Trying to add more audio equipment to my Pioneer Nav stereo
Hi, I have a AVIC-N2 Nav unit and would like to remove my XM unit and replace it with my Sirius unit and add a Blue tooth kit and an Ipod kit. ( I have all Pioneer equipmt already) The AVIC-N2 unit has only 2 external item channels and a XM channel plus 7 other pre programmed channels. When you connect the XM unit it goes to the XM channel automatically, when you remove xm and than add the sirius it doesn't go to the sat radio channel it goes to one of the ext channels automatically. The radio then thinks I am trying to add 3 external units(sirius,ipod,bluetooth) no matter what order I put the Sirius, bluetooth and Ipod units, the third item doesn't get recognized ( except if I use the xm box). The problem is the avic-n2 unit comes programmed with an xm unit channel from the factory so when you add the sirius, the radio considers it an external item so it doesn't go to the sat channel, it goes to one of the ext channels. When it does that I can only add 1 other item.( Ipod or bluetooth) I even connected all three units with the ip bus cables and put a toggle switch on the power line on on the last unit in the row trying to make the radio think there is only 2 items connected. When I did that none of the units were recognized by the radio. Freeky. The only thing I can think of is when the juice is cut the Ip Bus cable is interupted and the info circuit isn't complete. There has to be some processor or way to trick the radio so several items can be added that isn't preprogrammed on the source menu. Here is a little more info. On the source menu screen there are 10 blocks with pre programmed accepted items. They are disc,s-video,m-cd,radio,tv,av,ext-1,ext-2,aux,xm. I already took care of my rear view camera issue and got it to work. I have had the radio ,xm , a 600 watt rms amp and a Bat Cap battery/capacitor with 2 6x9's and 2 6 1/2's working great.I just wanted to take it up a notch. Believe it or not this system is installed on a Harley Davidson Customized Roadglide bike all done up that will be on display at a couple of places in a few weeks during this Bike Week . I guess worse comes to worse I can unplug the IP cable on the last unit that I don't feel like using at the time. Half assed. I can't be the only person trying to work this out. Two Pioneer reps told me they don't know of a way. B.S. There has to be . Put some thought to it.Thanks for the attempt. J.T
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Re: Trying to add more audio equipment to my Pioneer Nav...
The Avic N2 is only XM ready not Sirius ready like the N3, which is SAT ready(both XM and Sirius). If you must have your Sirius the only option left for you is use the rear input on the hide away unit but you won't have it on the touchscreen. There is one more expensive option by have your N2 hardware upgrade to N3, some Ebayer have that service offer for about $275. It's done by replace a surface mounted chip with 70 plus leads. That would take some expert de-solder and solder skill with a solder torch or
a tech's heat gun. I can do it but I don't know which chip it is. I have an immaculate N3 for sale on Ebay. Maybe you could sell your N2 and buy an N3. I usually get about $550-$650 for an N2 depend on the condition. Hope that I did some help. You can call me at 801-414-4566, I would do anything I can. Goodluck.
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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* ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ___________________________________________ owner of Motion Marine & Car Audio the florida keys
You will need extra amp(s) to run 5.1 surround sound using out IP-Bus at the brain to in IP-Bus at the processor and rca output to the multi channels amp(s) and control the surround mode which is automatically activate by the format of the disc. The IP-Bus cables is colored polarized at each end to inter connect all components. Just hook them in series follow the color you may add all the components you have. You can also down load wiring diagrams at pioneerelectronics.com. Goodluck.
Did you try to contact Pioneer and express the problem? May be you should check all of your XM tuner bus cable, XM antenna and power wires connection see if they became loose when you removed it last time.