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Oh -- Another tidbit that I think is useful for anyone installing this radio:

I originally bought it with the Apple Carplay module, which came as a separate USB dongle. That was fine, but in my daily driver I now have Wireless Carplay, and I really wanted that.

Bought this unit from Amazon, and can confirm it works great. Now I have a USB phone charger hooked to my cigarette lighter port in the tiny center console storage, and I can throw my phone in there, and still use Carplay -- and didn't have to run any awkward wires:


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Anyone else had fitment issues? Tried installing mine today and the plastic bezel is bit too wide to fit. Also the screws on the sides of the bezel stick out so even if the bezel would fit, the screws will keep it from going all the way in.

So, im wondering if the screws can be removed or does the screen/front panel come off if those are removed?

Also, my wire harness doesn't have the green plug, only the blue one which doesn't line with the smaller pins on the big plug. Is this normal? I saw this video where he flipped the white plug around to match the blue connector, should i also do this?

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Hey guys. After being on the sidelines and much waiting due to stock limitations due to Covid, I've finally pulled trigger on my first supercar - an LP560.

It would seem that this mod is quintessential so I've ordered the unit already. The car is arriving in 2 days and the unit a week or so hopefully.

Wrex, can I please clarify the 6V relay situation with you? You said it's only needed so that the camera feed can be shown by pressing the button when not in reverse. My understanding from reading all the posts is that you are using the 6V to trigger the relay's 12V to feed the head unit. Presumably the 6V is either what is powering the camera or what the camera's output trigger signal is.

So then, why not just take a 12V from the cigarette lighter and feed it directly to the head unit? I mean if the idea is to positively trigger the head unit with 12V, it really doesn't matter if that 12V comes from a camera triggered relay or not...

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I was considering this unit, but there are two aspects of it that kind of bother me:
  1. The buttons are "almost" the same, but different, as compared to the original. This is very personal, but for some reason, this screams "aftermarket replica" to me
  2. This unit brings new tech to our cars, but it still comes with a DVD unit, instead using that space to add more screen real estate
In the meantime, by checking around, I found other Aliexpress units specifically marketed for Audi. There's one in particular that I am very interested in, and which I plan on installing once my car comes back from the car doctor. I thought I'd share it with everyone, in case someone is also interested. Here's the link:

US $236.96 48% OFF|Carplay 8

The cool stuff with this unit, in my opinion, is:
  1. Mechless, no need for a DVD in 2021
  2. Larger screen as a consequence of the point above
  3. Still keeps physical buttons (a must, considering we don't have steering wheel controls)
  4. The design is completely different than the original, which removes the whole "aftermarket replica" perception - I acknowledge this might be a very personal thing
  5. Can be ordered in 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM + wireless Carplay configuration
The main challenge I found is: by looking at the photos, I don't the sides of this unit can be trimmed. And by checking the measurements, I can confirm it is NOT a direct fit to our cars. However, I also believe that it is possible to trim both plastic side-trim parts in the dash, so that larger unit can be fitted. To go back to OEM, we can also source replacements for these plastic trim parts for around 30 euros at the dealership.

Anyway, my two cents.

 

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I was considering this unit, but there are two aspects of it that kind of bother me:
  1. The buttons are "almost" the same, but different, as compared to the original. This is very personal, but for some reason, this screams "aftermarket replica" to me
  2. This unit brings new tech to our cars, but it still comes with a DVD unit, instead using that space to add more screen real estate
In the meantime, by checking around, I found other Aliexpress units specifically marketed for Audi. There's one in particular that I am very interested in, and which I plan on installing once my car comes back from the car doctor. I thought I'd share it with everyone, in case someone is also interested. Here's the link:

