NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby jayfox911 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:02 pm

What switch did you guys use? where did you buy it?

This one kinda looks like it could fit in the switch space under the fob charging location.
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http://www.paneltronics.com/ip.asp?op=p ... oduct=DPDT

http://cgi.ebay.com/Paneltronics-Switch ... 483d485e1d

round smaller type:
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea ... 8915953531


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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby jayfox911 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:36 pm

infiniti_lineup wrote:Running the wire behind the console and over to the fob dock will add hours upon hours of labor to the installation process..
Do it if you want, but the glovebox or center console are both excellent locations and much easier!

Also, I got my DPDT switch from Radio Shack — they had an entire selection of different sizes and designs.
thanks, I am thinking of doing it this week... :ohno:

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SIK L » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:23 pm

So once spliced, both parking brake wires go to one side of the switch, and Nav wires go to the other side of the switch correct?

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby jayfox911 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:35 pm

SIK L wrote:So once spliced, both parking brake wires go to one side of the switch, and Nav wires go to the other side of the switch correct?
Yes, picture two from the how to post...
nav-hack-done-questions-and-goodness-t4 ... l#p4646062

I just did mine, ran into a couple issues but mostly where to run the cable through the center console area. I also added a ipod control at the same time; PA15-NIS by USA-Spec.
http://www.usaspec.com/product.php?ProductID=57

I found this about only have to cut the green wire if you are doing nav and not the DVD part. I cut both but I only need to cut one because i dont have a DVD player
http://forums2.freshalloy.com/showpost. ... stcount=33
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I mounted the switch next to the cigarette lighter. push on/off type switch for nav hack only (radio shack didnt have the switch in black :tisk: )
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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SIK L » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:56 pm

I just tried doing this hack. I followed everything in the instructions and in either switch position the DVD isn't playing on the front monitor. The nav system still appears to be working normally.

Can anybody PM me their phone number and I can try to troubleshoot this with you? I would really appreciate it.

Any advice also would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby jayfox911 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:17 pm

SIK L wrote:I just tried doing this hack. I followed everything in the instructions and in either switch position the DVD isn't playing on the front monitor. The nav system still appears to be working normally.

Can anybody PM me their phone number and I can try to troubleshoot this with you? I would really appreciate it.

Any advice also would be appreciated. Thanks.
your PM are not turned on. :slap: ;)

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby 06M4.5 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:26 pm

I did it another way which was easier for me.

I cut the brake wire and grounded the wire that goes in to the Nav.

Then i cut the speed sensor wire and installed a regular switch between the 2 wires.

if you need help just PM me and I'll send you my #

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby The00Dustin » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:18 am

06M4.5 wrote:I did it another way which was easier for me.
I cut the brake wire and grounded the wire that goes in to the Nav.
Then i cut the speed sensor wire and installed a regular switch between the 2 wires.
if you need help just PM me and I'll send you my #
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I thought it could be done this way, and posted asking about it on the original instructional post only to get responses from some guy that thought he knew everything about electricity and switches and clearly had no clue (with no one else chiming in), so I gave up and decided to try it myselff. I stil haven't done mine, though, so since you already did this, can you confirm that there are no problems caused by having the unit thing the parking brake is on 100% of the time? Are there any hidden benefits, or is it just easier because your switch selection benefits many times over and less wire needs run/spliced?

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby 06M4.5 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:51 am

up to now I haven't seen any problems having only the unit with ground all the time.

I did not ground the other side of the wire which comes from the parking brake.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby The00Dustin » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:02 pm

06M4.5 wrote:up to now I haven't seen any problems having only the unit with ground all the time.

I did not ground the other side of the wire which comes from the parking brake.
Good thing you didn't ground the other side, my understanding is that would lead to the parking brake light being on all of the time (as opposed to when the brake is on).

