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Old 03-03-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Android radio

Hey all

I wanted to post some info on a radio I bought off ebay.


It is an OEM style radio that fits the dash of my 2014 se 5spd.


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The radio was plug and play.
The steering wheel controls work!

My car HAD sync, but this is much better.

Does mirroring, and you can control your phone via the screen.

The canbus on it senses when you go in reverse. You can set it to mute the sound, display review camera etc
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
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Nice setup.
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Thanks for posting this, few questions:

How long is bootup when you start the car?

Have you tried streaming audio from an iPhone via bluetooth? Can you set it so the bluetooth automatically pairs on startup?

What happened to right steeringwheel paddle that you would pull to tell sync to listen to voice commands? Does it serve an alternative use now or just does nothing?

Is there a graphic EQ in this that works across all audio sources?

Some of these I've seen the edges of the screen are cutoff by the trim, does that happen with this unit at all?

How is the navigation? Any comments on it appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:48 PM   #6
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my car must be slightly different than yours. I have a 5 button circle on the right of center side of my steering wheel. The center button on that activates sync, ironically if I press it, it says "sync please say a command", but since I took out the display unit it doesn't "hear commands", I don't know if you could keep sync, you'd have to make a harness to plug the old display into.

I don't have an Iphone, I have an android based galaxy S5; it works great, and it automatically pairs when the unit is turned on. I usually stream amazon music, you can control the phone via steering wheel (skip songs).

The unit takes about 45 seconds to boot up (probably less), I can time it later.


the navigation that is built in uses igo primo, it is a hacked version. It works great! I was able to get updated maps (free) on gpspower.net. I only updated the Wisconsin map so far, but I can get them all.


I don't notice any screen being blocked by the bezel.

There are a couple of things:
1) the radio reception isn't the greatest; you have to change the bands from europe to US.
To do this you need to access the factory settings with password: 126
once there you can change the frequency bands, car logos, and other things. After doing this the AM was still weak. There is also a power port to power the antenna (on the car) I connected that to a switched fuse via a TAP.

2) the unlock light doesn't work on mine, so I can't tell if the doors are locked.
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Quick question, does it support native Android auto? I've been trying to find an elegant Android auto solution for my 2015. I want something that replaces and eliminated the small screen on sync equiped models.
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It does but I don't know if it will work with a 2015 model.....
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It does but I don't know if it will work with a 2015 model.....
Says it will work on the 2015, so you just install this and then load the android auto app on your phone and you're good to go?
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