Turned out the N2 was faulty. I rma'd the unit and brain to pioneer for a flat rate of 200$ repair.
Refurbished unit came back to me, lol, NOT my original.
I was ready to due the bypass, so i removed the warranty void sticker. Underneath, i was expecting to see the r197 - something or other, and was hoping to just drop a little solder between to close points, and be done with the job real quick.
What i saw (see--> pics) APPEARS??? to possibly be a board from a N3 - see pics and compare + correct my assumptions if they are wrong please.
I was also under the impression that the N3's have a small switch -- just move to the left and ground parking - DONE . i am confused what board i actually have here, N2 or N3, because there is no r197(N2), but the layout looks like the N3(but no switch)
It seems like there is two points that have [(factory) circuit tracing material] between them - almost connected -, but not quite.
Am i just supposed too finish the connection on both ends??
check out my pics and let me know your thoughts? Thanks