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Old 07-22-2010, 06:54 PM   #381
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Try un-checking the box under where you select the file folder for the IGo.

You will see the select file, then there is a box under it....if I remember I think it says start without finding file or something like that.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:57 PM   #382
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Did anyone else get this extra fuse? It has green and purple wires coming out of both ends. It says Filter and Fuse Box on it. Not sure what its for.

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Did anyone else get this extra fuse? It has green and purple wires coming out of both ends. It says Filter and Fuse Box on it. Not sure what its for.

yes its the LOC aka noise filter... ur supposed to splice it into the harness to the same color wires if u have noise/static
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Thanks, just got the same info on the Dynavin Forums. The only noise i get is a hum (for a second) when the iPod is changing songs. I do get static on the radio when my car is in motion, but i have the wrong antenna adapter. I think i will install tomorrow just to be on the safe side.

Cant hurt right?
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Thanks, just got the same info on the Dynavin Forums. The only noise i get is a hum (for a second) when the iPod is changing songs. I do get static on the radio when my car is in motion, but i have the wrong antenna adapter. I think i will install tomorrow just to be on the safe side.

Cant hurt right?
do cd/ipod come thru without noise? i would think if u dont have any noise there, then dont bother installing. its extra work, extra wires that will be cut and spliced, and an extra box to try to fit back in the dash. i didnt install it with mine yet, but i havent tried any cd's yet to see how the sound really is
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If by noise you mean bleed through, then no, i dont have any bleed through. So perhaps i wont install then.
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if you dont have any noise, dont install it. It is not a filter, it is more like a resistor.....it reduces the output of the headunit to better match the factory amp. If you dont notice any nasty noises and everything sounds fine, leave it alone. If you are getting a hum when you change songs....well....if it bothers you install the LOC, there should be no noise on anything.

Ryan, I had a 40-vw10 on my shelf, that is definitely NOT the right adapter for the antenna.....as far as I can tell all of my books are wrong, they say that you dont need a powered antenna adapter but obviously you do, maybe put up a new post and see if we can get anybody who can definitively say what the correct adapter is......I cant believe this issue is 8 years old and I cant find a single post that has the correct part number on it!
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if you dont have any noise, dont install it. It is not a filter, it is more like a resistor.....it reduces the output of the headunit to better match the factory amp. If you dont notice any nasty noises and everything sounds fine, leave it alone. If you are getting a hum when you change songs....well....if it bothers you install the LOC, there should be no noise on anything.

Ryan, I had a 40-vw10 on my shelf, that is definitely NOT the right adapter for the antenna.....as far as I can tell all of my books are wrong, they say that you dont need a powered antenna adapter but obviously you do, maybe put up a new post and see if we can get anybody who can definitively say what the correct adapter is......I cant believe this issue is 8 years old and I cant find a single post that has the correct part number on it!
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Hey Jeff, I was reading the Dynavin board and looks like they made 2 different units with the TV tuners....one was digital and one was analog. How do you find out if yours is one with the built in digital TV tuner or if it has the analog tuner?

I was messing with mine last night, was set from the factory to PAL, so I set it to NTSC for the US. From what it sounds like I should be able to find out if it is digital or analog on the TV setting screen. Can you confirm that?
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Dynavin does not offer a digital tuner that works with the US DVB system, every country is different, its analog only for us for now.

Ryan.....hhmmmm....looks like 40-vw53 again, thats what i originaly thought...we need confirmation
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #391
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Dynavin does not offer a digital tuner that works with the US DVB system, every country is different, its analog only for us for now.

Ryan.....hhmmmm....looks like 40-vw53 again, thats what i originaly thought...we need confirmation
Thanks again Jeff Got confused with seeing the posts from the guys in Europe with the digital tuners. I still think that in the US, an analog antenna will get a few channels....even though we swapped over to digital. Have you experimented with one on the bench yet?

Also, when pulling my Dynavin out tomorrow, going to install the steering wheel IR controller I forgot to the first time. Like you said...it sucks pushing all the wires back in. I wish Dynavin would take the AV and vid cables out of being built in so for people who have none of the amp/extra stuff could just unplug it. More room for an easier install. My tip is to stuff most of the stuff in the open HVAC vents while you are pushing it in, the other wires and stuff to the left.

But I digress, as far as the IR steering wheel control box....first install I plugged in the smaller harness into the rear of the stereo. I imagine that goes into the IR steering wheel control and then the headphone style plug from that goes into the IR port....can you take a pic of that?

Also, from the Dynavin board, I think the OEM steering wheel controls still have few bugs to work out with the included Dynavin control.

I love this system but want to make it better in the future. Anything I can do to help you out with the V3 when I take it back out tomorrow, let me know. I can take pics of anything that can help for you and other members.

Granted....my new re-install for the steering wheel controls will go on later tomorrow and will be attempting to use a 64GB thumb drive filled with MP3 files to see if the Dynavin works with a thumb drive over 32GB....and will see how many folders it will read off the thumb drive. Test in progress.
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Jeff, how does the analog tuner work? Do you just install an antenna somewhere and hope for the best?
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carcus, Pls give us a comprehensive update on the steering controls. There seems to be a lack of reviews on how good/bad it is.

