fixed : how to reset RT3 car navigation system

Question :

I have an old Peugeot with what-once-was a state-of-the-art navigation system : an RT3 car computer by Magneti Marelli. When trying new navigation CDroms, I encountered an error. The dealer says can it should be fixed by a restart of the RT3 car computer by doing a “Dark button”-reset.

However… no-one seems to be able to tell we where that mysterious “Dark button” is located…

Can you please help me ?

 

Answer :

There are two ‘official’ reset options for your RT3 car navigation system :

option #1 :

press the DARK-button until the screen goes black and the RT3 then restarts

Note : the DARK-button is not some mysterious unmarked button, it’s simply the button marked “DARK” that is normally used to darken the screen to not shine too bright at night

option #2 :

  • turn off your car and take the car key out
  • unscrew the Torx10-screws that are hidden inside the two tiny holes next to the “MP3” and “GSM” printed text (note : the screws don’t come out, the just come loose and stay inside the panel)
  • pull the menu-wheelbutton to slide out the ‘car radio’
  • flip open the metal lid that is just above the big barcode sticker
  • take out the yellow battery pack
  • unplug the white connector that is halfway the battery pack’s cable
  • wait one minute
  • plug the white connector back in, but the battery pack back, close the metal lid, slide the ‘car radio’ back in and tighten the Torx10-screws

According to the Peugeot mechanics, option #2 should work if option #1 doesn’t…

Good Luck !

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fixed : how to change my Home-location in the TomTom app for iOS ?

Question :

I recently moved to a new home, so I’ve changed my Home-location in AddressBook. But whenever I use the TomTom navigation app on my iPhone, and select Home, it still selects my old address and directs me there… not having noted that, I ended up on the wrong side of town last night…

What is wrong ?

 

Answer :

The TomTom.app for iOS has it’s own location set for ‘Home’. You probably set that up long time ago, when you started to use the app and forgot about it.

To change the Home-location setting inside the TomTom.app, do this :

  • open the TomTom.app on your iPhone
  • when you see the regular navigation map screen, swipe from left to right
  • when the “Menu” screen appears, scroll down and click on “Change Settings”
  • in the “Settings” screen that appears, click on the top line (listing your name with a green home-icon in front of it)
  • now the “Set Home Location” screen opens and you can choose a way to input a new Home-location ; these are the easiest ways of doing so :
    • click “People”, then “Contact”, then type your own name in the Search-field, select yourself when you are listed, then select your Home-location from your AddressBook
    • click “Address” and input your new home address as if it was a new destination

That’s it !

enjoy 😉

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