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07Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0224 Universal 6.95 Inch 2 Din Android 4.4 Head Unit

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If you’ve seen the reviews and like what you see and just skeptical because it’s not a popular name brand, I am writing this review to tell you to buy this unit, you will not regret it.

By Ryan Huey

  • Radio Reception

I read a lot about bad reception. I live 60 miles out of Houston, TX and the reception is just as good as my factory radio. Maybe very slightly less, but all the major radio stations come in perfect.

  • WiFi Hotspot

When I run the hotspot on my G5, it works fine. The apps are just as fast as my phone.

  • GPS Navigation

The iGo Nav app that comes with it was a lot better than I anticipated. When I don’t have the hotspot on, it’s definitely sufficient. I prefer Google Maps (when you first open, scroll down to accept terms, it took me a minute to figure that out). Finally, you can do a real map research, this is so much better than my Infinity Nav System.

  • OBDII

I bought a cheap OBDII Scan Tool and set it up through Bluetooth (PIN 1234), downloaded Torque, and it runs great. Still haven’t had time to set it all up yet, but it’s very cool for $15 for tool and app.

  • Pandora

I downloaded Pandora and it works great. It’s much quieter than the radio, so the radio was loud when I switched back. There are setting to change volume settings for the different modes to fix that.

  • Steering Wheel Control

I used the Axxess programmer to set up the steering wheel buttons (brown wires to “key” 1&2 brown wires). Got instructions from the AXXESS website for my vehicle and it was fairly easy to program. I like that you have many options to program buttons to something else. I used my “MODE” button for “HOME”. That way if I want to open an app while driving, I hit MODE (HOME) and I have the apps I use driving on the HOME screen, so I just need to glance down onece and push it. Otherwise, you have to look over, hit HOME button, scroll to find the app, and then push it. I got the 6.95″ Android 4.4 head unitbecause I have volume buttons on my steering wheel control. Otherwise I probably would have gone with the unit with a volume knob. There are volume buttons, but you’d almost have to look down every time to use them.

  • In Conclusion

This radio may not have everything you’d dream of and may not be set up exactly the way you want, but it’s SOOOO much better than any of the mainstream radios out there. If you’re like me and have priced the mainstream radios with Nav from $800-$1000, you’ll think there’s no way this is good quality for under $400. I don’t know if it’s Bose quality, but it’s damn good.

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24Jul/15

How to Troubleshoot Common Problems with a Double Din Navigation System

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For the high GPS navigation technology, more and more people choose to install their own double din navigation systems. Inevitably, when you run the GPS navigation system, there may be some problems. Some issues need to be resolved by Professionals, but most of problems you can resolve yourself.

Steps

1.The GPS navigation unit doesn’t start up/ could not open the GPS navigation unit.
The key isn’t turned to ACC or IGNITION position.
—– Turn the vehicle key to ACC or IGNITION position.
The power cable has not been connected to the GPS navigation unit.
—– Connect the power cable to the GPS navigation unit.
Blown fuse behind the GPS navigation unit or in the radio system.
—– Replace the blown fuse with a fuse of the same amps.
Flat battery.
—– Replace or charge up the flat battery.
The remote controller is running out of battery power.
—– Change the remote control battery.

2.No sound output/could not hear voice/no voice.
Speaker wires are not connected to the GPS navigation unit.
—– Make sure that the speaker wires are properly connected to both the GPS navigation unit and the speakers.
The GPS navigation unit is on “Mute”.
—– Press “Mute” key or VOLUME (+/-) key.
The volume is excessively low.
—– Press VOLUME(+) key.
Front/Rear speaker; Left/Right speaker.
—– Press the remote control panel “OSD” or adjust the “Option” “Audio”.

3.Touch panel is not calibrated.
Press “calibration” to calibrate the monitor again.
—– “Menu”->”Option”->”System”->”calibration”

4.No response from the touch screen.
Possible that the system is still processing the previous task given to it.
—– If there’s still no response after a long period time, please contact the after-sale service department to have this issue looked at.

