Z-E6150 – Vehicle Specific Naviceiver for TOYOTAInnovative multimedia for Toyota vehicles – the Z-E6150 is an E>GO of the Essential 2 series. With its classy glass panel, the Z-E6150 integrates perfectly into almost any compatible Toyota model. The E>GO convinces with its special “reduced design“ and the large capacitive, touch-sensitive 6.8“/17.3 cm TFT display. Operation is completely intuitive.
The Z-E6150 is a modern entertainer: proven by the crystal clear sound of the integrated twin DAB+ tuner, which features dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow and DLS-text. The FM RDS tuner section offers impressive sensitivity, to capture analog radio signals in areas that still lack a DAB network. For media playback a CD/DVD drive and two USB ports with extension cables are provided to handle the latest audio and video formats.
The Z-E6150 offers you modern mobile use of current Android based smartphones. The “Smartlink direct“ function allows you to connect your smartphone directly to the Z-E6150. The screen content of your mobile phone is then mirrored on the user interface of the ZENEC infotainer. The “Smartlink direct“ dual protocol enables direct app control of all functions from the touchscreen of the Z-E6150, including use of the free sat nav apps* – such as Google Maps – present on the smartphone.
The modern Bluetooth unit gives you a hands-free system that is completely stress free, simple management of contact favorites, and comfortable A2DP music streaming.
*If using smartphone sat nav apps is not enough, for a reasonable price you can upgrade the Z-E6150 to become a top naviceiver: The microSD card Z-EMAP50 is an optional package, containing the latest ZENEC NextGen navigation software with map coverage of 47 European countries; including a comprehensive user manual supplied with the set. The combination of the Z-E6150 and the navigation software package is a co-developed function combo providing various advantages in practice, for example music playback with active route guidance from FM radio ond USB source or the continuation of route guidance after short refueling stopovers, etc.
Z-E6150 Smartlink Direct Tutorial Android
Note: Device functions and their operation can deviate from the implementation existing on the factory device which shall be replaced. For example, the device operation, the function integration or the depth of the assigned operation function, for sources and the contained scope of functionality. Distinctions and deviations of this kind originate from the retrofit system architecture and are therefore unavoidable / unalterable for technical reasons.
Device functions are subject to change without notice.
Run a check if the physical shape of OE radio front panel and Z-E6150 are compatible.
|Model||Model Type||Model Year|
|Toyota Auris||1G Typ E150||2006 – 2012|
|Toyota Avensis||1G Typ T22||2001 – 2003|
|Toyota Avensis||2G Typ T25||2003 – 2009|
|Toyota Avensis||3G Typ T27||2009 – 2015|
|Toyota Avensis Verso||–||2001 – 2005|
|Toyota Camry||5G Typ XV30||2001 – 2006|
|Toyota Celica||7G Typ T23||1999 – 2005|
|Toyota GT86||–||as of 2012|
|Toyota Hilux||7G Typ N25||2005 – 2015|
|Toyota Previa/Estima||2G Typ XR30/XR40||2000 – 2006|
|Toyota RAV4||2G Typ ACA20/21 ZCA25/26||2001 – 2006|
|Toyota RAV4||3G Typ CA30W||2006 – 2013|
|Toyota Yaris||2G Typ XP9||2006 – 2011|
|Subaru BRZ||–||as of 2012|
|iPhone/iPod Compatibility list||Compatible Audio and Video files||Bluetooth Compatibility|
|iPod/iPhone Compatibility list|| Audio-Video Compatibility list (coming soon)
||Notes on the Bluetooth hands-free function
The Z-E6150 uses a modern Bluetooth solution from MTK developed for usage in the automotive environment. The module supports the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR profile, which ensures a high compatibility of the ZENEC Z-E6150 and all device relevant Bluetooth functions in combination with most actual smartphone brands and models.
Exceptions for Bluetooth function or profile components that do not seem to run correctly usually originate from provider-specific smartphone firmware (third-party provider).
In order to be sure that a given smartphone is compatible with the relevant BT functions of the target device, it is advisable to test a given device combination in the shop of an authorized retailer before purchase.
Some smartphones require a confirmation to allow access to the phone book contact list. The phonebook access confirmation needs to be performed by the user, if necessary.
