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Title: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on February 07, 2008, 12:59:47 PM
Im looking at getting the 7" Flip up screen from thexenonstore.com  wot else would i need so i can use it as a sat nav system?? and where can i get these extras from??  Also how  hard is it to install this screen, has anyone done this themself?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: hussein on February 07, 2008, 02:04:14 PM
I haven't got the screen myself, but seen it in action and think I know enough about it to say that it is outstandingly easy to install.  If you want Navigation through it, you will have to look for a Garmin GVN 53 (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=10573), Alpine NVE-N099P (http://www.alpine-electronics.co.uk/index.php?id=Navigation), or something else along those lines...
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 08, 2008, 05:33:15 PM
Yes, i bought the same monitor cheaper than the xenon store. check this web site: www.caradvanced.com (http://www.caradvanced.com) I bought here.
I've installed the monitor by myself, it's easy. I've used a Garmin GVN 53. they sell it also, the price is cheaper than garmin web site.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/navi.jpg)

I've installed a dvd player also:

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/dvdcartoons.jpg)

It looks so much better than an original monitor because i have more options than just a navi. ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 08, 2008, 05:47:51 PM
would you be able to write up a guide on how to install it? or did you already find one somewhere else??
thanks

p.s. looks great!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 09, 2008, 05:14:57 AM
would you be able to write up a guide on how to install it? or did you already find one somewhere else??
thanks

p.s. looks great!!

Thanks craig2d  ;D
About the installation, i just followed the guide in this web site: http://www.caradvanced.com/news/1/Installation-Guide-for-Mazda-3-FLip-Up-Monitor.html (http://www.caradvanced.com/news/1/Installation-Guide-for-Mazda-3-FLip-Up-Monitor.html).
I think it can help you  8)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 10, 2008, 04:07:55 PM
where did you install the GPS antenna? pic?? also did you buy the dvd player off the same site or have you got a different dvd player?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: MisterG on July 10, 2008, 04:17:57 PM
Now *that* is beautiful!  ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 10, 2008, 05:31:20 PM
where did you install the GPS antenna? pic?? also did you buy the dvd player off the same site or have you got a different dvd player?

They always recommend install it in the back, behind the seat to get a best reception.
I got the kit from them.

Now *that* is beautiful!  ;D

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 11, 2008, 06:11:16 PM
well ordered my screen and sat nav  ;D dont think the girlfriend will be too happy tho cos she wants to get engaged, but i think the car will cost me less over the years than she will lol... keep you informed when i get it and install it, could be a while tho as im back down in london and in nottingham soon  :( so gunna have 2 wait before i can get it all sorted.
Thanks again spolierm3 for making me aware of that site and how good it looks when its fitted.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 12, 2008, 01:43:20 AM
well ordered my screen and sat nav  ;D dont think the girlfriend will be too happy tho cos she wants to get engaged, but i think the car will cost me less over the years than she will lol... keep you informed when i get it and install it, could be a while tho as im back down in london and in nottingham soon  :( so gunna have 2 wait before i can get it all sorted.
Thanks again spolierm3 for making me aware of that site and how good it looks when its fitted.

WOW, you are fast man ;D i think she'll happy.
Keep us informed  with your new project.
Excited right ??? i was also ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 12, 2008, 10:17:37 AM
yer really excited, she has already sent it off. and said its only worth $300 for customs! im sure my girlfriend will come round to the idea  ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: neeldub on July 12, 2008, 10:12:44 PM
yer really excited, she has already sent it off. and said its only worth $300 for customs! im sure my girlfriend will come round to the idea  ;D

$300 you say.. hmmm sounds like customs will most definitely open the packaging to see what it is..

when i order my bits from the US, i normally ask the guys to send the item as a gift under the value of $50, equivalent to £25. as long a gift item is below £36, you normally escape from custom duties.. but guessing with the value of the screen etc.. the lady who sent it off didnt wanna take no risks for insurance etc..

