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20Dec/18
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Customer Review on Pumpkin Car Radio Android 8.0 for VW Skoda Seat series Double Din 8 Inch Touchscreen

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The blog written by a customer from Greece, he bought this vw radio from Germany store, install it in his own VW.
Blog source – http://steliosh.net/golf/radio/index.html  (Greek), his website: http://steliosh.net/
We just translate the content completely.

Product SKU: AS0374B
Product Link:

USA Store: https://www.autopumpkin.com/pumpkin-android-7-1-car-stereo-radio-for-vw-seat-skoda-series-double-din-quad-core-8-inch-touchscreen.html
DE Store: https://www.autopumpkin.de/pumpkin-autoradio-android-7-1-fur-vw-seat-skoda-series-8-zoll-touchscreen-doppel-din-quad-core-unterstutzung-schnellen-boot.html
UK Store: https://www.autopumpkin.co.uk/pumpkin-android-7-1-car-stereo-radio-for-vw-seat-skoda-series-double-din-8-inch-touchscreen-quad-core.html

The blog translation:

ATTENTION!

That’s what I do here, I do it in my own car and at my own responsibility, that’s my car!
If you decide something similar and break / ruin / burn / break your car, it is your responsibility!
Clearly, therefore: WE DO NOT RESPOND FOR YOUR LOSS!

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The big decision was taken two months ago!
Android screen. And not only! There are agendas and filthy plans from behind! Besides the usability of using the phone via BT and music via BT and USB, it has more: After we also put a Scirocco dial (we searched it!) With a white screen, then … Optical Parking System, Park Assist (yes, to park it himself !!!) and others cheer! A … and reversing camera, of course!

So, in this way:
What we got in principle!

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Here we spoiled the … surprise!
from the Chinese Autopumpkin, through the German warehouse, an Android 7.1.4 screen with all the goodies. GPS, BT, USB, etc. without customs clearance, delivery in 18 days … (10 euro postal, delivered by ELTA-Courier).

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The box in the box. Excellent!

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Well protected everything!

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Contents!

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a manual, instructions (you are fuzzy, but we do not chew!).

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From above the screen …

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Links from behind.

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Complete wiring harnesses.

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Can Bus Decoder, to prevent the battery from emptying. Though … in my case it was not necessary, I think, since I have a very new Can Gateway. However, why not!
An interesting correction, here by my friend Giannis D., which pointed out that the decoder does not only do this, but also converts all the communications between the car and the radio. And what are they? Handling from the buttons on the steering wheel, vehicle information (see Vehicle screen, below and others). And of course, it controls when “the key goes out of the machine” and turns off the device completely so it does not pull current (what I mentioned above as its only function).
So … We’re extinguishing the old RCD 300.

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Meaning … with … hairstyle, cigarettes, the right tools …
We solve the 2 screws that hold the ashtray at the top …

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With a spatula we lift the air …

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Leaving airways on their side …

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Take 2 Torx T20 screws and then carefully …

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Remove the frame SORGELY and do not break any support!

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Removing the RCD300 is simple: We knock out the 2 antennas (AM / FM) and the big connector with the currents. End.
Then we click on the new screen:
Antenna FM (they do not fit in. They want a 5 euro adapter from China, they were running around, I do not hear it!)
GPS Antenna
WIFI antenna (remember, it’s an Android device, just like my cell phone!)
Streams
The extension of the USB, which I temporarily pushed to the side of the console, at the passenger’s feet. I will put some “USB” button as I had done in the previous Chinese!

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Test if it has power! I will not let it go wrong !!!!

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The GPS and WiFi antennas I put them, GPS behind the car radio, beneath the PLASTIC air ducts, and supported it with a piece of double-sided tape and Wifi had a double-sided tape behind her, the I stuck back there, too, down the airways.
We close everything and move on a few lines. Has time … China and language … Germany. I changed both in Greek, of course!
to see a menu now!

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Radio: It has 18 FM memories !!!!!!!

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Has 42 apps says loaded!

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BT phone. It also takes a time-consuming synchronization, seeing contacts, etc … Another time!

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It also does streaming! And he shows what he’s playing !!!!

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USB envelopes …

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Playing from USB

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My petrol tank has another 12 liters … OIL! I have not put a belt (in the garage!) !!! The battery is out of 11.95! Good…

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Revolution counter! Speed! splashes have water! Uh !!!!

