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50% off Boss 6.75" Touchscreen Double-DIN In Dash Receiver with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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[Visions Electronics] 50% off Boss 6.75" Touchscreen Double-DIN In Dash Receiver with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Visions quoted me $135 for installation. And I have to buy extra cables and frame which cost $50 more. I decided to install myself and ordered the supporting parts. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy and straight forward.


Available online and in-store. Save an extra $5.94 if you choose to pick up in-store.

I ordered one and will try to install it myself for my mother in law's old Toyota.
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I have no experience of installing such aftermarket kit. Hopefully, I don't need to spend another $200 to hire a pro.

This model does not include satellite navigation (but you got Carplay or Android Auto). Comparing to other similar products, $198 is a great deal.
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Does it fit your car? What other supporting kits you need? Check this:
https://www.crutchfield.ca/p_104BVCP968 ... 9685A.html

Thanks to Duuuuude
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how do you make those things working with wheel volume/radio control buttons?
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Does anyone know if something like this would go into a 2014 Kia Rondo? I've tried searching online for what would fit, but I come across dead ends a lot in sites not having any information on this car. Apparently, it doesn't exist for many sites.
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Are these one-size-fit all? I have a 2007 Golf that I'd love to put something like this in (it currently only has a cassette deck)
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People asking these questions above, honestly really means you shouldn't install yourself.

It's a double din, do you have space or not is a super basic question... if you don't know, hire a pro.
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rqiu07 wrote:


I have no experience of installing such aftermarket kit. Hopefully, I don't need to spend another $200 to hire a pro.
They are going to charge you way more than $200 to do this, depending on exactly what you need.
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Be sure Visions includes Canada Maps/nav card....I bought my son a Boss last year from Amazon.ca and it wasn't included. Some Canadians complaining online were given the update for free-I couldn't finnagle it.
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Zamboni wrote: Be sure Visions includes Canada Maps/nav card....I bought my son a Boss last year from Amazon.ca and it wasn't included. Some Canadians complaining online were given the update for free-I couldn't finnagle it.
With carplay u should be able to just launch google maps. No need to fuss with an update.
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I posted these replies in another recent thread about Android double DIN in the automotive forum
audiohs wrote: I bought the Boss BVCP9685A from Visions a few weeks ago when it was on sale for $198. Also bought the Metra ASWC-1 to use the steering wheel controls. At this price it's a great value. Like you, I have an older car and wanted to be able to have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but didn't want to spend too much. I didn't care about losing the CD player from the OE stereo. Been very pleased with it so far.
audiohs wrote: The Boss unit has two USB inputs. You could connect the other to a cheap MP3 player and just leave it in the car all the time if your other half doesn't want to connect her phone to the car for music.

I stumbled across the Boss unit too and figured for $200, why not. Reviews online seemed decent so I pulled the trigger on it.
audiohs wrote: Bought it from Visions. Yes, I installed myself. I bought the dash and wiring kit from Metra for my car so it makes it very easy to hook it all up. Also bought the steering wheel control unit. I had to make some of the holes on the bracket a little bigger as the radio stuck out a little too much so that I couldn't get the dash trim back on. But now it fits nicely. I also bought a dual port USB extender from Amazon so I can connect devices to the stereo.

There is no built in GPS on this Boss unit. The Boss is a very basic car deck. It's basically an AM/FM radio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so you are relying on your phone's apps running through Android Auto or Carplay. So you can use Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, etc.
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TheRockNL wrote: Does anyone know if something like this would go into a 2014 Kia Rondo? I've tried searching online for what would fit, but I come across dead ends a lot in sites not having any information on this car. Apparently, it doesn't exist for many sites.
EvanFBC wrote: Are these one-size-fit all? I have a 2007 Golf that I'd love to put something like this in (it currently only has a cassette deck)
Check out Crutchfields "Will it fit my car?" option in their product listing. They will even show the wiring harness and dash mount kit you need and whether features like steering wheel controls or AUX inputs will work.

https://www.crutchfield.ca/p_104BVCP968 ... 9685A.html
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danascully wrote: They are going to charge you way more than $200 to do this, depending on exactly what you need.
In my experience, the _install_ should not cost more than $200.

The _parts_ such as harnesses, cables, and brackets - would be the same whether they do it, or you do it.
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With Android Auto can I access my Youtube Music playlists?

When playing songs from Youtube Music through Android Auto will it use my phone's bluetooth to connect to wireless headphones?
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I've had a few Double-Dins installed over the years, and I would never do it myself. I'm good with tech, and I'm handy overall - but it's a lot of wires and I find it overwhelming, personally. You also need adapters and stuff if you want steering wheel controls, backup cameras, etc.. to work. I needed a satellite radio adapter, steering wheel harness, some module thing, and a dash kit on top of the receiver itself just for my Honda Fit. The cost of all that and installation is more than the unit itself, so keep that in mind.
Dennisrfd wrote: how do you make those things working with wheel volume/radio control buttons?
Generally, there's adapters for those. They are vehicle specific, so check a site like Crutchfield for model numbers.
TheRockNL wrote: Does anyone know if something like this would go into a 2014 Kia Rondo? I've tried searching online for what would fit, but I come across dead ends a lot in sites not having any information on this car. Apparently, it doesn't exist for many sites.
There are no dash kits available for that car, so I don't think it will fit.
EvanFBC wrote: Are these one-size-fit all? I have a 2007 Golf that I'd love to put something like this in (it currently only has a cassette deck)
Kind of. They fit most cars, but require a 'dash kit' which is basically a bezel to make it look nice.
Check here to see what you'd need: https://www.crutchfield.ca/m_750/Car-St ... Parts.html?
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For someone who just spent $500 on an Alpine ILX-W650 android unit this is an incredible deal. $200 for android auto? i would buy one just for future use. Although boss menu does seem crappy though, but who cares android auto is all the same!
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Kevin8se7en wrote: I've had a few Double-Dins installed over the years, and I would never do it myself. I'm good with tech, and I'm handy overall - but it's a lot of wires and I find it overwhelming, personally. You also need adapters and stuff if you want steering wheel controls, backup cameras, etc.. to work. I needed a satellite radio adapter, steering wheel harness, some module thing, and a dash kit on top of the receiver itself just for my Honda Fit. The cost of all that and installation is more than the unit itself, so keep that in mind.



Generally, there's adapters for those. They are vehicle specific, so check a site like Crutchfield for model numbers.



There are no dash kits available for that car, so I don't think it will fit.



Kind of. They fit most cars, but require a 'dash kit' which is basically a bezel to make it look nice.
Check here to see what you'd need: https://www.crutchfield.ca/m_750/Car-St ... Parts.html?
The wiring isn't so bad if you get a wiring kit adaptor. Everything is labeled so well that you're just matching up the wires. But that's for a basic install. Adding SWC, satellite, backup camera, etc can be a much bigger pain. My installation was pretty straightforward even with the SWC.

The other tricky part can be taking apart the dashboard to get access to the stereo. Having some trim removal tools can be very helpful. A lot of trim pieces these days are just snapped in so I always get a little nervous when having to pull hard on the trim pieces praying you don't break any of the clips or anchor points.
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Duuuuude wrote: Check out Crutchfields "Will it fit my car?" option in their product listing. They will even show the wiring harness and dash mount kit you need and whether features like steering wheel controls or AUX inputs will work.

https://www.crutchfield.ca/p_104BVCP968 ... 9685A.html
Thanks, bro. This site states more clear than the site I used to use. Great!
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Any good guides out there, whether this model or something similar on installation?

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