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Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 16, 2006, 12:49 am

 mike@POSTTOGROUP.invalid (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:

Yes, there is an override.  It has to be done each time the car is
started up, while the car is not moving.

1. When viewing the map, press the MENU button.
2. On the menu screen, touch VOLUME. In rapid succession, touch the
following points on the screen:
     top left (the speaker icon), bottom left, top left, bottom left.
3. This will bring up a GPS Nav technical menu. On the left side, you¹ll
see a button marked ³Override.²    
    Press this button and hold your finger there until it beeps.
4. After it beeps, press the BACK button at the top right of the screen,
then at the next screen, press OK.

In other words,

1.  Press The Menu Button
2.  Press the Volume Button
3.  Press The Upper Left Of The Screen
4.  Press The Lower Left Of The Screen
5.  Press Upper Left Of The Screen Again
6.  Press Lower Left Of The Screen Again
7.  Press And Hold The Override Button
8.  Press Back Button
9.  Done! The Buttons Are Now Accessible

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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on July 16, 2006, 2:02 pm

Thanks, Michelle!  I guess this, like most procedures, can become habit
after you've done it a while.  I'm less tempted to spend the 99 bucks

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Posted by mrv@kluge.net on July 16, 2006, 1:50 pm

MFH wrote:

Really?  What's the first digit and the 11th digit of your VIN?

My understanding of the Chinese plant was that they were only selling
their produced Prius to the Chinese market only.  AFAIK all Prius sold
otherwise are produced out of one of 2 plants in Japan.

Anyhow, Menu>Map DVD will only tell you the database version.  It
doesn't tell you the version of the navigation system.  The 2006 Prius
has a newer navigation system than was on the 2004-2005 Prius, which
was different than what was on the 2002-2003 Prius (and maybe also the
2001 Prius).

The navigation system that is on the 2004-2005 Prius has, in some
hidden screens, a way to temporarily disable the greying out of buttons
while moving.  This button sequence doesn't work on the 2006 Prius, as
the 2006 Prius supposedly has a way of entering in data using voice
activation while moving.

Posted by Bill on July 16, 2006, 2:17 pm

Unless the voice recognition system has improved remarkably, we're going to
see a lot of 2006's at Thai restaurants.

Posted by MFH on July 20, 2006, 3:42 pm

The first digit is J, the 11'th is 3, I'm guessing the j stands for japan,
this means, omg, that my dealer was dishonest,I am interested in the nav
versions others have, (database,software), the lack of info and the dis-info
from my dealer is overwhelming,hence I seek info here.

So what versions do others have?

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