Anyone using Android head units?

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  1. mossberg

    mossberg Well-Known Member

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    I've got the factory double din radio with 6-cd changer, and thinking about getting an Android double din head unit. I've been wanting to add a backup cam, and an Android head unit would be a slick way to have a screen for the cam instead of buying a dedicated camera screen that mounts to the windshield.

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    Ebay is full of sub-$100 Android head units. Some even include a backup cam. Anyone have experience with Android head units? Are the cheap ones just garbage?

    Some newbish questions:
    1. Can the steering wheel controls on the 6GA connect to the Android head units that have a steering wheel control feature?
    2. Is the 6GA radio a standard size double din - i.e., will pretty much any Android double din fit?
    3. And would I just need something like this Metra dash kit? https://www.amazon.com/Metra-95-7895-Double-Installation-1998-2002/dp/B003D3NEH2
    4. And I guess I need some kind of connector adapter(s) with a connector to the factory connector(s) and a bunch of wires coming out to solder to the wires from the head unit's connector?

    Any particular models you'd recommend?
     
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  2. jypatric

    jypatric Well-Known Member

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    Old thread but I'm curious if you had success upgrading your head unit.
     
  3. Matt Taylor

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    I recently installed one and I really like it

    1. It depends on the signal voltage that the steering wheel controls send out, but most likely it will work and if not, you can switch to aftermarket ones that have the correct voltage.

    2,3. Yes, the accord's radio is actually slightly bigger than the standard double din size, you need the Metra 95-7895 to enable the double din unit to seamlessly fit into the dash.

    4. Any adapter harness will work, I ordered 2 different metra ones with 2 different extra wires, both of which are not used. The 2 extra wires not used with these android head units and the CG chassis are a dimming wire and a power antenna wire, simply tape these wires off or eliminate them from the harness.
     

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