User Guide

WARNING: Menaco is still in development. Although most functionalities work perfectly, using Menaco is at your own risk. In case you don’t know what you are doing, you can brick your system. Use Total Commander with care, as it has full access to the system, and of course always back up!

WARNING: First follow the Installation Manual to ensure Menaco is properly installed.

Renault and Dacia

There are five areas in using Menaco:

Entering the Menaco menu, Adding maps and POI, Installing a Rear-View Camera, Using Video and Photo Player

  1. Using Menaco
  2. Changes after installation

    After installation, there are three changes:

    1) There are icons in “Settings > System” tab (bottom right tab) for Menaco
    2) You can see a camera icon in the top left corner
    3) Clicking “Maps” or “Navigate” shows Menaco menu with 4 items

    How to use Menaco

    Let’s check how to use all three changes.

    Change 1 – icons in Settings tab

    There are three icons added to settings tab; Renault icon, globe icon and camera icon, as seen below:

    Menaco settings buttons

    Renault icon Switches your system back to original maps and settings. If you want to navigate with default navigation click the Renault button
    Globe icon Switches your system to Menaco and enables the Menaco menu. You can start the menu anytime by clicking “Maps” or “Navigate”
    Camera icon This enables and disables the camera icon on the home screen. If you don’t have rear-view cam, you can disable the icon

    Change 2 – camera in top left corner

    If you have connected a rear-view camera, you can click this icon to check what is behind you. This camera icon can be enabled and disabled in the Settings menu, as described above.

    General menu

    Change 3 – using Menaco menu

    If you have switched to Menaco, clicking “Maps” or “Navigate” will show the Menaco menu with 4 items:

    Menaco menu

    • 7ways navigation
    • Click this to start 7ways. This is a navigation program with free maps. You can download 7ways maps here. After that, you can put them in the 7waysmaps directory on a USB stick and you’re ready to go!

    • Navitel navigation
    • Navitel is also a navigation program with free maps. You can download Navitel maps here. After that, you can put them in the NavitelContent directory on a USB stick and you’re ready to go!

      Navitel

    • Video player
    • The video player supports different formats, see the full list here.

    • Total Commander
    • This is a file manager. You can copy maps, speedcams, POI and other files to and from your navigation system using Total Commander. Be careful: Total Commander has full access to your system!

  3. Change Menaco skin
  4. All graphical elements of Menaco load from ‘Storage Card/menaco’. If you are an advanced user, you can modify this. Copy files to this folder with Total Commander in the USB flash disk. BMP-files in this folder are buttons and backgrounds.

  5. Adding new maps and POI’s for default MediaNAV
  6. WARNING: You can only use official/legal maps downloaded from:
    https://renault.naviextras.com/shop/portal. All other maps WILL NOT WORK

    If you need to update or add maps for the default navigation, follow the following procedure:

    Step 0

    Back up your Storage Card4 folder COMPLETELY. To do this, make sure you have enough space on your USB drive (4GB) and go to Total Commander.

    • In Total Commander open MD on the right side of the screens
    • On the left side, select “Storage Card4”
    • Click File > Copy/Move and confirm copy of whole drive to MD
    • In your computer, back up the whole directory to a safe location

    Now you can proceed with a safe heart, but still be careful ;).

    Step 1

    Purchase official maps that are in *.fbl format here: https://renault.naviextras.com/shop/portal

    Step 1

    Use Total Commander to copy maps to ‘Storage Card4/NNG/content/map’. Use maps from 8.3 and up.

    Step 2

    Use Total Commander to copy POI to ‘Storage Card4/NNG/content/poi’. Use POI from 8.3 and up.

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    MediaNAV / Menaco menu
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    Total Commander
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    NNG settings

    Step 3

    Use the switch from Menaco – Renault in Options – System to go to original MediaNAV install.

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    Switch Menaco/Renault in Settings/System settings

    Step 4

    After a restart, you will be able to use the navigation with the new maps!

  7. Installing Rear-view camera
  8. You can use the mainstream camera’s (even the wireless ones) to connect to MediaNAV & Menaco. We advise the following camera:
    Menaco Rear-View Camera (+ Wireless)

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    These are the steps to install the camera:

    Step 1

    Make sure you know what you’re doing!

    Step 2

    Connect rear-view camera to reverse-light and secure watertight connection

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    Step 3 (optional)

    Connect wireless to 12v (for example your sigarette lighter)

    Step 4

    To connect, put PLUS (usually red) connector in MediaNAV pin nr. 10 and the MINUS (usually black) in pin number 22. The key should not be in the ignition and MediaNAV should be off for at least 30 seconds.

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    Rear-view-camera installation

    Here is how to open up MediaNAV in a Dacia Lodgy:
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    Step 5

    Test out the view and adjust cam accordingly using Torx 6 or Torx 4 screw driver.

