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  • Toyota GPS SatNav

    Hi All,

    It drives me nuts not being able to enter or adjust the Sat Nav while moving.
    I did see a post on here that gave some override instructions but that seems to be for the later model (MP3) Sat Nav unit. Does anyone know how to do this with the earlier unit?

    I know I can purchase the LOCKPICK option but I already have SoundLinQ SLi iPod Interface which works perfectly and I don't want to purchase this when I already have most of the functionality.

    Jeff
    [B]2011 KDJ150 GX[/B]
    HID low & high beam upgrade
    Polaris Satnav with reverse camera and Bluetooth
    Outback drawer system
    [B]2012 KDJ150 Kakadu[/B] HID high beam...mod list being slowly ticked off

  • #2
    I haven't found anything other than the Lockpick as yet either.
    But I sure would like something to override it, it's a pain in the @#$..!!!
    03 Grande V6 4.0L, ARB Deluxe winch bar, XD 9000 Warn winch, Pacemaker Headers, Colour Coded Safari Snorkel, K&N Airfilter, Slotted RDA rotors, 55W HID Hella Rallye 4000 spotlights, Dual batt, TJM comp, TJM underbelly bashplate and custom stainless front bashplates, Extended diff breathers, Reverse camera (Eclipse), Yokohama AT-S, ICON 2.5 adjustable remote resi coilovers(front) ICON 2.5 piggyback shocks(rear), 2" lift airbags, Icom ic400pro, Engel 40L, Custom drawer system, Stainless recovery points, Kimberley MyCube rooftop camper.

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    • #3
      GPS override

      Hi

      The inability for the passenger to enter destinations while the car is moving drives me #[email protected]#! crazy as well...

      I have read about the earlier model GPS allowing the override as shown in this video

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1HjA04Z6VM

      I have just picked up a 2007 D4D Grande and tried the override sequence and have found that Toyota have removed this override "feature" from the newer headunits.
      I have investigated how the head unit detects speed - either through GPS data changing position regularly or a wire running into the rear of the headunit from the gearbox.
      I have confirmed that the head unit detects speed via the GPS position and not via a speedo wire as I am able to drive around undercover carparks and have the passenger enter destinations as if we were stopped. This was due to the fact that the GPS antenna was not receiving any satellite data.

      This got me thinking that a simple switch could be added to the inbuilt GPS antenna that connects to the headunit. Once the switch was added, the passenger would be able to temporarily disable the GPS antenna, tricking the head unit into thinking that the car was stopped, and allow the passenger to enter the destination. The switch could then be thrown to re-enable the antenna and navigatation would commence as normal.

      I am happy to attempt this modification, i just need to identify the GPS antenna connection on the rear of the head unit. Does someone here have a wiring diagram (or pictures... i like pictures ) of the relevant cable / area?
      Prado 150 V6 2010 Kakadu, Factory towbar, GME TX3420, P3 Brake Controller, ABR Battery tray, D34 Optima battery (Drivers side), Fullriver AGM 100Ah, Rear Anderson plug, Rear internal power outlets, Baintech rear battery monitor, Kaymar Wheel on Door bracket, GME UHF Antenna, Sand Grabba mats

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      • #4
        The antenna will have a coaxial type of cable, so that blows the simple switch idea.....

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        • #5
          I've tried that on my '03 model and it doesn't work for me. The screen looks different too in that it doesn't have the speaker icon beside the word 'Volume' on that screen.

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          • #6
            So if I placed something over the GPS receiver at the front of the dash while moving then I could fool the GPS and effect an override? I wonder how dense the material would need to be to block the sensor/antenna.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wannawodka
              So if I placed something over the GPS receiver at the front of the dash while moving then I could fool the GPS and effect an override? I wonder how dense the material would need to be to block the sensor/antenna.
              A small piece of sheet metal (any type) will block the RF signal from your antenna
              07 GXL Turbo Diesel Manual, Ironman Bullbar, 12000 lb Winch, Dual battery, Snorkel, Cooper STT's, Nightstalker HID Lights, other stuff to come

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              • #8
                blw,

                I know what you mean, i found this sometime ago but the cheat works for me.
                You have to be sure that when going from speaker to the other corner that you touch the screen in the same place.
                But who knows on your model like you said this may not be possible.
                2006 TD Grande
                ARB Winch Bar. Rallye 4000's
                GME TX 3400
                BF Goodrich 265/65/17

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                • #9
                  For those of us with the older 2003-2004 satnav, I have found a cheat to be able to enter addresses and access other options while on the move. I remember someone posting one for the later model units but it didn't work on mine. However this one does.
                  I know there was a few of us looking for something like this. 8)

