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  1. Need Map update for F700BT

    Start here to update firmware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyWhmWKnoG0 Here next to update maps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma49TYCPxnE I did this, but didn't have to install a third party mod. After I did the firmware update, I copied the new map and poi files to their correct folders and the they worked correctly. Almost forgot... Make sure you back up before you start. You need the backed up files for the firmware upgrade anyway. Since they did a lot of construction in the Pittsburgh area, it's awesome that it doesn't look like I'm driving through someone's back yard now. ...lol
  2. Are you still having problems? I have a F700BT and can maybe help.
  3. AVIC F Series Knob Replacements

    This looked like a dying thread. I just revived it with an order for a black knurled knob for my F700BT. I can't believe that almost 6 years have gone by since you first started making these.
  4. Noob question

    The benefits of 3.0 are posted all over this forum. In my experience, the best things about 3.0 are the touch screen response and the better maps and map graphics. I bought mine at the introductory price of $68.60. $120 is a little steep, but for the touch screen response it may be worth it to you. Your call.
  5. Avic-f700... a couple questions

    The quickest fix I know of would be to copy your music files to a PC. Format your flash disk to FAT32 and copy them back. I'm sure there's probably a way to correct the files on your MAC, but don't know for sure myself. I have a friend that borrows my flash drive and plugs it into her MAC and it always comes back with those funky MAC files on it.
  6. is 3.0 worth buying?

    Yes. Huge improvement just with touch screen response alone. That made it well worth it for me. No more frustrating double touches.
  7. F500BT wiring/installation manual

    I looked on Pioneer's site before I posted, but didn't see any documentation for wiring an amp. After further review, it's there, so definitely go with what madsonp posted.
  8. About to purchase a F700BT, some questions

    1. I'm using about 10GB of a 16GB card, and it takes about a minute and a half until the unit indexes the MP3s. 2. Same as #1. 3. Touch screen only. 4. Slight lag, but nothing too bad. 5. I'm happy with mine. Small quirks but very minor.
  9. F500BT wiring/installation manual

    Try here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15359
  10. I'm jumping ship, too

    To be totally honest, I didn't find this forum until after I had already bought my F700BT and after reading about all the problems people are having I thought, what in the world did I get myself into. Now that I've been using it since January of this year, (installed it myself by the way) I really like it a lot. The only trouble I had with my unit was kinda self inflicted. I had an accident a week after I installed it and removed the amp so it wouldn't get stolen while at the body shop, but didn't disconnect the power wire from the battery. When I got the truck back and reinstalled the amp, it wouldn't go past the splash screen. All I did was go into test mode and made no changes and it started running fine again. Not a problem since though. I installed a Boyo reverse camera about a month ago and it works perfectly. I don't know if some of the problems people are having are self inflicted also (maybe hacking or modding), but I haven't done a single hack or mod to my unit, excluding the 3.0 upgrade and reverse camera. I didn't even do the parking brake bypass. I'm completely content with pulling over and setting the parking brake to access the navi settings. I just upgraded to 3.0 (legit) a couple weeks ago and my unit went from good to great. I finally got a blue tooth phone last week (LG CF360) and now I'm having an issue with voice recognition and my contacts, but after reading some posts in the forum it's more an issue with the phone than with the HU. My contacts aren't being synced to the F700 in the correct format. Overall, I'm very happy with the way the unit works. Sure the bootup time is a little slow, but if you look at it like it's a PC booting up (which essentially it is), it's not so bad. I always leave my FM radio as the last selected source and I'm listening to music within about ten seconds and the reverse camera is functional within about 15 seconds after starting the truck. It connects to my BT phone within 2 blocks of leaving my house so I'm ok with that too. Playing music from a SD card is working perfectly. I don't know about the iPod because I can't justify the cost. I'm gonna be 50 this month so maybe that has something to do with it. ...lol I know the people that bought these units when they first came out have a totally legit bitch, but now that we're up to version 3.0 it's a good purchase as far as I'm concerned. Hope this helps in your decision to purchase or not.
  11. Official 3.x Firmware Opinion/Results Thread

    My F700 has been doing great since I upgraded, but now is starting to do this exact same thing at random times, not at every bootup.
  12. Several F90BT problems

    Make sure you're running the most current version of BT software: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... 90BT?tab=F I have a F700BT and having no problems at all using the following SD card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820208377 Remember... Search is your friend.
  13. Beware Of 3.0 update you can brick your unit!

    That's exactly how I felt after reading all of these posts, but I updated my F700 the other day, and it couldn't have been smoother. It didn't fail anywhere during the installation, and in 40 minutes or so it was all done, and I couldn't be happier with it! My feeling is that on any internet forum like this, most people are posting because they have a problem that needs to be fixed, and the ones that are doing fine never chime in. I'm with the Riverman... I'm an older fart just like you, and I had no problems whatsoever upgrading my F700. Just go for it teaster. I was having second thoughts too with all the negative posts. If you have probs, I'm sure you'll get help in this forum. Lots of good people here.
  14. Does it still have all the functions without the updated TTS files? Just a guess, but maybe the files it was trying to install were already on your system??? The map version will not change with the 2.06 upgrade. This is a firmware update only. You will have to buy the 3.0 upgrade to get the newer maps (second link I posted above). The 3.0 upgrade has a newer version of iGo (navi software) and Win CE (OS). It completely cleans the flash disk and replaces all with 3.0 files. IMO, it is really worth the price just for how the touch screen response is so much better. A few other new goodies too. It took my system from being good to great. Trust me... I'm no Pioneer rep or anything, but the 3.0 upgrade is well worth the price of admission. Confusing... Tell me about it... I've spent hours and hours searching the forums, but have really learned a lot. I've accidentally found things that I had no clue this HU could do. This forum is loaded with information, but it takes a lot of patience to sift through it.
  15. New to Avic-f900bt

    I just got my F700BT in January, so I'm still a relative noob myself. I'll try to answer a few anyway... 1. All the F Series are running Win CE as an OS, so considering that, boot times aren't bad. About 10 seconds to FM radio (if that's what you had selected before turning the car off). For a fully functional unit, it takes about a minute or 2 at most. Some people complain about that, but it doesn't bother me in the least. 2. I'm using a 16GB SD card in mine now, so 8GB should be ok. Cowon??? 3. USB/SD/CD/DVD has no voice recognition that I know of. IPod does. You can change the source through VR though. "Change source to SD" for example. 4. You'll have to search the forums for this, but I've read that users are playing AVI files and other formats. 5. I installed my own so not too bad. Make sure you buy the correct wiring harness for your vehicle. Search the forums for the parking brake bypass hardware mod if that's what you want to do. There's a software mod too, but I didn't do either to mine. Those just let you access the navi settings while you're moving, but I have no problem pulling over and setting the parking brake. There's enough people on the road that don't pay attention to where they're going. 6. Different users are having different luck depending on the phone. Search the forums... 7. The EQ has tons of settings. You can play with that for hours if you want. Make sure you upgrade to the current version after you get it installed. It took my HU from good to great!!! http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... CNSD-100FM The only thing is, I don't know if that's available for you Canucks yet??? Hope that helps a little... You'll have to excuse BorisM... If I was him, I'd be tired of answering these same questions over and over again too. Boris is a well respected member of this community.