the data collection. Anyone else have an error there?
  4. Auto EQ Adjustment - Does it help?

    My brother (lifetime friend) gave me a set of TS-A6969's. My truck comes with 6 speakers (2 in dash and one in each of the 4 doors). I understand & believe in "less is more" when it comes to other endeavours and in this case, it's true, too. On his advice, I defeated 4 of the 6 speakers, utilizing only the 6x9 TS-A6969's in the front doors. He asked me to install it and listen to various music, then perform the auto EQ. He didn't let on of what to expect, but knew I wasn't knowledgeable enough to tune it. However, I know what I like & the difference was truly exceptional. I tuned it in the garage, at night, following the instructions and I hung the mic on the driver's headrest. Once it starts, it gives you 10 seconds to get out of the vehicle and shut the door. I even made sure there was nothing in the rear passenger area that might throw off the adjustment. It goes through a couple different series of white noise and solid repeating "taps". Once it's done, IMHO, it made a distinctive difference in all around sound quality.
  5. Update 1.11 now available (Avicsync)

    << Is very cautiously optimistic...oh to hell with it...make that dubious.
  6. CarPlay keeps crashing NEX4000

    Don't want to jinx myself either, but so far so good here, too. I changed from HD radio to iphone music & then cd player. Got out to go in a convenience store, got back in & plugged the phone in without any special handling & it worked automatically. JCSoldier, if you're a drinking man, I'd be willing to send you a bottle of Goose, Crown, whatever.
  7. Iphone 6 and car play issues (no sound)

    Here's to hoping. If the mods want to delete my redundant thread, feel free.
  8. CarPlay keeps crashing NEX4000

    Oh man! Hopefully this will help me too. I skimmed over this thread when posting mine simply because the title was 4000. I already have a genuine lightning cord and I just disabled the functions listed here.
  9. 8100NEX v1.01 & iPhone 6 iOS v9.1 issues. (Sorry, long)

    Thanks to both of you for the replies, it's good to know I'm not alone, but we'd all rather spend time enjoying the units. I tried some changes in the last week. 1) Firmware update to 1.03 and iOS 9.2 2) Called Pioneer and they suggested I try another iPhone. I used my son's 5S & it works initially, but haven't tried using his phone for a day to see how it does with multiple trips (work, lunch, home) 3) I turned bluetooth off and had success with multiple trips on music, texts & handsfree calls. Is it normal to expect bluetooth to be off if plugged in instead? 4) I also tried not plugging the phone into an early build iPhone dock overnight for charging. There's some random disconnect that occurs when docked. I'm curious about the phone's status when plugging in the lightning cable on USB1. Sometimes I plug in with with a clean slate on the phone, other times I leave music in a tab open when plugging in. I'm trying to gather enough information from different trials to reach a favorable result.
  10. Hello all, newb here. I've been lurking for a bit and I'm not very tech savvy with A/V systems. I did an extensive amount of searching here, the owners manual & Google/YouTube for help and still not confident on how to proceed. I've seen there's updates for the 8000, but only map updates specifically for the 8100. I've read about a 1.03 and 1.08 and see a 1.10 on Pioneer's firmware support page. When I start the truck, I wait for the nag screen, "OK", then wait for the menu screen and map to load before moving. I haven't connected my VSS wire to the instrument cluster, but the parking brake wire is grounded. Once I connect my phone via the upper(?) USB socket, *sometimes* I can select music stored on my phone, Pandora, disc or HD radio. Other times, there's no sound on any setting, even though I can see the music progress timer counting. When this occurs, even if I unplug the phone and try to play music on the phone in my hand, there's no sound coming out of it either. Other times, like last night, the phone will emit a solid screeching tone and won't stop until I hard boot it with the home button and lock button depressed at the same time. Other times, the 8100 goes into a loading screen and will reboot itself 2 or 3 times before success. After that, I can connect it again and everything works, albeit I'm considering throwing the 8100 and the phone in the river in that I'm not going to reboot the phone and the 8100 every time I go somewhere. I'm currently only using the front two speakers with a Metra wiring kit (the other 4 speakers are defeated) and no amplifier or sub. TIA to anyone willing to read this and offer suggestions.
  11. Hello all, Apologies to the forum for busting in here with my first post asking a favor without the ability to offer help to the community. I have searched FSM's on NICO and ClubFrontier, but I'm still unclear about this confounding VSS wire. So, there's a light blue wire in the OE stereo harness. Some say I can wire to that, while others say unless I had the speed sensitive volume control (like on the Rockford Fosgate system) that's the wrong wire. . Others state I have to look for a light blue wire on the instrument cluster plug. Also, am I splicing into it (piggy backing with a Scotch lock) or removing the pin from (either) harness? I can't imagine it wouldn't just be a piggyback. TIA, great forum, looking forward to participating here.