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    Menaco-user web-ruslan has published his full journey and installation manual (including photos) here:
    Installing rear-view camera – Web-Ruslan (Translated)

    You can also watch this instruction film to see how you can run the wires for the camera:

  9. Change video player language
  10. Follow the steps below to change the language of the video player:

    Step 1

    Download CorePlayer languages:
    http://yadi.sk/d/fvXACPHGCXdrj

    Step 2

    Don’t unpack the zip archive!

    Step 3

    Put the *.zip file into “Player” directory in |Storage Card| via Total Commander

    Step 4

    Extract key from ignition or shut off player and wait 15 seconds. Then turn it back on.

    Step 5

    This is how to change the language:

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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
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    Change MediaNAV / Menaco video player language
  11. Installing 3G/4G internet

Kia and Hyundai

These are the functionalities of Menaco/Menavrus after installation:

  1. Starting Menaco
  2. Changes after installation

    When pressing “Voice Info” button (the middle of the second button for some systems), you will go to the Menavrus/Menaco menu. There you can find and start the installed programs.

    If a program has already been started, these buttons will call the context menu within the programs for more options.

    Kia/Hyundai 2011-2015
    Menavrus/Menaco Menu Hyundai/Kia

    Kia/Hyundai 2015-2017
    Menaco installed on Kia/Hyundai

    Pressing “Nav”, “Map”, “Info” will start the according program that has been defined in the CFG file. When the program is already started, it will initiate the “Search”-menu within that program.

    Currently the installed programs are:
    – 7ways
    – Total Commander
    – CorePlayer
    – Web browser Opera Mini
    – Navitel 9.6 (2015-2017 version only)
    – Progorod 2.0 (2015-2017 version only)

  3. Total Commander
  4. Warning

    What does Total Commander do?

    With Total Commander you can fully access the file system on your device. You can copy/move/change/rename all files. BE CAREFUL, you can brick your system beyond recovery.

  5. 3G/4G Internet
  6. How to use internet

    You can click in the middle of the second button (_| on SantaFe). You will then see hovering buttons with which you can use Internet connection. You can use these as follows:
    3g/4g internet Kia/Hyundai | Start internet using serialized 3G/4G stick
    3g / 4g internet Kia Hyundai | Enable auto-connection when device starts
    3g / 4g internet Kia Hyundai | Reset 3G/4G modem

    For full 3G/4G internet instructions, visit the explanation page! (click)

  7. Disabling Menaco/Menavrus
  8. Disable temporarily

    To disable Menavrus/Menaco temporarily and return to normal mode, press the “Settings/Setup” button (with gear-icon) 5 times and choose “Default Navi”.

    The device will restart to regular navigation program and will work just like it was before installing Menaco.

    To go back to Menaco, do the same procedure: press the “Settings/Setup” button (with gear-icon) 5 times and choose “Menavrus”.

  9. Deleting Menaco/Menavrus
  10. How to delete Menavrus/Menaco?

    To Delete Menaco, simply download and install 7.4.5 original version of the software. It will remove all traces of Menaco and leave your device like it was. Use the link in “Installation Manual” to download the original versions.

Now you know everything about using Menaco! But of course there’s more. Head over to Frequently Asked Questions for more info!

  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Very happy, finally installed latest version of Italy maps 7Ways. Took about 30 minutes with Total Commander." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Here in Morocco I drive Dokker and in traffic can watch video, thank you very much!!" ★★★★★55
  • MediaPlay theme from Menaco
    "I hate the design of dacia on my sandero, so happy I found this site. Installed 6 icon version." ★★★★44
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Ordered rear-view camera and wireless pack, came next day (Holland), super!" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Конечно 60 долларов дороговато, но если подумать сколько стоила машина и новые карты." ★★★★★55
  • SanDisk USB stick
    "Menaco sent the USB stick very quickly (next day delivery in Germany), it contained all software ready to install." ★★★★45
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Bought Menaco pure for maps of France in 7ways, will test on holiday. The license file worked good." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "I order USB stick, it was mailed in 2 days and clear manual, grazie." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Was greatly helped with this add on, had my fears when installing, but really worked out perfectly. Well done!" ★★★★★55
  • Original theme
    "Wanted to change theme from Dacia to Renault colors. Went very smoothly, no problems. Did not buy Menaco." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Followed instructions to install rear-view camera. Cost about 20 dollars from eBay for wireless cam. Works very good." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Ik heb de kaarten gedownload van MegaMaps en gebruik nu 7ways. Werkt prima." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Waited very very long time, but finally downloaded and very very happy!!!" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Used the previous Kia version navigation, fully Russian, new version by Menaco is perfect" ★★★★★45
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Have a hyundai from 2010, version 5.1.3, this installed very quickly" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Good maps for Navitel, but not all new roads present. Menaco becomes better and better, so hopefully soon" ★★★★★35
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Kia user here, we provide it at our garage in Manchester. Especially the video player is popular" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "My Hyundai navigation was totally out of date, now I am using 7ways with good maps" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Could not live without rear-view camera. 5 stars!!" ★★★★★55
  • Rear View Camera (Wireless)
    "Installed the camera using the instructions on the site. Went very quickly, but needed help." ★★★★45
21 reviews: 9.3/10