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Hi all

I have been doing some reading and could someone please confirm the following:

I have a 13 plate Allure with DAB blutooth etc and would like to upgrade to the Sat Nav version.

From what I can tell I would need to obtain the Roof aerial and Head unit (that sits behind the centre console) and maybe get it coded to the car.

Does that sound about right?

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Hi,

Yes, I'm fairly sure that's what is involved. Second hand units with compatible touchscreens seem to be expensive, and then there's the GPS aerial to think about too. I've just had an Android head unit fitted, with satnav and DAB, which looks similar to the OEM touchscreen, but slightly bigger. The satnav is fantastic (Sygic), and the GPS antenna sits behind the dash. The main problem I had originally was DAB reception, which was poor as the unit doesn't work from the car's external aerial for DAB, however I changed the aerial supplied for a £10 item from ebay and it has made a significant difference.

I'd give it a 6 out of 10 as I'm not a big fan of Android, and some of the apps are a bit clunky, with cheap-looking GUI - give me Windows any day.
 

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Yes, it's a good replication of the original, if somewhat larger. I think it's classed as a 10.2" touchscreen, and I'm still on the learning curve with the finer points.


https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=287&thumb=1


https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=285&thumb=1

DAB Radio:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=271&thumb=1

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=273&thumb=1


Satnav:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=279&thumb=1


Phone:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=277&thumb=1


Music player (also streams Bluetooth from phone):

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=283&thumb=1

Aftermarket app main screen:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=281&thumb=1

Full email/internet connection with a Wifi signal, just like a tablet - which is effectively what it boils down to.

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=289&thumb=1


One of the important features is that it retains steering wheel control buttons, so volume and next track/radio channel etc can be adjusted without taking your hands off the wheel.

Trip and mpg functions on this screen are in L/km only, so I tend to use the screen inbetween the speedo and the rev counter to keep an eye on these.

You can connect this unit to the reversing sensors if you have them, and a reversing camera. One of the things i don't like about this unit is that it mutes the audio system when you engage reverse. I'm pretty sure that this is something that can be turned off, as the amount of settings there are for virtually everything, is quite substantial.

The car's eco mode only allows for about half an hour of pissing about with a 10" screen on before it starts to close things down, so that need to be remembered if experimenting with different apps. A wifi signal will be required to do any form of downloading of apps, but this can be done via mobile hotspot, dongle, or parking close to a signal that you can gain access to.

Cheers
Mark
 

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Yes, it's a good replication of the original, if somewhat larger. I think it's classed as a 10.2" touchscreen, and I'm still on the learning curve with the finer points.


https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=287&thumb=1


https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=285&thumb=1

DAB Radio:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=271&thumb=1

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=273&thumb=1


Satnav:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=279&thumb=1


Phone:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=277&thumb=1


Music player (also streams Bluetooth from phone):

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=283&thumb=1

Aftermarket app main screen:

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=281&thumb=1

Full email/internet connection with a Wifi signal, just like a tablet - which is effectively what it boils down to.

https://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=289&thumb=1


One of the important features is that it retains steering wheel control buttons, so volume and next track/radio channel etc can be adjusted without taking your hands off the wheel.

Trip and mpg functions on this screen are in L/km only, so I tend to use the screen inbetween the speedo and the rev counter to keep an eye on these.

You can connect this unit to the reversing sensors if you have them, and a reversing camera. One of the things i don't like about this unit is that it mutes the audio system when you engage reverse. I'm pretty sure that this is something that can be turned off, as the amount of settings there are for virtually everything, is quite substantial.

The car's eco mode only allows for about half an hour of pissing about with a 10" screen on before it starts to close things down, so that need to be remembered if experimenting with different apps. A wifi signal will be required to do any form of downloading of apps, but this can be done via mobile hotspot, dongle, or parking close to a signal that you can gain access to.

Cheers
Mark
Hi
Nice write up!!
I am from Norway and a Newbie with Peugeot 208(my wifes car) and i like to replace the OEM screen(headunit)
I have replaced a screen in a 2015 Mercedes C-class and at works great for me.And it seems that your screen have the same functions that mine has.
Mercedes Android screen
And now some questions.
Wich model do you have RAM/ROM?
Is it slow or fast?
Are you able to connect a Backup camera?
 

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Hi

The unit is 12 months old now.
RAM:SAMSUNG DDR3 2GB
TDA7850 chip and New Rockchip PX30 chip. 4 core processor.ROM:16GB

It is a Dasaita unit running Android 9.

It takes about 30 seconds to boot up, other than that it is quite fast in operation, no lag or delay. There are extra connections for forward and reverse cameras, and reverse camera is activated when reverse gear is engaged.

The sat nav uses its own antenna which fits behind the dashboard, and you have to use a crappy windscreen mount aerial for DAB reception, which is very bad. Don't buy one of these if DAB radio is important to you, unless you can stream it from your phone using mobile data.

I wouldn't pay the £300+ that these units are being sold for at the moment.The sat nav function is really the main reason that I wanted this unit in the first place - and the experimentation that goes with it.

Cheers
Mark
 

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Ok thanks for all good answers.
I know there is a Carplay option, it is just a USB dongle and a app, i use it in my Mercedes, but it is full of bugs and the sound quality getting lower than the screen itself (spotify).
I had mine for a couple of years now, and maby they are getting better.
Here is one option, Carplay Dongle
 

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I have customised the home screen, so after the Peugeot Lion logo it defaults to the screen with the analogue clock as shown in the photos earlier in the post.
 

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Everything that I use day to day works just fine, yes, with the exception of the DAB radio. This is not so good. The unit allows you to change many settings, but I found that it worked with the steering wheel controls without any changes to the factory settings.
 

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Thank you very much for answering my questions:)
Yesterday i preinstalled the reverse camera, and now i just have to wait until my unit comes(y)
I actually bought 2 units from 2 different shops one 2G-32G and one 4G-64G, they are probably quite similar
 

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Now Finally got my screen and soon will install it, but not before i have taken the corrosion on my tailgate on warranty, its going in on monday 17 august
After that i will see when i have time to install.
Here is some pictures of all the parts:
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All OEM functions work just fine for me. All steering wheel functions are supported. I don't think there is a Carplay option for Android head units at the moment.
How is the cruise control and speed limiter. Does the android unit have any issues with that. can you still set speeds to the memory?
 

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How is the cruise control and speed limiter. Does the android unit have any issues with that. can you still set speeds to the memory?
Hi Eoin,
If I remember correctly, the cruise control and speed limiter functions for my 2014 model displayed on the screen between the speedo and the rev counter, and not on the touchscreen. I don't have the car anymore, but I'm pretty sure that the head unit I fitted wouldn't work with the cruise control.

Cheers
Mark
 
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