5.Can not play DVD.
Disc loaded inaccurately.
—– Please load the disc with the graphic side showing towards the windscreen.
Damaged disc.
—– Please clean the disc before reloading it again.
Disc does not play at all.
—– Please check the disc format before playing it.

6.No image from the reversing camera.
Reversing camera is installed, but it is not plugged into the Android car stereo.
—– Connect the reverse camera to the double din stereo, then press the “CDD” button on the remote controller, if it still does not work, please contact your local product distributor/reseller.

7.No GPS reception.
GPS antenna is not plugged in.
—– Plug in the GPS antenna.
No GPS reception in the current location.
—– Please contact your nearest product distributor/reseller for further assistance.

Source: Wikihow.com9965af3d3099b3042ef011dd57f11b2a

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21Jul/15

3 Advantages that a Car Radio SD Card Slot Gives You

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As technology moves forward, more options are available for stereos, including a car radio SD reader. This is similar to an MP3 player, but much smaller. SD stands for Secure Digital, and these small cards are used to store information for handheld devices. They are commonly found in digital cameras, laptops and more recently, touch screen car stereo. There are several reasons to consider this over other types of stereos.

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1. Size

An SD card is much smaller than other types of music media, including MP3 players or CDs. An SD card can easily fit in a wallet, and is simple to keep tucked away when not in use. If you don’t need to listen to tens of thousands of songs, an SD car stereo may be a great option. In most cases you can get around 1,000 songs on each SD card, depending on the size of its memory.

2. Easy to Replace

Also unlike an MP3 player, an SD card is cheaper and easier to replace. Replacing one of these if they become damaged or lost can be as little as $20. Replacing an MP3 player can be well over $100. You can also find replacement SD cards very easily; most retail locations and drug stores will carry them.

3. Video Formatting

For those who have an audio/video system set up in their vehicle, some cards will allow you to upload videos to the card. This can be a benefit if you’re traveling with young children. You can just pop the card into the Nissan car stereo and the video will be played on the video system.

Source: Autos.com

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06Jul/15

How to Install an LCD Monitor in Your Car

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Installing an LCD, or liquid crystal display monitor in your car can add a convenient method of visual entertainment, as well as practical functionality. The LCD monitor could be used for watching DVDs, playing video games, or for GPS navigation systems. It can be useful for long trips or just driving around town. To learn how to install an LCD monitor in your car, consider these suggestions.

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1.Determine the location for the monitor. When installing an LCD monitor in your car, determining its intended purpose will help you know exactly where it should be installed. If the video playback will be primarily for children, for example, a popular option is to locate the monitor on the back of the front seat headrests for back seat viewing.

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2.Disconnect the cables from the vehicle’s battery. Raise the hood and locate the vehicle’s battery. Verify the correct sized wrench or socket and remove the terminal attaching the battery cables to the battery. Disconnecting the battery will help ensure your safety, and protect the electronic components of your vehicle from short circuits.

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3.Purchase new headrests with built-in LCD monitors from an electronics dealer. This is the easiest method of installing an LCD monitor for back seat viewers.

  • Remove the old headrests by simply pulling them up from the seats.
  • Insert the new headrests in the same place. Attach the wiring to the DVD or video game player and nearest power source.

Mounting LCD Monitors in the Vehicle Dashboard

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  1. Purchase an LCD monitor designed to retrofit the dashboard of your vehicle.This is the best option if the monitor is to be used by the driver and front seat passenger. Using standard tools, locate the screws or pins holding the face plate and any other cover from around the vehicle’s stereo receiver.
  • Unplug the existing wiring harness from the receiver and remove the old unit. Plug in the new LCD monitor unit into the wiring harness and insert it into the dashboard.
  • Reattach the face plate and other covers around the new unit. Take precaution not to strip mounting screws by over tightening.

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2.  Reattach the battery cables. Place the terminals back on the battery and tighten with correct sized wrench. Now that the power had been restored, turn the new LCD monitor on and adjust the settings according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Test all the functions of your new unit, including the video and audio.

Source:  Wikihow.com

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