                  NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLY ILLEGAL TO BE ABLE TO ENTER ADDRESSES ETC WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING..!! If you run off the road don't blame me.! I except no responsibility for your stupidity (and rarely my own):lol:

                  This is the procedure and it cancels out as soon as the vehicle is turned off or restarted.
                  1. Press MENU
                  2. Press DVD
                  3. Press top left of screen, bottom left, top left, bottom left, bottom right to access hidden menu.
                  4. Press and hold OVERRIDE until it beeps.
                  5. Press BACK to exit. 8)
                  03 Grande V6 4.0L, ARB Deluxe winch bar, XD 9000 Warn winch, Pacemaker Headers, Colour Coded Safari Snorkel, K&N Airfilter, Slotted RDA rotors, 55W HID Hella Rallye 4000 spotlights, Dual batt, TJM comp, TJM underbelly bashplate and custom stainless front bashplates, Extended diff breathers, Reverse camera (Eclipse), Yokohama AT-S, ICON 2.5 adjustable remote resi coilovers(front) ICON 2.5 piggyback shocks(rear), 2" lift airbags, Icom ic400pro, Engel 40L, Custom drawer system, Stainless recovery points, Kimberley MyCube rooftop camper.

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                  • #10
                    Justo, you're a legend. It works great.

                    Just a warning to anyone doing this.
                    DO NOT change the option under Loading. This apparently changes the type of DVD that the satnav reads from and screws the whole thing up and it won't boot. The solution seems to be to take apart the DVD ECU under the seat and unplug everything and try to get it to reset.

                    Probably best not to muck around with it eh?
                    [B]2011 KDJ150 GX[/B]
                    HID low & high beam upgrade
                    Polaris Satnav with reverse camera and Bluetooth
                    Outback drawer system
                    [B]2012 KDJ150 Kakadu[/B] HID high beam...mod list being slowly ticked off

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                    • #11
                      Yeah I should have mentioned that messing with the other settings etc is not a good idea unless you know what you are doing. I had a look through the menus and decided its best left alone.. Just hit the override and get outa there.. 8)
                      03 Grande V6 4.0L, ARB Deluxe winch bar, XD 9000 Warn winch, Pacemaker Headers, Colour Coded Safari Snorkel, K&N Airfilter, Slotted RDA rotors, 55W HID Hella Rallye 4000 spotlights, Dual batt, TJM comp, TJM underbelly bashplate and custom stainless front bashplates, Extended diff breathers, Reverse camera (Eclipse), Yokohama AT-S, ICON 2.5 adjustable remote resi coilovers(front) ICON 2.5 piggyback shocks(rear), 2" lift airbags, Icom ic400pro, Engel 40L, Custom drawer system, Stainless recovery points, Kimberley MyCube rooftop camper.

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                      • #12
                        Does anyone know if you disconnect the battery, will the Toyota GPS unit retain any entered POI's and addresses? I can't seem to find anything about it in the manual?
                        2014 Kakadu V6, HR Towbar, MSA seat covers, Scan Guage II.

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                        • #13
                          JJT

                          The unit will hold them all no problems.
                          [B]2011 KDJ150 GX[/B]
                          HID low & high beam upgrade
                          Polaris Satnav with reverse camera and Bluetooth
                          Outback drawer system
                          [B]2012 KDJ150 Kakadu[/B] HID high beam...mod list being slowly ticked off

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                          • #14
                            Toyota GPS

                            Hi all,

                            Does anyone know if the firmware on the Toyota system can be upgraded to allow entry of destinations by GPS coordinates? A lot of the off-road information of rest sites and points of interest are now given in eastings and northings and it is a pain not being able to enter them or even see your current coords.

                            Thanks.
                            2003 Prado Grande deisel. Sovereign bar, 9500 lb Warn winch, DP chip, 3" exhaust, ARB rear diff locker, ARB dual battery and compressor, safari snorkle, GME 3440 UHF radio, reversing camera, 2 in. lift kit, DIY drawers, DIY cargo barrier, Platinum drop-down fridge slider, Engel 40l fridge, under bonnet hot water system, Kaymar dual wheel carrier rear bar, Custom Boat Loader roof rack.

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                            • #15
                              The newer unit does this but the older units don't. There is no way of upgrading them unfortunately.
                              [B]2011 KDJ150 GX[/B]
                              HID low & high beam upgrade
                              Polaris Satnav with reverse camera and Bluetooth
                              Outback drawer system
                              [B]2012 KDJ150 Kakadu[/B] HID high beam...mod list being slowly ticked off

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