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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Nosegear » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:47 pm

bitman wrote:just clip that gps puck on the metal bar behind the radio / instrument panel works fine and no need to route the cables, simples
I'll experiment with that first, before I start messing with those Toyota-powered explosives in the A-posts. I'd prefer it if the thing was 100% out of sight, but it'd need to proof its quality reception first.

Hoovie wrote:I bet the original connector will only be available as part of the complete kit at around 50% of what you paid for the new head unit :rolleyes: I'd still recommend you make your own socket :s_smile
You might be right there . . I'll ask about a bit; I might even be available second hand somewhere. And if the price is indeed too steep I can always just use that special connector cable that came with the Henhao, and leave it in the storage compartment under the center armrest.
BTW, there's no USB involved there; the cable has the iPod connector on the one, and an industry standard connector on the other end. The latter will fit into a receptacle at the back of the head unit. So I won't be needing a USB port . .

Hoovie wrote:On my RAV4.2, I found the GPS Antenna on the Kenwood unit I fitted worked perfectly when just wedged under the top of the dashboard (didn't need to be line of sight and visible) - I'd suggest you check if that works for your unit before running cables you may not need :s_smile
Pretty much what Bitman says as well, so I better check that option indeed. Why do they screw those things on top the roof of BMWs, Volvos and the likes?!
Now let's hope for some 'technical weather' this weekend! ;-)
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Hoovie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:03 pm

Just a little observation .... if you plug in an iPod cable into the back of the head unit, you are commited to using an iPod (and with that style- either new or old, whichever you choose) so lose the option to chose between device types.
Use a USB Extension lead and it makes things a lot less hassle to change if you make the extension end easily accessible :s_smile
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Nosegear » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:46 pm

True, and to be frank I don't even HAVE an iPod! ;-) Just some brandless MP3 player I use when running.

I suppose I could figure out the pin layout, as it's most likely an USB derivate.
EDIT: There's even a separate USB cable in the box & a separate USB port on the rear - problem solved! Just need to find a way like you did to get a USB slot neatly tucked away in the dash somewhere so I can plug in a stick with some tunes I dig . .

There's also a mini USB port at the front of the unit, but that would mean loose cables in the cockpit again.
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Hoovie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:08 pm

I wonder if they do mini-USB Sticks yet?

In this pic is the stick I use in the Bus ... 16GB and works well - about as stealth you can get with being visible :s_biggrin
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by bitman » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:17 pm

Nosegear wrote:
bitman wrote:just clip that gps puck on the metal bar behind the radio / instrument panel works fine and no need to route the cables, simples
I'll experiment with that first, before I start messing with those Toyota-powered explosives in the A-posts. I'd prefer it if the thing was 100% out of sight, but it'd need to proof its quality reception first.


so you think my missus drives around as a headless chicken with no reception on her satnav :s_dunno
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Hoovie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:23 pm

bitman wrote:
Nosegear wrote:
bitman wrote:just clip that gps puck on the metal bar behind the radio / instrument panel works fine and no need to route the cables, simples
I'll experiment with that first, before I start messing with those Toyota-powered explosives in the A-posts. I'd prefer it if the thing was 100% out of sight, but it'd need to proof its quality reception first.


so you think my missus drives around as a headless chicken with no reception on her satnav :s_dunno


different GPS receivers have different tolerances .....
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by Nosegear » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:06 pm

bitman wrote:so you think my missus drives around as a headless chicken with no reception on her satnav :s_dunno
Hahaha, yep, I think I saw her drive by the other day here in Lelystad, looking -= very =- confused!

Oh, they do pretty small USB sticks these days: Image
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by mickster69 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:14 pm

fitted the reverse camera today decided to out it here below the number plate
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first i removed the panels along the front and rear door they just pull off
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then removed the rear boot side panel there i 5 screws and also the rear seat-belt location of 2 of the screws and bolt for seat belt are here
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the next 2 screw are here either side top
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then the next 1 is located here after removing the rear door floor panel its also just clipped on
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then the panel just pulls of carefull not to break any clips
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i also removed the rear door panel to run the wires through
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drilled out were the camera will sit with the provided hole cutter undone the number plate and pulled the panel of to feel the wires through i used the white stiff wire you can see to pull the wires through the bottom of the door as its to tight to get your hand in
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i rooted the positive and earth through the rear doors wiring harness and wired to the reverse light wires
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took about an hour todo works great even the night vision is good
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by dave.m » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Excellent and now pinned Mick :s_thumbsup
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Re: Aftermarket SatNav / DVD / BT carkit?

PostPosted by mickster69 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:34 pm

a probs could of done some more pics n description buh to be honest i hurried it abit as it was on off raining so i just wanted to get it done :s_biggrin :s_biggrin
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