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Old 09-01-2016, 06:17 PM   #1
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2017 Interstate w/ Fusion infotainment system - update to v2.8

Hello all -

I haven't seen much published anywhere on the new Fusion RV-IN801 infotainment system that comes in the new 2017 Interstates, so I thought I'd post this as it may help other new owners with this system.

When you set up the Fusion, in the Apps menu there is something called Auto+. Auto+ is neat because it allows you to use your smart phone as a remote control so while sitting in lounge, you can change radio stations, etc (or I suppose be trolled by your kid changing it to "their" favorite music ) once you download the phone version of the app using the QR code on the Fusion screen.

Trouble is, I couldn't get it to work with my iPhone 6. Being a stubborn tech type, I finally sent email to Airstream tech support and Garmin tech support (since Garmin bought Fusion and also published the Auto+ app) with the hope that one of them would come through with a solution. You'll likely be shocked to hear that within 24hrs Airstream tech support got back to me with a procedure to update the Fusion to the latest revision, which they "hoped" would allow the iPhone app to actually talk to the Fusion unit. In contrast, the Garmin tech support staff got back to me today and basically said that while Garmin did indeed buy Fusion, the Fusion folks are still the experts on that model so call them.....in New Zealand.....

Anyway, the Airstream tech sent me a link to a dropbox file that I downloaded and unzipped to a microSD card (if you don't know how to do this, get one of your kids to help ). I then put the SD card into the SD slot on the front of the Fusion, which it recognized and went through the update process. For reference, my unit was at software version 2.7, and you need ver 2.8 to get the app working correctly, at least with the iPhone.

Once the update was done, I deleted the RV-IN801 from my iPhone's Bluetooth list, deleted my iPhone from the Fusion's Bluetooth list (note you MUST do this to get it to work....I found this out via trial and error.....mostly error.... ), re-paired the iPhone with the Fusion, and viola, success! The phone app is now able to connect to and communicate with the Fusion, allowing me to sit in the lounge with a cool beverage and scroll through my radio channel list, etc., just as if I was sitting up front.

Technology is great.....when it works.
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I am shocked you got it working.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:01 PM   #3
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You are lucky that you bought a 2017 because you got the new Fusion radio and didn't get stuck with the Kenwood monster. Through trial and error I did find out that "some" of the problems could be fixed by updating the firmware and then the bluetooth. The Airstream folks didn't have a clue but the Kenwood technician was very helpful and emailed me the instructions. So, if you are struggling with your Kenwood DNN992 I recommend you contact Kenwood directly. They will actually spend time on the phone with you while you are in front of your radio.
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Can you share the link to the Dropbox file so we can update ours when received?
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Can you share the link to the Dropbox file so we can update ours when received?


Here is what I was sent:

- Download the file at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow25kprqj8..._User.zip?dl=0
- Unzip the contents onto an SD card by right clicking on the file and selecting Extract All to the SD card. The file system should be:
o 006-B2411-00
o 006-B2488-00
o Garmin
- Insert the SD card into the head unit and allow software update to run. A couple of restarts will likely occur.
- Confirm software update completed: Settings > System > Device Information
o Software version: 2.80
o VIM Version 2.50
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Here is what I was sent:

- Download the file at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow25kprqj8..._User.zip?dl=0
- Unzip the contents onto an SD card by right clicking on the file and selecting Extract All to the SD card. The file system should be:
o 006-B2411-00
o 006-B2488-00
o Garmin
- Insert the SD card into the head unit and allow software update to run. A couple of restarts will likely occur.
- Confirm software update completed: Settings > System > Device Information
o Software version: 2.80
o VIM Version 2.50


Excellent - thank you!
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Here is what I was sent:

- Download the file at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow25kprqj8..._User.zip?dl=0
- Unzip the contents onto an SD card by right clicking on the file and selecting Extract All to the SD card. The file system should be:
o 006-B2411-00
o 006-B2488-00
o Garmin
- Insert the SD card into the head unit and allow software update to run. A couple of restarts will likely occur.
- Confirm software update completed: Settings > System > Device Information
o Software version: 2.80
o VIM Version 2.50
Thanks! I'll give it a try later. I have version 2.6, does your navi show you traffic conditions and have you unlocked the siriusxm radio yet?
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does your navi show you traffic conditions and have you unlocked the siriusxm radio yet?
No and yes.