looking forward 2 see your install ;)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 15, 2008, 10:16:38 PM
could you take a pic of your gps reciever so i can see where you put it and what it looks like. thanks
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 18, 2008, 05:03:26 AM
could you take a pic of your gps reciever so i can see where you put it and what it looks like. thanks

The Navi was installed in my trunck. I paid for the gray box where goes the navi.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/IMG_0392.jpg)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/IMG_0274copy-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: neeldub on July 18, 2008, 09:28:11 PM
could you take a pic of your gps reciever so i can see where you put it and what it looks like. thanks

The Navi was installed in my trunck. I paid for the gray box where goes the navi.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/IMG_0392.jpg)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm135/spoilerm3/IMG_0274copy-1.jpg)

as you have the garmin gps kit, where did you connect the speed sensing wire from the GPS unit to the car wiring? thats the only thing that seems tricky to me.. cheers
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 19, 2008, 02:54:34 PM
There is no speed sensing wire. It is a gps receiver that calculates the speed by communicating to the gps satallite.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: BJ the exile on July 19, 2008, 05:51:56 PM
There is no speed sensing wire. It is a gps receiver that calculates the speed by communicating to the gps satallite.


 ...............  and pretty accurate too as it calculates at an error or something like 2 or 3 metres   ...........  I use mine as a more accurate version than my car speedo.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: a15cro on July 19, 2008, 07:11:51 PM
I do too!

I have both sat nav and a gps camera detector and they are both bang on. Ideal through SPECS at roadworks.

Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: BJ the exile on July 19, 2008, 07:16:42 PM
I do too!

I have both sat nav and a gps camera detector and they are both bang on. Ideal through SPECS at roadworks.



Got Nuvi 760 and Microfuzion but only the SN gives me the speed. Specs are a sod, used to be you change lane and they were invalid but now they have imported new ones from Holland that overcome that perk  :( :(
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: neeldub on July 19, 2008, 07:24:58 PM
There is no speed sensing wire. It is a gps receiver that calculates the speed by communicating to the gps satallite.


oops sorry seems like i mistook ur garmin gps kit with the kenwood one which requires a speed sensing cable to be connected to the car's wiring.. thanks for clearing that up :)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 20, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
Anyone know how long itll take customs to sort out my parcel?? cos its been in England now since Wed and i cant wait to get it set up!!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: alfa_aficionado on July 21, 2008, 11:51:46 PM
Just placed a deposit on an MPS and came across this which I think would look awesome in it.

I saw somewhere else that you can convert it into a touchscreen - anyone here done that?
Also does anyone have any experience of using it with an Alpine Vehicle Hub Pro or similar?

Finally, craig2d have you received it from customs yet? How much did customs charge you (and what was the declared value if you don't mind me asking?)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 22, 2008, 07:49:58 AM
no im still waiting to get it from customs, well as far as i am aware, as im currently working away from home. but hopefully i'll have it for thurs/friday when i get home
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 24, 2008, 11:02:28 AM
Just placed a deposit on an MPS and came across this which I think would look awesome in it.

I saw somewhere else that you can convert it into a touchscreen - anyone here done that?
Also does anyone have any experience of using it with an Alpine Vehicle Hub Pro or similar?

Finally, craig2d have you received it from customs yet? How much did customs charge you (and what was the declared value if you don't mind me asking?)

Cheers,


Well im waiting for it to arrive, should be anytime soon now! only cost me  £35 for customs... not bad i dont think!! but thats a fair price on a gift that is only worth $300  ;)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 25, 2008, 05:34:20 PM
Well ive got my screen and sat nav fully fitted now, just need to sort out the maps. pics to come tomorrow when i get chance to upload them
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: alfa_aficionado on July 26, 2008, 12:48:05 AM
Can't wait to see the pics Craig. How long did it take you to install?

