Z-N626 – 2-DIN Naviceiver

Innovative multimedia and advanced navigation system for many models of vehicle – the Z-N626 is a 2-DIN naviceiver with a high resolution 6.2“/15.7 cm touchscreen display and intuitive user interface.

Experience ZENEC‘s fascinating entertainment world in your car. The Z-N626 offers you all the program variety of the new digital transmission standard DAB+ – thanks to its multituner system with crystal clear reception. The built-in CD/DVD drive and a USB port at the front and the back of the device handle the playback of the latest audio and video formats. For an optimum sound a 4 x 50 watt amplifier complete with DSP suite (time alignment and equalization) is available. The powerful Bluetooth unit from Parrot with database support gives you stress-free telephony and convenient music streaming. With its EU map package with 44 countries and more than 6 million Premium POI, the 2-DIN naviceiver Z-N626 guides you reliably and safely to any destination.

Function overview

Z-N626 Navigation Einbau

Z-N626 – optimal match and fitting options
ZENEC NextGen Navigation

Multituner system with DAB+


Bluetooth from specialist Parrot


USB media management by Gracenote


Powerful DSP presets for optimum in-vehicle use


Support for 24-bit FLAC files


Rear-view camera interface with optional distance assist lines


ZENEC for future-proof connections


Main Features





Product catalogue


Device compatibility

iPhone/iPod Compatibility List
Compatible Audio and Video Files Bluetooth Compatibility List
iPhone iPod Compatibility list English/German Audio-Video Compatibility list English Bluetooth Compatibility list English


HD DVB-T tuner

DVB-T tuner

ZE-MU62D Monitor

License plate camera

ZENEC All-In-One - this does not mean only full compatibility to all popular audio and video formats, but also easy integration of further ZENEC devices like DVB-T and DAB+ tuner, rear view cameras, headphones or monitors for perfect rear zone entertainment. You can connect all external devices to the ZENEC naviceiver and comfortably control these components via touchscreen or with the IR remote control included in the delivery.

Test reviews

Navitainment at the Highest Level: ZENEC‘s 2 DIN Sat Nav Z-N626

As the best naviceiver in its class, ZENEC‘s new 2 DIN multimedia navigation is awarded the “Best Product“ accolade from German Car & Hifi magazine (01/2016).

A permanently installed multimedia navigation system that will provide state of the art in-car navitainment for years has been in the product range of the Swiss company ZENEC, specialist in monitor sat nav systems, since summer 2015: the innovative multimedia naviceiver Z-N626 for vehicles with a 2 DIN slot. In issue 01/2016, the German Car & Hifi magazine has just put the device through a tough practical test, with the impressive conclusion: “price/performance outstanding“ – “navitainment at the highest level“. This qualified the ZENEC Z-N626 for the “Best Product“ accolade among top of the range products (up to 800 Euro).

Press review Car & HiFi 01/2016



AW: The Z-N626 is a 2DIN device model which will fit and work with most vehicle models offering a 2DIN factory radio mounting slot provision.

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AW: Right after the first power-on process and after separation from the vehicle battery, the Z-N626 wil perform an automatic radio station search. Depending on the frequency band to be scanned, the search process can take up to 2.5 minutes. During the search period, radio stations cannot be accessed or selected by the user.

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AW: The Z-N626 provides you with a list of currently receivable radio stations. The sorting corresponds to the signal strength of each transmitter – strong stations are on top, weaker stations sort on below – with the station list getting updated by automatic background scans every 2.5 minutes.

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AW: The Z-N626 features an integrated DAB+ tuner. For the reception of digital radio stations, an antenna supporting the DAB standard is required.

If your car does not offer a suitable DAB antenna, it must be retrofitted allowing you to enjoy the digital radio program.

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AW: The Z-N626 has in the device settings menu, two selectable control options for the automatic TFT display brightness adjustment. At derive, go to: Setup > TFT Settings > TFT Control > “Car” or “Navi”.
Initially and ex-works, this selection is set to “Car” which means that the device dims the screen when low or high beam is activated. For the “Car” based TFT screen brightness control, the “Illu signal” at the Quadlock connector is used. Daytime Running Lights with TFT Control set to “Car” mode will cause dimmed screen with headlights on.
People who are traveling with daytime running lights, the TFT Control setting should be set to “Navi” so that the day/night time zone data is used to control TFT screen brightness. Note: The “Navi” setting will cause the device to start up in night mode until an actual GPS time signal for device master clock is retrieved via GPS signal. This may take up to 30 seconds

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AW: No. The touch screen of this device is needs to comply with its automotive use character, like operation with gloves during winter time or bright sunlight during summer, so a resistive touch screen type is deployed. Resistive screen types respond to pressure only. This in turn means that the simple swipe or tipping on the surface like on a mobile phone (with capacitive screen) does not trigger a desired function. The screen should be operated with a little more finger pressure.

