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Well, I did it ! I was looking for a Bongo as a newbie to camper vanning; but bought a V6 2006 MZ G.

I took delivery earlier this week and brought her home to South Devon. 

 

My main vehicle is a Jaguar XJR, and, I am delighted to say, that the Alphard compares very favourably with that (excluding the V8 supercharged performance).

Smooth, quiet, refined; wonderful.

 

Having already preselected a specialist Convertor, I am preoccupied with specifying the built.

I love those front camera views, although not the overall (lack of) functionality of the Japanese head unit. Virtually nothing works in the UK.

 

So that is a mini project too.

 

So far, SO GOOD, and thanks to this Forum for providing extremely useful information which was invaluable while making my buying decision.

 

Keep a look out for us, we will be waving to all Alphard owners we encounter on out travels.

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Hi, so sorry for my late answer. too busy visiting the convertor to read my emails! I was not ignoring you.

 

Firstly, 'my' convertor is extremely busy, and I hope you and any others reading this don't jump ahead of me in his queue.

 

Dave, owns Matrix Carpentry, in Dawlish.

He is on Facebook I believe. Also on the Internet.

 

Roger

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On 7/9/2021 at 10:41 PM, Rojie said:

I love those front camera views

I have the same model version as you ;), but how do I get the front cameras to work; what do I look for to activate them as they don't turn on when in 'D' mode? 

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52 minutes ago, AlphaMZ said:

I have the same model version as you ;), but how do I get the front cameras to work; what do I look for to activate them as they don't turn on when in 'D' mode? 

 

Are you sure you have cameras ? I expect you do.

The lenses are just under the Alphard emblem on the front.

It helps if you clean the camera lenses VERY gently.

 

I'm stumped for a moment !

I leave mine on all the time; but they only work between zero and (say) 5 mph.

 

On the screen, there is an area in the lower right hand corner of the touch screen to toggle between the 2 camera (left and right) view and the three camera view (front bumper too).

 

I need to go out to my Van.

I believe there is also a steering wheel control button. (rhs).

 

Yes. I just started the engine, engage D, press the steering wheel button and the views should come on.

On the screen, there is an area in the lower right hand corner of the touch screen to toggle between the 2 camera (left and right) view and the three camera view (front bumper).

 

As I say, I leave mine on so had forgotten how to use it.

 

It is fantastic for 'Peep and Creep' at blind junctions.

 

Good Luck

 

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18 minutes ago, AlphaMZ said:

yes, I have that V shaped lens underneath the emblem; what button marking do you have on the steering wheel to ID it, as mine are a tad faded to make out?

 

I think it is the middle 'rocker' switch RHS.

It is difficult to describe.

Two triangles, almost like misaligned headlights !

 

I'll check again tomorrow. Bit late now, the Dog goes bananas !

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OK, found the button, and switched it on, put into 'D', and hey presto, front cameras work!😃

 

http://eightseaters.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-of-most-important-feature-in.html

 

btw, I too, have a 2nd car with a similar spec to your Jag; I've a Honda Legend EX 3.5L V6 AWD!

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5 hours ago, AlphaMZ said:

OK, found the button, and switched it on, put into 'D', and hey presto, front cameras work!😃

 

http://eightseaters.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-of-most-important-feature-in.html

 

btw, I too, have a 2nd car with a similar spec to your Jag; I've a Honda Legend EX 3.5L V6 AWD!

 

Yes the eightseater site is absolutely execllent for those that have that headunit.

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On 4/4/2022 at 3:46 PM, Rojie said:

 

Yes the eightseater site is absolutely execllent for those that have that headunit.

someone needs to archive that site, as the owner stopped supporting it a few years back.

 

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