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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Double din head unit installation Reply with quote

So got myself an android 8 head unit to install over the bank Holiday. In terms of mounting the GPS antenna I have heard this can be mounted under the black plastic windscreen wiper cover. If this is done what's the best way to route the wires back into the radio system? Going to do dab as well once I've got the USB adaptor so will mount the aerial on the windscreen but again I'd heard someone mounted one next to the pollen filter so does anyone have any info on doing that? Thanks in advance. [/b]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines mounted under the dash and works fine.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect thanks that's even easier then. Is that the GPS antenna or both?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mounted mine on the windscreen right up behind the rear view mirroe so it's out of sight. The wire then tucks easily behind the trim, down behind the rubber seal on the A bar then behind the dash and into the head unit. Takes about 5-10 minutes to route it this way and there isn't a single bit of wire exposed. Looks perfect and so easy to do.

I've seen folk mount them on the dash through the top of the dash where the alarm LED is and I think it looks cr4p.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kbald wrote:
Perfect thanks that's even easier then. Is that the GPS antenna or both?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent will try under the dash and if that works perfect of not will go behind the mirror as you suggest Alex. I wanted to avoid having them on show as it does look naff in my opinion.

Didnt get round to starting today as was busy fonishing the mesh on the feont bumper and installing a new lower radiator bracket as the old one had riusted and fallen apart. Will get cracking tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if you've seen this or not but it may help: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125771
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alex i hadnt seen that. I got the connect 2 kit off ebay as well and am a bit worried it wont fit and i dont have a milling machine to trim it down either! Sad

Another thing i wanted the air con controls to go in the top hole under the unit but the opc could only find a surround for the bottom one. What bezel did you use to get it in the top one??
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original one from the original location.

See here: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125168

That also needed a trim but could be done with a stanley knife. Same goes for the trim with some effort.....or a file....or other tool.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect thanks. Perhaps I should get better with the search function before going crazy buying everything so I know what I'm in for!

Might be able to trim the bezel using my drill press and file it smooth
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been getting on with this today after holidays etc put it on hold. All parts out ready to mod/trim down. Did a test run and the unit is plug and play so really impressed wih how easy to wire in it is.

One thing though, Alex I have just re read your post on the install and you installed a bracket to the top screw holes. A couple of questions if i may, how did you secure the metal to the screw holes and then how did you secure the cage to that?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an aluminium 1/2" L section length and used some self taping screws (I think) to screw it through the original holes where the HVAC screwed in. The cage then had the bendy flaps that I bent up behind the aluminium section bar across the top.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect. Makes sense thanks. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post some pics of the installation please?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will take some as i go and post them up. Just need to find some alluminium now.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the initial test before anything is fitted showing where I have got too so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Bose fitting kit and cage with surround from the states while I was there this summer. I have fitted the rear view camera and the 2 auxiliary USB ports between the heated seat switches. I also bought the tyre pressure monitoring system only to find out the tyre valves don't fit my porsche 996 turbo wheels. Love the way the screen goes straight to the rear camera as soon as I select reverse even if the head unit is switched off. It does the same with phone calls so no having to turn it on when ya phone rings. I also fitted some logo puddle lights in the door bottoms.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Thumb

Got mine finished bar the final filing down of the connect2 surround so was going to post s few pics of bits i couldnt find on the other great guides for anyone else doing it.

Not sure how to do the pics like barefoot has done here and Alex's threads though, as that will look better than how i put them in. Any suggetions?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open a free account on imgur.com and you can upload your photos on there. Once you've done that you can hyperlink the photos in your thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post.

Thanks Alex I will do that.
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