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Old 07-21-2015, 01:16 AM
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hi all i have a 2006 x type imported from japan, does anyone in south island know anyone that can reprogram the comp so radio will receive nz frequencies
 
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A bit late perhaps ... Mine is a 2008 x-type with touch screen. If I press CD Eject + AM/FM there were four region options but it wouldn't change from JP. FM only went to about 88.0FM
I tried Archibalds in Christchurch, andthey said I needed a new radio from the UK and that the Japanese ones were incompatible and couldn't be changed. Clinch Automotive - also in Chch had it changed over in less than half an hour while I waited. $100 It's now set to EU and I can get full range FM (and LW which is no use here). RDS works so all the stations are listed by name. For some reason National radio is not in stereo, but most other FM stations are.

Archibalds also said they couldn't provide map disks. I had previously used a Whereis map disk on my previous 2002 with great success, but Whereis is now TomTom and they won't sell maps to NZ (NZ IP addresses are blocked and they won't take phone orders), and their support people are singularly unhelpful. You can probably get a mate in Aus to buy them, or buy from NAVNZ.com on special for $200. Mine is on its way.
 
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hi, thanks for the info, i was told by armstrongs in dunedin that the radio could not be retuned and would need a new one, i have also heard that if you put a new radio in the computer still thinks it is japanese and sets it up for japan frequencies.
I have had no luck yet getting radio tuned but now i may give the company you mentioned a call and see if i can wangle a trip to christchurch.
On a different note how are you finding the car, i have had mine just over 2 years now and apart from changing oil and a couple of tyres it has been all good going.
 
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Yes, the dealers give out such misinformation. they are either thick or being tricky on purpose to make you want to buy a new car. I suspect the latter. Clinch is highly recommended by everyone I talk to. Unlike the other crowd who I went off in a big way for massive overcharging for routine servicing.

Loving the car - it's an estate and so much more practical for me than my prior 2002 saloon. The saloon was a 2.5 and had noticeably more grunt, handled better, and the Estate is noisier from the rear suspension. But there's not all that much in it, and I arrive at work feeling relaxed, and not just a bit of a cad for driving a Jaaaaag. Having a nav setup without the right radio ranges and Nav was really irking me, but $300 and a bit of hunting around and sanity is restored...

Another detailed description as it's really hard to find reliable info on this stuff.

The disk arrived from NAVNZ.com (based in Auckland) via courier. It's a blank recordable DVD, so I do worry about it's provenance. $200 is an awful lot for pirated software, though if so, then Jag and Tomtom bring it upon themselves by not making these available to people willing to pay. There are directories on the disk for Toyota and Lexus so I guess that's where it came from originally.

I put it in and immediately got maps, but no street names, no address search etc.
Pressed Phone + Menu then code 1971
S/W Update and OK

Had a heard stopping 10-15 minutes while 51 52 flashed on my climate display but it all came right.

The standard user preferences screen now has a British Language Flag instead of Japanese and USA, and a new option for Miles or KM. Once I went back in to Nav everything worked with street names, search and a honeyed English female voice telling me where to go. I'm in love with my car.

There are no POI on this disk, but other than that I have no complaints. Version says R22_V11
 
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