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Old 07-24-2018, 10:38 PM   #1
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GPS - phone paring w/pioneer

I was told the Forester had no navigation system because the pioneer stereo pairs with smart phone to show smart phone maps/navigation on radio display. Has anyone been able to do this? I'm paired for phone calls and Pandora, even downloaded my contacts, but can't get any navigation to show up. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-24-2018, 11:19 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:30 AM   #3
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yea I did it, but it then uses phones' data. I don't like it when they force you to spend more money somewhere else, as a convienence. I bought a Garmin 770. Nothing is perfect, but I like it a lot better then having my phone tied up.
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yea I did it, but it then uses phones' data. I don't like it when they force you to spend more money somewhere else, as a convienence. I bought a Garmin 770. Nothing is perfect, but I like it a lot better then having my phone tied up.
Thanks. Then it is possible. I'll call pioneer and see if they can guide me. Can't figure this one out.
And I agree. I use a Garmin mounted right above. Like the information it shows. Occasionally I want specific route guidance and wife can get that on her phone without playing with the Garmin for half an hour.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:09 AM   #5
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Your screenshot is a little blurry/dirty, so I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like the model number is AVH-X390BS? If so, according to Pioneer's site:

https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/P...ers/AVH-X390BS

You can either use their 'AppRadioOne' to control apps from the screen, which requires your phone to be connected to the USB of the radio. (I.e. plugged in, not wireless bluetooth.) Or as an alternative, they list an add-on module for getting Nav on the radio:

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Navigation Ready

Easily upgrade to navigation with the addition of the AVIC-U280 add-on navigation system. This versatile hideaway unit allows you to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying whatever source is currently playing.
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:35 PM   #6
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We have that radio in our 2500TSF and it has a nasty little issue.... The Bluetooth fails to connect about 1 in 5 times. When this happens the Bluetooth access button is greyed out and inaccessible. So since the radio is hard wired "On" you have to stop the engine to do a radio power reset. So make sure you're connected before you start driving! This is the first radio I ever had that particular issue with...

If you're looking at the Pioneer GPS module I suggest doing some research. It isn't well rated and the supplied maps aren't well rated either. For its installed price you can buy a new Garmin RV GPS with lifetime traffic and maps. Plus you'll have money left over...
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I have a Pioneer model, I think one step down from yours. I was told that, with a special cable, which I bought, to connect my iPhone to the receiver I could get the nav info from my iPhone displayed on the Pioneer. I could never get it to work. Finally gave up. Now, I just use my iPhone for navigation. I set it up to where the sound comes through the receiver. I’m happy.
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I know, it is a guy thing, Im guilty as charged as well.

That said my suggestion is to use the model number of your unit and do a search for the Operating Instructions. They will be available online for free.

https://www.pioneer.com.au/manuals/

Download them and then read away

We have a different model, a Pioneer AVIC 5100NEX. We use Apple Play to use the GPS or to listen to music or books while traveling. It connects to the back of the unit with a USB-Lightening cable I installed for that purpose.
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I know, it is a guy thing, Im guilty as charged as well.

That said my suggestion is to use the model number of your unit and do a search for the Operating Instructions. They will be available online for free.

https://www.pioneer.com.au/manuals/

Download them and then read away

We have a different model, a Pioneer AVIC 5100NEX. We use Apple Play to use the GPS or to listen to music or books while traveling. It connects to the back of the unit with a USB-Lightening cable I installed for that purpose.
That's exactly what I did. Found some video too. You have to connect phone and radio with USB cable to do nav. I did that and got it going somewhat, but it wants to download a bunch of apps, some free and some free trial. Not sure yet which is really necessary. Hopefully Google maps will work.
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