v.LiNK Video-inserter
VL2-GVIF
for Chevrolet, Lexus and Toyota vehicles
with GVIF technology
and for Land Rover and Jaguar with
touch-screen navigation version 1 and 1.1
Video-inserter with 2 video + RGB + rear-view camera input
Product features
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Video-inserter
2 CVBS video-inputs for after-market devices (e.g. DVD-Player, DVB-T tuner, …)
Built-in audio-switch (no audio-insertion)
Rear-view camera CVBS video-input
Automatic switching to rear-view camera input on engagement of reverse gear
RGB-input for after-market navigation
Video-in-motion (ONLY for connected video-sources)
Compatible with factory rear-view camera
AV-inputs PAL/NTSC compatible
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Contents
1. Prior to installation
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
1.3.1.
1.4.
1.4.1.
1.4.2.
1.4.3.
1.4.4.
Delivery contents
Checking the compatibility of vehicle and accessories
Boxes and connectors
Video-interface
Dip-switch settings
Enabling the interface’s video inputs (dip 1-3)
RGB-video input signal selection for after-market navigation (Dip 4)
Rear-view camera setting (dip 5)
Monitor selection (dip 7-8)
2. Installation
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.4.1.
2.4.2.
2.5.
2.5.1.
2.5.2.
2.5.3.
2.5.4.
2.5.4.1.
2.6.
2.7.
Place of installation
Connection schema
Connecting video-interface and 6pin cable
Connection to the factory monitor
Special case 1: Jaguar and Land Rover with touch-screen version 1
Special case 2: Lexus/Toyota – picture is blinking after installation
Connecting peripheral devices
After-market RGB navigation
Video-sources to AV1 and AV2
Audio-switch and audio-insertion
After-market rear-view camera
Video signal connection of after-market rear-view camera
Connecting video-interface and keypad
Picture settings
3. Interface operation
4. Specifications
5. Frequently asked questions
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6. Technical support
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Legal Information
By law, watching moving pictures while driving is prohibited, the driver must not be
distracted. We do not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury resulting,
directly or indirectly, from installation or operation of this product. This product should only
be used while standing or to display fixed menus or rear-view-camera video when the
vehicle is moving, for example the MP3 menu for DVD upgrades.
Changes/updates of the vehicle’s software can cause malfunctions of the interface. We
offer free software-updates for our interfaces for one year after purchase. To receive a free
update, the interface must be sent in at own cost. Labor cost for and other expenses
involved with the software-updates will not be refunded.
1. Prior to installation
Read the manual prior to installation.
Technical knowledge is necessary for installation. The place of installation must be free of
moisture and away from heat sources.
1.1.
Delivery contents
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Take down the serial number of the interface and store this manual for support
purposes: ____________________
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1.2.
Checking the compatibility of vehicle and accessories
Requirements
Vehicle
Chevrolet Camaro model years 2013-2014
Lexus LS/GS/RX/ES/IS, monitor and head-unit must be separate
units and connected with a GVIF cable!
Toyota Landcruiser, Prius and other vehicles from 2007 with
GVIF technology, monitor and head-unit must be separate units
and connected with a GVIF cable!
Jaguar XF X250, XK X150 (Modelljahre 2007-2011)
Land Rover Range Rover (Vogue) L322 (2005-2009),
Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2009), Discovery 3 L319 (20042009), Freelander 2 L359 (2007-2012)
Only Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with factory navigation!
Head-unit/monitor
Chevrolet with 7”MyLink
Lexus and Toyota with GVIF-technology
Jaguar with touch-screen navigation version 1.1 (menu 2)
Land Rover with touch-screen navigation version 1 and 1.1
(menu 2)
Limitations
The interface inserts ONLY video signals into the infotainment.
For sound use the possibly existing factory-audio-AUX-input or a
FM-modulator.
Video insertion Jaguar/LR
The inserted video can only be seen in map mode of the factory
navigation (the automatically switching to an after-market rearview camera, too).
Jaguar/LR with Touch-screen
version 1
Blue GVIF connectors of vehicle and interface must be cut and
soldered (exchanged for each other).
Factory rear-view camera
Automatic switch-back from inserted video to factory rear-view
camera only while reverse gear is engaged. To delay the switchback time, additional electronics is required.
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Video only
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1.3.
Boxes and connectors
1.3.1. Video-interface
The video-interface converts the connected after-market sources video signals to a GVIF
signal which is the inserted into the factory monitor on certain trigger options.
1.4.
Dip-switch settings
Some settings must be selected by the dip-switches on the
video-interface. Dip position down is ON and position up is OFF.
