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Any good locations for Android Auto/Car Play installs?

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Any good locations for Android Auto/Car Play installs?

Anyone know of a good location that can install head units that either andriod auto or apple car play? GTA or Misssissauga area?
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If you're handy you can do the actual install yourself but the thing is you need to get the actual Android auto device. From my knowledge the good ones are from pioneer and they cost over 700 U$D.

Using Android auto for over a week now and I can say this is the future in car infotainment.
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masarwar wrote: If you're handy you can do the actual install yourself but the thing is you need to get the actual Android auto device. From my knowledge the good ones are from pioneer and they cost over 700 U$D.

Using Android auto for over a week now and I can say this is the future in car infotainment.
basic install would be doable. but i want the steering wheel control, voice control/dialing and reverse camera to work as well. I dont think those will be very easy. but then again there haven't been too much online guides for installs for these new devices so it's hard to say.
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masarwar wrote: If you're handy you can do the actual install yourself but the thing is you need to get the actual Android auto device. From my knowledge the good ones are from pioneer and they cost over 700 U$D.

Using Android auto for over a week now and I can say this is the future in car infotainment.
I got my Android auto the hard way. Had to get a head unit with a new car wrapped around it!
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Sicklyslick wrote: basic install would be doable. but i want the steering wheel control, voice control/dialing and reverse camera to work as well. I dont think those will be very easy. but then again there haven't been too much online guides for installs for these new devices so it's hard to say.
Does your car has factory steering wheel control and backup camera? The voice command goes straight to the head unit. Maybe post the type of the car you have and we can then help further thanks.
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mr_raider wrote: I got my Android auto the hard way. Had to get a head unit with a new car wrapped around it!
LOL this made me laugh
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masarwar wrote: Does your car has factory steering wheel control and backup camera? The voice command goes straight to the head unit. Maybe post the type of the car you have and we can then help further thanks.
It's 2016 WRX. I saw someone on Reddit that got a car play unit installed got for $700 parts and labor. The cost seems to be acceptable for me and I'd be willing to pay that much if I retain all the OEM functions.
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What is the car model? Is it OEM unit?
Once found the installer on kijiji for $40 basic install

I did it by my self for my Camry a few times.

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+1 for DIY. Most cars are like lego when it comes to taking stuff apart.
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St.Genis wrote: What is the car model? Is it OEM unit?
Once found the installer on kijiji for $40 basic install

I did it by my self for my Camry a few times.

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damn that looks pretty nice. its exactly what i wanted.

does your car have steering wheel control or reverse cam? did you have anything special to get those to work?
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Sicklyslick wrote: damn that looks pretty nice. its exactly what i wanted.

does your car have steering wheel control or reverse cam? did you have anything special to get those to work?
Nothing special, just set steering wheel control and assemble reverse cam.

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Do you like the Joying head unit? I've seen a lot of their promotional videos on YouTube (complete with the nearly impossible to understand English due to the thick as molasses Chinese accent). The integration looks good but the Chinese car stereos I've seen in person look very cheap.
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JAGpilot wrote: Do you like the Joying head unit? I've seen a lot of their promotional videos on YouTube (complete with the nearly impossible to understand English due to the thick as molasses Chinese accent). The integration looks good but the Chinese car stereos I've seen in person look very cheap.
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It's not going to be cheap for Android Auto. Some of the older Pioneers support Apple Carplay but not AA, so you might get a discount on those or find a used model if Carplay is all you need.

Check out the Automate android app and a car mount. Does much of what Android Auto does at a fraction of the aftermarket cost.
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It's not going to be cheap for Android Auto. Some of the older Pioneers support Apple Carplay but not AA, so you might get a discount on those or find a used model if Carplay is all you need.

Check out the Automate android app and a car mount. Does much of what Android Auto does at a fraction of the aftermarket cost.
Thanks I'll shoot them an email and see what the costs are. Mounting an Android tablet should be okay as well.

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