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Switching on and off while driving

I just installed a pioneer avic-f900bt as instructed in the manuals.When I m parked the unit works normally but as soon as i drive it starts switching off and on again all the time.At first i was given a warning regarding the handbrake wire.I did fix that but the unit keeps switching off and on again this time without the warning sign.Thanks
Marben

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  • mary_e_reyno Jan 21, 2009

    Ditto marbencosta2!

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I experience the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i had the same problem whith 2 units, last one today.

    jo

  • weblogics Jan 27, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, TOOK THE UNIT BACK TO HALDFORDS THEY ONLY WANT TO REPAIR IT. I WANT A REPLACEMENT AS ITS ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD AND HAS NOW DEVELOPED THIS FAULT!!!



    NOT HAPPY, WHAT CAN I DO AS A CUSTOMER TO GET A REPLACEMENT AND NOT MY FAULTY UNIT REPAIRED??

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    It Look like the unit try to update all the time, about the map, when you are parking is not a problem but as soon you move the car the unit reboot, I think that if Pioneer will give us the sequence to reset the whole system, probrably the unit will work again, is just a problem with the map, that look been screw it up.

  • chevalier201 Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any one have an answer how to fix it???

  • wcamy5 Feb 24, 2009

    Anybody know how to solve this yet? I am having the same issue.

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There is a ground wire connected to a gyro device on the unit. when the vehicle is moving none of the features work. if you take this wire out and attach it to a permanent ground, all of your functions will work regardless if you are moving or sitting still. the only down side is that if you need the unit worked on then you have to put this wire back or it will void the warranty. not to many people want to risk this but i have this done to mine and i have no problems from it.

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Yep same probelm. Unplugged GPS antenna now I can listen to music and use the phone but I do miss my NAVI....

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I have same problem just downloaded the new maps and firmware did not help hopefully someone finds a solution

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Its the GPS cable. if you unplug it your system will function. you will not have any navigation, i know, but all your other features will operate. i will let all of you know what happens when i replace the cable.

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Dear Sir I installed a pioneer avic-f900bt as instructed in the manuals.When I m parked the unit works ok but as soon as i drive it starts switching off and on again.I did install the handbrake wire too.


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