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I'm new the Commanders and have been doing some research and getting her ready for a big trip around Australia.

One of the things I've been looking at is a 9 inch Android Head Unit, to use for lots of things including 4WD & touring maps all over Australia.

I've come across this one and wondering if anyone's already installed it or something similar - it seems to be bigger than a double din & fits the NAV opening perfectly?

Seicane => Model# s088713f
 

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I've looked at it, and it looks like a great option for filling the stock navigation hole. I've also heard great things about Seicane.

My main concern about it would be the requirement of a 3G connection or Wi-Fi for Google Maps to work properly. I can see it making sense if you take the time to download offline maps.
 

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if you need maps, osmand is pretty good. just used it kings canyon and use it offroading on my klx. maps are offline and routable...


i didnt think the android units worked with the boston acoustic sound system?
 

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if you need maps, osmand is pretty good. just used it kings canyon and use it offroading on my klx. maps are offline and routable...

i didnt think the android units worked with the boston acoustic sound system?
The Seicane units are special, designed to be OEM replacements. As a result, this specific head unit is designed to plug into the factory wiring and supports the Boston Acoustics system.
 

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if you need maps, osmand is pretty good. just used it kings canyon and use it offroading on my klx. maps are offline and routable...
Didn't know about this mob.....I was just gonna get the Hema Maps etc......I'll have a closer look :wink3:
 

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neat. wonder if it supports sat radio?
No satellite radio, unfortunately. Very few head unit manufacturers have built in support for satellite radio, and as far as I know there are no Android units that support it. The head unit would have to be licensed by SiriusXM to support satellite radio, which unfortunately is very unlikely with Android units.

However, there is a SiriusXM app for Android, so as long as you have a 3G connection, you can still stream satellite radio channels.
 

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9 inch Android Head Unit Install

Hi All - Thought I'd show how my head unit stall went with my Commander.

Firstly I started with this crappy standard unit.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33167&d=1540549222

Removal of dash front was pretty straight forward.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33169&d=1540549409

Dash on the ground

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33171&d=1540549545

I had previously purchased a radio bezel conversion off eBay

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33173&d=1540549697

Before fitting the bezel conversion which converts to same size as the Jeep Nav radio unit - you need to remove the old bezel.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33175&d=1540549846

After removing, it looks a little like this

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33175&d=1540549846
 

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My original bezel looked a little "hacked" after my amateur removal

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33179&d=1540550405

The new head unit on bench.....

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33181&d=1540550489

And first placement into the dash. I simply plugged in the complete loom supplied which had a canbus decoder to match the Jeep - all plug & play - only took a minute and I could power up and play videos!

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33183&d=1540550567

The dash front just went on as easy as taking off to reveal the new look

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33185&d=1540550633

After adding in my home wifi details, she's off & running doing updates already.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33187&d=1540550735
 

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They forgot to move the hood release with the steering wheel lol

Your install looks real good. How hard was it to install the new plastic piece for the radio. Did you have to melt any plastic?
 

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They forgot to move the hood release with the steering wheel lol

Your install looks real good. How hard was it to install the new plastic piece for the radio. Did you have to melt any plastic?
I melted my new tabs onto the old dash so its fixed hard.
The new surround is a VERY tight fit - If you look very closely at the top left corner you will see where it still needs a little filing.

I know somebody that did this same install at the very same time and because it's such a tight fit, just pushed it onto the radio after fitting the dash - so his finish would be a bit cleaner and easier I think.
 
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