My Rosen Nav Install Pics w/Dash Kit & Hardwired Valentine One

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  1. dopey423

    dopey423 New Member

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    installed the rosen nav this weekend w/the grey "wood" dash kit. i was going to get the flyaudio unit, but they are backordered, and i really like the ability to have built in bluetooth+mic in the head unit

    car: prius II, no nav, no jbl
    observations:
    1. oem texture and with dash kit - i could not tell the slight color difference of the rosen unit
    2. AUX port does work out of the box, no additional connections required - used by "aux in" within rosen menu
    3. button lights are much dimmer at night than stock radio, about half of the dimmer brightness control... something to be noted but not a deal breaker
    4. ipod interface and cable totally worth it. $200 for toyota ipod cable vs rosen = no contest
    5. dvd's play easily
    6. nav is a bit quirky compared to my garmin, but it's not the worst
    7. bluetooth pairs up with my motorola droid and verizon iphone 4
    8. as other's previously mentioned, stock speakers sounds much better. the treble/mid/bass are all tunable and easily accessible
    9. steering wheel controls all work, and so does changing tracks when on an ipod
    10. navigation sounds all come through stock speakers.. nice

    unit came with the ipod cable, backup camera cable, and all necessary hardware. i mounted the gps antenna above the rear view mirror where my hardwired valentine 1 is located.

    overall i am pretty happy with the amount of money i spent for an oem looking piece, ipod integration, built-in bluetooth+mic, dvd player, and navigation
     

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    Where did you get the wood dash kit from?
     
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    Where did you buy your navigation? I'll buy one pretty soon.
     
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    I purchased mine at TrailDuty.com. The $799 sale price appears to be available again and they now explicitly state that the iPOD cable is included.

    I posted some additional information about the install in the Update of Rosen Unit thread.
     
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    dopey423,

    Just curious about your V1 mounting position...

    Do you find that the suction cups stick the that area of the windshield? I have tried mounting radar detectors in that area before, but I could never get suction cups to stick to that painted dot pattern.

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
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    i also got mine from trailduty.com and got it very quickly. took a pic of the modded igo and toyota background today
     

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    You are correct that with the dots there the suction cups do not work. I had some leftover clear bra material, so i cut a 3"x1.5" rectangular piece, and placed it where i wanted the V1 mounted. Now the suction cups work like a charm. I believe any other material should work too like screen protectors and what not.
     
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    Are you able to stream audio from your Droid X or is it only compatible with Bluetooth for phone calls?
     
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    yes, bluetooth streaming from my motodroid or the iphone 4 works well. i can change tracks from the phone or with the headunit, but it does not give a playlist like the ipod does.
     
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    Hi dopey,

    How did you change the boot logo to Toyota? I like to do that if possible.

    Thanks.
     
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    i used the website below to figure out where the files were within the SD card, then just created the file within photoshop. it didn't work well when using my mac and ran into some errors with apple's automatic file creation of hidden files, so i used windows and it was much better.

    i mainly changed the loading file and added the new skin to the skin folder. i also used a 800x480 image since i think that was what the rosen was using.

    iGO8 navigation startup images. see here. - E46Fanatics
     
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    Hi \
    I just bought the rosen from trail duty and getting ready to install it..where did you pick up the plus 12 volts and the acc 12 voilts and also the color or wire for the reverse for the back up camera ...sure appreciate it ..
    thanks
    greybear
     
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    i actually haven't had a chance to get the rear cam wired up yet. i am planning to use the existing acc wire from the head unit for the cam power, along with the video rca cable. there is a reverse wire that i am wiring up beneath the drivers side parking brake which can be referenced at the link below.

    let me know how it goes.. my cam just got shipped out from china today
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii-2010-prius-audio-electronics/88850-help-camry-09-cam-wires.html

    i dont know if my method above is the correct one, but i won't know until the cam gets here and i can test it out. if you find different, please post =)
     
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    You did a great job by mounting the GPS antenna above the windshield. Did you have to remove the dashboard or just run the antenna through compartment and A piller then through the roof liner?


     
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    I don't have the Rosen instruction with me. If I remember correctly, the Rosen ACC wire connect to the cam power wire and the Rosen Brake (Rev) wire connecto to my rear driver lamp (rev wire). The Rosen supplied rear cam harness connect to the cam RCA (Video).

     
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    pretty much.. and i ran the wire with the weather stripping up the a-pillar until i had to tuck it into the top of the a-pillar panel and across the headliner. when you look at the drivers side a-pillar, weather stripping, and everything, you could never tell that there are actually wires underneath

    luckily i didnt have to pop off the a-pillar or the headliner to do any of this. i did see a post in the forum a while back where someone put the gps antenna into the tweeter area, but i didnt want to deal with popping more panels than i needed. i also tried to mount the gps on top of the radio, but that was a complete fail as i couldnt get any gps sat's to connect to the head unit
     
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    Nice but what head unit has the best gps with lane assist, fast boot time, and good sound quality. How is the gps, can you rate it, how many stars, quick review.
     
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    The chinese head units are flexible for the navigation software. My favorite is iGo/Primo. The GPS quality depends on GPS chipset. My HU has SIRf IV inside with the excellent GPS fix time and very good sensitivity. The Rosen is using the previous generation (III), AFAIK.
     
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    Do the bluetooth steering wheel controls still work?
     
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