Did you go for the Garmin satnav setup? (did you get it from the xenonstore also?)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 26, 2008, 04:16:04 PM
it took me about an hour install the screen (cos id forgot to reinstall the ariel in the back of the radio, so had 2 take it out again) and about another hour to set the sat nav up, after id hidden all the miles of wire you get :P i'll post the pics tonight. i didnt get it from the xenonstore, got it from caradvance.com i just need to get better maps, as it comes with northern america and europe, but the euro maps only show motorways and A roads, so at the minute i live in the middle of no where  ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 28, 2008, 08:11:18 PM
Well as promised here are my pics, sorry they are a day or two late... stupid laptop aint recognising my SD card when i put it in  :(
Comments welcome!!!


When its closed
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0001.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0007.jpg)

When its open
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0002.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0006.jpg)

GPS receiver
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0003.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0005.jpg)

Garmin Box ( Under drivers Seat )
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/craig2d/DSCI0004.jpg)

The wires under the seat look a mess, but theyre not really, just that there are 2 fuses in them little black boxes, and i wanna be able to get to them if i need to.


Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on July 31, 2008, 09:05:54 PM
Well as promised here are my pics, sorry they are a day or two late... stupid laptop aint recognising my SD card when i put it in  :(
Comments welcome!!!

Looks great craig2d!!!  Did you install it by yourself?? Another thing, you can get it shiny with an interior protector liquid :)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 31, 2008, 10:38:05 PM
yer i did it all by my self  ;D i dont mind it not being shiny just happy thats its all fitted and working  O0
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: neeldub on July 31, 2008, 10:39:34 PM
did you get the dvd player to go along with it too?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on July 31, 2008, 10:41:02 PM
no....... not yet anyway.... i think that will be my next mini project! still trying to tell my other half that it was a good investment lol but she is slowly coming round to it, her dad on the other hand loves it and thinks its brilliant!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: metalmorgan on August 01, 2008, 10:21:28 AM
no....... not yet anyway.... i think that will be my next mini project! still trying to tell my other half that it was a good investment lol but she is slowly coming round to it, her dad on the other hand loves it and thinks its brilliant!!

You should have just told her that it had always been there, and that you can't beleive she never noticed it before.  That sometimes works with my missus when I've been spending money.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on August 01, 2008, 12:52:12 PM
haha didnt think of that, will have to try it next time  >:D
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: spoilerm3 on August 21, 2008, 04:24:52 PM
haha didnt think of that, will have to try it next time  >:D

Hey Craig2d, have you installed a rear camera???
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on August 21, 2008, 04:32:23 PM
Nah i havent bothered with a rear camera, dont let the missus drive my car so no worries about her reversing into anything. If anything i'll consider getting the dvd player but not at the moment.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: darrude on August 23, 2008, 02:35:27 PM
Excellent. look really good, I fancy it myself but can't really justify the money for how much I'd use it.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Xorro on September 28, 2008, 05:13:43 PM
How much did the Garmin black box cost?

Also, I might have the opportunity of purchasing the flip up console and screen together - how much has this cost people new? I know the console is about £70?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on November 09, 2008, 11:10:07 PM
cant remember how much the garmin box cost, but if you search for them in the uk they are around 350/400quid
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: killa3mazda on February 05, 2010, 04:51:03 PM
Im looking at getting the 7" Flip up screen from thexenonstore.com  wot else would i need so i can use it as a sat nav system?? and where can i get these extras from??  Also how  hard is it to install this screen, has anyone done this themself?

Your best bet is TTints multimedia navigation - they have all after market direct fit replacements, and the best thing is you can update and add parking sensors, dvbt, reariew cam etc as you go along and all there units are assembled here in uk with full repair and service centre. sp if u have any probs you dont have to hire a codebreaker to translate funny english to english
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on February 06, 2010, 11:27:32 AM
thanks for the reply killa3mazda, but this is a really old post! i dont even own my mazda 3 now lol
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: daiking on February 06, 2010, 11:32:47 AM
thanks for the reply killa3mazda, but this is a really old post! i dont even own my mazda 3 now lol
That's the great thing about spam, it never goes out of date  ;D

