External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-D3
comes with two DVD-ROM navigation map discs. The unit is also compatible with
DVD-Video discs (Region 1), DVD-R/RWs, CDs (including CD-R/RW discs), and
This unit is equipped with a fixed 6.1" color TFT active matrix, widescreen
LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display. The display
has a 17:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 1440 (480 x 3) x 234 for a total of 336,960
Touch Screen Controls:
This unit has touch screen
controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The
screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
You can manually adjust the display's brightness, contrast, color, and hue. The
adjustments can be made independently for the source, camera, or map screens.
The adjustments of brightness, contrast and dimmer are stored separately when
your vehicle's headlights are off (daytime) and when your vehicle's headlights
are on (nighttime). These settings are switched automatically depending upon
whether the vehicle's headlights are on or off. Note: The orange/white
illumination wire in the main harness must be connected to the headlight circuit
in order for this to operate properly.
Wide Screen Modes: You can
choose from the following wide screen modes:
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to
enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement
increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Just in the
horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom
in the vertical direction
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and
horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier:
This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low
distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small
subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher
volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the
Easy EQ Curves: This
model features 6 preset EQ curves: Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Custom
(1 and 2),
and Flat. The two Custom curves allows you to create and store EQ settings in memory.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit
includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low
(40Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), mid (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and high
frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of
-12dB to +12dB. The Q factor
(slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four
options: 2N (narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor
results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the
boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for
taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and
speaker locations of a vehicle.
Loudness: You can select one of
three different levels of loudness compensation. A "low" loudness contour
provides a +3.5dB boost at 100Hz and +3dB boost at 10kHz. A "mid" boost is +10dB
(100Hz) and +6.5dB (10kHz). A "high" loudness contour is +11dB at both 100Hz and
These Loudness contours use a reference volume level of -30dB.
Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of
each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources.
Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged.
When you don't want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front
and rear speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. You may
select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz, or 125Hz.
In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs
that may be set for "subwoofer" or "non-fading" output. When set to
"non-fading", the signal is full-range and the output level is user selectable
from -6 to +6. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non-fading, and they may
be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/80Hz/125Hz low-pass output, and the
level is user selectable from -6 to +6.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM
Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids
multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter
control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates
enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that
collapse to mono.
This unit can play MP3/WMA/AAC/DivX files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-ROM discs in
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and UDF 1.02 formats. MP3 files with a bit rate
from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 5-320 kbps, and AAC files with
bit rates from 8-320 kbps.
Multi Angle/Audio/Subtitle: You
can switch between multiple audio systems, subtitle languages, and multiple
viewing angles of a scene recorded on a DVD as desired.
A/V Inputs: The AVIC-D3
features two audio/video inputs: AV-1 on the A/V In/Out harness has RCA
composite video and stereo RCA audio jacks, while AV-2 is a 3.5mm minijack input
on the front panel. It requires an optional CD-RM10 adapter cable (item #
130CDRM10), which has a miniplug on one end and composite video and stereo audio
RCA jacks on the other end. Both inputs need to be turned on in the menu. AV-1
can be set to Video, EXT, or Off; AV-2 can be set to Video or Off.
Optional Aux Input:
When used with item 130CDRB10 (sold
separately) or item 130CDRB20 (sold separately), this unit can accept input from
an auxiliary source, such as a portable CD or MD player. When item 130CDRB10 is
used, a CD changer cannot be connected to this unit. Item 130CDRB20 allows you
to connect an optional Pioneer CD changer and an auxiliary source to this unit.
This feature mutes or attenuates the unit's audio output when a cellular call is
received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature,
you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be
connected to the muting input wire (yellow/black lead) of this unit.
Rear View Camera: The head unit
features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear
View Camera In jack) when a rear camera (such as 130NDBC2) is installed on your vehicle. When the
shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the
rear view camera. You can also see the image of the rear view camera during
normal driving, allowing you to keep an eye on a trailer or boat you may be
towing. Note: The Violet/white wire in the power/speaker harness must be
connected to the backup light lead circuit in order for the unit to
automatically switch to the camera view when the vehicle is in reverse gear.
Optional Remote Control: The
AVIC-D3 is compatible with the optional CD-R55 remote
control (130CDR55). The unit also has a 3.5mm minijack on the back for use with the
optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control interface (item #127SWIPS).
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-D3
is compatible with specific DVD-ROM navigation map discs only and cannot play
standard DVD-ROM discs.
DVD Navigation Maps: The unit
comes with 2 DVD-ROM map discs (East and West) which cover the
entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and portions of Canada. These
discs include a massive "Tele Atlas" database, which enables the units to
provide the largest network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The discs provide
over 11-million points-of-interest throughout the United States and Canada.
