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D4nz0

Whos Installed A Double Din Into Mk7?

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It's £180 but you need to break down what they are including at typical eBay (or equiv) prices for parts like these:

Two fascia panels (top screen & main unit) = £35 each = £70

ISO lead = £10

Other accessories (can't make out what they are!) = So let's say = £5

Control unit to allow use of steering wheel remote controls = £70

That's already up to £155 based on low, estimated prices.

Depending on the coding required, the steering wheel modules can be very expensive (I remember paying over £100 a few years back for one).

£180 for just a fascia is a lot but this is not just a fascia that they are selling! You also have the benefit of someone else finding the various bits and bobs you need to make it work without the hassle.

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where you finding these prices? £70 for the wiring to use the steering controls?

Estimated prices based on what I've paid in the past when upgrading HUs. I don't know about the new Fiesta but the steering wheel control adapter can easily be £70 on many cars.

I was just trying to show that, while £180 seems a lot for a package, it it quite a comprehensive kit and that the individual components do add up.

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Yeah man, I getcha. Seems to be that if I want to avoid the.cheap and nasty, its gonna be very expensive. Still to add a £500 head unit plus an amp to my already bought kit, then install it all in one go....

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I know this is an old topic, but you ever get round to fitting an aftermarket stereo? I'm up for replacing the standard head unit in my MK7 and wondered if you had any success?

Tanks in advance.

Steve

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Don't do it Steve! Aftermarket ruins the look of the dash in a MK7, makes me cry a lil each time I see one.

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These don't look good at all. With iNath on this for once :rolleyes:

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There must be a way to make it look good, I do like the stock stereo but it would be nice to integrate a sat nav system into it. I hate having an ugly thing stuck to my windscreen.

Has anyone ever mounted a tablet into the dash?

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We have been looking to upgrade the headunit in my son's 58 plate Mk7 and agree the readily available double DIN fascia replacement really spoils the look of the Mk7 dash.

However we have seen these (below) which seem to look really good and from the Youtube vids seem to work OK. Are there many members who have purchased this and can give some feedback as to their thoughts on the product? It appears to be using iGo satnav s/w on Windows CE 6.0.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ETO-Ford-Fiesta-Touch-Screen-Stereo-GPS-Navigation-Nav-Auto-Radio-Car-Headunit-/271097678694?pt=US_Video_In_Dash_Units_w_GPS&hash=item3f1eae4b66

These Youtube vids show it in action:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_xs44grhh7A

I did find one other thread where a member was selling his but that is the only one I can find:-

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/43680-fs-fiesta-mk7-aftermarket-stereo-dvd-gps-etc/

Any feedback would be useful, for instance if there is something similar that fits in the display like this product as it really seems to enhance the dash. Thanks.

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My only problem is Windows CE is absolute junk :/

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I know this is an old thread but I too have been looking into changing my head unit however, am I right in thinking the facia doesn't incorporate the hazard and c/locking buttons?

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I think this looks great! I would consider getting this for my St . Chances of finding one completely compatible though are slim I reckon

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I am thinking of changing mine to a double din stereo but have a couple of questions.

1: Why do these packs come with a top piece fascia for the screen when the car already has one? Is it a different size?

2: If I do go double din but keep the stock Ford screen above, what will the screen display? The time?

thanks

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