Dip
1
Function
RGB-input
2
3
4
CVBS AV1-input
CVBS AV2-input
RGB-input resolution
ON (down)
enabled
OFF (up)
disabled
enabled
disabled
enabled
disabled
VGA
NTSC
800x480
400x240 or 480x240
after-market
factory or none
set OFF
Try all 4 possible combinations of dip 7 and 8 to find the
best picture (quality and size)
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5
Rear-view cam type
6
No function
7
Monitor
selection
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See following chapters for detailed information.
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1.4.1. Enabling the interface’s video inputs (dip 1-3)
Only the enabled video inputs can be accessed when switching through the interface’s video
sources. It is recommended to enable only the required inputs for the disabled will be
skipped when switching through the video-interfaces inputs.
1.4.2. RGB-video input signal selection for after-market navigation (Dip 4)
If an after-market RGB navigation or other RGB video source is connected, the source’s RGB
output signal must match the interface’s RGB video input setting.
1.4.3. Rear-view camera setting (dip 5)
If set to OFF, the interface switches to factory GVIF picture while the reverse gear is engaged
to display factory rear-view camera or factory optical park system picture.
If set to ON, the interface witches to its rear-view camera input CAM while the reverse gear
is engaged.
1.4.4. Monitor selection (dip 7-8)
Dip 7 and 8 are for monitor-specific video settings which cannot be predicted as even within
the same head-unit version, the monitor specifications may vary. It is necessary to try all
possible combinations (both OFF, both ON, 7 OFF and 8 ON, 7 ON and 8 OFF) - while a
working video source is connected to the chosen input of the interface - to see which
combination gives the best picture quality and size (some may give no picture). It is possible
to first hot plug through the dip combinations, but if you do not experience any change of
picture after trying all 4 options, retry and disconnected the 6pin power plug of the videobox between every change of the dip setting.
2. Installation
Switch off ignition and disconnect the vehicle’s battery! The interface needs a permanent
12V source. If according to factory rules disconnecting the battery is to be avoided, it is
usually sufficient to put the vehicle is sleep-mode. In case the sleep-mode does not show
success, disconnect the battery with a resistor lead.
If power source is not taken directly from the battery, the connection has to be checked
for being start-up proven and permanent.
2.1.
Place of installation
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The interface is installed on the backside of the factory monitor.
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Connection schema
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2.3.
Connecting video-interface and 6pin cable
Connect white female 6pin Molex connector of the 6pin to 8pin cable to the male
6pin Molex connector of the video-interface.
Note: Check LEDs on video-interface after reconnecting the battery, one must be on.
2.4.
Connections to the factory monitor
Remove factory monitor.
Connect female 8pin connector of the GVIF cable to the male 8pin connector of the
interface.
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Connect female GVIF connector of the GVIF cable to the male GVIF connector of the
factory monitor.
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Remove female GVIF connector from the rear of the factory monitor and connect it
to the GVIF connector of the GVIF cable.
2.4.1. Special case 1: Jaguar and Land Rover with touch-screen version 1
Blue GVIF connectors of vehicle and interface must be cut and soldered (exchanged for each
other).
Cut the GVIF connectors of vehicle and Interface.
Exchange the GVIF connectors of vehicle and Interface.
Solder the GVIF connector of the vehicle to the harness of the interface and the GVIF
connector of the interface to the harness of the vehicle. Connect the red wire to the
brown wire and the white wire to the purple wire.
2.4.2. Special case 2: Lexus/Toyota – picture is blinking after installation
On some vehicles (Lexus/Toyota) the picture is blinking after installation. An additional cable
at the power connector of factory monitor needs to be cut in this case.
Cut the cable at pin 2 of the upper row from the left side and isolate both ends.
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Note: Cable colour of pin 2 may vary.
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2.5.
Connecting peripheral devices
It is possible to connect an after-market RGB navigation (or other RGB video source), 2 aftermarket AV-sources and an after-market rear-view camera to the video-interface.
Before final installation of the peripheral devices, we recommend a test-run to detect
incompatibility of vehicle and interface. Due to changes in the production of the vehicle
manufacturer is always the possibility of incompatibility.
2.5.1. After-market RGB navigation
Connect female 8pin connector of the RGB cable to the male 8pin connector of the
video-interface. The loose grey wires have no function and have to be isolated.
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Connect male 6pin connector of the RGB cable to the after-Market navigation.
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2.5.2. Video-sources to AV1 and AV2
Connect female 6pin connector of the video cable to male 6pin connector of the
video-interface.
