I just got the service and electrical troubleshooting manuals from Helm today I'll see if that pin seems valid. The signal is available (of course) on models with Nav, on one of the connectors going to the DVD unit under the driver's seat. The service manual indicates that these connectors are not installed in non-NAV vehicles (sorry!) I'll see if I can find the other end of the connection.12VoltRidgeline said:Hey Mugen1, try this out. Should be a blue wire with a white trace located at the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The PCM should be located behind the passenger side headlight. Wire should be in Connector A Pin 29. I say should because I haven't personally checked this wire yet. I got my information from Directechs which is the Dealer Tech department for Directed Electronics. I hope this helps. Please let me know how everything works out.
Thanks 12VoltRL, I know it is a beautiful piece of work!! Too much money for me..12VoltRidgeline said:Pioneer now offers a few NAV pieces. The AVIC N-2 which is a din size motorized head unit. It is capable of playing DVD movies, but the speed sensor will not allow you to watch a DVD while driving (on the AVIC N-2 screen, but will display on other screens in vehicle if connected) They also offer a motorized double din headunit, the AVIC D-2. It features a 6.5" touchscreen that is motorized. Screen slides down displaying two slots, 1 for DVD NAV and the other for CD/MP3 etc. but not DVD. I have installed more than a dozen or so of Pioneer's last NAV pieces, which was the AVIC N-1, and I love them! Not to rough to install and they work great. Be willing to spend around $2000 depending on where you live, and who does the installation. Hope this helps.
Good info, thanks.12VoltRidgeline said:Pioneer now offers a few NAV pieces...
Hey, I resemble that remarklaserfan said:I suppose I would need to rig-up a laptop PC to really do me right, but I've seen folks do that, and usually it looks impossibly geeky... Sigh.
I have an old Apple PowerBook (the original Sony-mfred one) that would look great (it's grey) and fit OK (it's small) but the thing is B&W and even if it DID run any GPS software (it won't) it huffs-and-puffs-out maybe a millionth of a gigaflop per century or something. Wish tablet PCs weren't so expensive--I'd join the geek squad!shovelhd said:Hey, I resemble that remark My PC based NAV works great. Eventually I will purchase a standalone system, but I'm not going to pay $1100 for one. Until then, it's the PC on the console.