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Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

mymangochutney
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Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

Post by mymangochutney »

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/13-3-in ... 38803.html


Reminds me of the Havis system but missing a 0 in the price!

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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I'd do it if it supported Sirius.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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My first concern with this would be Android 6 - Marshmallow as released like in 2015?

For my comfort level I would only consider the latest Android OS which is 8.

I like the idea of the Tesla screen - but knowing how finicky these things tend to be be, I'd be more comfortable with dedicated buttons for my AC/Heat like this unit http://www.carnaviplayer.com/aftermarke ... 2017-p-894

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

Post by Soda_can_dan »

Where do you find all these weird china radios? Lol

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Soda_can_dan wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Where do you find all these weird china radios? Lol
they all seem to come up when you do a Google search for "Ford, Taurus, head unit, radio"

based on the stereo shops i've been to around here they say there are no aftermarket faceplates/kits for 2013-2017 Ford Taurus mainly because these mfgs are tired of Ford changing the console design every few years.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Jake_Blues wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Soda_can_dan wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Where do you find all these weird china radios? Lol
they all seem to come up when you do a Google search for "Ford, Taurus, head unit, radio"

based on the stereo shops i've been to around here they say there are no aftermarket faceplates/kits for 2013-2017 Ford Taurus mainly because these mfgs are tired of Ford changing the console design every few years.
I was told the same thing and couldn’t personally find a dash kit. Once i saw the Chinese screen on your other post, I was sold on it. I like the other one better than this one because it plays cds and dvds.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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GonzoWerke wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 am
I'd do it if it supported Sirius.
You could use the app on the device?

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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mymangochutney wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:15 pm
GonzoWerke wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 am
I'd do it if it supported Sirius.
You could use the app on the device?
DAMN! Never thought of that! ...but my data...

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

Post by mymangochutney »

I thought American carriers had unlimited data for cheap?

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Now that you mention it...I think the Wife did get us unlimited.

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I just installed this Tesla radio. For the most part it’s great, however there is no SIM card option available so you have to use your phone as a WiFi hotspot. And there is no way to activate rear defrost. Besides that it is awesome and far cheaper than the only other way more expensive option.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Soda_can_dan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:32 am
I just installed this Tesla radio. For the most part it’s great, however there is no SIM card option available so you have to use your phone as a WiFi hotspot. And there is no way to activate rear defrost. Besides that it is awesome and far cheaper than the only other way more expensive option.
Awesome! Any chance you could share a couple of pics?

That's weird about the rear defroster...

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

Post by mymangochutney »

shreksbrother wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Soda_can_dan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:32 am
I just installed this Tesla radio. For the most part it’s great, however there is no SIM card option available so you have to use your phone as a WiFi hotspot. And there is no way to activate rear defrost. Besides that it is awesome and far cheaper than the only other way more expensive option.
Awesome! Any chance you could share a couple of pics?

That's weird about the rear defroster...
seconded, would love pics!

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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I bought the Car Navi unit, I haven't had the time to mess with it between work and school yet.

Do you need the civ console to get these to fit properly? The police radio seems shorter, might have to trim a bit of it down to get my aftermarket radio to fit with the police console. Otherwise, I'll be making a trip to the junkyard lol.

Assuming it works out, I'll post some pictures later this week.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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cool!

can't wait to see pics.

did you get the rear camera and OBD II add ons?

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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I only got the android auto add-on, I have a Bluetooth OBD sensor and the car came with an aftermarket rear view mirror camera. I'm having a console shipped to me so it will be a while yet. It also looks like it came with an adapter for those SYNC/AUX modules, so it will be fun if I can use those in a non-sync car lol.

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Image

Got it installed today and it works pretty good, I ran out of time to get the center console installed but I'll post it later when its all together. I freaked out when I noticed I was missing a wiring harness, but that was for some of the speakers that aren't in the PI Sedan or for Sync I guess. One feature that this has that wasn't advertised is it actually has a Sync app to retain sync features.

Thank you to all of the users for little nuggets of helpful information

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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excellent job!

are you planning on moving the speakers out of the rear deck to the rear doors?

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Do you have the civi console or PI console? Wondering how it fits with the PI console

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Re: Has anyone bought this tesla style screen?

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Need a civi console, the radio is much longer than the PI version, and is keyed differently for civi bezels.