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hello I purchased an Garmin Infotainment from Ebay, for the fun of it i put it into my grand Vitara 2006 since it has the same connector, to my surprise, it works :)

The steering controls works, i managed to suscribe to suzuki / garmin and downloaded the latest os update 3.9 a 100meg file, put an sd card with the 2017.1 maps ... everything works like a charm.

I did manage to find the antenna adapter, and the gps adapter cables.

I have a few connectors on the rear of the radio i dont know the use for, a green one (i suspect rear camera), a bright white ( ??? ) and a daker white (???) and finally a brown one.



I need to know if the Sx4 2012 2013 ... has the usb connector and where it goes, if some one could tell me it would help me a lot. Im trying to find a damaged or scrapped car to check those connector with no luck.
 

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Garmin Infotainment Infos

Taken from, and translated form Russian and Chineese web sites.


Suzuki Head Unit: Made by Fuji and maybe Clarion
Part Number: 006-B1468-00 --> year 2012
Part Number: 006-J0196-13 --> year 2013
SoftwareVersion: 2.60
Description: Mawson
System: Garmin OS

Installed in : Suzuki Grand Vitara FL 2012-2013 and some Sx-4 2012-2013 and S-Cross

DVD/AUX/USB/SD/BlueTooth and voice command capable.

The latest Firmware is : 3.9 +/- 105megs


OPTION 1

You have to go : www.garmin.com/suzuki, install the active X pluggin, (WONT WORK ON WIN 10) register your device with an generated GarminDevice.xml by searching : Browse all available products for your navigation device. It will download the file to your SD card directly.

By doing this : in Settings> System> Information> pushing Upgrade will generate the XML file on the SD card.


Option 2 direct links

https://static.garmincdn.com/autoOem/suzuki/software/3.9/NA/GUPDATE.GCD

Change the /3.9/ section to 2.8, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.9
Change the /NA/ (North American) for /EU/ (Europe) or /RU/ (Russian)


For the upgrade :

1: Copy the firmware file (GUPDATE.GCD) to the root of SD card.

2: Insert the SD card (class 10 or more will help the speed).

3: We hold three buttons on top of the volume control for a long time about 35-40 seconds and the screen should turn on and off several times. Then you should see a message LOADING SOFTWARE ... WAIT at least 10 minutes.

Warning : it seems passed the version 3.6 you lose some traffic options ?? AND YOU CAN'T go back to an earlier version without risking "bricking the device"

EDIT : Apparently you can force and firmware downgrade ?? never tried that


For the 4 connectors pinouts to come ... or what i can find.

green rear camera interface (5 pins, the center one is the video in , 75 ohm impedance)
brown usb cable interface (4 pins, +5v, ground, D- and D+)
gray supposed to be the Suzuki VICS interface (5 pins ???)
white rear camera, triggered by the transmission in reverse + 12 vdc in ??? (8 pins)

On Ebay you can find an antenna adapter and the gps antenna adapter


FOR THE MAPS : i simply created an Garmin folder on the SD card root and put the map IMG file there, never tested with the asr, poi, and jcv files ???

\Garmin\ "map file here"
\Garmin\ASR
\Garmin\JCV
\Garmin\POI


WARNING : NOT TESTED
After installing Garmin usb devices drivers, there's been some cases you could connect the radio thru the usb connector and see the content of the files and structure, BUT DO NOT let Garmin software do any upgrades or changes, just manually overwrite the files ???

thats it for now
 

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hello

As a follow up

You can downgrade to an earlier version, simply put the gupdate.gcd file in the Garmin folder on SD-card, press the voice button and the left up screen corner when powering up, hold the two buttons until you see the firmware/software message and let it go all the way 5-10 minutes.


You can update the radio content to push new maps etc ... you go thru the hidden menu section, test pages section, usb mode, select media storage, you must be connected with windows xp or windows 7 with the usb drivers (USBDrivers_2311.exe) installed. You must have the proper usb cable connected to the radio too.

I updated the maps to the 2017.10 version with no problems, you have about 7 gigs of space available.

I have also collected all the 3.9 firmwares available (NA, RU, IN, EU) and extracted all the voices and languages and put them in the right place in the radio.

For the reverse camera, i did salvage the green connector from honda cr-v and other suzuki cars, made the right connections.

BUT you have to use the white connector too for the reverse signal (12v) detection, if not the radio wont switch to the video camera input.

The clarion cca644 cable is okay, but you need an extra command input pinout.
 

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BUT you have to use the white connector too for the reverse signal (12v) detection, if not the radio wont switch to the video camera input.

The clarion cca644 cable is okay, but you need an extra command input pinout.
Can you tell/show me what you did for the Clarion cable? Did you have to splice it into the unused pin? I want to make sure it works before buying the expensive cable ^_^
 

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Installed 2017.10 full North America maps (2.5gigs) into the radio with success, with all the languages and voices available, jcv, asr, etc .... thru the usb connector in mass storage mode.


 

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Search for this on ebay : 3.89$ minus the shipping

2005-2015 Acura Honda Mazda Antenna Adapter to install Aftermarket Antenna HA1R


 

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the blue wire is the power antenna, or can be used to power up amplifiers.

In my car the gps antenna sits under the top vents, since it is a grand vitara, the top vents sits very high on the dash and it will help the gps antenna signal.
 

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Infotainment installed Successfully

Thanks for all your help. Just needed the antenna adaptor and facia surround.All the other required connectors were in the wiring loom as hoped for. Garmin Infotainment unit punched on eBay from a 2013 GV that was being wrecked.
Software and maps updated no prob's. YAY!
 

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Installed 2017.10 full North America maps (2.5gigs) into the radio with success, with all the languages and voices available, jcv, asr, etc .... thru the usb connector in mass storage mode.


Coromonadalix,
I see you've setup a test bed to work on the garmin on a desk.

I have a bricked unit I want to do the same.

Can you please tell me how?

Especially, where did you source the G248-2P plug and cable?
Or how did you manage the 12v power supply to it?
 

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For the green camera plug, and the main input power and speaker plug, i did find them in scrap cars, thoses plug can be dismantled if youre really careful.

I did find out where to buy the brown usb pins and plug shell, i wont pay 60$ for the original Suzuki usb cable and add another 60$ for the usb car socket ???

The antenna plug where found on Ebay, the blue plug (gps antenna) is a Fakra 5005 type c
plug. Also available in Ebay for around 10$ with the gps antenna on it.

I have made a clarion cca644 clone and a new power plug with all the needed pinouts, since there is an auxiliary input and steering inputs in the plug.

You can find the power plug, Ebay, car audio retailers etc ... but it is always incomplete (missing pins), i've made it just in case i put the radio in other car in the future.

the missing ones is the white one ( input camera mode) and the gray one (roof micro for voice commands).

You will neeed the white one for the camera activation in reverse ....

Thoses missing plugs are supposed to be in grand vitara premium and other suzuki cars in 2012 - 2013 who had the infotainment, no luck to find them.
 

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What plug did you start with for the power?
The 20 pin.
With 4 higher then 12 lower then 4 higher.

oops, nevermind
"...and the main input power and speaker plug, i did find them in scrap cars, thoses plug can be dismantled if youre really careful."

I'm pretty sure all I need is the 20pin plug with the power pins and the usb plug to recover my bricked unit.
 
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