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness. (FNAWSM)

Postby jayfox911 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:06 pm

Anthony_FX35 wrote:
FNAWSM wrote:Just do it yourself. Its not that hard. If you can follow directions and can remember how to put things back together once you take them apart, you will be just fine. There are some real nice write-ups on here and i plan on doing one myself real soon. It will take you 2 or 3 hours max and cost about $15 max.
you may have just boosted my confidence. btw...the DIY said for all 2008 M models. how about my 2009 FX35?
Has anyone tried the nav hack on a FX? My buddy just got one and we wanted to do it to his. I did the mod on my M but not sure if everything is the same behind the glove box/radio area.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness. (FNAWSM)

Postby a.blanco0905 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:36 pm

Ask the FX guys... at the FX Forum?

fx35-fx45-fx50-forum.html

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness. (FNAWSM)

Postby jayfox911 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:53 am

a.blanco0905 wrote:Ask the FX guys... at the FX Forum?

fx35-fx45-fx50-forum.html
I looked in that thread for topics on the Nav Hack, not luck. So I made a new post. Thanks

nav-dvd-hack-t523559.html

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby cji4130 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:41 pm

Anyone know a place in Staten Island area? all local shops are trying to charge me 150 or more for this! i know it shouldn't cost that much

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby FNAWSM » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:59 pm

^nope but you should enable your PM's incase people want to message you.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby JasonR » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:05 pm

Any members in NJ/NYC willing to do this for me Ill pay them for the service!

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby cji4130 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:21 pm

FNAWSM wrote:^nope but you should enable your PM's incase people want to message you.
thanks for the tip, not sure why that was off. ever find a passenger mirror?

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby spenyd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:08 pm

Does anyone know of a place in the Phoenix area that can do this? Or has anyone in PHX done this who wouldn't mind helping me out?

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SiMpLyMoDiFiEd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:57 pm

plug n play baby!! lol
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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby EniGmA1987 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Nice find. That works in our cars?

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SiMpLyMoDiFiEd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:55 pm

EniGmA1987 wrote:Nice find. That works in our cars?
yes sir i installed it today along with my 3k hid fogs... works perfectly

Edit: video

http://static.photobucket.com/player.sw ... EO0010.mp4

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby kermit the guy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:18 pm

hey how much did that cost and it was pretty easy to install?

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Postby SiMpLyMoDiFiEd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:08 pm

kermit the guy wrote:hey how much did that cost and it was pretty easy to install?
130 and took 10 mins with bad back and back brace...

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby BronxBomber » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:26 pm

SiMpLyMoDiFiEd wrote:
kermit the guy wrote:hey how much did that cost and it was pretty easy to install?
130 and took 10 mins with bad back and back brace...
So...the inevitable request...

Can you provide a link where you purchased it??? Or the physical store/location?? :dance

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby EniGmA1987 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:39 pm

$130 is quite a lot more than the $15 it takes to install your own switch...

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby sunoco » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:04 am

SiMpLyMoDiFiEd wrote:
Can you provide a link where you purchased it??? Or the physical store/location?? :dance
http://www.beatsonicusa.com/nav-dvd-byp ... odule.html

Seems to be "on sale" for $110.

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SiMpLyMoDiFiEd » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:10 am

sunoco wrote:
SiMpLyMoDiFiEd wrote:
Can you provide a link where you purchased it??? Or the physical store/location?? :dance
http://www.beatsonicusa.com/nav-dvd-byp ... odule.html

Seems to be "on sale" for $110.
There you go I figured someone would be smart enough to see the watermark and or check properties of the pic. And 110 plus shipping mine was 125. And yes much more then 15 but you don't have to cut wires splice anything. Just unplug navi dvd plug this harness in and plug the plug you just took out in to harness ground one wire.(I used stock location on kick panel) and your done. I plan on using a factory switch like another afs switch I think that's what its called

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby sunoco » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:53 am

I was lookin at this before. I just cant decide if its worth 125, you know? I usually use voice anyway when I'm driving. Sometimes it just will not understand the road im saying and it would be nice to be able to type it in....

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby BronxBomber » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:44 am

SiMpLyMoDiFiEd wrote:There you go I figured someone would be smart enough to see the watermark and or check properties of the pic.
:facepalm2 Derrrrrr!! lol. Didn't even recognize the watermark until you mentioned it. I'm terrified of splicing wires or anything like that, so this is perfect. Thanks man!

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Re: NAV hack done! Questions and goodness.

Postby SiMpLyMoDiFiEd » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:02 am

BronxBomber wrote:
SiMpLyMoDiFiEd wrote:There you go I figured someone would be smart enough to see the watermark and or check properties of the pic.
:facepalm2 Derrrrrr!! lol. Didn't even recognize the watermark until you mentioned it. I'm terrified of splicing wires or anything like that, so this is perfect. Thanks man!
No problem I will be setting up a plug n play for a stock switch soon and will post it up soon

I font mind splicing wires but car is still under warranty so not just yet LOL


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