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Hi all

We have a 159 ti SW with the factory fitted Pioneer Avic-F900BT

the map version is 01.000800 and the version 2.009000

1.Are these the latest firmware and if not what is the correct one to download from where?

2.I plug in an IPOD touch to H/U and it registers, allows me to select a song and play it, but no sound at all comes out. not even any static. Ideas?

3.What map systems does this system run and where can I get appropriate maps for it? The maps in it are not where I live now.

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You're in NZ? Where did the headunit originate from?

Depending upon where it's from, it may not be compatible. Probably something to discuss with the NZ Pioneer distributor, though the Pioneer-NZ doesn't even show GPS models! Go figure.

What iPod cable are you using? A genuine Pioneer iPod-USB cable?

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car was imported privatley from UK, so has UK european maps. yay.

just used a white ipod cable, so assume require a specialist cable? What one?
 

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Ah, cool. NZ is 'good' regarding the ability to import cars. Not so here in Oz, unless it's very old.

I suspect you can't get maps for NZ. And if you could, they may or may not be compatible with the UK-spec headunit, but you'd have to check with Pioneer.

AVIC-F900BT (Archived) - Pioneer Australia

The website refers to the CD-IU230V cable, but this is discontinued. There are several Pioneer cables listed:
Pioneer Car Entertainment Car Accessories

I'd say just go to a local Pioneer retailer to seek advice on what one you need.

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*regarding GPS maps, I know that Alpine models are region-specific, so a US/UK model will not work with Australian maps; I don't know if Pioneer is the same, but it's why I have my doubts
*regarding iPod cables, I know 'some brands' only work properly using genuine cables, suggesting they are somehow 'chipped' and recognised by the firmware in the headunit; this probably explains why your USB cable does not work, and you probably need a genuine Pioneer version

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A good place to ask the question and get help about the maps would be AVIC411.com under the F-series section. Someone should be able to set you right one way or another.
 
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