ok so lee, is the best setup if u just want dvd a/v is a navtool $200.00 video interface, and a vais slu $269.00 audio interface. and a small dvd player $100. and i wonder if vais unit that says unavailable will be better, they say be expecting it in march
I used a license-plate-frame camera. Made installation a semi-breeze and only required me to drill a small hole behind the license plate itself (making it easy to put back to factory). I posted a picture of both the camera and what the screen looks like with the backup camera going. It looks much better in person; these pics were mainly just to show what the view looks like compared to what's actually behind the car.
2003 Lexus SC430 - Black with Ecru interior. VaisTech & NavTool interfaces with Centrafuse CarPC integrated into factory navigation screen (includes hands-free Bluetooth, Voice Command, mp3 support, videos, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite radio, DVD playback, Internet access, and digital gauge cluster (via OBD-II))...LuxLink remote top/start module, and GlobalTop HUD unit. My CarPC YouTube Video - - - - - - - - - - - - - NY Times Article
The pics are no longer on my server as I deleted everything for pending changes. However, navtool uses my pics in their instructions. In fact they use my instructions from this site also. Did they send instructions with your unit?
GX470 w/dual exhaust, KNN CAI, 55w HIDs &35w HID fogs,LED side markers, Vaistech, etc. AMG E55 10sec, with no cheater gas, other project cars.
Z32 Project-800hp track car.
Prior, blown GS400, SC430, SC400,SC300, IS300, many others
Second, no. There were no instructions sent with my unit. All I received in the brown box was one set of wires (w/ the harnesses) & the box that contained the actual NavTool. Inside the NavTool box was the red NavTool module (w/ the switch), another set of wires (w/o the harnesses), & a square piece of paper that indicated by color what each wire was for.
When I spoke the the gentleman on the phone prior to receiving the unit, I was assured the directions would be included. This was not so, & I'm a little disappointed. Did anyone else from the group buy receive instructions? If so, would it be possible to post them? I will call to see if I can get a copy of the instructions sent to me.
ynctypes, I received an e-mail from NavTool. Not quite sure why "Cardemand" is referenced in their instructions. Here's what the e-mail states:
2001-2007 LEXUS SC INSTALLATION MANUAL
Packaging list: Cardemand Converter
12 Volt plug (two black wires one with a silver stripe)
Plug and Play harness
Before you begin the installation please become familiar with the products included in your package and the space you will be working in.
First off you must locate the navigation DVD-ROM in the LEXUS SC. The navigation DVD-rom is located in the trunk on the right side under the carpet. The navigation DVD-rom will have three unique plugs. Please locate the smallest.
Unplug the small white 10 pin connector and insert the plug into the plug and play harness, insert the other end of the plug play harness into the navigation DVD-ROM replacing the original plug.
The next step will require finding accessory power. Accessory power in the SC is found in the bigger 18pin black connector. PLEASE TEST THE FOLLOWING – usually accessory power is the Gray wire. BEFORE MAKING the connection test to make sure the wire has accessory power. Connect the black wire with silver stripes found on the 12 volt connector to accessory power.
Connect the other solid black wire on the 12volt connector to ground. The ground wire can be found in the same 18pin connector, usually the wire is solid white with a black line.
Please insert the 12volt plug into the unit to make sure the red light comes on. If light comes on turn the vehicle off and connect the plug and play harness to the Cardemand unit.
If you are connecting a back-up camera insert the RCA wire into Video 2 and connect the blue wire found on the Cardemand unit to the reverse input also found on the 18 pin connector usually yellow with red stripe.
Connect green wire found on the Cardemand unit to the handbrake and 2 white wires to ground. All three wires needed to be grounded in order for Video 1 to be activated.