Radio upgrade on 06 Octavia II
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the only thing i dislike about my car is my imfotainment. i tried to import radio logos and there are no support for that at all.
it was at this point among other functuons like not having smart link or smartgate that i have finally become displeased with it.
is it then possible for me to take it out and put in a bolero unit that has these supported features or another infotainment system from another brand that fit into my car.
has any ony one done rhis before?
Please advise me. I have a 2012 Octavia 1.8 TSi DSG MK2 FL Elegance, (Manufactured on 21st June 2012), with a Bolero radio 6CD unit installed with no Bluetooth.
I would like to replace it with a Bolero WITH Bluetooth, possibly a used unit from Ebay or the like. Or is it possible that mine has bluetooth but has n
The 2nd hand ones I have seen advertised, show the 4 options along the top of the screen, one of which shows "BT" unlike mine that only has 3 boxes.
I know some of you would suggest one of the lovely aftermarket, all singing all dancing head units, but " She who must be obeyed " said I'm not allowed to, and for fear of Death, or worse, much to my sorrow, I must take this route. ( I'm a very young 61 yr old who loves modern Tech. ).
Now, I know I would have to buy a microphone,unless it's already there,(I haven't checked yet), pref the correct one that fits in the light unit above my head, but will a straight head unit swap work. ?
I do not have steering wheel controls or a maxidod display, and I want to keep the car looking standard, hence the like for like swap.
I don't mind going up a model in stereos, as long as it is a Skoda one that looks like it came with the car. I don't like the option that is offered by my skoda dealer with a little screen on the dash.
Obviously, I want to keep all of the functionality that I get now, such as reversing display, AUX input, (Socket under armrest), Climate control display, etc.....
Below are pictures of the VIN plate and the radio software screen etc if it helps at all. But if there is any other info you need in able to assist me, please ask. I can extract codes from the ECU, as I have a CARISTA OBD2 Dongle and APP. If there are any you need.
Thanks to all.
Regards from Keith in Clacton on Sea, Essex.
I have recently bought a 2014 reg CitiGo and I am finding the sound a bit pants so I want to get a new stereo. It seems easiest to upgrade to a Skoda-stereo as this will guarantee the Garmin thingy will still dispay all the info and that the dashboard will look nice :-)
But... Is the sound of the Skoda upgrade any better or is the problem with the speakers? I'm happy to buy new speakers etc but I would rather prefer to check if the problem can be solved with a new stereo before I rip the car apart.
I am worried that if I fit an aftermarket stereo, I will lose functionality on the Garmin.
I know nothing about fitting car stereos or about speakers so most of the posts in other forums about improving sound are way over my head. Basically Halfords want to sell me a new radio and a facia first and then see if the speakers are needed as well.
Anyone able to tell me about the sound difference between the 'old' and 'new' Skoda stereos?
I am wanting to add Bluetooth to my bolero stereo in my Octavia.
Not sure where to start. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I'd mainly like to make calls but being able to stream music would be nice too.
Had a look through the posts on here but so far nothing definitive.