Hope the focus is treating you well.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: craig2d on February 06, 2010, 11:37:14 AM
yer still loving the focus, but still miss my mazda every now and again.... who knows maybe another mazda will be next
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Rob3MPS on August 14, 2010, 11:40:03 AM
Not sure whether to start a new thread on this - but has anyone tried:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AES-7-MAZDA3-SAT-NAV-CAR-RADIO-DVD-PLAYER-GPS-MAZDA-3-/320523978123?pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GPS_In_Car_Audio_Players_PP#ht_9862wt_1002

(ebay item 320523978123)

Doesn't seem too bad at £350 and good feedback on the 3 sold.

Rob
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: FleX on August 14, 2010, 12:53:18 PM
Not sure whether to start a new thread on this - but has anyone tried:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AES-7-MAZDA3-SAT-NAV-CAR-RADIO-DVD-PLAYER-GPS-MAZDA-3-/320523978123?pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GPS_In_Car_Audio_Players_PP#ht_9862wt_1002

(ebay item 320523978123)

Doesn't seem too bad at £350 and good feedback on the 3 sold.

Rob

This is the one I'm getting:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250552461916&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250552461916&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123)

OEM Quality from the pics he sent me plus its Digital TFT so allot clearer than the analog. Just waiting for the money now lol
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: jimmy85 on August 14, 2010, 04:44:26 PM
wow loving the ones on ebay i think i might purchase.will it be an easy install?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: FleX on August 14, 2010, 06:19:15 PM
wow loving the ones on ebay i think i might purchase.will it be an easy install?

Yup, very easy.

Simple take screws out and swap over the harness...
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Rich196 on August 14, 2010, 08:21:46 PM
wow loving the ones on ebay i think i might purchase.will it be an easy install?

Yup, very easy.

Simple take screws out and swap over the harness...

no problems, like have been reported with some of the other units?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: jimmy85 on August 16, 2010, 08:49:20 PM
has anyone got one of these?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: FleX on August 16, 2010, 09:05:52 PM
wow loving the ones on ebay i think i might purchase.will it be an easy install?

Yup, very easy.

Simple take screws out and swap over the harness...

no problems, like have been reported with some of the other units?

Lend me £300 and i'll tell you ;)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Rob3MPS on August 18, 2010, 08:43:25 AM
wow loving the ones on ebay i think i might purchase.will it be an easy install?

Yup, very easy.

Simple take screws out and swap over the harness...

I've just sent him this:

***
Hi - will this fit a Mazda 3 MPS, Dec 2006? Also, will it work OK
with the Bose sub, CD multichanger, steering wheel controls and
leave the A/C and trip computer display unaffected? Does the CD
player play mp3s? Finally (!) do you have any more pics, manual
or installation instructions you could send? Thanks, Rob
***

I'll post back when/if I get a reply. Forgot to ask about the GPS software - is it a (ahem) 'download'?

The original unit is quite easy to take out, but I'm not entirely convinced the GPS aerial and camera gubbins is exactly slot-in. Some good guides in this thread I think.

 
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Rob3MPS on August 19, 2010, 07:12:13 AM


I've just sent him this:

***
Hi - will this fit a Mazda 3 MPS, Dec 2006? Also, will it work OK
with the Bose sub, CD multichanger, steering wheel controls and
leave the A/C and trip computer display unaffected? Does the CD
player play mp3s? Finally (!) do you have any more pics, manual
or installation instructions you could send? Thanks, Rob
***

I'll post back when/if I get a reply.

[/quote]

And the swift reply: "Hi, sadly, this unit is limited and wont link up with CDC, AC trip computer. It will link up to the steering wheel controls and BOSE system. Whats your email address and ill send you the manaul. It will play MP3s."

I'm not too bothered about the CDC. Shame about the AC/etc display - rules it out for me.

Rob
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Furby on December 14, 2010, 12:09:06 PM
Ahhhhh !!! Confused.com!!!

