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Does anyone have a issue with the screen flickering i had this issue i was sent a replacement radio and this one is doing it. Everything works fine just get a flicker 

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@Hawknbyrd My initial unit did it. I had it replaced through Crutchfield, and my second unit hasn’t done it at all. 

My initial thought is it may be related to having to pull the screen connector wire through the unit to make slack, but I’m not sure. 

I’m sorry to hear that someone else has this issue. That means it could be fairly common.  

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Regarding the flicker.... I am also experiencing this..  I guess since others are experiencing it it means that my frustrations are shared.  I initially thought it was a loose connection but it happens even if I am sitting still. I have tried to wiggle the screen cord and reconnect it without any change. It also is happening intermittently. Sometimes I drive and it doesn’t happen at all, others it flickers every 10-20 seconds.

 

I contacted tech support who asked if I updated the firmware and that the update should fix it. I expressed that I am unable to successfully update it through CarAVAssist and that I the firmware is not available online. He said it would be online in the next week. I am going to update the firmware when I can and then begin return procedures if that doesn’t improve it.

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42 minutes ago, mfvtgtgs said:

Regarding the flicker.... I am also experiencing this..  I guess since others are experiencing it it means that my frustrations are shared.  I initially thought it was a loose connection but it happens even if I am sitting still. I have tried to wiggle the screen cord and reconnect it without any change. It also is happening intermittently. Sometimes I drive and it doesn’t happen at all, others it flickers every 10-20 seconds.

 

I contacted tech support who asked if I updated the firmware and that the update should fix it. I expressed that I am unable to successfully update it through CarAVAssist and that I the firmware is not available online. He said it would be online in the next week. I am going to update the firmware when I can and then begin return procedures if that doesn’t improve it.

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The firmware process via the app is a joke! I wasn’t able to get it to go through either 

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I’m about to exchange my unit with Crutchfield, wireless CarPlay cutting In and out every time I drive my car is unacceptable in my opinion. Maybe for a cheap unit but this is anything but that. 

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Wifi Hotspot may be the problem with the video cutting in and out. When it's searching for a mobile hotspot the screen flickers from time to time

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On 6/23/2020 at 7:20 PM, mapotter99 said:

@Hawknbyrd My initial unit did it. I had it replaced through Crutchfield, and my second unit hasn’t done it at all. 

My initial thought is it may be related to having to pull the screen connector wire through the unit to make slack, but I’m not sure. 

I’m sorry to hear that someone else has this issue. That means it could be fairly common.  

Hopefully it's a issue that they fix it's to expensive to be acting up 

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On 6/23/2020 at 9:37 PM, Dizle said:

The firmware process via the app is a joke! I wasn’t able to get it to go through either 

Once you download it from the app you have to go to the car the emergency brake has to be on and then go to settings then firmware update. Mine did it with no problem 

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56 minutes ago, Hawknbyrd said:

Once you download it from the app you have to go to the car the emergency brake has to be on and then go to settings then firmware update. Mine did it with no problem 

Ahhh I tried it before they had instructions out that mention the parking brake. Thanks, I’ll try it via USB tonight and report back. 

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On 6/8/2020 at 1:03 PM, Hawknbyrd said:

Have you figured out what wire it's connected to yet. It's driving me crazy i can't bypass 

same

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On 6/21/2020 at 6:47 PM, fshrlou said:

I’m happy to report that it’s been almost a day, and with multiple trips around town, the video is still working with the GPS antenna unplugged.  Went to the 3D Calibration setting and it just says initializing.  The double or triple pulse bypass and the GPS antenna unplugged, looks like that’s the winning combo for video all the time.  Thanks for your ideas and input. 

except wireless apple carplay does not workout without GPS connected correct? 

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3 hours ago, Dizle said:

Ahhh I tried it before they had instructions out that mention the parking brake. Thanks, I’ll try it via USB tonight and report back. 

I did it wireless with the CarAVAssist

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I installed the 8600 this past Wednesday and I immediately updated to 1.13 soon after. However, I’ve been experiencing the random audio cut outs when using CarPlay. In attempts to figure this issue out I was able to reproduce this issue. The problem appears to be a weak WiFi signal between the unit and the iPhone when using CarPlay wirelessly. If I keep my Iphone within a 2-3 foot radius from the 8600...no cut outs. As I gradually moved my iPhone further away from the 8600 while in the car, the audio began cutting out. As I made it to my rear cargo area within my SUV, it completely lost connection from CarPlay. When I gradually moved the iPhone  back towards the 8600 it would auto reconnect to CarPlay. If I place my iPhone out the the driver side window, it loses connection with the audio stuttering until connection is lost.

The previous $400 Kenwood unit would auto connect wirelessly to CarPlay if my iPhone was anywhere within my garage while my vehicle was parked in the garage, so this comes as a surprise that the connection range is so short for a high end unit such as the 8600. Hopefully this can be fixed via a future firmware update.

 

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28 minutes ago, Thorissr said:

I installed the 8600 this past Wednesday and I immediately updated to 1.13 soon after. However, I’ve been experiencing the random audio cut outs when using CarPlay. In attempts to figure this issue out I was able to reproduce this issue. The problem appears to be a weak WiFi signal between the unit and the iPhone when using CarPlay wirelessly. If I keep my Iphone within a 2-3 foot radius from the 8600...no cut outs. As I gradually moved my iPhone further away from the 8600 while in the car, the audio began cutting out. As I made it to my rear cargo area within my SUV, it completely lost connection from CarPlay. When I gradually moved the iPhone  back towards the 8600 it would auto reconnect to CarPlay. If I place my iPhone out the the driver side window, it loses connection with the audio stuttering until connection is lost.

The previous $400 Kenwood unit would auto connect wirelessly to CarPlay if my iPhone was anywhere within my garage while my vehicle was parked in the garage, so this comes as a surprise that the connection range is so short for a high end unit such as the 8600. Hopefully this can be fixed via a future firmware update.

 

Agreed, wireless CarPlay is garbage! Using WiFi it should work anywhere in the vehicle, period. Bluetooth worked flawlessly with my stock 2015 head unit with my phone in a backpack in the truck. Wireless CarPlay cuts out with my phone in a cupholder 1 foot from the pioneer! 

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