Memory Navi Mode: When the DVD
Map Disc is inserted, you can store the map data into the internal memory of the
navigation system. If the map disc is removed, navigation is performed by using
data in the memory. In the Memory Navi mode, you can play a music CD or DVD
Video on the navigation system while navigating at the same time. Some functions
are restricted in the Memory Navi mode, and you may need to reinsert the DVD Map
Disc to use those functions.
Positioning Technology: The
AVIC-D3 accurately measures your current location by combining the positioning
by GPS and by Dead Reckoning. The Global Positioning System uses a network of
satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The 3D
Hybrid Sensor in the navigation system calculates your position by detecting
driving distance with the speed pulse, turning direction with the Gyrosensor,
and inclination of the road with the G sensor. The navigation system continually
compares GPS data with your estimated position as calculated from the data of
the 3D Hybrid Sensor to give you accurate positioning.
Voice Guidance: In addition to
graphical directions, the AVIC-D3 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
XM NavTraffic Ready: XM
NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, allows the unit to monitor real-time
traffic conditions and routes the driver to the destination avoiding traffic
congestion, using the optional GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner.
The traffic information is provided through a continuous satellite broadcast
with data from leading commercial traffic data providers, government departments
of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras, and
airborne reports. Separate subscriptions to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic are
XM Extra Information: In addition to XM
NavTraffic, you can receive stock price, sports, news, horoscopes, and other
information and display it on the screen when the unit is connected to the
Satellite tuner. You can display the prices of up to 12 stocks, updated every 30
There are four types of map displays and two additional view modes:
displays the standard map in a 2-dimensional fashion
displays a 3-dimensional map from the driver's perspective. A portion of the
screen shows a 2-D map of your location.
Guide View (during
route guidance only):
the standard map of your surroundings is overlaid with
the name of the street you will turn onto next, and 2 arrows: the larger one
to the left indicating the direction of your next maneuver and how far you
are from approaching it, and the smaller one to the right indicating the
direction of your second to next maneuver and how far you are from
(during route guidance only):
displays the name of the street you will next travel along and an arrow
indicating the direction of travel
Display: displays three
instruments that indicate the status of your vehicle. You can change the
values displayed by the instruments on the left and right of the Sensor
View, allowing you to choose from the following: voltage, acceleration, side
acceleration, angular velocity, slope, direction, or clock
if you have installed a rear view camera, and the camera is set to "On", the
rear view image is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while the
map of your surroundings is indicated on the right
Enlarged Map of the
Intersection: When "Close-up of Junction" in the Settings menu is On, an
enlarged map of the junction appears while driving.
Display During Freeway Driving:
In certain locations of the freeway, lane information is available, indicating
the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next guidance. When driving
on the freeway, freeway exit numbers and freeway signs may be displayed when in
the vicinity of interchanges and exits.
Touching anywhere on the map for at least 2 seconds changes the map to Scroll
mode and the map begins scrolling in the direction you touched. The scrolling
stops when you remove your finger from the screen. At this time, the cross
pointer appears at the center of the screen. Also, a line connecting between the
current location and cross pointer appears.
An icon appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address
book entries) and places where there is a POI icon. You can place the cross pointer over
the icon to view detailed information.
Destination Input: The
Destination Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination:
- Point Of Interest (POI):
you can search for a Point Of Interest by selecting the category or entering
the Point Of Interest name. Additionally, selected Points Of Interest in a
certain category can be shown on the map, and you can check the location on
the display while driving.
- Freeway Search: you can
set the entrance or exit of a freeway as your destination
- Telephone Search: if you
know the telephone number of your destination, you can quickly search for
your destination by specifying the telephone number
- Return Home and Go To: if
your home location is registered, the route home can be calculated by a
single touch of the touch key from the Main menu. Also, you can register one
location, such as your workplace, as your favorite location, and the route
is calculated in a similar way.
- Destination History: any
place that has been searched before is stored in the Destination History
- Address Search: you can
input your destination's address by house number, street name, and city
- Vicinity Search: allows
you to search for Points Of Interest in your surroundings on the map
- Address Book: places that
you have registered manually, such as your home, are stored in the Address
Book. Simply select the place you want to go to from the list and a route to
that place will be calculated.
Modifying the Route Calculation
Conditions: You can change the route calculation conditions using the Route
- Number of Routes: This
setting controls whether the system should calculate only one route, or
several routes. You can select 1 (only one route judged as being optimum by
your Navigation System is calculated) or Multiple (a maximum of 6 route
options are calculated).
