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  1. 4 hours ago, HandsomeSteve said:

    I'll rephase how to not turn radio on w/ ACC on?

    how to turn radio off w/ engine on? do I have to add my own switch?

    Press and hold the "Talk" button (just to left of Volume -+. This sets the AV source to Off. I don't know if that carries over after you restart via ACC Off. 

    Keep in mind that the unit is usually never completely off (unless the battery is disconnected). The red wire is a trigger to turn it on/off. So turning off the audio/video using the Voice button is the recommended way. If that doesn't suit your needs, then you could install an On/Off switch to the red wire.

  2. 2 hours ago, HandsomeSteve said:

    how to turn on off pioneer avic z110bt

    I'm sure you can find installation and user manuals online. The unit has two +12vdc power sources. Yellow and Red  One is constant and the other is connected to an ignition switched source. That's how you turn it off (usually turn off the ignition).

  3. Read this thread to find and install the last firmware and maps for the AVIC F920-BT


    Note: the firmware and maps are updated together, not separately. Bluetooth drivers are a separate step. You say your Bluetooth is not working, so it might have a hardware problem which new firmware can't fix. These units are about 15 years old so hardware problems are common. 

    You sound unfamiliar with Pioneer nav units. The SD is only used for updates, and to play media files. Be sure to find and read the Pioneer update instructions for this release. I don't have an F series Pioneer and haven't done any Pioneer updates in many years, so I probably can only point to the place to look for answers. 

  4. 22 hours ago, Guyshere574 said:

    Why can't I get into my settings menu? It's all grayed out and the only thing that works is the radio? I can't get into settings and I believe the parking wire is missing when it was bought is there anything I can do to fox this? Do I jus move the mute wire over to the other spot that everyone's mentioning? Someone please help? And the fact that it doesn't have Bluetooth is pretty crappy.. Why would pioneer do such a thing? 

    What is the history of this unit? Did you buy it used and install it yourself, or maybe bought a car with it already installed? The grayed settings indicate it isn't properly installed. There's lots of info on how to do the parking brake bypass, sounds like you need to read-up or watch YouTube vids. However if the parking brake wire is indeed missing from the harness, that must be corrected regardless of whether you install it as specified by Pioneer or do the bypass (moving the mute wire)

    Btw, the x910bt has Bluetooth (that's what "bt" stands for in the model name). So don't blame Pioneer. If yours isn't working after fixing the parking brake issue, then your unit is defective.


  5. On 4/23/2024 at 1:57 PM, tim wood said:

    Help please, stupidly clicked on safe mode. Now can't even enter password. Tried positive direct from battery to yellow and red wires but still get greyed out keyboard.


    Thanks in advance 

    Is your parking brake set (or has it been bypassed)? Maybe it was never wired.  Many settings can only be changed when the parking brake is set. In fact, this is controlled by the "Safe Mode" set to On.

    Is this a newly installed unit, possibly a used one?  "Safe Mode" defaults to On. So it sounds like someone had previously turned it Off

    Disclaimer: mine is a US unit (Z110-BT), and we don't have a "Safe Mode" option. So I'm guessing about the behavior of "Safe Mode" based on looking in the F-9xx series user manual. 

  6. I had a similar problem = rebooting when listening to radio after restarting the car. I had a different model radio (Z110-BT). The problem went away when I replaced the car's battery. So it is possible you battery is starting to fail even though it can start the car. How old is the battery?

  7. 11 hours ago, SunTzu said:


    Do you have a download available for 2013 USA/CAN Maps or 2017 or newer that would work on the AVIC-MRZ07 model?

    Short answer - No. I have no idea if the MRZ series hardware is compatible with the Z, X and F series. I doubt it. From a little research I see lots of guides on changing the language, but that has nothing to do with maps. 

    You will need to search around this site (and Google) for more info, but I can't help.

  8. 9 minutes ago, benjolol said:

    I did actually use 32 GB SD, maybe thats the reason, was also formated FAT32 and there was shortfuse script with map update

    No map update on this SD! Just the Shortfuse files. After it is successfully patched you can format the SD and use it for the map update (or use two SDcards). On the map update do not add or modify any  files except if you need to replace Cardinfo (which you should not need for your model).


  9. OK, as I said I've no experience with the  D series, but it does sound like a problem detecting the parking brake.  On the Z series, Settings/NAVI Settings qill show the status of several external inputs - including the parking brake (On or Off). Hopefully your D series also has a similar status display in the Settings. If so it will tell you whether the system thinks the parking brake is set. I'm just guessing here but it is possible your previous Navi was hacked to bypass the parking brake and the replacement isn't. So I'd look for info on how that is done on your unit.

  10. Did you get Shortfuse installed?

    If you've read through this thread you should have all the info you need. There's no guide - just posts from people saying what worked. Note that pages 6 - 8 have a lot of helpful info.

    An F9310bt is basically the same as an F930bt and does not require a different Cardinfo file. Only early series like F910 or 920 need it to ne compatible with the version that Godzilla posted. 

    That's about all I can tell you since I've never installed this update. But the process is the same as all the previous updates (2013, 2015, 2017). So you might find better guides in those threads.

  11. I use notepad on Windows. But any editor that edits and saves text files and doesn't insert formatting data (like Word). Also make sure you save the file name exactly the same without adding a ".txt" extension. 

    You'll need to browse this thread for info on replacing cardinfo. Several people have written detailed instructions. I haven't messed with this stuff for 5 years.





  12. 19 hours ago, benjolol said:

    Hey so I tried to download shortfuse and do rest of stuff but this happened. 
    Btw what do ya think does this avic have custom os or something, just asking

    The script attempts to make backup copies of the two original RenewalIFlib.dll files onto the SD before overwriting them.  For some reason the copy command failed.  Maybe there was no more room on the SD or it was write-protected, or the file already existed on the SD (if you ran the script more than once).  Anyway the copy of the original files failed and the hacked versions didn't occur since the script crashed.

    Regardless,  you can edit the script (named ScriptExec) on your PC and remove that 1st and 2nd COPY command. Then rerun it by reinserting it into the head unit.

    No way I can tell if it is a custom OS - probably not

  13. On 12/9/2023 at 11:35 AM, benjolol said:

    Hello guys I have AVIC-F9310BT, will map updates work for this model? If so, how do I install these files and can I do these updates with usb?

    Also what is shortfuse hack and do i need it?
    Should I change cardinfo and how do I do it?
    What does TTS have to do with all of this?

    Shortfuse hack : http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/83535-map-update-hack-using-shortfuse-method-z110-z140x920-x940/&do=getNewComment

    Cardinfo needs to be changed only if the model you have is different that what godzilla has posted.

    I don't use TTS, so I can't help. TTS generally refers to Text To Speech, so it might be useful if you need a different language.

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