US $236.96 48% OFF|Carplay 8

The cool stuff with this unit, in my opinion, is:
  1. Mechless, no need for a DVD in 2021
  2. Larger screen as a consequence of the point above
  3. Still keeps physical buttons (a must, considering we don't have steering wheel controls)
  4. The design is completely different than the original, which removes the whole "aftermarket replica" perception - I acknowledge this might be a very personal thing
  5. Can be ordered in 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM + wireless Carplay configuration
The main challenge I found is: by looking at the photos, I don't the sides of this unit can be trimmed. And by checking the measurements, I can confirm it is NOT a direct fit to our cars. However, I also believe that it is possible to trim both plastic side-trim parts in the dash, so that larger unit can be fitted. To go back to OEM, we can also source replacements for these plastic trim parts for around 30 euros at the dealership.

Anyway, my two cents.

So the unit you pick doesnt look anything like the Lambo unit at all ?
AND it doesnt and will never fit unless you modify the car itself where the radio fits?
And if you ever wanted to go back to the original radio it would look gastly with the modifications made to the surrounding area.
Hell, buy it then, sounds the right thing to do to me!
 

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I have to agree. Looking OEM is a good thing.
So the unit you pick doesnt look anything like the Lambo unit at all ?
AND it doesnt and will never fit unless you modify the car itself where the radio fits?
And if you ever wanted to go back to the original radio it would look gastly with the modifications made to the surrounding area.
Hell, buy it then, sounds the right thing to do to me!
I have to agree. Looking OEM is a good thing. One of the best thing about the Carnaviplayer unit.
 

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Which is pretty good for a Chinese unit in an Italian car eh!
Sure is.

Meanwhile, my unit has arrived just today.

I am still waiting hopefully for an answer from Wrex on his thoughts whether I can just feed a 12V trigger directly to the unit instead of using the 12V relay triggered by the 6V camera.

Unless...... a 12V constant trigger would keep the carnaviplayer in reverse camera mode constantly.... is that why you added the relay, Wrex?
 

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Sure is.

Meanwhile, my unit has arrived just today.

I am still waiting hopefully for an answer from Wrex on his thoughts whether I can just feed a 12V trigger directly to the unit instead of using the 12V relay triggered by the 6V camera.

Unless...... a 12V constant trigger would keep the carnaviplayer in reverse camera mode constantly.... is that why you added the relay, Wrex?
I havent got a reverse camera from factory.
But when fitting this new headunit something unexpected happens.
When I put the car into reverse, the screen goes blank and goes into camera mode so when I fit my camera it just plugs straight into the new headunit, that is friggin cool!
Thing is, I also have an aftermarket Tyre Pressure Monitoring kit which splices into the reverse camera feed - yet to be installed also :rolleyes:.
 

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Anyone else had fitment issues? Tried installing mine today and the plastic bezel is bit too wide to fit. Also the screws on the sides of the bezel stick out so even if the bezel would fit, the screws will keep it from going all the way in.

So, im wondering if the screws can be removed or does the screen/front panel come off if those are removed?

Also, my wire harness doesn't have the green plug, only the blue one which doesn't line with the smaller pins on the big plug. Is this normal? I saw this video where he flipped the white plug around to match the blue connector, should i also do this?

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I was wondering about the fitment as well before ordering. The fitment of the plastic bezel, and I thought I'd seen a few scratches caused by the screws on one of the many install videos. I was already thinking I might need to replace them with countersunk ones, or is it just a case of being careful?

Any updates from the guys who recently installed this?

Cheers

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Hi, ready to install one of these. I have an 08 spyder manual...trying to find the rear camera module...its not in the passenger rocker/sill...anyone know where else it might be?

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Hi, ready to install one of these. I have an 08 spyder manual...trying to find the rear camera module...its not in the passenger rocker/sill...anyone know where else it might be?

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Have a look at the 1st post on the 1st page. Wrex describes with pictures where it is (y)
 

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I was wondering about the fitment as well before ordering. The fitment of the plastic bezel, and I thought I'd seen a few scratches caused by the screws on one of the many install videos. I was already thinking I might need to replace them with countersunk ones, or is it just a case of being careful?