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Putting backwards shows this. If we had a reversing camera, it would look behind the lines and see the camera (we ordered, wait!). At the same time, by turning the (electric) steering, it shows us where we will move …
Since it was in the garage, let’s download Google Maps offline, says … We have a good WiFi sign here! We said, android !!!

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As long as maps were uploaded, let’s play with the colors! GREEN!!! wow!
And after…

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Walk in the neighborhood … as it was close to home all well. I just went to a kiosk and I quit … once I re-lit it, that !!!!!!
Because I am bored to deal with, I will see it … In the finale, if I need GPS I have TWO Garmin !!!!! (He wants a little study of how this is done!).

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Anyway…
STEFMICOROCOOCCOUNCOSE!

In Conclusion from Pumpkin:

Great review! Detailed picture and text description!
Including how to install car radio and function display! Thanks very munch.
Welcome all customer post video review or blog review on Pumpkin car radio, we will show it in our website, including customer’s website.

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22Jun/17

Essential Safety Features: Car DVD Players

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If you’re in the market for a new car and you can afford a fully-loaded top-end model with all the bells and whistles, that’s great. But for the average Joe (or Jane), the price is a consideration and it’s difficult to sift through all the jargon car salesmen confuse you with. So, what are the essential safety features in cars that prevent accidents? Which new auto technologies are pure gimmicks and which ones save lives? Here are some essential safety features your car should have.

Airbags

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Even the least expensive cars these days have at least two front airbags. In the event of high-speed or high-impact collisions, airbags are only second to seat belts in saving the lives of front seat passengers. The latest auto technologies include airbags that deploy on the windscreen of the car to protect a pedestrian who may get hit while crossing the street.

Back-Up Camera

 

A dashboard display of what’s behind the vehicle comes on as soon as you put your car in reverse. Some back-up cameras include trajectory lines and distance readings to help you navigate, but more importantly, this technology prevents you from inadvertently running someone over (there have been instances when a parent backed up a large SUV over their own toddler in their own driveway). The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will make back-up cameras compulsory in all vehicles by 2018.

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Drivers drifting off to speed are a danger to themselves as well as others on the road. New car technologies detect erratic driving, such as sudden deceleration or drifting, and warn the driver with an audio or visual alert. This safety feature is especially important for people who spend long hours on the road alone, such as truck drivers. More expensive models in passenger cars are able to profile a driver’s normal driving patterns and quickly detect any deviation from the baseline, even factoring in external factors such as road surface and crosswinds.

Parental Controls

Parents of teen drivers can rest a little easier when their young driver heads out of the door with car keys in hand. Parental control technology for safety in automobiles allows parents to place limits on the vehicle’s speed and audio volume. The system can also be programmed to sound a continuous alarm if seat belts remain unfastened after the vehicle begins moving. GPS vehicle tracking allows parents to track the vehicle in real time.

Blind Spot Detector

If you’ve ever started to switch lanes but jerked back into your lane because a car was in your blind spot, you’ll know the value of a new technology called blind spot detector. This feature sets off an audio or visual alert if there’s a car in the driver’s blind spot. Some systems can also detect bicycles and pedestrians outside the driver’s field of vision.

Car DVD Players: 

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Nowadays, there isn’t a home without a car DVD player, but one of the latest and coolest ways to electronically enhance your life is installing one into your car! Car DVD players come in all different varieties and prices, but even the cheapest ones will send you into movie viewer heaven!

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17May/17

Make Sure That You Get the Best Car Stereo in the World-Autopumpkin

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Sound and music are very important to most people and this is why you need to get the best car stereo that you can get your hands on. If you are able to obtain the best that there is on the market, you will have hours and hours of musical pleasure. Many people find that music and songs calm them down, when they are stressed or worried. Although there are many different types, models and sizes of car stereos on the market, the truth is that shopping around will prove extremely beneficial. If you put in a little bit of effort and patience the reward may be you driving around listening to the best car stereo that money has to offer.Pumpkin 7 Inch Android 6.0 Quad Core 2 Din Car Stereo GPS

You need to know that different companies may tell you different information with regard to stereos. This is another reason why it is important to shop around and obtain the correct information. It is suggested that you choose a stereo that contains high levels of outputs. You should make this choice, if you are planning on adding an amplifier at a later stage. You may also want to choose a stereo that also contains low level outputs. It also has been suggested to choose a stereo which contains a fader so that you will be able to adjust the volume from both the front as well as the rear speakers.

