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post #191 of 399 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all!

I appreciate the informations what you shared in this topic, i ordered a Smart Rover HU based on your thoughts, can't wait to arrive
Would someone tell me (or show a picture) about how did you fix the usb cable in the glovebox? It seems difficult to connect to the original output, but i'm fine with the glovebox.

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Once you get the radio and install it, you will not be able to use the original usb port in car. You will have a new USB cable running from back of radio and you can run the wires to Glove box instead.


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Okay, i know that the old usb port is for charging only in the future, but how did you fixed the end of the new usb cable in the glove box? Or is it just hanging around?
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Do you care about having a cd player? If you do, get the 8" smart rover I posted in my thread. Otherwise, get the 9" one shown here. Stick to smartrover.
I went to your supplied website and they only one they have listed now is the 9".

I've read every single post carefully and learned a lot. Thank you for all the advice. Sad though that I'll loose my HD radio... that was the best thing about the OEM radio!
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EDIT 2: Does the Bose center point work still?
From what i can recall the center point does not function anymore, and since you are replacing the Bose speakers with a amp and new speakers it wouldn't matter either way.

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Not sure if it will be an issue for someone else, but I bought a recommended USB camera as a dashcam for the Head unit. Did not work and original apps did not work aka recorder or f-cam. So tinkering around with it, found out the regular USB cable did not work with camera, so I tried the 3g/DVD usb cable and my camera works along with a third party app I found in the playstore called Autoguard, which is a dashcam app to record videos. App allows for background recording so you can use other apps like streaming radio,etc. Also found you can practically use any USB camera as well, I've tried 3 different brands from my computer and all worked. So you do not have to buy a so called dedicated camera for head unit.

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1. Original apps that came with radio will not work for USB cameras.
2. Use the 3G/DVD cable instead of the regular USB to power Camera
3. Find another dashcam app in Playstore, I think Autoguard is the best, pro version cost 2.99.


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I went to your supplied website and they only one they have listed now is the 9".
I realize you may have already ordered a HU but in case you haven't both the 8-inch and 9-inch are available from the seller. The 8-inch unit is available here and the 9-inch is available here. Granted neither one has HD radio.

@Hisma did you ever install that aftermarket rear cam?
How did it work out?
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Luckily I haven't bought one yet, so your supplied web sites are welcomed. I'll have a look.
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I realize you may have already ordered a HU but in case you haven't both the 8-inch and 9-inch are available from the seller. The 8-inch unit is available here and the 9-inch is available here. Granted neither one has HD radio.

@Hisma did you ever install that aftermarket rear cam?
How did it work out?
unfortunately no, it's sitting in a box uninstalled, along with my aftermarket fog lights I haven't gotten around to installing either, lol. Once I find more free time I will get to it. I just did a cross-country move and started a new job, so life has been hectic. Once I get on it i'll update the thread.
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Read through all 20 pages of this thread and keen to get one of the these. I actually really like the car but hate the head unit with a passion.

I can't see why it wouldn't work but has anyone installed the Tomtom GO app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y.navapp&hl=en
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Read through all 20 pages of this thread and keen to get one of the these. I actually really like the car but hate the head unit with a passion.

I can't see why it wouldn't work but has anyone installed the Tomtom GO app?
Igo is preinstalled, i installed waze, a guess no problem to download Tomtom Go, i didn't try though
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