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Fitted a double din unit in my prefacelift S4 B5

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by S4Steve, Mar 23, 2014.

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    [Mar 23, 2014]
    Ever since i bought the S4 i wanted to fit a double din navigation unit to it and bring the car up to date. I considered the Audi rns-e to retrofit but would then need to get a facelift console and all the associated bits. The problem for me was having to locate a console in the right colour, and also i rather like the prefacelift hvac double screen setup and big chunky switches. So here is my solution to the problem, convert the prefacelift console to double din and relocate the hvac controls down to where the ash tray would normally sit. My head unit of choice is the Alpine ICS-X8 which allows me to have hands free calling and use mirrorlink via my phone to use apps on the screen of the head unit, this means i can use co-pilot sat nav from my phone and integrate it into the cars sound system. Anyway here are the pics of progress so far, its not finished yet as i intend to paint the facia black. uploadfromtaptalk1395600418243.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1395600478950.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1395600512911.jpg
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    [Mar 25, 2014]
    nice job of rebuilding the fascia
    let me know how you get on with the mirrorlink function as ive heard its a little bit limited
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    [Mar 25, 2014]
    Seems to be working great so far , can control music , satnav all on the head unit screen, displays my facebook chat messages too.Not tried any other apps as yet though.
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    [Mar 25, 2014]
    What's displaying on the DIS?
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    [Mar 25, 2014]
    Its the stock sat nav , still works but is woefully out of date
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