Started by Ferrousfe, February 9, 2024, 13:35
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Quote from: barchetta_ms on February 10, 2024, 13:40A nice installation - what model of AA display did you use?
Quote from: GraemeW on February 28, 2024, 17:13Thank you, that's an interesting post. I have just gone through the same procedure using a similar screen except one which will take a reversing camera as well as offer carplay.I ran the two cable I needed to feed the screen up across the front of the dash. I don't really like cables run like that and had thought about coming up through the floor of the cubby. Like you, I found I could get a clear run through the cubby latch slot but thought about making a neat hole through the floor of the cubby about 15mm back. I originally backed away from this because I have no idea what is underneath and dont like doing that sort of thing blind. Did you investigate that option?I haven't done anything about a music connection to the radio because hearing aids and music in car is not a good combination.
Quote from: SuperArt on February 28, 2024, 18:54Very clear instructions!I've oft longed for proper aux functionality to use a dash top head unit with. I can't believe this hasn't been done sooner.Be following your guide this spring. Just need to find a head unit which will fit in a navpod.
Quote from: Joesson on February 28, 2024, 18:37@GraemeW The front glove box can be removed as can the rear cubbies for a clear view of what is concealed.
Quote from: GraemeW on February 28, 2024, 22:05I've had the rear cubbies out to pull a cable through. Didn't think of removing the "glove box" - doe this let me see across to the area below the central cubby on the dash top?
Quote from: Joesson on February 28, 2024, 22:22Some years ago I fitted a dash cam and removed the glove box to position the wiring that I put behind the windscreen trim at the side and top of the screen.At the same time I installed the wiring for a removable Sat nav that I positioned via it's suction type mount onto a small CD disc that was a proprietary item for such a mounting. May have been a 3 m product.This disc was stuck onto the bottom of the central cubby.Iirc the cubby can be removed and I passed the Sat Nav cable through a hole I made in the cubby.
Quote from: GraemeW on February 29, 2024, 16:00Are you referring to a hole through the cubby in the middle of the dash - the one with the lift up lid (some refer to the glove box as a cubby)? If so, where was the hole in relation to the catch position?
Quote from: TheTigerUK on February 29, 2024, 22:20These days is there any point going to any lengths to fit a sat nav when the smart phone works as a great sat nav ?
Quote from: Joesson on March 1, 2024, 17:08I fitted the Sat Nav BSP (Before Smart Phones) and to be honest it is not my favourite device.After a working life of finding my way around much of the UK with an AA handbook and later an AA Atlas and buying a street map, when I got near to where I wanted to be I found the sometimes circuitous routes advised and the frustration of giving me a different route for the return, less than helpful.I prefer to be in control, with a map I can choose the type of road I want to use and if diverted by roadworks, or whatever, have a good chance of finding an alternative route.And, please be aware I have never smashed a machine nor marched South!
Quote from: TheTigerUK on March 1, 2024, 19:32Wait until you discover emails, saves time and no stamps needed !!