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There is nothing better in life, than driving a car that goes well, and having a wonderful stereo blasting your best songs. Car stereos can actually get quite expensive due to all the different parts that make up the totality of the stereo system. When it comes to your car you want to drive something that is both safe and reliable. The same concept can be applied to a car stereo, which is that when you are listening to your stereo you want it to be the best car stereo that money has to offer. If you are one of those people who are always striving for the best of everything in life, then buying a car stereo should not be an exception.

The quality that you want may be dependent upon your individual needs and requirements. The majority of people are all very different with regard to stereo players. Some people may want a luxury car and not worry that much about the type of stereo which they have. Other people may not be fussy with regard to their car that they have but may be very fussy when it comes to their stereo. The great aspect about living in today’s times, when modern technology has advanced to such vast degrees is that you always have many options. There are many different car stereos available on the market, which contain all different types of features. At the end of the day if you want the best car stereo that money has to offer, then you should determine how important music and sound is to you when you are driving in your car.

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05May/17

How to Set Up a Car DVD Player for Your Car

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If you have kids, take your car on long trips or enjoy camping, you may wish to install a DVD player in your car for entertainment on the road. You can purchase car multimedia player and LCD screen, or just a plain DVD player to use with existing LCD screens in your car.

Steps:

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1: Open the hood of the car and disconnect the battery. You can disconnect the negative cable only and still be safe, but it’s best to disconnect both the positive and the negative cable.
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2: Using the proper screwdriver, take out the screws holding the factory stereo in your car’s dashboard, then remove the stereo from the dash. You may have to remove parts of the dash to take the stereo out.
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3: Carefully remove the connectors from the back of the stereo. Check the connectors to make sure they’re not broken or dirty.
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4: You can buy a wiring harness designed for your vehicle at a car audio and video equipment dealer; these are intended for aftermarket installations. Connect the wiring harness to the car’s connector. See the wiring harness instructions for the proper connection.
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5: Insert the car DVD player in the aftermarket installation kit head unit. All dashboards are different, so you must buy an installation kit that matches the make of car.
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6:Connect the other end of the wiring harness to the back of the car DVD player.Connect the antenna cable to the antenna input on the back of the car DVD player.
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7:Insert the car DVD player and the installation kit in the car’s dash. Put in any screws that are required and replace any dash panels that you removed.
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8: Replace the battery cables and make sure they are tightened. Close the hood and turn on the car. The car DVD player panel will light up if the installation was successful.
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04May/17

Car Stereo Installation For Beginners

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The installation kits and guides for android car stereo systems are handy and helpful not only for beginners but also for those who want to try their hand in doing small repairs or remodeling.

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Installation may mean adding new features or replacing the stock audio system. You can customize the stock audio system of your car by replacing the stereo, speakers and amplifier with those of your choice.

Before actually starting the installation task, double-check that you are in ready possession of the needed tools, like screwdrivers, wire stripper, crimper, wiring ties, butt splices, the dash bit, etc. In some cases, you may require an antenna adapter. These are readily available with your stereo retailer.

The best way to install your car speakers, stereos, amplifiers etc is to follow the instructions given in the instruction manual. Every car has a specific model of audio system. So, plan what best you can install in your vehicle.

In most cars, the front speakers are preferably round, while the rear speakers are oval. It is better if you choose to retain same stock location for speakers, to avoid breaking the door panel or the retaining dips in case of removing speakers installed in doors.

Basically, car stereo installation includes radio installation, front speaker, rear end speaker installation and the selection of equipment.

You can upgrade your car stereo system and install equipment with better features. For example, you can choose a head unit with remote control and a rigid face.

The head unit is the mostly likely part that is upgraded whenever there is any new arrival in the market. After all, the speakers and stereos determine the quality of sound produced.

Some of the other components which are upgraded in a high-end car stereo are amplifiers, alternators, cables, audio processors, woofer enclosure, equalizers, DVD, navigation etc.

You need to constantly upgrade the alternators according to your vehicle’s current capability in terms of the electrical system. If you want to install very large audio systems in your car, then you may need loads of batteries to control fluctuations in current flow and thereby enjoy your favorite music for longer periods. You would not run out of power.

In the US, to assist you in high-end or custom car stereo installations, there are a couple of learning centers, namely The Syntec Technical School and Mobile Dynamics.

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If music is your passion, then install an audio system perfectly suited to your car and listen to your favorite music endlessly.

Car Stereos provides detailed information on Car Stereos, Car Stereo Systems, Car Stereo Installations, Car Stereo Speakers and more. Car Stereos is affiliated with Wholesale Car Audio.

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