- Route Condition:
This setting controls whether the
fastest or the shortest route should be calculated. When Fast is selected,
the system calculates a route with the shortest travel time to your
destination as a priority. When Short is selected, the system calculates a
route with the shortest distance to your destination as a priority.
- Avoid Freeway:
This setting controls whether or not freeways may be included in the road
calculation. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids freeways) or
Off (calculates a route that may include freeways).
- Avoid Ferry: This setting
controls whether or not ferry crossings should be taken into account. You
can select On (calculates a route that avoids ferries) or Off (calculates a
route that may include ferries).
- Avoid Toll Road:
This setting controls whether or not toll roads should be taken into
account. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids toll roads) or
Off (calculates a route that may include toll roads).
Checking the Set
Route: You can check information about the route between your current
location and your destination. You can select three methods: checking the
passing streets with a list, checking the shape of the route by scrolling the
map along the route, or checking the entire distance of the route in a single
Route: You can recalculate the route to avoid a traffic jam or road work
ahead. You can set the length of the area, and avoid just that area, or you can
even search a new route from the current location to your destination.
Adding Way Points to
the Current Route: You can select way points (locations you want to visit on
the way to your destination) and you can recalculate the route to pass through
Areas to Avoid: If
you register Areas to Avoid, such as crowded intersections or congested areas,
routes can be calculated that avoid those areas.
Address Book: The
Address Book can store up to 300 registered locations. These can include home
location, favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.
The Emergency Info screen provides important emergency information
pertaining to your vehicle, insurance, and current location, which could be
useful in the event of an accident or breakdown. The Emergency Info screen
includes the following:
- "You Are Currently At":
Your current position is indicated by the street name, and your latitude and
- Personal Information: Your
VIN number, insurance policy number, and the telephone number of your
insurance company can be entered and displayed.
- Emergency Tow Service Phone:
The toll free number for the nearest emergency roadside assistance
appears on the screen. This number is supplied by Signature's Nationwide
Auto Club, and appears only if you have registered your unit with Pioneer
and have signed up on-line with Nationwide Auto Club (1st year service is
paid for by Pioneer). If you choose not to subscribe, or if your
subscription has expired, you can enter your own roadside assistance
- Locate Car Service: In an
emergency, you can search the Emergency Info screen for Auto Services in the
vicinity of your current position, and set the current route. You can choose
from three sub-categories: Automotive, Rental Car Agency, and Car Dealer.
Picture: In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like
on the background. Some pictures are already stored in the head unit and
additional background pictures are stored in the Pioneer
DVD map discs. You can also use pictures (JPEG format) created by a personal
computer or a digital camera. You can change the background pictures for the
splash screen, AV background, and Navigation background.
External Device Controls
Bluetooth Adapter Ready: When
used with the optional Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter (item 130BTB200),
you can use this unit to
make and receive calls wirelessly and
hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone or listen to music on
your Bluetooth portable audio player. The Bluetooth adapter comes with a
microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party
through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to the head unit via the
supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another
iPod Adapter Ready: If you have
an iPod, you can control it from the AVIC-D3's touch screen with the optional
CD-i200 iPod Interface adapter (130CDI200). The adapter is compatible with iPods that
include the Dock Connector.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-D3. Up to 18 stations can be
set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands). The
AVIC-D3 can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS
CD Changer Controls:
While playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the
following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random,
magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD
Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the
titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a
list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding
When used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display
the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer.
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel of Head Unit:
- AV-2 Input: 3.5mm minijack
terminal--requires the CD-RM10 to connect an external audio/video component
Back Panel of Head Unit:
- Power Supply: 16-pin jack for use
with supplied power wiring harness
- A/V In/Out: 24-pin jack
for use with supplied A/V In/Out harness. In addition to preamp outputs, the
harness has the following connections:
- AV In: left and right RCA
audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack
- Rear Monitor Output:
single RCA jack for use with an optional monitor
- Rear View Camera In:
single RCA jack for use with an optional rear view camera (such as 130NDBC1
- System Remote Control:
blue/white turn-on lead for connected external equipment such as
- Mute: yellow/black
lead to be used with equipment with a mute function, such as a cellular
- FM/AM Antenna In: female
- iPod: 13-pin jack for use
with the optional CD-i200 iPod Control Interface
- External In/Out: jack for
use with the optional GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner
- Wired Remote: minijack
for use with an optional wired remote (such as 127SWIPS)
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack
that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer changer or Bluetooth adapter
- GPS: jack for use with
supplied GPS antenna
- Digital Out: 3.5mm
minijack intended to support future equipment