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AW: If your vehicle is equipped with an OE steering wheel remote control it can be connected to the Z-N626. For this purpose, depending on the vehicle model and model year, a vehicle-specific CAN/Stalk interface and a connecting wire from interface to device (ZENEC ZEY-ZENECLEAD) is required.

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AW: During the navigation announcement, the volume of the announcement can be adjusted up or down directly with the rotary volume encoder. The last value is retained.

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AW: To keep your device in its most up to date state, ZENEC does frequently release software updates for device models to add new functionality, correct software issues and improve stability and reliability. Software updates can be downloaded from the ZENEC homepage. Click on the “Support” button in the top section of page navigation and select “Software Updates” to access the respective software update pages. Then select the appropriate update for your device. Depending on your device model, you may find MainSystem SW Updates, CAN-System updates, or Gracenote and Bluetooth updates. To avoid damage to your device, make sure to follow the update instructions religiously.

Do not download software packages from third parties or other unknown sources in the web, claiming “it was made for ZENEC”. You risk to fabricate an expensive doorstopper. External software developers do not know system design or the actual system software configuration. By installation of software with unknown origin, your device can get irreversibly damaged. Warranty repairs for devices that are damaged by the installation of unauthorized software is generally and strictly declined. Putting such devices back in a working state may get expensive because of the labor involved.

For updates of navigation maps and other free or also pay add-on’s, as well as the 30 days latest map guarantee, please visit Naviextras at https://zenec.naviextras.com

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AW: Please note that ZENEC, for Western and Eastern Europe coverage, deploys digital GPS map data from TomTom using (formerly known as “Tele Atlas”). Generally it is impossible to rule out that digital map data is imprecise or faulty in areas such as intersections or new roads still under construction etc. In such cases device may give out incorrect routing instructions or tries to recalculate the route several times. Please use the respective support page of TomTom, for a fast case treatment and registration. Wrong map data needs to be recorded and edited directly by the content provider (TomTom Map Share). To report wrong map content, follow this link: www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools/

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AW: The microSD card reader on the front of the Z-N626 is designed exclusively for the operation of GPS navigation software and Gracenote functions. Avoid removing the microSD card during active route guidance or/and when device is in navigation mode. Use of the microSD card reader for playing music or video file playback is not intended nor provided for and therefore not possible. The Gracenote function can only be used with an inserted navigation microSD card. If navigation microSD card is not present in the device, malfunctions in Media playback mode may result.

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AW: It may happen that the file system of the disk got damaged, or that the file allocation table of a data carrier is defect due to erroneous write cycles. There may be different reason for this to happen, such as usage or storage of data carriers and problems occurring at the initial format process.
In such cases, you must format the data carrier again to make it work correctly.
Info: If the data carrier after formatting is still not recognized by the device, it may be due to an incompatibility of the disk controller chip itself. In such a case, you should use a different USB data carrier of another brand or manufacturer.

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AW: Make sure your USB data carrier has been formatted in FAT32 – prior to use. Zenec recommends the use of high quality USB sticks only. Study the corresponding key features of the ZENEC device, for supported USB flash memory data carriers. Note that the USB connector of the device is current limited to 1000 mA maximum consumption. Since many external hard disk models will easily consume higher drive currents, Zenec does not endorse the use of such products. Additional info for troubleshooting of USB flash memory devices and MP3 playback:

USB – Troubleshooting audio playback

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AW: Long press of the Home button invokes the Equalizer menu. (See the device specific Quick-Start-Guide on page 8).

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AW: Device allows to pair up to three smart phone, whereas two out of three can be connected. The autoconnect function only works for and addresses to storage space one and two.

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AW: Legally, you are entitled to receive an owner’s manual written in the language of the country of use. According to EU directives the product must feature an instruction manual allowing use of technical device without risks. The ZENEC devices from 2015 an on, like this model, contain the following operating instructions: Device-specific Quick Start guide, main manuals in GER and UK languages as print versions.

If you need further information about the operation of the navigation system, or generally require the instruction manuals in other languages, you can download and use free of charge, the PDF versions on the ZENEC website. www.zenec.com> Products> Model > Manuals

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AW: A default code – 0000 – needs to be entered first. After this has been completed, the device will accept any other individual code combination.

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