We try to re-program a 2007-2011 GMC navigation radio from USA to European standards. But the DVD is still region 1.We ran a SPS, pas through programming "Replace and reprogram the ECU" .. We also tested some other variants. There is actually a option in the SPS menus to re-program the DVD to region 2 (middle east), but after rebooting it is still region 1. According to TIS-WEB support, that is because the DVD-region coding (region 1) is firmware encoded into one of the chip that will not be affected by standard SPS programming or VCI programming. Right now, we remove (solder) the chip from the DVD player and re-program it. We want to avoid that. Any company in US. that can offer software access to GM navigation radios to change DVD region??
There is nobody at a dealership level that has this capability. Only authorized radio repair centers have this capability.This company is one of them, my advice is to contact them and see if they can assist you. I am certain that there is no software fix from where you are. However, they may be able to exchange your radio for one that is equipped for your region, or offer some other advice for you.http://www.modelelectronics.com/contact.asp
Hi,Any more suggestions.. ?? Small workshops or individual experts??
I really don't have any other suggestions. This isn't the sort of thing that we come across very often, and when something like this does come up, I'm on the phone to the folks at Model Electronics to ask them questions about how to handle it.
Very good.. are there any "secret menus" that can fix my problems?? A lot of the inner settings can be accessed by knowing how to access these "secret menus" are DVD region one of them??
GM doesn't allow technicians or anyone else to alter region data, and the reason for this comes back to copyright protections. The companies that write the data/maps/DVD's insist on region specifics for their own purposes ($$). I've looked through all of the data that GM has on this matter, and the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that the radio is manufactured and set with the region relative to where the vehicle is going to be sold, and there's no outward way to alter this.
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