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Berean

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    2014
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  1. 2014 Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid. It has been two weeks of straight up, every day, internet search, download to USB stick / SD Card (via USB adaptor) go to car and attempt, yet again, to Customize my Startup Image and Display Off Image. Before you respond, know this: I have read seemingly every single aspect of this topic and done: 1. Named ROOT folders StartupImage and DisplayOffImage 2. No spaces or special characters in filenames 3. Formatted each of the 22 various old and new USB sticks via Fat 32, exFAT, and NTFS (just to be safe as it seems obvious FAT 32 is the right answer... but I am desperate) 4. I have bought many new USB thumb drives just for this 5. I have put USB in car before start... I have inserted USB after start 6. I have tried just one of each of the folders 7. I have ensured the sizes of the files are under 10mb... 8mb... 5mb... 2mb... 8. I have tried JPG extension and JPEG extension 9. I have a PC so no Mac mess to deal with 10. I have avoided looking directly in the eyes of the NAV while performing startup I am a weirdo. I am former Navy SpecOps and now work in tech so I am doubly weird. I get focused on something and simply cannot rest until resolved. Please... someone... anyone... help me. My wife is ready to burn the car she loves to get me to drop this. But it makes no sense. The stereo reads music files from each of the same USBs for music. It just doesn't read the pics... supposedly. Desperate Jason
  2. I've been a long lover and fan of Toyota engineering. I owned a Corolla in my youth then some Jeeps... then a Tacoma for years. Then, I got old overnight and desired a big truck with all the comforts of a car. Toyota did not have an answer (and still doesn't IMHO) so I went the route of the 2016 Ram Limited Eco-Diesel. Smooth ride with 25 mpg. But, diesel prices were killing me and it is hard to justify using the truck as a commuter vehicle. Sold it and got a 2014 Toyota Limited Hybrid. LOVE IT! How can such a great car come at such a great price (meaning comparably low)? Anyway, these cars and trucks last so that is why I came back to Toyota. I am former Navy SpecOps and currently working as an Enterprise Architect in good ol sunny Florida along the Treasure Coast. I love it here and blend right in with all the "old people" driving an Avalon around. I don't care. I'm not too old but old enough (and secure enough) not to care about what others think. I love talking Toyota engineering and specifically, their institution (and near perfection) of their quality program (notably Lean Six Sigma). Boring to most but not me. Looking forward to learning about my vehicle through the great minds and lessons learned here on this fine forum. v/r Jason
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