Connect video RCA of the AV-source 1 to the female RCA connector Video IN 1 of the
video cable.
Connect video RCA of the AV-source 2 to the female RCA connector Video IN 2 of the
video cable.
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Note: On Jaguar and Land Rover the inserted video can only be seen in navigation mode.
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2.5.3. Audio-switch and audio insertion
This interface can only insert video signals into the factory infotainment and switch audio
signals. If an AV-source is connected to AV1 or AV2, audio insertion must be done by factory
audio AUX input or FM-modulator to which the interface’s sound-switch output is
connected. When the interface is switched from AV1 to AV2, the audio signal is switched
parallel to the corresponding video signal by the interface’s built-in audio-switch.
The inserted video-signal can be activated simoultaneously to each audio-mode of the
factory infotainment.
Audio pins
½
¾
5/6
7
Definition
Audio input signal R/L of source AV2
Audio input signal R/L of source AV1
Audio output signal R/L of factory audio AUX
or FM-modulator
Ground
Note: If only one AV-source shall be connected, it is possible to connect the video output of
the AV-source to the video input AV1 of the video-interface and the audio output of the AVsource directly to the point of audio-insertion (e.g. audio AUX input).
Connect female 7pin connector of the audio cable to male 7pin connector of the
video-interface.
Connect the audio-RCA of the AV-source 2 to the female RCA port AV2 of the audio
cable.
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Connect the audio-RCA of the AV-source 1 to the female RCA port AV1 of the audio
cable.
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Connect the audio-RCA of the possibly existing factory AUX-input or the FMmodulator to the female RCA port AV-Out of the audio cable.
2.5.4. After-market rear-view camera
For switching to rear-view camera when reverse gear is engaged an external switching signal
from the reverse gear light is required. As the reverse gear light signal contains electronic
interference, a normally open relay (e.g AC-RW-1230 with wiring AC-RS5) or filter (e.g. ACPNF-RVC) is required. Below schema shows the use of a relay (normally open).
Connect reverse gear light signal/power to coil (85) and ground to coil (86) of relais.
Connect rear-view camera power and green wire (video interface side) of 6pin to
8pin cable to output (87) of relay.
Connect permanent battery power to input (30) of relay.
Note: Set Dip 5 to ON.
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On Jaguar and Land Rover the automatically switching to an after-market rear-view
camera is only possible in navigation mode.
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2.5.4.1.
Video signal connection of after-market rear-view camera
Connect the video-RCA of the after-market rear-view camera to the female RCA port
of the video-interface which is labeled as CAM.
Note: Picture settings for CAM input must be done in AV2.
2.6.
Connecting video-interface and keypad
Connect the female 4pin connector of the keypad to the male 4pin connector of the
video-interface.
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Note: We suggest to install the external push button, even if it is not going to be used by the
user. Even if installed hidden, it is helpful for fault diagnosis.
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2.7.
Picture settings
After installing the sources the picture settings can be changed using a pen on the buttons of
the video interface. Press the MENU button to open settings menu on the OSD and to switch
to the next setting. UP and DOWN change the corresponding values. The buttons are
embedded in the housing to avoid accidental changes during or after installation.
The following settings are available:
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Position H (horizontal)
Position V (vertical)
3. Interface operation
The interface’s keypad can be used to execute interface functions.
Short press keypad to switch the video-source.
Each repetition will switch to the next enabled input. If all inputs are enabled the order is:
Factory video  RGB-in  video IN1  video IN2  factory video …
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Note: The white wire of the 6pin cable can be used with a +5-12V pulse to switch the videosources alternatively.
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Inputs which are not enabled are skipped. If the audio cable is connected, when switching
from video IN1 to video IN2, also the sound will be switched.
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4. Specifications
7V ~ 25V
<5mA
0.2A @12V
2.4W
0.7V~1V
PAL/NTSC
0.7V with 75 Ohm impedance
-40°C to +85°C
351g
152 x 21 x 90 mm
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BATT/ACC range
Stand-by power drain
Power
Power consumption
Video input
Video input formats
RGB-video amplitude
Temperature range
Weight
Dimensions (box only) B x H x T
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5. Frequently asked questions
For any troubles which may occur, check the following table for a solution before requesting
support from your vendor.
No picture/black
picture/white picture
(inserted picture) but
factory picture is OK.
Inserted picture totally
wrong size or position. Wrong monitor settings of
Inserted picture double video-interface.
or 4 times on monitor.
Inserted picture
distorted, flickering or
running vertically.
Inserted picture b/w.
