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  1. Turn your Z110bt into a smart TV!

    Sounds very interesting (the full app mirroring at least) ... does the 2017 release have this capability in it already or did you have to apply extra mods? Thanks. John
  2. I've had the occasional hassle to reconnect bluetooth. If you haven't received better suggestions already, try this -- After the phone is paired, turn off the car (and radio), rebooting your phone, make sure your phone isn't connected to another bluetooth device, and then start the car/radio. I don't have any technical explanation why this might work other than it should reset the drivers and hardware on both sides and then allow a connection attempt using the proper sequence.
  3. I first tried "ABC" and it didn't work, so I used "PASSWORDPASSWORD" as originally specified and it worked.
  4. Sorry, my bad -- I misread the instructions and was hoping to bypass the extra No-Nag bypass step. Thank you for the prompt response ... all is good now. Installation completed. Nag screen removed as well. Donation sent. Fyi I used a SanDisk 8GB SDHC card for this, formatted on MacOS (MS-DOS), also distribution unzipped on MacOS.
  5. I'm trying this now and getting the infamous "Incorrect SD card" error at the end of installation -- * z130BT, starting with v6 (2015 maps?) * I ran the Shortfuse script, worked like a charm ... thanks! * Downloaded, unzipped and loaded the 2017 files onto an SD card. Overwrote Navi.exe with the Nag-free version. Popped it in, used the special password, and it went through the installation all the way up to "98% - 3 minutes left" and then said "Incorrect SD card installed ... please install the correct one.". I searched the forums and found some suggestions related to card size and format: I don't have a 4GB card on me, but I do have an 8GB SDHC card, I formatted it on our Windows machine FAT32 with default allocation size. I also unzipped the distribution file under Windows as was recommended. Still no luck. Do I really need to find a 4GB SDHC card to load this distribution on? Or is there something else I am not trying? I will gladly contribute to the pool once I can get this install completed successfully. Thanks.
  6. My tuner went out a couple of years ago with a big "Pfffzzzttt!!!", has no signal whatsoever on FM or AM, the tuner just sits on the lowest frequency number with it's spinning icon, with no audio, no static, nothing. I assume something blew on the Tuner IF Unit. There is a service shop on eBay that says they will fix any problem for $130. Plus cost of shipping the unit, that's going to run me close to $150. Now I don't mind tearing my radio apart to replace the board myself. Not only will it be cheaper, but will also save me two weeks of not having a radio in the car. In the z110bt service manual the part number listed for the "Tuner IF Unit" is CWN4824. Pioneer's web site sells that part fo $65. I have read that the z110 thru z130 all share the same physical components, so I would assume this part is good for my radio. Can anyone confirm the CWN4824 part number is correct for the z130BT, and for the US market? Do you know if I can get it for a better price from anywhere other than Pioneer? Thanks. John
  7. Z130BT FM HD Radio issues

    Old post ... have you fixed this problem since? I have a 2005 Mercedes C-class, our cars have an antenna amplifier built into the car, but as ChicagoAndy says in his point #1, you have to connect your "remote out" lead from the head unit to that corresponding wire in the car's harness in order to supply it with power to amplify your signal properly.
  8. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    yes I did it to my x130BT. unchanged behavior after the software update to 5.1
  9. Will external Hard drive (ie. WD Passport) work?

    I think the issue is that there are folder and file count limitations on USB or SD ... iPod is an external device that manages it's own file system and therefore avoids those restrictions. What I don't know though is if you can display and navigate the iPod directory structure on the AVIC screen in the same way you do with USB or SD. With bluetooth from my iPhone I certainly cannot -- so I have my USB and SD cards loaded to the hilt.
  10. Gapless MP3 playback

    Any word on if/when the AVIC units will be able to do gapless mp3 playback? And any idea if this is can be done in software? My iPhone does it quite nicely, and I have many albums that could use it. Thanks. John
  11. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    It knocks out the voice command NAVIGATION features only ... you cannot enter a destination by voice, only by typing in on the screen. Supposedly if you have not implemented the parking brake bypass hack, you can only set a destination while the parking brake is on -- therefore no practical reason to try to set a destination by voice command and hassle with all of the misinterpretations of what you're saying, when you can just punch it in on the screen. I have the bypass hack on my unit and I haven't missed the nav voice command. I only use voice command for making phone calls.
  12. The software upgrades are to the stock binaries, which means any software hack you implemented on the previous binaries will be gone and you will have to re-implement on the new binaries. So, if you implemented the software break bypass hack then you should have to re-implement.
  13. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    No ... 5.0 has the latest version of the maps and general app updates. There is a 5.1 release which is specific to a couple of features related to the iPhone5. Check out the description of the firmware update on the z140bt web page at Pioneer's web site (you can use the URL noted in post #77) to understand if this will give you anything useful. I just updated to 5.1 because it was there and was the latest possible software release ... I own an iPhone 4S so I don't know that I will be taking advantage of any of it's features.
  14. Avic-Z140BH Amp System Remote not working

    So that means if you have a built-in radio antenna amp in the car, you will need to switch that on as well. You can purchase 12v turn-on delays, and have it triggered by the switched wire to the radio. You will need a unit that can be set to a very long delay (i.e. up to 30 seconds) ... otherwise you will get a loud pop when the radio boots up and turns on it's preouts.
  15. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    *** 5.1 install info *** Here, I'll try to be a little more helpful -- Start at the top of this thread (it's 12 pages long now), and on each page search for "5.1". You can follow the conversation through the thread. Note post #77 which I believe identifies the location of the download. You have to click on the Firmware tab .. but for convenience here are the destination links:Firmware Update: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Car-Firmware/AVIC-Z140BH_FW-Update_v5.100.zip Instructions: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Car-Firmware/AVIC-Z140BH_X940BT_FW-Update_v5.100_NOTICE.pdf Also note post #38 which gives you the location of the hack byte to turn off the nag screen Please also note at least a few of the posts state that 5.1 was released only to provide a couple of additional iPhone5 capabilities, which you may not care about. ***