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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by simins, Sep 19, 2016.
Thanks guys for the information
@Jacks5000 just a quick question , with Mylink , when you turn the car off the radio stays on until you open the door does this happen with your Kenwood ? Mine turns off when you turn the car off and I have to press the start button again for the radio to restart .
the reason the mylink does that is because it reads data from the canbus and when you turn the vehicle off the canbus is still active so the mylink stays powered on and when you open the door the canbus begins to shut down and the mylink detects that and powers off too.
if you disconnect the mylink from the canbus before you open the door it will stay on after you open the door.
I don't think the canbus decoder that comes with the aerpro kit has the same functionality which is why it powers off when you turn the vehicle off
Ah ok , it's just a little annoyance , no biggie just to press the button again
I have the same issue , I just press the start button also
Hi, new user, was hoping my first post could have been showing my install of my Kenwood DDX9018DABS using the Aerpro kit, but I'm unfortunately stuck! So my first post is instead a request for any help at all.
@Jacks5000 looks like you've done what I think I need to do, I've cut away the the plastic to the sides to allow the new unit to fit, but now the wiring loom running across the back of the cavity is stopping the unit from sliding home, probably by at least a couple of cm.
I think you said earlier that you managed to move this wiring loom, is this correct? Any tips on how to achieve this please? I'd considered it as an option but looks like it will be quite difficult.
Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help
Hi , I had a similar problem with the Alpine unit I installed , fortunately mine is a 1din unit and managed to move the harness down but I would imagine you have to move it up , from memory , if you can remove the white conduit and release the loom you might be able to move it up high enough
Thanks @kleanphil, I'll have a look at separating out the loom, cheers
I did move the wiring loom down and it takes a bit a time to do it . The wiring loom is held by a white conduit clip from memory one on the left and one on the right , the one on left I removed it completely , the one on right was a pain as it hard to get to I manged to cut the conduit only , any cables you don't need move them to the left or right hand side as this gives the headunit more space
Thanks @Jacks5000 it's exactly as you describe, they're quite thick clips as well, I can see they're going to be troublesome. Thanks for your response!
Fyi, alpine have released a new upgraded 901 unit with Android auto and carplay. Still expensive, but looks factory fitted.
It’s a 902 rather than a 901!
Very very interesting though ...
Cool, although as you've said, still very expensive!
Looks like two separate units, X902D-VF (https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/perfect-fit-solutions/holden/vf-commodore/9-audio-visual-x902d-vf/) and i902D-VF (https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/perfect-fit-solutions/holden/vf-commodore/9-audio-visual-i902d-vf/). Looks like the X includes a Sat Nav component, while the i doesn't (which I wouldn't miss - that's the whole reason for AA!)
I don't think these aftermarket replacements are quite there yet for me, with two VF2's here now will wait I reckon!
I'm the same. My link frustrates me, however there is not one single replacement that doesn't sacrifice an existing feature. I.e adaptive reverse lines, HUD integration, etc.
My perfect option would be to leave my link in the car, but be able to switch the existing screen/sound to another box.
Guy that put in the new alpine, did this. Just moved my link down under HVAC controls. Required some fabricating and cutting, so not my preferred option.
Have you seen the Envyous Customs one? That's exactly the one you are referring to:
I’ve been looking into the system from Kayhan Audio.
Having all factory controls working and to keep the stock look is important to me.
Has anyone installed one of these before? Any feedback?
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