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This topic will have frequently asked questions and answers about everything that has to do with modifying the F-Series. If you have something to add, reply to this post and the index will be updated.

 

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Index

1. Frequently Asked Questions:

a. General Frequently Asked Questions

b. Problem/Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions

c. Hack & Modification Frequently Asked Questions

2. Modifications

a. Completed Modifications

b. In-Progress Modifications

c. Requested Modifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Can I use a Pioneer CD Changer with the F-Series?

A. No, the F-Series does not support the IP-Bus protocol for CD Changers, so it's not possible to control a Pioneer changer from the interface of the F-Series. Click here for more information.

 

 

Q. What wireless remote control can I use with my F-XXXBT?

A. The F-Series units do not have an infrared receiver, however PAC audio has the WRI-P which will add this capability to the wired input and allow you to use the various Pioneer remotes with the unit. You can also use Sony's RM-X4S wired remote with the F series.

http://avic411.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=30328

http://avic411.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=30574

 

If your vehicle has steering wheel mounted controls you can use a wired adapter from one of many aftermarket companies to connect those controls to your F-Series. Click here for more information.

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If your vehicle does not have steering wheel controls, Sony's RM-X4S works with the F-Series.

 

Thank you! Is there a more steering wheel friendly control that works with the F-Series?

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New to it all. Am i to understand that the f700 will not play dvds...However after a software modification it will play video files via an ipod, flash drive or usb....? someone clue my helpless self in. thanks

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New to it all. Am i to understand that the f700 will not play dvds...However after a software modification it will play video files via an ipod, flash drive or usb....? someone clue my helpless self in. thanks

It will play off a ipod, usb or sd without modification. But, you need to modify hardware or software to bypass a safety feature for viewing while in motion.

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i have a question i own an f900 bt with Europe area pre-sets

i have found in pioneer site a firmware update v.3 for f910 bt

the two machines look to be the same except from small details.

if i try to update my f900 with the update given for f 910 does anyone know if it is going to work properly?

or if it is going to mess up f 900?

thanks for any help

i must say that the update given is for europe regional area as my f900 is

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i have a question i own an f900 bt with Europe area pre-sets

i have found in pioneer site a firmware update v.3 for f910 bt

the two machines look to be the same except from small details.

if i try to update my f900 with the update given for f 910 does anyone know if it is going to work properly?

or if it is going to mess up f 900?

thanks for any help

i must say that the update given is for europe regional area as my f900 is

 

anyone that can help please? i also must add that reading insight the data zip i found that it mentions the f 900 bt in its catalogue but i am not quite sure what to do i am experience with hacking and changing the avic i really need some help here afraid that i might destroy navigator

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If your vehicle has steering wheel mounted controls you can use a wired adapter from one of many aftermarket companies to connect those controls to your F-Series. Click here for more information.

 

 

am I missing something or does that link take you to a page about different phones and the bluetooth? If someone could post the link to the page about the steering wheel controls or let me know what I'm doing wrong I would appreciate it. Thanks

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so just to make sure I did my homework properly, to install my F7010BT in an 03 suburban with boes and steering wheel controls in order to get the steering wheel controls to work I need to buy a PAC SWI-PS? I'm told I also have to get another wiring harness to keep the door chim and onstar, but I don't care about the door chim and don't pay for onstar so it not working isn't a problem. That said, my local installer said that to even get the boes speakers to play music I have to have that extra wiring harness. Is this true?

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so just to make sure I did my homework properly, to install my F7010BT in an 03 suburban with boes and steering wheel controls in order to get the steering wheel controls to work I need to buy a PAC SWI-PS? I'm told I also have to get another wiring harness to keep the door chim and onstar, but I don't care about the door chim and don't pay for onstar so it not working isn't a problem. That said, my local installer said that to even get the boes speakers to play music I have to have that extra wiring harness. Is this true?

 

 

 

yes it is true, i have an 05 yukon and i bought the metra axxcess harness with onstar...even though i dont use onstar....but this helped me enable using the bose system with the avic otherwise you have to tap into the speaker wires(which is a pain the ass to find....and yes the pac swi-ps also enables you to use the steering wheel controls to control the avic

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Bleutooth help.....

I have the f90bt I have not connected the reverse singal lamp nor the vss, but i can't seem to setup anything on my unit including Bluetooth help please!!!!

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Sorry to sound like a Noob (learning very fast!) - but just to confirm, I can directly plug in a Sony RM-X4S into the back of my AVIC-F910BT?

 

Do I lose any functionality on the remote?

 

Thanks in advance

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