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# 177723 12-Aug-2015 17:23
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I hopped into a taxi today, and the driver reminded me to look up some details for a touchscreen navigation/entertainment system for them. From what I've managed to glean, the NHDT-W57 is a 2007 navigation and entertainment unit fitted to Toyota vehicles from Japan, and the interface is in Japanese. I have been trying to find an English manual for it without any luck, I can't even find a solid link for a Japanese manual for the unit. I've used and, and only come up with spam links, or links that are just marketing literature for the units. I'm rather hoping someone else can help, as I'm at the end of my limited google-fu. So, any takers? I can accept documents in most formats, as long as there's text in.

I also rang up Toyota in Christchurch, and they informed me it'd be best to take the vehicle into companies that would replace the unit with one that groks English. I suspect the owner won't be happy to spend nearly $800 to do so.

Cheers, BrickViking

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  # 1364818 12-Aug-2015 18:28
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We had similar issues with our 2001 Toyota Kluger and 2007 MX5 entertainment systems. The way we got around it was by using Google Translate. Photograph the on screen display from within the app, select Japanese to English and Google will do its magic

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  # 1364820 12-Aug-2015 18:35
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I did think of that, a couple of hours after I'd got out of the taxi and started this search. That's what I might have to do if I don't find any manuals. Unfortunately, the driver's a bit reticent for me to just start punching buttons in case I lose the station it's tuned into currently. The tabbed interface is easy enough to understand, at least... I can flip between tabs, but I haven't a clue what any of the Kanji say. As for what's inside each tab... it's anyone's guess unless you're fluent in written Japanese.

Cheers, BrickViking


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  # 1364951 12-Aug-2015 20:35
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There likely never was an English manual published for the unit. It's no use trying to convert these systems to work here in NZ, best bet is just to replace it with something made for the NZ market. If the unit is a standard 2DIN size you can probably do this yourself.

Also why are you doing all this for a taxi driver?

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  # 1364966 12-Aug-2015 20:41
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most wont convert either as some manufactures only ever made them for Japanese cars, hondas Internavi system is the same JDM only.

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  # 1365019 12-Aug-2015 21:26
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Toyota has a page full of manuals for similar units which might be of interest - closest one seems to be NHDT-W60G, first PDF is for general/navi/audio, second one for handsfree and "G-BOOK". (I have a wee bit of Japanese knowledge so Googling with Japanese helps.)

Haven't been able to find your exact model though, but I hope that it's a start...

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  # 1365041 12-Aug-2015 21:53
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Had the same issue with my mazda. I do have a paper manual buts its in Japanese and 500 pages long ( I think - cant read the number) and covers stuff like the navigation which I cant use anyway. Gave the manual a miss and used Google translate as mentioned above and then trial and error from there. Took a while But I think i have most things working now. Learnt I had to have the handbrake on to get some features working like the DVD screen and scrolling up folders on an SD card. Different unit but same principles may apply

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