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Head Unit upgrade on Fabia 3

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Hi guys,

I have a fabia active, So I Bought a new Head unit based on android, and I'm waiting it to be delivered.

So I wanted to ask You if You know how to remove the Active HU

 

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It's still quite early days for the MK3 Fab. 

 

Maybe nobody on the forum has tried yet. 

 

Go on, be the first ;) haha 

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Imagine it would involve a couple of those tools, similar to in these videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=skoda+octavia+radio+removal

 

Is most of the head unit in the Glovebox like on the Octavia?

 

How would you control the car functions, locking, lights options etc if you get rid of the standard head unit?

 

What head unit does it have at the moment, is it the BLUES or the SWING?

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Imagine it would involve a couple of those tools, similar to in these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=skoda+octavia+radio+removal

Is most of the head unit in the Glovebox like on the Octavia?

How would you control the car functions, locking, lights options etc if you get rid of the standard head unit?

What head unit does it have at the moment, is it the BLUES or the SWING?

You can do all the locking stuff and much more with Vcds

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Which stereo have you ordered?

 

I know that you can get a Kenwood (I think) upgrade for the new style stereos fitted by Skoda so it is possible. Just not sure if coding etc is required to avoid errors etc.

 

Plus depending on the shape of the stereo you have bought it might need a facia?

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yea I have ordered couple of this keys, thanks.

 

Imagine it would involve a couple of those tools, similar to in these videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=skoda+octavia+radio+removal

 

Is most of the head unit in the Glovebox like on the Octavia?

 

How would you control the car functions, locking, lights options etc if you get rid of the standard head unit?

 

What head unit does it have at the moment, is it the BLUES or the SWING?

BLUES, so there is noting to control from the radio

 

 

Which stereo have you ordered?

 

I know that you can get a Kenwood (I think) upgrade for the new style stereos fitted by Skoda so it is possible. Just not sure if coding etc is required to avoid errors etc.

 

Plus depending on the shape of the stereo you have bought it might need a facia?

ordered an android based stereo fitted to the fabia

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yea I have ordered couple of this keys, thanks.

 

BLUES, so there is noting to control from the radio

 

 

ordered an android based stereo fitted to the fabia

Interested to see the result !

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yea I have ordered couple of this keys, thanks.

 

BLUES, so there is noting to control from the radio

 

 

ordered an android based stereo fitted to the fabia

Where did you find a correct frame to fit the 2 din stereo?

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It has an harness adaptor so you dont need any wiring or stuff like that.

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So it's been a little while. What are your experience with the android head unit.

Pros and Cons?

Do you still have access to the service indicator? And the illumination menu?

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