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#1 Old 01-07-2007, 12:24 PM
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I have searched though this forum and was wondering if anyone had any new information. We just bought my wife a 2007 Highlander Hybrid Limited. She really like the vehicle but is annoyed by the navigation system. We use to use a portable Garmin GPS sytem that would let you input destinations etc while moving in our old car. It certainly wasn't a safety issue to have the front seat passenger use the GPS while moving. A lot of times we would be on the road and use the GPS to locate the nearest restaurant, fuel etc. Having to stop on the highway to use the GPS is quite a hassle.

Anyway, does anyone know of a way to bypass that disable feature? I have read of a way on the prius but it does not seem to apply to the highlander. Is the Lockpick product the only solution?

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Other than the manual override sequence of many button pushes, the Lockpick is the only known option. Lockpick is a fairly elegant solution and we use one on our '06 and are very pleased.

Note, however, that what the lockpick does is to automatically perform the manual override sequence of button-pushes described elsewhere in this forum. With Lockpick, all you have to do is perform one button push to activate it and then wait and watch while it magically and rapidly goes through a sequence of half-a-dozen screens, but you must do so each time the car is started from being turned off. We have not found this to be a probelm at all, and are very glad to have the lockpick, because the sequence of button pushes is otherwise long and complex. And , of course, the GPS system is practically useless if you can't program it on the move. Being Garmin users also, we are particularly pleased with the functionality of the Toyota system once it is "unlocked."

Regarding the various Lockpick options, we got the Ultimate Lockpick with the reverse-camera hookup option (we do not have a reverse camera and the back of the car is usually coated black with road grime so we probably never will have a reverse camera). It also allows you to hook up ANY AV source with RCA jacks (we use it for our iPods). I would recommend against the reverse-camera option because each time you put the car in reverse, the sound is muted and when you put the car back into drive, the sound source reverts to the last audio source you used OTHER THAN THE "DISC/DVD/AUX" source. In other words, if you were playing your iPOd throguh the DISC (aux) input and you back up in a parking lot, when you pout it in forward you suddenly get a BLAST (because the level is much higher) of radio sound and it scares the bejeepers out of you!

Otherwise, we love the Lockpick.
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I am not sure if lockpick works for the 2007 Highlander Hybrid. The web site documentation is conflicting. I've emailed them twice with no response. If anyone has any better luck or experience with the 2007, please reply.
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Bypass 2008 Highlander Hybrid GPS

Has anyone had any experience/luck with bypassing the limitations on the GPS in the 2008 Highlander Hybrid? Where do I go to research Lockpick?
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clublexus has a lotta owners using the lockpick.

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Lockpick

Hi there - some time back I emailed them about the Lockpick for the 07 HH and the answer came back no, not yet. I have been checking the website regularly to see if they've added it, but sadly, they have not. I just want to bypass "I agree"!
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I just want to bypass "I agree"!

Update to version 7.1 of the map disk. The "I agree" button is gone. (Still can't enter while driving though...)

Later!

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New DVD for Nav system

And how does one go about getting this new DVD? I called my dealership and they passed me around from parts to sales to service and no one had a clue.
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I will have to run mine and write down the sequence the lockpick goes through if possible. It starts on the Destination screen by poking the target in the upper left corner. (I couldn't reply to your private message because you have receipt of private messages blocked.)

I did find the following sequences in some materials I printed out in late 2005, but I have not tried these myself, so great caution is advised:

1) Push Menu button
2) Tap VOLUME soft key (or VOICE key according to another source)
3) Tap top left by speaker icon
4) Tap bottom left
5) Tap top left
6) Tap bottom left
7) See service menu
8) Press and hold OVERRIDE until it beeps and is highlighted

Steps 3-6 must be done in rapid sequence.
Has to be redone each time car is restarted.
Don't mess with any other buttons or settings.
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Hi! Sorry about the private message block -- I've fixed that. I'm afraid to try the sequence you gave me, given your cautionary note. I would appreciate knowing the sequence you have, but there's no rush. You think it'll work on the 2008 model? Thanks for your help.
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The Lockpick appears to go through the sequence as described in my previous message.
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I really appreciate you're taking the time. One more question: What's the worst that can happen if the sequence is done incorrectly?
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Beats me. Probably nothing. I think it's important not to mess with stuff in the service menu other than the override button.
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Thumbs up

I went ahead and tried the below sequences on my 2006 HiHy. They absolutely work and are easy to do.

The original poster is correct: the over-ride only works while the key is in the ignition, then must be done again when restarted.

I may buy the LockPick, but this is cool for now. Thanks!

1) Push Menu button
2) Tap VOLUME soft key (or VOICE key according to another source)
3) Tap top left by speaker icon
4) Tap bottom left
5) Tap top left
6) Tap bottom left
7) See service menu
8) Press and hold OVERRIDE until it beeps and is highlighted

Steps 3-6 must be done in rapid sequence.


2006 HiHy Limited
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Will this work in the 2008 Highlander also ?
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