Put in a 10-inch android display screen in my 9-year-old XUV500: Impressions

This unit has picture-in-picture as effectively. So you’ll be able to hear and watch a tune whereas your maps are up.

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So mine is a 9 yr outdated XUV 500. One factor I’ve hated about most producers is the backward compatibility of latest options. I watched with envy as newer fashions got here out with higher head models. And I am caught with this puny head unit due to ‘dependencies’

Enter the Canbus. This can be a small piece of {hardware} that they set up between the pinnacle unit and each different connection. This appears to make sure that performance is not misplaced.

My head unit was inventory for therefore a few years. The GPS conked out and stopped working at the least 5 years in the past. Since their inventory maps have been pathetic and I all the time had Google Maps on my cellular, I did not miss a lot.

The automotive’s accomplished 93K km thus far. No points observe mentioning. And the anticipate the 700 is now virtually 2 years!

So what can we do within the meantime?

How about trying up upgrades to the pinnacle unit and so my search began. I got here throughout one vendor who appeared to have good opinions. I used to be all the time nervous about misplaced performance – since local weather management, and so forth are all displayed on the display screen. Plus I did not need to lose the steering controls.

A couple of years again I had modified the audio system (Mahindra supplies pathetic audio system for a premium automotive) and in addition added an Amp and a Sub with an inbuilt Amp. I confronted the dreaded disturbance in sound and lived with it for a few years by maintaining achieve to the minimal.

The fool who put in it did not actually know how you can do the job. And some weeks again, the amp blew.

That was the signal I used to be ready for: to get it rewired and pimped up.

This specific vendor that I went to subsequent – did an incredible job with the improve. (After the preliminary irritation at lengthy wait occasions) I spent virtually a whole day undoing the harm and wiping the slate clear. Within the strategy of connecting my rear cam to the brand new head unit, the rear tail gentle has developed an enormous crack.

I’ve not misplaced a lot performance. From what I figured, it is solely Tyre Tronics. And I nonetheless want to determine the place to entry the gas common. In any other case, steering controls, local weather management, all the pieces else is seen and managed on display screen and in satisfying working situation.

This unit has picture-in-picture as effectively. So you’ll be able to hear and watch a tune whereas your maps are up. It has a slot for a sim – so it might have its personal connection to the web. If that is an excessive amount of of a trouble, you’ll be able to pair it with the hotspot and use the system like every other android contact display screen. Obtain apps from the android retailer, and so forth.

Complete harm – about Rs 37k.

Doesn’t embrace the brand new amp. And the high-low converter (which I feel can kind the dreaded hiss that many older XUVs have reported)

Cons thus far:

  • Unit goes off for a short time (not as a lot because the OE unit turning off) whereas restarting the automotive.
  • No consumer guide. So it is principally study by trial and error.
  • Very excessive set up time, however that is a one off.
  • Wasn’t an intensive job – had to return once more to get the digital camera related.
  • They do not take a look at all the pieces earlier than letting you go
  • Do not anticipate undivided consideration

Put in a 10-inch android display screen in my 9-year-old XUV500: Impressions

Here is a short video.

Simply been per week since set up. In order that’s as a lot expertise as I’ve with the unit. Must go on an extended drive to check it. Unsure about sharing vendor particulars right here, so ping me and I will be pleased to share the telephone quantity, and so forth. This vendor has a tie-up with distributors in different states as effectively. I’ve requested for Mumbai. Additionally know one other vendor who has a number of YouTube movies for these in Hyderabad. However this specific vendor is in Bangalore.

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