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Old 04-07-08, 08:33 PM   #61
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Well done, it is not too tall for the center console to slode forward is it?? I found some switches that are small enough to mount on the plastic popoff clip itself....
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Old 04-08-08, 05:02 PM   #62
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Well done, it is not too tall for the center console to slode forward is it?? I found some switches that are small enough to mount on the plastic popoff clip itself....
it's about the same height as the adjacent ETC switch. the armrest still has good clearance to slide over.
this rocker switch is made by a Japanese company named NKK. the plastic material looks pretty much identical to that of the panel, so blends in nicely imo. $7.99 a piece ordered form digikey. not cheap but worth every penny because it preserves the classy/clean look of the console. prior to this, I tried 2 other AM switches for some toyota/scion. the material quality was no comparison.

also for the smaller one to mount on the insert....ummm, sorry but not my option.

now I am so happy with the mod because I can enter address and check POI any time I want. it makes much more sense to use it this way. otherwise, the nav is just a scrolling map.
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Old 04-16-08, 11:34 AM   #63
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I have a 2007 GS450h with nav and ML,and want to have the nav mods and an ipod adapter installed. I live in San Jose, CA - does anyone have any suggestions of a good place to get the work done? Thanks.
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Old 04-26-08, 01:49 PM   #64
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yeeeeehaaaa!!!!! done in less than 2hrs! I can't believe I missed this thread when looking for solution for '08 450h about a month ago.

Thanks to all of you that spent own time to make other people happy!
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Old 04-27-08, 06:56 AM   #65
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I have a 2007 GS450h with nav and ML,and want to have the nav mods and an ipod adapter installed. I live in San Jose, CA - does anyone have any suggestions of a good place to get the work done? Thanks.
I noticed that the VAIS website has has a forum with a lot of "locating installers in X" threads.
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Old 04-29-08, 09:24 AM   #66
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Hey everyone, just got a 08 GS350 and had a company in Socal (Bluetooth Valet) do all the nav override, phone override, dvd override, iphone integration and sirius sat radio utilizing the shark fin antenna. They did an amazing job. came to my house did it in my garage in less than 2 hrs! Highly recommended! They are based in San Diego but I live in LA. Also when you sell or get rid of the car they uninstall everything and put it into your new Lexus for a very small fee.

I know most people can follow the directions above but I was uncomforable cutting wires and stuff.
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Old 05-01-08, 05:11 PM   #67
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I successfully did this mod tonight on a 2008 gs350. The first time it took me about 2 hours to get everything apart and put back together but it didn't work. It was because I cut the wrong purple wire. There were 2 purple wires on the harness but cut the wrong one because I thought there was only one. After I got the right one connected everything works perfectly. The only tip I can think of other than what was mentioned here is when pulling the unit out use a towel or something to grab the 2 metal tabs at the bottom so you can pull harder and not cut your hands. It makes it much easier to pull out.

The one question I had was does anyone have a wiring diagram to lookup what the other purple wire does. I am just curious.
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Thanks to Rolling Audio, here's what my car can do:

Navigation entry and POI in motion
Phone Dial in motion
DVD in motion
Mp3 Browsing in motion
Menu/settings in Motion

This company was fast and affordable. No $400 cable to buy.
I watched them during the whole process. They respected my vehicle with careful removal of parts, towels and mats while they were in the car and most important, NOW I CAN USE MY CAR to it's full potential!

PM me or PM Rolling Audio for info (sacramento)
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Hey everyone, just got a 08 GS350 and had a company in Socal (Bluetooth Valet) do all the nav override, phone override, dvd override, iphone integration and sirius sat radio utilizing the shark fin antenna. They did an amazing job. came to my house did it in my garage in less than 2 hrs! Highly recommended! They are based in San Diego but I live in LA. Also when you sell or get rid of the car they uninstall everything and put it into your new Lexus for a very small fee.

I know most people can follow the directions above but I was uncomforable cutting wires and stuff.

GUYS after sucessfully done with your nav hack and adding a switch for navigation and POI entry. What the total time you have before the NAV goes back to lockout mode?????
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^ if driving in city (40 mph or so) - maybe a few minutes (enought time usually) but on hwy, maybe a minute, and you rock switch back and forth and it resets again
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Old 05-02-08, 12:03 PM   #69
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On mine you just press the switch and it overrides it for an unlimited amount of time. The gps wont work though while the button is pressed so you have to remember to switch it back or it wont track you correctly. every 45 sec or so the screen will grey out for a second (while the system overrides the car again) and then come back on. This way you can get around the system kicking you out every 60 seconds.
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Anyone know if there are any places that offer the same service in the East Coast (New York State preferably)?

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Hey everyone, just got a 08 GS350 and had a company in Socal (Bluetooth Valet) do all the nav override, phone override, dvd override, iphone integration and sirius sat radio utilizing the shark fin antenna. They did an amazing job. came to my house did it in my garage in less than 2 hrs! Highly recommended! They are based in San Diego but I live in LA. Also when you sell or get rid of the car they uninstall everything and put it into your new Lexus for a very small fee.

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Anyone know of a place in westchester NY or southern CT that would do a bypass?
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Anyone know of a place in westchester NY or southern CT that would do a bypass?

For these inquiries, just start a new thread and ask...
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Old 05-16-08, 01:49 PM   #73
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My hybrid disc does not allow me to dial BT phone on the nav screen in motion and as far as I know it only works with the cutting wire modification.

However, this guy proclaims http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...west-v7-1-nav/that his hybrid disc allows the TOYOTA nav to make a BT dialing in motion. I pm'ed him and he confirmed it affirmatively... of course he is selling it but I just can't believe it actually works.

Note: My hybrid disc is 6.1+5.1 vs. he is selling 7.1+5.1, could this be the reason?
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Anyone in Dallas,Tx do the wire hack on a 2007 GS 350 ???
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Old 07-07-08, 09:43 PM   #75
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Hi I jsut got my 06 GS300 Nav no ML system can someone tell me if i do these mods with the wires being cut n toggle switch installed will i be able to watch DVDS? I dont think i can watch them now will that change from this mod? THX in advance!
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