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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Navigation System, SUV
#223 of 390 Re: other nav screen possibilities? [x5killer]
Mar 31, 2008 (10:02 am)
I like the 20" I use full Pirelli Scorpion Snow Tires for the winter on the Factory Rims.
easy to jack up the SUV and swap tires each season
wow 22" and you kept the same size tire overall diameter? so that would mean some really low sidewalls... nice thing about running 20" full summer tires is they get better gas mileage for me... less rolling resistance. I gain about 2 mpg on the highway.
well I do hate the new 08 look. the front sucks... the rear is not much improved. the side profile and front of the 06/07 were nice. A sportier rear with Yellow turn signals would have been the ticket.
I did get a survey from Subaru about BT and other desired technologies. I am hoping they take that into consideration. I use a SONY handsfree speaker that clips on the visor now for my BT speaker in the car.
glad I didnt get beige. just dumb luck as the color happened to be black on the B9 that was on the lot I was looking at... only thing is the little perf holes in the black leather gets dirt in them
The free ski tickets I get each year from Subaru and the way the AWD handles makes it tough to choose anything else in a year or two. I am definitely not putting any money into the B9 now. I am at 55k miles. Just maintenance. I can move the 20" wheels over to the new Tribeca if I go that route. I figure it will be an 2009 or 2010 vehicle when I go over to a new SUV. No Audi for me. too costly for their parts... I hear ya about next time going after market on the NAV and Radio. not worth it for the Factory one. probably get one with NAV, Bluetooth, and Radio with Hard drive for less with Video in the headsets... voice recognition ect all for slightly more then factory NAV and upgraded Stereo.
oh cracked the mesh grill in the front, icy roads and just tapped a Jeep in front. so have the mesh grills on the side and the OEM grill in the center. looks OK.
#224 of 390 Enabling NAV While Moving
Apr 23, 2008 (1:11 pm)
I happened on this thread while searching for Subaru NAV 3.0 (I have 2.0). Some of you complained that you can't use the NAV except for a few functions while moving. I have a 2007 Legacy SpecB and am on a forum called LegacyGT.com. On that sight you can find lots of info on enabling the NAV while moving and also using the NAV screen with better head units. I haven't changed my head unit (and I like my Garmin c340 way better than the Kenwood unit) but I can operate mine while moving. It's an easy mod.
#225 of 390 Re: Enabling NAV While Moving [rs6er]
Apr 23, 2008 (2:33 pm)
tried looking thru the forums there but did not find the actual info on the steps needed to disable the NAV movement lockout. I noticed there is no way to email you directly so have to post on here... can you tell me which forum and what post? I doubt you will able to link to the forum directly due to rules on this forum.
#226 of 390 Enabling Navigation while moving
May 01, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Engage your hand brake a click and that should do it, if not go under the NASIOC forum (you can google it) and find the Tribeca forum and the title says it all where to find the info.
Good luck, if unable post a clue for me here and I will dig more info.
#227 of 390 Re: Enabling Navigation while moving [oneman42]
May 01, 2008 (6:22 pm)
got it! Karen - she has been on here before - posted the fix on there ... Before, I have never saw the actual directions to find which wire was the one to ground out. Tried to look at the diagrams for the wiring of the Beca but couldnt figure it out.
should be easier now that I know what to look for... takes 10 mins to pull the NAV screen out...
thanks! was going to just trick the car into thinking the brake was on by splicing the brake electrical switch but decided against that. now that mine is out of warranty will try the MOD that Karen talks about
#228 of 390 Re: Enabling Navigation while moving [cluelesspa]
May 05, 2008 (8:49 pm)
Well did the fix yesterday. took about 20 mins to complete and reassemble. Because I took my time and sodered all my connections and wire zip tied my connections ...
anyway this only enables the VIDEO in or DVD in from the entertainment to be viewed while moving. it will NOT enable entering data on the NAV system while moving. that seems to be tied to the speed. anything over 5 mph and its disabled.
as far as this fix... all you do is pop off the trim plate (take a thin small flat screwdriver blade and work under the trim near the hazard light switch.) work that up... watch the wires connected to the hazard switch. the whole panel will come up. unplug the hazard switch (squeeze the little tab on plug and pull out).
next unscrew the left and right little displays (unplug them and remove). they are held by the 4 gold screws (2 screws for each side).
you will then have access to the 4 black screws holding the NAV screen in place. remove and the whole screen will come out of dash. pull half way then unslide the brown cable from the holder hook on top back of unit. pull unit out enough to unplug the 2 large bundle of plugs.
one will be 16 wires (some not connected).. one will be smaller plug. anyway look for the ONLY solid grey wire (should be on the larger plug). Pin 13 of 16, I think... carefully strip back the black tape holding the bundle together and get back about 2 or 3 in from the end connector and CUT the wire completely. the part going to the connect (plugging into the NAV screen)... splice or connect a 4 inch wire of the same or larger size to the 3 inches left. then wrap the splice with electrical tape and retape the bundle. now reinstall the screen (feeding the new 4 in wire around the side of the unit. screw back in and attach the wire to one of the screws so the wire is in contact with the bracket (which is contact with the NAV case) which is Grounded ... there by grounding the grey wire (tricking the unit into thinking the e-brake is applied)...
reassemble reverse order and presto Video screen will show video when pressing Entertainment/Audio Button on dash while the SUV is moving
note CUT and do not tap into the Grey wire. this way you wont see the E Brake light on your dash all the time. just tape up the un-used end of the Grey wire not connected to the plug side.
#229 of 390 Re: NAV mod
May 06, 2008 (6:43 am)
Don't know if this works on a Tribecca. Is the NAV unit under the driver's seat? If it is (as on my Legacy), all you need to do is ground one wire on the harness, and you will be able to enter directions on the NAV while moving. Very simple job.
#230 of 390 Re: NAV mod [rs6er]
May 06, 2008 (7:30 am)
would need to know which wire to ground? same theory as the video screen then... connect a wire to ground? does it disable the speed sensor for the NAV?
I have only seen on other sites where they put a switch in-line with the speed sensor input and open the circuit when needing to enter data on the NAV. then flipping it back closed when done and the NAV will then readjust if done for a short period of time only. if not you have to pull over and let the NAV resync.
But yes the DVD drive unit is under the drivers seat. not sure if that is also the NAV unit.
#231 of 390 Re: NAV mod [rs6er]
May 06, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Yes, the unit is under the drivers seat. Do you know which wire?
#232 of 390 Re: NAV mod [almat1]
May 06, 2008 (6:59 pm)
looks like its not a real solution... searching I found this:
Originally Posted by #072
here are the pics and some more info. the wire that needs to be cut for the nav functions to unlock is green/black at the dvd drive under the driver's seat. on the road test this is how it worked.
-when you break the conn. the frozen icons will light up
-the arrow will stop moving on the screen
- 10 sec. after you breck the conn. the sat. picks up your location and the arrow will start to move again, but its choppy
- 20 sec. after you break the conn. the icons will freeze again, its figured out your still moving and locks you out.
-breaking the conn. again will bring them back
-it does'nt lock you out if your in the middle of entering a destination
this seems to work okay, not flawless but better than nothing. leaving the ant. plugged in does seem to help it repostion you quicker after it loses you.