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Avic-n1 I connected my power, ground & acc and i get nothing from my unit

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Make sure the external brain is connected to the unit.

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Will not work with out the brain

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I have a pin out for the AVIC-N1,N2,N3 and I can tell you that if this model has an outboard "Brain" module that would connect to the Yellowish or (Reddish looking in your case) connection on the backside of this unit, you will not get it to power up without that other piece connected to it even if you have that head unit properly connected to the power. That Reddish larger connection looks exactly like the one on the backside of the N's and has to have the brain connected to work.

Apr 30, 2013 | Car Video Players

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Whines when i have key in acc. but gets way louder with car running

this noise is comming from the alternator, u will need to install an alternator noise surpressor, it is an electrical filter, you can get these from any store that sells car audio, it goes in the 12 volts power leads to the unit..

Aug 13, 2009 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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Display not working

just got a tech bulletin from pioneer in my bulk mail(almost trashed it). they said its a recall on all avicn1 and 2's. the ribbon wire going from unit to screen fails after many cycles. they are issuing free repair.

Notice: Upgraded Flex-Cable for Flip Screen in Navigation Models AVIC-N1 and AVIC-N2 To: January 3, 2007 Dear Valued Customer: Re: Upgraded Flex-Cable for Flip Screen in Navigation Models AVIC-N1 and AVIC-N2 We would like to inform you of a potential service issue with Pioneer's AVIC-N1 and AVIC-N2, inform you of our plans to resolve this service issue, and ask for your help in notifying consumers. If a consumer is not experiencing any issues currently, there is no need for the consumer to take immediate action because the one-time fix to resolve the service issue will be available if an AVIC-N1 and AVIC-N2 later experiences the service issue. _Importantly, the service issue does not pose any health or safety risk._ Pioneer is aware of a potential issue with the flex-cable powering the flip screen to the AVIC-N1 and the AVIC-N2. After a number of power cycles, the cable has been observed to fail and cause the unit to malfunction (symptoms may include, but are not limited to, the flip-screen becoming blank) -- flex-cable failure can only be confirmed by Pioneer; standard service charges may apply for service issues not related to the flex-cable upgrade. This issue may affect almost all AVIC-N1 units and AVIC-N2 units. Please contact Pioneer at the number listed below if you have a question about whether your AVIC-N1 or AVIC-N2 unit is affected by this issue, or if a specific malfunction affecting your AVCI-N1 or AVIC-N2 is related to this issue. To address this issue, Pioneer is providing a one-time cable upgrade to consumers for their AVIC-N1 and AVIC-N2 at no charge to consumers for parts and labor. Pioneer will offer the free upgrade either upon request or automatically if an affected unit is serviced for another reason. Pioneer will exclusively perform the free cable upgrade for all units (i.e., no other service facility should perform the cable upgrade). If you own an AVIC-N1 or AVIC-N2 and you are experiencing the service issue, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1603 to arrange for the cable upgrade. Pioneer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Customers who have paid for the cable upgrade are eligible for reimbursement of certain service costs if sufficient proof of service can be provided -- please contact Pioneer at the above-listed phone number for more information regarding reimbursement rules. Customers can also review FAQs regarding this service issue. Click here to view the FAQs. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this service issue may cause you, and we thank you for your cooperation and continued support of Pioneer. Sincerely, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. *Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., 2265 East 220th Street, Long Beach, CA 90810* ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Dec 08, 2008 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 In-Dash DVD Multimedia AV...

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same problem n1/n3 avic series

Aug 11, 2008 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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Avic bypass

The original Avic N1 only needed to have the parking brake wire grounded for video in motion. Then, the latter series came out and on the underside of the in-dash unit, they have a foil sticker that needed to be removed and a jumper carefully soldered on the circuit board. Avic N2's had a switch installed under this sticker to avoid people from making soldering mistakes. I think the N2 brain may be looking for an N2 unit and giving you trouble. more info on this subject is available @

Aug 04, 2008 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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Avic-n1 bypass

Heres a good site that has alot of bypass guides for Pioneer Avic Units

Pioneer Avic D1, D2, D3, N1, N2, N3, N4, Z1, Z2, Z3, F700BT, F900BT & F90BT.

Aug 03, 2008 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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You do have both parts of this unit? The Display unit and the (brain) Hide away unit. If so try resetting the unit. it is located behind a tiny hole on the face plate. Just above the right knob.

Jul 11, 2007 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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Pioneer avic n1 video by pass but now doesnt work when i upgraded w n3 disc

I am pretty sure that pioneer does this so you cant bypass it. The n1, you just have to ground the parking brake wire,the n2 you have to solder the 2 points together under the piece of tape, the n3 you have to move over the switch on the side of the unit. Which all of these void your warranty anyway but I think that is why people eventually downgrade the the old dvds.

Feb 05, 2007 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 In-Dash DVD Multimedia AV...

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