Inserted picture qual.
bad.
Inserted picture size
slightly wrong.
Inserted picture
position wrong.
Video sources output set to
AUTO or MULTI which causes
a conflict with the interfaces
auto detection.
If error occurs only after
source switching: Connected
sources are not set to the
same TV standard.
Some interfaces can only
handle NTSC input.
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Set video source output fixed to PAL or NTSC. It is best
to set all video sources to the same standard.
Set all video sources to the same standard.
Check manual whether there is a limitation to NTSC
mentioned. If yes, set source fixed to NTSC output.
Picture settings have not been Use the 3 buttons and the interface's OSD to adjust the
adjusted.
picture settings for the corresponding video input.
Camera is being tested under
fluorescent light which shines
directly into the camera.
Camera input picture is Protection sticker not
bluish.
removed from camera lens.
Camera input picture
flickers.
Try different combinations of dips 7 and 8 of videointerface. Unplug 6pin power after each change.
Test camera under natural light outside the garage.
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No picture/black
picture (factory
picture).
Reason
Possible solution
Not all connectors have been
reconnected to factory headConnect missing connectors.
unit or monitor after
installation.
No power on CAN-bus box (all Check power supply of CAN-bus box. Check CAN-bus
LED CAN-bus box are off).
connection of CAN-bus box.
Refer to the manual where to connected to the CANCAN-bus box connected to
bus. If not mentioned, try another place to connect to
CAN-bus in wrong place.
the CAN-bus.
No power on video-interface Check whether CAN-bus box delivers +12V ACC on red
(all LED video-interface are
wire output of 8pin to 6pin cable. If not cut wire and
off).
supply ACC +12V directly to video-interface.
No picture from video source. Check on other monitor whether video source is OK.
Check settings dips 1 to 3 of video interface which
No video-source connected to
inputs are activated and switch to corresponding
the selected interface input.
input(s).
Double-check whether order of LVDS cables is exactly
LVDS cables plugged in wrong connected according to manual. Plugging into headplace.
unit does not work when the manual says to plug into
monitor and vice versa.
Remove protection sticker.
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Symptom
Camera input picture
black.
Camera input picture
has distortion.
Camera input picture
settings cannot be
adjusted.
Graphics of a car in
camera input picture.
Chinese signs in
camera input picture
Not possible to switch
video sources by OEM
button.
Reason
Possible solution
Use relay or electronics to "clean" reverse gear lamp
Camera power taken directly power. Alternatively, if CAN-bus box is compatible
from reverse gear lamp.
with the vehicle, camera power can be taken from
green wire of 6pin to 8pin cable.
Set dip 3 of video-interface to ON (if not input AV2 is
Camera input picture settings not already activated) and connect the camera to AV2.
can only be adjusted in AV2
Switch to AV2 and adjust settings. Reconnect camera
mode.
to camera input and deactivate AV2 if not used for
other source.
In compatible vehicles, the graphics will display the
Function PDC is ON in the
factory PDC distance. If not working or not wanted, set
interface OSD.
interface OSD menu item UI-CNTRL to ALLOFF.
Function RET or ALL is ON
Set interface OSD menu item UI-CNTRL to ALLOFF or
(function for Asian market) in
PDCON.
the interface OSD.
CAN-bus interface does not
Use external keypad or cut white wire of 6pin to 8pin
support this function for
cable and apply +12V impulses for AV-switching.
vehicle.
For video source switching a longer press of about 2.5
Pressed too short.
seconds is required.
SW-version of interface does Use OEM-button or cut white wire of 6pin to 8pin
not support external keypad. cable and apply +12V impulses for AV-switching.
Not possible to switch
video sources by
external keypad.
Interface does not
CAN-bus interface does not
switch to camera input
support this function for the
when reverse gear is
vehicles.
engaged.
CAN-bus interface
Interface switches
compatibility to vehicle is
video-sources by itself.
limited.
6.
Cut the green wire of the 6pin to 8pin cable and apply
+12V constant from reverse gear-lamp signal. Use
relay to "clean" gear lamp power.
Cut the grey wire of 6pin to 8pin and isolate both
ends. If problem still occurs, additionally cut the white
wire of 6pin to 8pin cable and isolate both ends.
Technical Support
Please note that direct technical support is only available for products purchased directly
from NavLinkz GmbH. For products bought from other sources, contact your vendor for
technical support.
NavLinkz GmbH
distribution/tech dealer-support
Eurotec-Ring 39
D-47445 Moers
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10R-03 5384
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Tel
+49 2841 949970
Email mail@navlinkz.de
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