Re. traffic info, I use Waze on my smart phone for real-time traffic, road hazards, etc. It's far more accurate than using SiriusXM's NavTraffic or Google's traffic info (and it's free!). Both of those use historical information combined with limited traffic cam data to determine traffic flow, and both suck IMO. Waze uses crowd-sourced info that is constantly being updated by people around you so it reflects what's actually going on vs. what typically happens.

Re. SiriusXM radio, I'll save you some headache and tell you to contact SiriusXM by phone because you can't activate the XM tuner online (I tried and was told nope, that model can only be activated by a "special" group within customer service....whatever.....). It's model number SXV300BV1 and comes with 3 months of free service once activated. Be sure to write down the Radio ID # prior to calling customer service (select XM radio on the Fusion, tune to channel 0 (zero), and write down the ID#).
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No and yes.

Re. traffic info, I use Waze on my smart phone for real-time traffic, road hazards, etc. It's far more accurate than using SiriusXM's NavTraffic or Google's traffic info (and it's free!). Both of those use historical information combined with limited traffic cam data to determine traffic flow, and both suck IMO. Waze uses crowd-sourced info that is constantly being updated by people around you so it reflects what's actually going on vs. what typically happens.

Re. SiriusXM radio, I'll save you some headache and tell you to contact SiriusXM by phone because you can't activate the XM tuner online (I tried and was told nope, that model can only be activated by a "special" group within customer service....whatever.....). It's model number SXV300BV1 and comes with 3 months of free service once activated. Be sure to write down the Radio ID # prior to calling customer service (select XM radio on the Fusion, tune to channel 0 (zero), and write down the ID#).
Yes I like Waze too. Sometimes I like to just get an over view of the traffic situation. I called and got the XM activated with the 3 months free but need to call back to cancel at the end of the trial otherwise i'll get charged $22/month. I only have access to the 6 presets on the XM screen. To access other channels I have to directly enter the station numbers. There isn't an XM1, XM2, etc. I'm going to try and update today and see if it fixes the little bugs.
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Tried updating with SD card. Uploaded the files to the card but the Fusion keeps indicating blank SD card every time I inserted the card. Is there a special format?
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Tried updating with SD card. Uploaded the files to the card but the Fusion keeps indicating blank SD card every time I inserted the card. Is there a special format?
Nope. In fact, I took a uSD card that I use as a backup for one of my cameras, so mine wasn't even prep'd by a PC.

If you want to be sure everything is OK with the format, use the Fusion to prepare it. There's an option for that in the Fusion menu.
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Nope. In fact, I took a uSD card that I use as a backup for one of my cameras, so mine wasn't even prep'd by a PC.

If you want to be sure everything is OK with the format, use the Fusion to prepare it. There's an option for that in the Fusion menu.
Ok finally got it updated. I used the USB input instead of the SD card input. Fixed some volume level issues I was having between sources.
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We have spent many hours on the phone with Kenwood tech support trying to get our kenwood dnn992 to work�� Under the direction of the tech we have been unsuccessful with doing the update on the radio. Because the radio will not update we can only use it as a 'guest' which means that we do not have access to all the features on the radio..........the most important to us is to have the hotspot which can not be used unless you set up an owners account and you can't setup an owners account without the softaware update... last week I was on the phone with kenwood tech support again and the gal did not even follow through with sending us another software update.....I also ask for service center help with the software update and she said the warranty did not cover the software for the radio and refused to get us help from a service center.....so their software needs a fix, their software update will not load on the radio....they won't warrant their software......bottom line.....we have an expensive non working radio����������
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Does the screen on the dnn992 adjust to a different position for better viewing?
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