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Do you know if the top kit would fit a 2003 model of stereo?This is the fitting kit you need for a car up to 2006 (pre-quadlock) http://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/audi...stereo-fascia-steering-stalk-fitting-kit.html
or this for 2006 onwards: http://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/audi...stereo-fascia-steering-stalk-fitting-kit.html
No, mout it on the dash, but just below the screen, ideally in the middle of the dash. You can try mounting it just above the head unit within the dash, but I've read that people had mixed results with that approach. If you can avoid adding interference by mounting inside the dash you will absolutely get better GPS signal.
@leshkin - not sure if the Connects2 CTSAD006.2 has all the bits I need. Are you saying I would need both kits? Going to take the plunge tonight and install next week.
@shadow - thanks for advice, although I'm an Apple fanboy, and will always have an iphone, or at least for the foreseeable, as does my missus (who spends quite a bit of time in the car) and most mates, so not too fussed about the android connectivity. As for the volume, with the above kit I hope to maintain the steering wheel controls, so will be able to turn the volume down using that? Did you not set that up? As for the DAB and Sat Nav, yeah that's my biggest regret, although hopefully the apple maps will do part of the job, and with the CarPlay I'll get to use my spotify app, as opposed to just downloaded songs in my iTunes.
The pioneer system seems to have everything I need, predominantly CarPlay, bluetooth and the ability to utilise spotify, maps etc. I was looking at the new Alpine HU with CarPlay, more expensive and no bluetooth.
Will hopefully post succesful pics in a couple of weeks.
A model number would be helpfulView attachment 51238 i have one of these.
Personal experience? theres only so much you can do on them
I cant change the brightness or contrast of the screen unless im missing something?
Settings are basic and the bleeding thing doesnt let me play any videos i have downloaded in MP4 or .AVI format... only some work and some dont and ive tried numerous times on the SD card or via USB... i have the USB cable from the back of the unit going to my glovebox.
oh and the worst bit is when the untit is cold the screen doesnt work properly.. i have to hold one corner of the plastic surround of the screen down then press the screen for it to work... once its warm theres no issues lol
APART from the above it does the job.. the iphone 5 cable for it was about £60 i paid from fleabay as the one that comes with it was the 4s one which isnt compatible with newer phones
SPH-DA120 is around £300, but only way you will get satnav on it is if you have an apple phone.
Not quite true - Android support is present with Waze App available. Full mirroring is also possible with a modified version of Android, which is what I use. Essentially anything you have on your phone is made available on the HU screen:
that would involve rooting your phone and doing it the unofficial way, means no warranty, no official updates.
Whats the point? When the apple equivalent works with a simple cable?
Android needs £80 worth of cables and even then it doesn't work.
Im really dissapointed.
1:03 min into your vid... how did you get your gauges to show up on the screen??Not quite true - Android support is present with Waze App available. Full mirroring is also possible with a modified version of Android, which is what I use. Essentially anything you have on your phone is made available on the HU screen:
Yes, it's not for everyone. I always tend to use slimmed down/rooted Android ROMs on my phone and put them back to standard is I claim warranty.
Whats the point? All my apps and media form the phone is available on my car stereo.
Android requires a a Slimport or MHL adapter (depending on the pone), which normally costs 20-odd pounds, a charging USB cable and depending on your adapter HDMI cable. The Pioneer kit is not what is needed here.
I love my setup, but once Parrot RNB6 comes out, I'm switching to that as that will have proper Android Auto support and will likely work better than the Pioneer.
1:03 min into your vid... how did you get your gauges to show up on the screen??
@leshkin - I see you have said to earth the green wire, and you did this by clipping it to one of the black wires on the harness. Do you mean one of the black wires on the Can-bus harness, between the red and orange cables?
Once that sorted, just need to know if the 4 rogue cables on the Can bus need to be plugged, I imagine the Pioneer SPA 120 has no need for these.