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Topic # 123268 1-Jul-2013 19:44
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Ok so we have just got a 2004 Honda Odyssey, and it is a very nice car, only the main screen and all its menus are in Japanese.

From what i can see its a InterNAVI premium system, dont care for the navigation but all the other cars info is on there as well and would like to know what is what.

Can anyone suggest a site or point me in the right direction for a translation, at this stage all im going to do is use google translate and take a photo of each line and translate it, this is very slow and the translation can sometimes be iffy.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 847907 1-Jul-2013 20:53
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You might like to post up some screenshots.

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  Reply # 847911 1-Jul-2013 20:59
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Looking at Google, I found this NZHondas.com link stating that the system was only designed for Japan and does not have an English option.




 




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  Reply # 847912 1-Jul-2013 21:16
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Peppery: Looking at Google, I found this NZHondas.com link stating that the system was only designed for Japan and does not have an English option.


Not looking for an english option, just want to know what i am looking at when i go through menus, for example it has the option to record cds so you dont need them in the player to work but all the record and delete options are in Japanese.



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  Reply # 847913 1-Jul-2013 21:19
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gzt: You might like to post up some screenshots.


Will try to get some, but just had a quick scroll through and there seem to be a lot of options which lead to more option sceens and i get lost very fast.

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  Reply # 847918 1-Jul-2013 21:23
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If you start with one, it will give context for the next level down.

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  Reply # 848027 2-Jul-2013 07:25
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Hi ramboss, I have the same car and have spent a lot of time researching the internavi system. My first suggestion is to sign up for myodyssey.com.my its a malaysian forum so there is a bit of a language barrrier, but if you check out the navigation system forums and dig around a bit you will find information on how to delete and organise songs.

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  Reply # 848036 2-Jul-2013 08:04
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Is it not the Gathers brand system?

I have the same car and know how to use it reasonably. I'd really like to know how to delete songs/albums from the HDD though!

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  Reply # 848178 2-Jul-2013 12:14
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go to your local honda dealer and ask for help.

or find a japanese student and hire them to do a quick translation.

;)

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  Reply # 848208 2-Jul-2013 12:45
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Save yourself all the hassle and buy one of these dash mounting kits from ebay

Get yourself a new head unit and bin the current Japanese one.
Plenty of great head units out there for under $100.

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  Reply # 848212 2-Jul-2013 12:51
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Dont buy a kit off ebay. The US and Japanese odysseys are completely different cars and that kit will not fit.

There is no easy way to replace the navigation system. In the 04+ odyssey as it is integrated into multiple parts of the dash and steering wheel.

The inbuilt system is very powerful once you get used to using it.

I have a pdf with English translation of much of the menu but not sure how to post it here from my phone. Feel free to pm me your email address and I can send it through.

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  Reply # 848214 2-Jul-2013 12:55
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If you have a smartphone then you can use these clever apps that can translate into English or another language in real time. Bing Translator on Windows Phone is fantastic and works great.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 848222 2-Jul-2013 13:35
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The easiest solution is to remove the Japanese radio navigation system and install a NZ new radio. There are radios on the market specially designed to fit the former Japanese radio/navigation hole along with adapter kits to allow odd sized holes to be fitted snugly.

If you purchased this car off a dealer they probably has a unit in stock or can recommend the person who fits these radios for them.

My idea of a perfect car radio is one that has a knob at each end, one to tune, and the other to control the volume.




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  Reply # 848226 2-Jul-2013 13:48
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Try emailing the people that sell translated car manuals.
Google JPNZ.





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  Reply # 848274 2-Jul-2013 14:46
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Assuming you have the late 2004 model, which ran through to 08 ish, then there are 4 different configurations of Radio. The most common one (Internavi premium club model) has a built in 8 inch screen, a hard drive, a large control panel and steering wheel mounted controls which are all seperate parts, there is no easy, cost efficient way of removing all of these items and replacing them with an aftermarket kit.

Also, as this model of car was never sold in USA, there is not the range of dash kits that are available for other cars.

The full manuals are available in PDF on the japanese honda website, but are of course, in Japanese only. I have found the images are still quite helpful.

If you happened to have the 'double din' model which has a large lump in the centre of the dash with the radio in it, then replacement is easy peasy and any double din unit will fit, however i dont beleive that model came with the internavi system so i don't think it is relevant to the OP.

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  Reply # 848279 2-Jul-2013 14:57
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Well assuming the car is simular to this one (Maybe the op can post some photos and tell us which exact model he has?), an aftermarket radio is most certainly an option.

This one is currently on TradeMe, installed with a NZ aftermarket radio.


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