If you encounter connection problems, always check to see if a newer firmware version is available for your phone and install it. After a smartphone update you should delete the previous device pairing on the device, restart the smartphone and pair it anew.
AW: Your vehicle must be listed in the compatibility list and the dimensions of the radio- mask should be 100mm x 200mm. Alternatively you can also order a suitable cover for your vehicle, via a Toyota dealer or the Internet.
AW: Since the compatibility list of the Z-E6150 is very long, ZENEC doesn`t have the possibility to support all the original camera systems. Alternatively, you can purchase a camera adapter for your vehicle from a third party supplier.
The whole device front panel features a high gloss type glass surface and does not offer any kind of anti-reflective coating, huh?
AW: During the development of the Z-E6150, direct comparisons between matte (etched) glass and the high-gloss surface version were conducted. The side by side comparison clearly puts the glossy version in front of the matte panel. The benefit of the glossy version offers higher contrast levels from which text Fonts benefit for improved legibility especially under direct sunlight.
AW: The Z-E6150 is designed as a system without remote control among other things, mainly because of the glass type touch panel prevents large offset angles to the IR sensor.
AW: Mainly to give the customer a choice, depending on the usage profile. Depending on personal requirements and frequency of use, it may be sufficient to use the smartphone’s own map service app via Easy Connect function (Google Maps is suitable). The smartphone Apps may offer a route guidance good enough to cover sporadic use. For customers seeking a more professional navigation system offering a wealth of comfort functions, the Z-EMAP50 navigation package is the inevitable choice, since it was specifically developed for the Z-E6150 device.
AW: During the navigation announcement, the volume of the announcement can be adjusted up and down directly via the horizontal volume scale of the Z -E6150. Turn the volume knob on the unit during the navigation announcement and adjust it to the desired volume. The last VOL adjustment value will be retained.
AW: ZENEC’s SmartLink Direct is an application software that allows Android based smartphones to be connected to the ZENEC device, for launch and control of the smartphone Apps via ZENEC touch screen. In order for Smartlink Direct to run in combination with your smartphone, it must be paired prior use. Please refer to the respective chapter in the main operating manual of the device or else, the special Smartlink Direct explanation page for the ZENEC models supporting this particular feature.
AW: In order to keep the map content of your Navigation micro-SD card up to date, it is possible to update map database with a PC tool called “Toolbox” and Naviextras online update portal. On Naviextras you have access to free and pay type updates as well as other add-on’s. The separately available navigation package for the Z-E6150 (Z-EMAP50) comes with a 1-year map update subscription, allowing you refresh map content for the period of one year after first (GPS) activation at no cost. Within the given 12 month time frame, TomTom (map provider) would usually release two to three content updates (without guarantee).
Navigation software updates, Add-On content und map updates are available here: https://zenec.naviextras.com
Disclaimer: The card update subscription duration can only be guaranteed in its entirety in conjunction with a new device which is put into service together with a new navigation card. For used devices with navigation packages purchased later, limitations apply because the date of the first use of device is crucial. Naviextras places a time stamp point on the device once first sat connection is established.
AW: Please note that ZENEC, for west and east Europe coverage, deploys digital map data by TomTom (formerly known as “Tele Atlas”). Even if you have recently updated the navigation map content it is still possible that digital map data contained is imprecise or even faulty in areas such as intersections, new roads and other places recently added. In such cases device may provide you with incorrect routing instructions. Please use the respective TomTom tool to directly report errors to TomTom map share service: http://www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools/
AW: The microSD card reader in the upper right of the front panel of the Z-E6150 is reserved exclusively for the operation of the GPS navigation system. Avoid removal of the microSDHC card while device is running, especially during an active GPS route guidance.
The USB memory stick is not recognized by the device, even after successful reformatting. What’s wrong?
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.
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.
SmartLink Direct is not running, my iPod is not supported, the device software update does not start?
AW: The device has two USB ports, which do not reach full redundancy on the function side. Here is an overview of the data and functions supported by USB1 and USB2.
