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There is legislation known as "E-Mark" that pertains to electronic devices that are permanently installed in a vehicle. This car PC manufacturer is UK based and has a great description of the requirement. Excerpt: Prior to March 2009 the regulations were extremely clear - all equipment installed into a vehicle on a permanent basis was required to ...


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My 2012 Volkswagen Golf has an RCD510 multimedia unit which features a touch screen, card slot, USB connector, bluetooth and six disc drive, integrated front and rear parking sensors. I know that upgrades to this unit are available which include the ability to add integrated video for a rearward facing camera plus there is a version in inbuilt NAV. This is ...


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This article speaks to how Android Auto complies with regulations: Google built Android Auto so that it complies with recognized automobile safety standards, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA). So, it seems like they've already figured out what needs to be done to conform with existing NHTSA rules. The full Android ...


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You might want to try if your メニュー option (Menu) has a 設定 (Settings) option and inside there, a 言語 (Language) option. If it does, then most likely you can switch between the default 日本語 (Japanese) and 英語 (English). If you don't find it there but you own the car, it could be a matter of researching what Pioneer unit you have and get an update, but chances ...


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This is an undocumented navigation "feature"(?). The night mode is disabled if the dashboard lighting is turned to the maximum. According to my mechanic this is the same for other models as well and might be fixed in an upcoming update. You can find this solution in this forum entry as well. To fix the problem, simply turn down your dimmer to not be on ...


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If I understand you question correctly you want to install your own applications on your on-board computer. To do this you would need extensive reverse engineering and software development knowledge. You are looking at hundreds and most possibly thousands of man hours. You would be better of fitting a system designed with everything you need. I would say ...


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Yes, indeed. In fact not just a Subaru/Outback, if you have purchased a car without CarPlay inbuilt, it can be added to your car afterwards using an after market system which, at the time of writing this answer, is available from the following sellers: Alpine Clarion Kenwood Pioneer Sony Further, separate support for using Siri (only) can be added as well....


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A BMW service centre will be able to connect and download any software required via its internet access to BMW Germany. Must be a genuine BMW facility though.


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Every web site said it was impossible. It is possible though, and surprising simple in theory. I successfully converted my 2006 GX470 from navigation to non-navigation with an after-market double-din stereo head unit. But, the process requires specific parts, and some specific steps. Because mine happened over almost a year, with much trial and error, I will ...


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According to this link if you can find a non-nav unit from the same year (though 03-09 seem to be interchangeable), you should be able to swap the hvac (heating, ventilation, AC) controls directly into your dash and have full control of the air flow. I've found a couple examples on eBay that should fit (example 2). If you're not comfortable doing this work ...


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Apparently you simply cannot unlock it. If you hunt around on forums, you'll see it was, and still is, a pretty big discussion topic. For example, from this discussion about the 2011 model (product links removed): jsrober writes: Yes, that topic has been discussed to death. Just about everyone hated that "lockout" feature in Toyota's GPS system... ...


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I believe the information is as follows, but whether it helps you find a manual is beyond me: Make: Ford Model: TravelPilot EX Part/Model: 7 612 300 516 (7M5T-18K931-AE) NOTE: The part in parens may be different Manufacturer: Blaupunkt The reason I say the one part may be different is, I found this video which specifies for another radio ...


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It looks as though you could add a third party CarPlay-compatible receiver to your vehicle. A quick search on the Crutchfield site shows me at least 50 options. Even if you do not choose to purchase from them, their site is a great source for market research. Full disclosure: this is what I did on my 2004 WRX and I used a receiver from Crutchfield.


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Pretty vague question, so this is a pretty vague answer. Having gotten wet, there could be nearly anything wrong. You are going to have to go thru the entire navigation system, component by component, to find the failure. Not knowing the extent of the water damage makes it impossible for us to know where to start. If the storm was strong enough to blow ...


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I hope this helps someone out there with a similar problem. After a LOT of research, we found out there is simply no way this can be fixed without purchasing a new DVD drive. Which we did. But, unfortunately, you can't get a new one. We got a second-hand one installed and it seems to work now. All of this cost us around $700. Including the WRONG one ...


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Go to Maps screen, exit fullscreen, click on Nav> scroll to the very end> Map version. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzj_F7fR53q6b0NXWWx5UGlZMXc But, I still don't know the Command version..! I have to do more research.


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I think, if you go on the Ford website (https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleSelection.do) then you may find by entering the VIN you should get some details about your car - whether it is sufficient not sure but may help.


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Does it look like this? This is the closest thing I can find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgmnj_kSng If that doesn't help, I would take photos and find someone to help translate what the labels are (I doubt you'll find that sort of help on this site). You can also try something like the Google Translate application. It allows you to take photos and ...


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What you are explaining is what the vehicle does when the battery is getting weak. It starts shutting down non essential items. I replaced my battery at 4 years because of that message. About 12 months after that battery was replaced, I started to get the System off to save battery, turn off ignition or start engine message. It is very intermittent. The Ford ...


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It looks like your battery is starting to have trouble. The newer Ford's are programmed to prevent battery draining to the point that you won't be able to turn the car on. Thus, it will turn off electric systems if the battery is getting lower. 3 years does seem kind of short, however, it depends how you were using the car as well. From http://www....


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I don't believe they can be converted without swapping the navigation system. Might as well hire a translator.


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I had similar issues with putting videos on SD cards on both a Kenwood and a Jensen. The answer (for me) lay in the encoding, not the wrapper (in your case, the wrapper is WVM). I had to back off from H.264 and MPEG4 down to MPEG2 in order to get videos that would play. Discussion: Apparently licensing codecs costs money, and few people use these features. ...


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Your system arrives with a pretty comprehensive map set when you first get it. The satnav companies will always advise regular updates and you pay for them. Most of the updates are of petty adjustments to the road system and are generally not worth paying for as the systems will re-calculate if you go off route anyway. To me it is simple up-selling when it ...


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It appears as though it does come standard on the 2010+ Jaguar XJ. This is a system built by Bosch Car Multimedia division. It was first slated for the luxury Mercedes S-Class, so the XJ is the second car to get it. In this article dated May 2010, EE Times talks about it being in the XJ: Bosch has developed a head unit that will be first introduced onto ...


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I had a long look around and the only solution seems to be a firmware update. You will have to contact the manufacturer of the device for assistance. Luckily the manufacturer is Panasonic, so you have a slightly better than average chance of being helped. Go to this page and click on the "consumer Support" link. There's a link to tech support too, but it ...


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