GPS Data - Satellite Navigation Diagnostic Mode - Australian
The Satellite Navigation System found in the Prado Grande and
available as an option on other models, is a sophisticated system
that uses a number of different sensors to determine the vehicle
position. One of those sensors is a GPS (Global Positioning
System) and its output is Latitude and Longitude. This is valuable
information when travelling in remote areas where the standard
maps included with the Satellite Navigation system are lacking.
The Latitude and Longitude can be used to determine the vehicle
position on a paper map.
To display the Latitude and Longitude,
the Satellite Navigation System needs to be switched into
Diagnostic Mode. To enter Diagnostic Mode, follow these steps:
- Turn ignition key to the ON position
- Hold down the Satellite Navigation System [INFO] button
- Switch the park lights on and off 3 times
The Satellite Navigation System will now be in Diagnostic Mode
and the following screen displayed.
the menu icon (above) to enter the main diagnostic menu shown
the main Diagnostic Menu, press the Navigation Check menu icon
Check menu - Press GPS Information
Latitude and Longitude is displayed in the lower right hand corner
of the screen. Other information includes the status of visible satellites,
the quality of the GPS fix (2D or 3D) along with the date and time
(GMT, not local - expressed in US date format).
Press NAVI Menu
icon to return to Navigation Check Menu
Vehicle Sensors menu icon
Signal Check menu shows the number of speedometer pulses
accumulated since entering diagnostic mode, the current vehicle
speed, the Gyroscope's output voltage and the relative directional
bearing. It also tells you whether you are in reverse or not.
A bit of fun -
the main Diagnosis Menu, press the Display Check menu icon
the Display Check Menu, press the Panel Switch Check menu icon
this menu, you can check the operation of both Push and Rotaly
switches. A Rotaly switch is one that turns.....rotaly....
To exit diagnostic mode and return back to normal operation,
the following steps need to be performed:
- Ignition key is in the ON position
- Hold down the Satellite Navigation System [DISPLAY] button
- Switch the park lights on and off (once only)