Any updates from the guys who recently installed this?

Cheers

Mark
Wasn't a problem with my fitment.
Yes, the screws jut out a little but I don't see what all the fuss is about so called "scratches"?
Kind of a non issue after getting one of the best head units on the market that are cheap, have MANY functions and look great in our cars.
 

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I have installed mine with a DAB radio adapter, wired CarPlay and I also found an easier way to install the reverse camera although you do loose the functionality of the OEM button which brings up the camera.

I simply routed the reverse camera cable from the head unit through the car to engine bulkhead where the hood release pull is then up the lid. Once there i removed the rear brake light and one of the spoiler mechanism covers. The cable easily fed through the spoiler mechanism where I unplugged the OEM connections, added a fakra to RCA adapter (blue and gold connector in the picture) and plugged this into the new loom. I then wired the power to the new loom into the original plug connection. It all fitted back in nicely and I personally think this is better than splicing into the original loom as it can be easily returned to oem.
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Finally did my install today. Went very smoothly.

I have several notes for those attempting this in the future:

1. I rounded off the corners of the unit using 240 sandpaper. Did it on my desk before taking it to the car. There wasn't a lot of sanding so I didn't bother masking off anything. It only took about 10min to do as the plastic simply ground away very easily. This allowed the unit to match up with the OEM bezel almost 99% perfectly. I was contemplating grinding off the OEM bezel instead but very glad I didn't do that.

2. Someone said the fascia screws caused issues - I can see why. They sit proud instead of flush. The solution is very simple - remove all four side screws on the fascia. They are not needed. The fascia is still held tightly on with the three screws on the top, and the latch at the bottom. The three screws on the top also sit proud, but they don't cause any issue - you just slide them past the soft leather trim when installing.

3. After inserting the 4 keys, it's much easier to pull the OEM unit out by sliding down the motorised faceplate and grab onto that and pull, than pulling the keys.

4. Unexpectedly, I couldn't pull out the OEM head unit much at all when first detaching, because the factory seemed to have wound up the GPS antenna wire in loops with very tight cable ties, preventing the head unit from sliding out. You can loosen them and create some extra length for yourself by simply reaching in from the driver side footwell (RHD car).
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5. The SMA to Fakra adapter worked a treat for attaching the OEM GPS antenna wire to this unit.

6. I bought wireless Carplay from eBay, separate to where I got the head unit from - it is cheaper that way, and very much compatible.
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I just bought an 04 gated Gallardo. Didn’t come from factory with a backup camera. I ordered this head unit a long with a backup camera. Will I be able to wire in the backup camera and install it?

Thanks in advance


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I have installed mine with a DAB radio adapter, wired CarPlay and I also found an easier way to install the reverse camera although you do loose the functionality of the OEM button which brings up the camera.

I simply routed the reverse camera cable from the head unit through the car to engine bulkhead where the hood release pull is then up the lid. Once there i removed the rear brake light and one of the spoiler mechanism covers. The cable easily fed through the spoiler mechanism where I unplugged the OEM connections, added a fakra to RCA adapter (blue and gold connector in the picture) and plugged this into the new loom. I then wired the power to the new loom into the original plug connection. It all fitted back in nicely and I personally think this is better than splicing into the original loom as it can be easily returned to oem.
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Have my unit (came from Car-navi with the corners already removed, so that's one less job), just trying to find time to fit.

I also ordered the DAB adapter, how/where did you install it? Was wondering if it can be hidden under the gauge cover or whether it has to be stuck to the window to get a signal.

Also ordered the USB dash cam, anyone got any advice on running the cable behind the windscreen and pillar trim (Spyder)? Don't wont to break anything.

And last question.... I just realised I don't have enough USB ports for all the bits and pieces I ordered. Anyone know if a USB hub would work?

Cheers
 
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