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Just got my new octavia and try as I might I can't get my phone to find the stereo the head unit (boleno) to my understanding has Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from my phone,
I don't know if the problem is the Nokia hands free kit that had previously been installed in the car overriding the connection
Any help would be great
Oh and also where is the aux input location
Thanks in advance
By Paul Milam
I have just brought my 06 reg Skoda Octavia MK II L&K Diesel 1.9 TDI out of mothballs after having a company car for a while.
I need some advice on what to replace my original STREAM head unit with.
I know it needs to be a double DIN, I dont have a preference on manufacturer as long as its not a Chinese knock-off, I would also need to know what facer,ariel and bus adapter for steering wheel controls I would need.
I have an iPhone 7 and would like a unit that is Apple CarPlay compatible as I would like to use it for google maps and music streaming via Spotify for example and also some form of aux etc for phones that dont have apple or android CarPlay
I still have the original speakers which are sounding a little ropey so advice on what to replace them with would also be good.
I have a budget which isn't small but it isn't huge either
I bought MY11 Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI Elegance a week ago and I can't get used to with the Bolero radio and steering wheel without multifunction.
As long I can manage without buttons on the steering wheel I'm looking forward to buy another radio. Searched through ebay and google and obviously there is a lot to choose from. I don't fancy to spend 400quid for Columbus or 900 for Kenwood DNX516DABS, but I was thinking about one of those android ones from ebay.
For me must have is Bluetooth which I can easily pick up the call from touch screen, DAB is not a must but it could be quite nice to have it, sat nav I don't care at all as have full Sygic on my mobile.
Another must have is compatibility with my parking sensors.
What are You using? Does it's take long to fit it with all DAB and (if there is) sat nav antennas, what about fitting mic for bluetooth?
I have a 2013 Fabia estate Tsi ( 85). I never thought about the radio code when I bought it but the battery is playing up a bit so my thoughts turned to the radio code"just in case". With other makes of cars I have owned I have always had a card with radio code and/or it has been pencilled into the handbook by a previous owner. I looked at the radio manual and if I have read it correctly it is saying that the code is logged on the cars computer. It also seems to be saying that if i do have a new battery fitted I am to turn the ignition first then turn the radio on and it will work. Have I understood all this correctly? I have never had a computer on a car before and am used to having things like radio codes written down so apologies if I dont seem clued up on this. Can anyone out there help with this? I have contacted the garage who sold me the car but I havent had a reply. Many thanks.
I'm replacing the bog-standard STREAM stereo with a SONY DSX-A400BT head unit.
I'm having trouble with the switched live (red and yellow off the unit). It seems that both the connections from the car that go into these are both constant live (both red and white), so I'm getting a constant feed of both these regardless of whether the ignition is on or off (also checked with a multi-meter), meaning that I have to physically turn off the head unit when exiting the vehicle. This happens even if I switch the red and yellow wires from the unit (obviously as both are constant).
Has anyone had any experience with this same problem and is there an easy way around it please?
I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.