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

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!

17.12.2018

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).

Pumpkin car radio package
The box in the box. Excellent!

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Well protected everything!

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Contents!

car radio manuals
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 …

vw radio top (2)
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!

vw radio btphone
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 !!!!

vw radio maps
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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…

vw radio offline maps
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.




How to Bench Test the VW Radio

You should bench-test your VW radio before it is installed, especially if it is a used unit. This will save you from trying to troubleshoot it after it is installed in the cramped quarter of the vehicle’s dash. Bench-testing the VW radio is a straightforward process as speaker wiring is paired into colors that are standard across the industry. You can quickly bench-test the VW head unit with a few test leads, a spare speaker and a power source.

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Things You’ll Need

  • Roll of 12-gauge electrical wire
  • Eight alligator clips
  • Electrical pliers
  • Audio test speaker
  • Antenna with connector
  • 12-volt car battery

Instructions
1.Cut four, 2-foot jumper wires from the roll of electrical wire. Strip a half-inch of insulation from the ends of each wire with the electrical pliers.
2.Set the Android car stereo down, with the display facing you. Locate the four pairs of speaker wires: two white, left-front; two grey, right-front; two green, left-rear; two violet, right-rear. The solid-colored wires are positive; striped are negative.
3.Attach the end of one jumper wire to the positive wire of the test speaker with an alligator clip. Connect the other end of the jumper to the positive wire of the grey pair. Repeat with second jumper wire for the negative speaker wire.
4.Insert the antenna lead into the antenna socket on the stereo.
5.Attach one end of a third wire to the positive terminal of the battery with an alligator clip. Clip the other end of the wire to the red, yellow and orange wires coming from the stereo. Attach the fourth jumper wire to the stereo’s back grounding wire, and the other end to the battery’s negative terminal.
6.Turn on the stereo. Check the display for power. Adjust the volume control and left-right and front-rear fade controls while listening for the volume to fade in and out accordingly.
7.Turn the stereo off and move the jumper wires to the next pair or wires. Repeat for each pair of colored wires.

 

Source: Ehow.com




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