How to install a NAV/DVD Bypass Module on a 2011 Lexus CT200h
The following instructions were created using Japanese DIY from our affiliate in Japan and translating them to English. The pictures were also flipped horizontally to mimic a left hand drive car instead of the original right hand drive car. The following pictures and information are being used with the original owner’s permission.
We are not responsible to damage, loss or injury caused from attempting or performing the DIY. Further, the navigation and DVD lock while in motion was originally installed for safety reasons. By unlocking the navigation and DVD lock, we are assuming that the navigation and DVD will be controlled and enjoyed by the passenger and not by the driver. As such, are not responsible to damage, loss or injury from using the bypass modules. Please be responsible drivers!
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About the Beat-Sonic NAV/DVD Bypass Module:
100% Plug and play kit from Beat-Sonic for allowing use of factory features that would be locked out during vehicle movement.
These plug and play module kits allow override of the lock out system equipped in your factory TV or Navigation/DVD system when the vehicle is in motion. Due to the fact that no modification is needed on the factory harness and this is 100% plug and play, it is easily reversible to the original factory specs without showing any signs that this modification was ever made.
The NVK modules
are equipped with manual functionality button where the override of the navigation lock out may be enabled simply by pressing the button included in with the kit. Once the button is engaged, the module tricks the factory navigation system to thinking that it is at a stop and enables the use of all the controls including the navigation address input, POI, blue-tooth contacts, mp3 music select, etc. When the button is depressed, the vehicle will return to its normal state and will take couple of seconds to refresh the correct vehicle location on the map. This module will not bypass the DVD during vehicle movement. See TVK module below for the DVD bypass:
The TVK modules
are also equipped with manual functionality switch where the override of the DVD lockout may be enabled simply by toggling the switch to "TV". Once the switch is engaged, the module tricks the factory DVD system to thinking that the vehicle is in "park" with its parking brake on. The factory screen will switch to backup camera mode automatically when in R gear and will not affect any other factory controls. As such, the user have the option of enabling the DVD bypass permanently and hiding the switch behind the dash for a cleaner installation.
The NT modules kit
include both NVK and TVK modules as mentioned above.
The DIY Installation Starts Here:
Tools needed: Socket wrench with a 10mm socket, panel removers, and towels
Product needed: Beat-Sonic NT4618, TVK-46 or NVK-18. Go to www.beatsonicusa.com for the product.
Step1: THE CLUSTER PANEL REMOVAL
The above picture shows the cluster panel that you will be removing.
Remove the clips on the panel of the steering column as shown above. Just pull straight up as it is only being held by 4 clips.
After the steering wheel column panel is loosened, pull the red circle area towards you to loosen the cluster as shown above. Once you confirm that the red circle area is loosened, pull the cluster hood toward you as shown above. Do not pull too hard as it may cause damage to the cluster cover.
Disconnect the “start” button switch and then remove the cluster cover as shown above.
Step2: THE GLOVE BOX:
Open the glove box as shown above.
Remove the two clips as shown above. Although not required, you may remove this whole panel if necessary.