USB1: SmartLink Direct / Apple MFi (Made for iPod) / USB Media playback / devices software updates / 1A quick charge feature (Smartphone with IC 2546 = 1A)
USB2: SmartLink Direct / Apple MFi (Made for iPod) / USB Media playback / devices software updates / 1A quick charge feature (Smartphone with IC 2546 = 1A)
AW: Make sure your USB data carrier has been FAT32 formatted prior to use. Zenec recommends use of high quality USB memory devices only. 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.
AW: Setup> Audio> Slider = Expert Mode> to find „Equalizer“.
AW: Device allows to pair several smart phone showing up in the device list, while only one phone can be active.
AW: First, the password function should be set to “ON”. Before you can enter your own password, you have to enter the default password – 012345 – once.
AW: The Z-E6150 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.
AW: No, but we offer optionally GBA-HDMIBOX (1 x HDMI, 2 x USB) for Z-E6150.
AW: Zenec units include a low-voltage protection to avoid undersupply for certain integrated circuits (ICs) that may not work properly without correct and steady supply voltage. Please consult your car service point or car garage to review your car´s battery and wiring.
The cause of device reboots is therefore to be found in the on-board power supply network, which falls briefly below about 10.5 volts during engine start-up.
Please consult your car dealer and let check the battery and the cable connections.
AW: Yes, normally the signals from the steering wheel remote control will be transmitted resistance-based. In addition to the main connection cable, you will find two additional, almost identical white plugs, one with 20 pins and one with 28 pins. For one of the two plugs, you will find the matching counterpart in your radio bay. Now connect the appropriate plug to the main connection cable as described in the connection diagram.
I would like to connect an external Bluetooth microphone at the Z-E6150, but the set does not contain such an microphone?
AW: Yes, the device has an internal microphone located on the front panel. An external microphone can be connected to the Z-E6150. There is a mic input on the device backside, for which a spare part called N-ZENC-MIC which can be purchased from authorized retailers separately.
AW: No, this is not possible. All Zenec devices already include a hands free module. To avoid interference issues it is strongly suggested to deactivate your car’s built-in OE hands free system. You can do this by removing the correct fuse for that electrical section (please study your car’s manual).
AW: AW: The scope of delivery includes an FM antenna adapter for Toyota vehicles. You just need to plug it in between the antenna and the device and then connect the blue supply cable to the P.ANT connector of your main connection cable.
AW: Yes, we suggest to connect it because the device does also sync date and time via GPS signal.
AW: You will find this information also in your manual – please enter four times zero (0000). At Z-E6150 this can also be changed in Bluetooth settings.
AW: Your smartphone contacts will only be downloaded after your confirmation during the first connection after search & pair. Any later changes made to your contacts must be refreshed manually (see manual).
AW: It is not possible to edit favourites. However, you have to delete and re-assign a new contact after you refreshed the downloaded phonebook on your Zenec device
AW: There are multiple issues that may lead to such problems. Please check the place and position of your GPS-receiver which is usually behind the windscreen on the dashboard. The fixation of the GPS-receiver may have suffered due to vibrations and bumpy roads. Another reason can be your park position or parking time (extended period, metal constructions or concrete walls may cause interferences such as reflections and shield your receiver from GPS satellites).
Please also take note that in case if you need precisely route guidance, you should check the GPS signal before you start to drive around and before you enter an address for route guidance, otherwise the system may need extended time to do the so called sat-fix, which is best and fastest if you and the car has clear view to the sky.
AW: Most GPS antenna feature FAKRA connectors which can’t be directly connected to this Zenec device. It is suggested to use the provided and included Zenec GPS antenna to avoid any interoperability issues.
We provide in periods system enhancements and increased compatibility for Bluetooth, to keep your device up to date with the latest software.
AW: Updates can be downloaded in the download area of the ZENEC homepage under> Support> Software updates.
Why are the settings of time alignment function at UKW radio only applied after changing the source?
AW: At file based sources, like USB, iPod, etc., which are directly handled by CPU, the adjusted values of time alignment can be applied instantly. At live sources like FM, DAB or AV-In, the CPU is not able to access random positions of the soundtrack, so here it is needed either to change the source or restart the device. Due to the reload of the live source, distortions during buffering can be avoided.
Therefore we recommend adjusting the time alignment by USB source.