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yogi972
 


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Hifi / telephone on satnav screen INCLUDING brightness fix

I recall not too long ago someone posted a pic of their nav screen with all the radio controls on it
(inc telephone buttons)

how can this be done? and is there anyone near me how can Bow down

mucho gracio
 

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It can be done - I've done it. You have to remove a wire from the nav screen, but its not perfect. All this does is fool the car into thinking its a range rover, and giving a few extra features (not all of the features work though). Full credit goes to Wiggs, who gave me a picture of which wire to remove.

I can supply some pictures if you like?
  
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please do Very Happy

What does work? Smile
   
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Is this process reversible (i.e. said wire is cut, de-soldered or unplugged)?

I would be very interested in the process too, so pics/words would be great Very Happy
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yogi972
 


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Mjom89 that would be great if you could Thumbs Up

I havent took my car to bits for oh... a week now so getting withdrawals Rolling with laughter

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
  
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@mjom89 - When you say "not all of the features work though" Do you mean all the new features dont work or some of the original features dont work any more?

Just interested as could be interested in doing this myself Very Happy
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the biggest issue is the brightness ....once it thinks the car is a range rover it stops using the inbuilt light sensor . The screen is then quite dark

nav ....works fine
phone ...shows names etc on touch screen
radio ...works fine and shows radio stations on nav screen
cd ...will play ...will not select the 6 disks as the RR had a seperate cd player
4x4 ...works .,..and shows a large terrain respone knob on the touch screen..
aux ...can be selected from the touch screen
trip computer ...lap timer works ...fuel economy does not

if you enable the reversing camera ...then it will work automatically when in RR mode

I had a seperate dimmer made which plugged into the main board on the nav screen ...cured the dimming issue
 G4 Gone ...but not forgotten 

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Can you initiate calls from the touch screen? Any pictures? Is it easy to do?
  
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yogi972
 


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wiggs wrote:

cd ...will play ...will not select the 6 disks as the RR had a seperate cd player


I had a seperate dimmer made which plugged into the main board on the nav screen ...cured the dimming issue


but cd changer works on unit's normal buttons still??



and
where or how can we make this dimmer gadget Very Happy
im not opposed to taking it all to bits my self, just need some pointers oh Sir Wiggs Bow down Bow down

I and many others will be forever in your debt Thumbs Up
  
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bobbroom wrote:
Can you initiate calls from the touch screen? Any pictures? Is it easy to do?


Yes









Aux selection if you have rear seat entertainment and dvd






you need to remove the 4th wire from the end that starts with a red cable (or 4th down from either end )





remove the touch screen (held in with 4 torx screws ) then there are 4 screws holding the black surround on ...remove them and take off the black surround .
There you will see the connector pictured above ....its the connector for the 2 hard buttons

i cut the wire and put a switch inbetween so i could switch between the RR and Disco software

you have to let the car go to sleep after selecting either ...then when you restart the software will come on automatically


Note on the phone ...you will only get the contacts showing if you have a 2008MY and onwards ...or if you have had the bluetooth module updated ...or had one of my exchange modules .

Basically if you dont get contacts showing on the radio now ..you wont on the RR screen

Also it may crash now and again as the car will get confused as to were its supposed to show the contacts ...on the radio or on the touch screen
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wiggs
 


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Oh .... Embarassed forgot

your home button does not work ...you need to select home from any of the touch screen pages on screen ....and the other button is now swapped round Shocked

sounds worse than it is ...and you could always swap the pins round on the connector pictured above if it bothered you
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reitsma
 


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Might this process also be possible through a software modification? Anyone tried?
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wiggs
 


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the software is already there Whistle

the car only knows what to boot up with by the number of buttons connected ...

6 for the FFRR and 2 for the Discovery ....by removing the wire it thinks its a RR (and no... you dont need to remove any more wires )
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yogi972
 


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Many thanks Wiggs Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

I will also switchyfy mine Thumbs Up

Bow down
  
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WIGGS UR A GENIUS! Bow down Bow down Bow down Bow down ! Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

I have just got home after a 550mile drive from way way down south to EDI, Im pooped but thats me away out to the garage now to go snippy snippy!!! oh and put a switch in so I can chance between the modes!!!!

Spot on!!!
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