How is the dynavin experience so far? What if any major/minor niggles?

Thanks and have a nice weekend playing with it
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Dynavin does not offer a digital tuner that works with the US DVB system, every country is different, its analog only for us for now.

Ryan.....hhmmmm....looks like 40-vw53 again, thats what i originaly thought...we need confirmation
I ordered it, it was only $9. Ill update once it gets here and we will finally have confirmation.
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carcus, Pls give us a comprehensive update on the steering controls. There seems to be a lack of reviews on how good/bad it is.

How is the dynavin experience so far? What if any major/minor niggles?

Thanks and have a nice weekend playing with it
@fgin: My unit is installed with the steering wheel controls.

VOLUME BUTTONS

The volume buttons work in every mode.

TRACK BUTTONS

The track up/down buttons works fine in CD/iPod/USB mode. In radio mode, the track up/down buttons on the steering wheel do not go to your next preset station. On my unit, it seeks to the next station that comes in clear. For example, if you're on 95.5 and press the UP button, it will go to the next higher frequency that comes in clear. In Bluetooth mode, I don't think the iPhone4 supports track up/down over A2DP. That might only be available in the AVCRP Bluetooth profile.

PHONE BUTTONS

The phone answer button works. I picked up a phone call in the car the other day and it worked great. I have no idea what the R/T button does, but my car didn't come with OEM Bluetooth or Navigation, so the phone buttons never worked before I installed the Dynavin.

If there are other buttons on the steering wheel, I don't use them.

REVIEW

Overall, it's a very OEM feeling install. The only thing that I don't like is the FM radio station "seek". Again, this is a user interface issue. It's not a "problem" as much as it's a poor design choice. In every car that I've owned with steering wheel controls, the track up/down buttons always go to your next preset. However, it's not a DEALBREAKER! (Sorry, 30 Rock reference.)

If I could make a recommendation to Dynavin, it would be to change the steering wheel functionality to search presets and clean up the user interface. The FM radio preset list on the touchscreen should be much bigger. Instead of listing the radio stations in numerical order, it should display your presets as large buttons... something that is easy to press when you're in a moving car.

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ok got mine installed... but while playing around with it, ive noticed that it keeps forgetting some settings. specifically for the NAV, it forgets the the file to select for the software, and it also forgets the settings (like when i turn off the touch beep). this seems to happen when i go to the NAV and it makes me calibrate the touch screen (without me choosing to). anyone else have this happen? also it seemed to have pretty much no hiss at first, and seemed to get worse after a little while. that was just fm radio though, i havent tried a cd yet
If you go into the "Windows" setup screen, try changing some settings and then hitting the 'X' out of the window. Then go back and see if the settings are still there.

After you select the file for the NAVI feature, click 'X' to close the Window before you turn your unit off/on.

It shouldn't ask you to re-calibrate the screen... unless the unit is not saving settings at all. I'm not sure if the settings are written to flash memory or if there is a CMOS battery in the unit. However, back in the Windows CE days, almost everything was written into RAM (and not Flash memory). That means that if you cut the power to the device, it will reset back to the defaults.
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..Ryan, I had a 40-vw10 on my shelf, that is definitely NOT the right adapter for the antenna.....as far as I can tell all of my books are wrong, they say that you dont need a powered antenna adapter but obviously you do, maybe put up a new post and see if we can get anybody who can definitively say what the correct adapter is......I cant believe this issue is 8 years old and I cant find a single post that has the correct part number on it!
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Read. If that adapter works then you won't have to do what I did was use the bmw adapter then the Dynavin adapter. If it works you'll only have the one adapter for less cost. Look here at this post and also at my added attachment photo to show more detail of what I did.
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Well, just pulled the unit back out and installed the steering wheel control box that I forgot last weekend. Works like a charm. Nice thing is you can use the telephone button on the steering wheel as a mute button any time, since the unit automatically goes into mute when a call comes in. Also, note to others....do not plug the steering wheel control into the mic headphone jack by mistake....LOL, it is the other one with the RCA cables that it plugs into. Just had to share that because someone else will probably do the same thing.

Probably tomorrow I will try hooking up the 64GB thumbdrive with several MP3 music folders and see how much this Dynavin can take.
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Read. If that adapter works then you won't have to do what I did was use the bmw adapter then the Dynavin adapter. If it works you'll only have the one adapter for less cost. Look here at this post and also at my added attachment photo to show more detail of what I did.
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Alex.....so you are using the "larger" of the two antenna connections and the adapters to do it....Most of the antenna info to be found when searching seems to imply that you need to power the antenna but seems you are not, you are just using adapters, if you get good reception this way, things just got simpler. I think maybe all that powered antenna info is only relevant to those who did the oem business HU upgrade.... In this case the 40-vw10 might be the right adapter after all....


Edit: I went back and dug through the old original thread....saw your posts....saw my posts....it seems that what you have there is a pretty decent workaround that doesnt require powering the antenna.....

I looked at your setup with the two adapters....then I went to the shelf and got this....



this is it, isnt it? But all in one piece, right? Have we all been making this much harder than it really is???????
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