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Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-19-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 104,110
Posted By Sonartech
Can someone post the vital stats of the 8.1 DVD...

Can someone post the vital stats of the 8.1 DVD to this thread, please? I haven't seen the disc yet and I'd like to see a directory listing with file sizes and part numbers for the DVD if someone...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-09-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 49,346
Posted By Sonartech
Sure thing - Be right there... [Hold your...

Sure thing - Be right there...

[Hold your breath!]
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-26-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 49,346
Posted By Sonartech
:egads: I clearly described everything this...

:egads:

I clearly described everything this modification affects. Did you read it? See the sections titled "What you gain" and "Disclaimer: What you lose".

SonarTech
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-05-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,350
Posted By Sonartech
Yep - You're absolutely right. The ES-350 non-ML...

Yep - You're absolutely right. The ES-350 non-ML audio sucks. It's as bad as any car I've ever owned, in fact. It's far worse than our RX-350's base audio system. We seriously thought something was...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-17-07, 03:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 49,346
Posted By Sonartech
HOW TO: Access Cal, Phone, Music Folder Access and Maintenance menus while driving...

HOW-TO Guide

Enabling access to the Music Folders, Phone Dialing, Calendar and Maintenance Menus while Driving the Lexus ES-350

INTRODUCTION

A friend of mine has been nagging me to post a...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 03-08-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Not so sure about this one. Primarily, I'm...

Not so sure about this one. Primarily, I'm concerned about any changes to the map data format going from a 4th-Gen NavDVD to a 5th-Gen dataset. I personally think it should work OK - but there...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 03-08-07, 11:07 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Yep. You access the "Over Ride" the same way. ...

Yep. You access the "Over Ride" the same way. The only difference I saw is that I had newer map data. To this day I haven't found any ill effects from doing this change, in either my RX or ES-350....
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-21-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
I wanted to post some additional information...

I wanted to post some additional information regarding troubleshooting home-made "Hybrid" DVD's for the Denso Navigation System like the one I described earlier in this thread to get around the...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-21-07, 01:28 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
:egads: Um, my 2006 ES-330 didn't have a...

:egads:

Um, my 2006 ES-330 didn't have a 5th-Gen Navigation System... You're telling me your 2006 GS-300 does? Please tell me you're not trying to load 5th-generation firmware on your...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 01-07-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
The checksums for the U30D v5.1 LOADING.KWI are...

The checksums for the U30D v5.1 LOADING.KWI are as follows:

DVD PART NUMBER = 86271-53020, 464210-0629

CRC32 = $a7a4560e
MD5 = $ef0b8afac5fd98282175a118322f9e3f
SHA1 =...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 01-07-07, 03:08 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Sorry to hear you're having problems. I created a...

Sorry to hear you're having problems. I created a new one from scratch one month ago and it works fine. Again, in ONES, the DVD burn type needs to be [DVD Incremental - Closed], [ISO 9660 + UDF]. It...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 12-12-06, 12:41 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Yep. I've spent probably 5 hours total mashing...

Yep. I've spent probably 5 hours total mashing various combinations of corners, centers and middles trying to coax the elusive menu out of hiding. No luck, but I still firmly believe it's there...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 11-20-06, 01:41 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
We didn't say it was easy (or a well-documented...

We didn't say it was easy (or a well-documented procedure, for that matter) we just said it would be fun... err, or something like that.

Glad you got it to work. Perhaps now people will stop...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-25-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
This is an interesting new additional factor....

This is an interesting new additional factor. Unfortunately, it's largely unknown and I can't begin to guesstimate what the differences are between all these "U" versions since the knobs at Denso...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-23-06, 02:47 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
First off, I have reason to believe that the...

First off, I have reason to believe that the combo-DVD (a fusion of v6.1 map data with a v5.1 LOADING.KWI file) is only necessary if you're concerned that your Nav System will re-load firmware...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-14-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
The only potential downside associated with using...

The only potential downside associated with using electrical tape over heat shrink tubing is that older electrical tape, especially after it gets hot & cold multiple times, can shed adhesive from the...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-13-06, 12:46 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
I just verified that the information I posted for...

I just verified that the information I posted for multi-display connector K46 for the 2007 GS350 is also accurate for the 2006 GS300. However, the Nav ECU h1 connector IS different (if you care). VSS...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-12-06, 12:42 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Sorry, I don't have a '06 GS350, so I can't...

Sorry, I don't have a '06 GS350, so I can't confirm anything I read for it - especially since TechInfo doesn't even show a 2006 GS350. I don't know what you mean when you say "radio messages". I've...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-11-06, 12:27 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Answers: 1) The Nav system display...

Answers:

1) The Nav system display (multi-display), the Nav ECU and the radio are all one stacked unit, so if you take one out, you'll have ready-access to the other ones as well. Just a...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-09-06, 11:40 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
"H1" doesn't. "h1" does, at least according to...

"H1" doesn't. "h1" does, at least according to the wiring diagram on page 858 of the GS430/350 EWD. "h1" is referred to as "D" on the multi-display, and "D" has pin 16 with SPD above it.

Here -...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-09-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Sheesh - definitely sounds like a hardware/media...

Sheesh - definitely sounds like a hardware/media issue, then, if your v5.1 backup fails to be read. I'm using Memorex Double Layer DVD+R, 2.4x media.

SonarTech
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-08-06, 02:12 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
That would definitely be the way to go. Then you...

That would definitely be the way to go. Then you could keep the original pin intact and use your extra pin in place of the original. I grubbed around on TechInfo and found the part numbers for the...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-07-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
Answers: I don't like cutting wires,...

Answers:

I don't like cutting wires, because doing so is essentially permanent. After you cut it, anyone will be able to tell you did. I'm leasing both of my cars, so when I turn them back in, I...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-07-06, 02:01 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
The whole "spin, stop - spin, stop" you mentioned...

The whole "spin, stop - spin, stop" you mentioned sounds suspiciously like the reader can't read your DVD. I wonder if your unit's just sensitive to the type of DVD+R you're using? It IS very odd...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-07-06, 01:53 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 637,625
Posted By Sonartech
According to the info at Techinfo.toyota.com, the...

According to the info at Techinfo.toyota.com, the information I provided here (in the specific post you quoted) was for a GS350. There is no distinction given regarding the generation of Nav system...
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