I've been researching on the net for an aftermarket Sat Nav that can be retrofitted to my MPS 3 I fancied the flip up one because the factory fitted one is. However I have then seen the one that can be fitted into where the Radio currently is.

Not sure what to do now as my dash is all Piano Black and the double din only seems to come in matt black and the 7" flip up screen people have said it's not that good as a sat nav.

Can somebody who actually have these devices give me there own opinions on them as it would be greatly appreciated.

I tried calling Mazda UK but spoke to another idiot that didn't care again.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: S!MON on September 01, 2011, 02:32:23 PM
Not sure whether to start a new thread on this - but has anyone tried:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AES-7-MAZDA3-SAT-NAV-CAR-RADIO-DVD-PLAYER-GPS-MAZDA-3-/320523978123?pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GPS_In_Car_Audio_Players_PP#ht_9862wt_1002

(ebay item 320523978123)

Doesn't seem too bad at £350 and good feedback on the 3 sold.

Rob

This is the one I'm getting:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250552461916&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250552461916&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123)

OEM Quality from the pics he sent me plus its Digital TFT so allot clearer than the analog. Just waiting for the money now lol

Did you or did anyone else get one of these or similar?

Don't have the cash for it now, and with a baby on the way probably won't for a little while but it's something I definitely want to look into

Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Bodster on September 01, 2011, 04:19:17 PM
I bought the Eonon D5102 for £230 head rest monitors £160 and car specific rear camera £37 and had it professionally installed for a further £150.

It definitely looks the part and fits well. Kids love watching the films in the back.
Ipod interface is pretty naff and there is most definitely a loss in sound quality from the original Bose system that I guess is to be expected. Still very loud, just lacking the depth it used to have  :(

Mine didn't come with an SD card with the maps for GPS on which I am desperately trying to figure out the cheapest way of doing. Doing my canister in a bit, but no long journeys in the near future so I can wait a while.

Overall a good system, it's just the sound thing that lets it down.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: Bodster on September 01, 2011, 04:22:09 PM
Oh, and if you enjoyed your info button for all that MPG related stuff, you can kiss goodbye to that as well  :'(
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: The1nonlyhoff on December 01, 2011, 08:29:29 PM
Hi, im a newbie on here, but as a birthday present to myself, i just bought this.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150668643904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

also added the 3 year warranty. i have seen and read the reports on these, but decided to bite the bullet and just buy it as i can't see another bluetooth head unit that i like.

its due to arrive in the next day or two, so i will give a full report as and when its been installed along with my sub, and i have had a bit of a play with it.

my 2007/57 sport 2.0D has the BOSE. so i am trying to find the instructions on how to hook the BOSE up to the unit.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Sat Nav
Post by: mz3_109cv on December 08, 2011, 07:21:50 PM
Hello,
I'm from Italy and I have a Mazda 3 1.6D Black Mica. I would buy a Nav SAT 7" for my car, I view Eonon D5102 but trip computer (INFO and Clock don't work). Do you confirm that?
So I view CASKA CA3635(I would silver colour) and trip computer works very well. I would say Where I can buy CASKA 3635 silver at good price? Can you help me?
Are there any sat nav for Mazda 3 that trip computer works well?  If I buy a Caska 3635, I can install anyone DVB-T receiver and anyone wireless rear cam? Or only specific models?
I hope for your help. Thanks a lot. Ah, excuse me for my bad English. O0
Title: Flip screen sat nav
Post by: markhk on August 28, 2014, 09:00:29 PM
Hi just bought a 2007 1.6D TS2 and was thinking of fitting one of these, has anybody done this that can give me any pointers. I have tried to search through the forum but cant seem to find anything on this unit.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rupse-2004-2009-Multimedia-Navigation-Touchscreen/dp/B00KL6VBF6

Thanks
Title: Re: Flip screen sat nav
Post by: Willpower on August 28, 2014, 09:19:57 PM
Welcome to the forum...Can't say I've heard of anyone having one of these. Looks good though.