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Hi all !

I’m  new to your community but have been in the car audio for approx 30 years, and currently work in Melbourne .  I bought my sons 2009 xr6 recently , and it has no Bluetooth camera USB etc etc soooooooooooo I plan to upgrade like everyone else . I must admit I’m a bit of an alpine man after being a dealer for many years and completing their GAIT courses ( there’s some homework for you 😜) so an Alpine AV unit is my plan. Any interest from this community, as most Ford ears have pricked up when mentioned 😃

 

Looking at this unit 😎

https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/navigation/advanced-navigation/x308au/

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Yes I’ve read a lot of those posts, and I’ve recently fitted those units and played with them .

I’m planning to professionally fit a Alpine to my FG at the car audio business and Alpine dealership that I work at. 

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sounds like you know what you want and know how to go about getting it done :)

 

update us with pics and information on your sound system build when it happens?

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Yeah no probs.

I did some measurements yesterday and I need to get the FGII/FGX top facia and ‘top hat’.

I haven’t mentioned that I wanted front/rear/sub rca out on a new unit, as I took that as a ‘gimme’ 🙂

And posting my photos on this site is done by ?

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More investigation and measurement , and looking at the $$$ the ilx702 is a far more affordable option. It hasn’t got sat nav but that can done via apple car play or android auto. 

But it has digital radio and aux input ,which another option I looked at in the iLx-w650 doesn’t have. And very appealing at $899 with a alpine camera .

https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/navigation/audio-visual-receivers/ilx-702d-cam/

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On 21/09/2019 at 10:27 AM, Rosey said:

Hi all !

I’m  new to your community but have been in the car audio for approx 30 years, and currently work in Melbourne .  I bought my sons 2009 xr6 recently , and it has no Bluetooth camera USB etc etc soooooooooooo I plan to upgrade like everyone else . I must admit I’m a bit of an alpine man after being a dealer for many years and completing their GAIT courses ( there’s some homework for you 😜) so an Alpine AV unit is my plan. Any interest from this community, as most Ford ears have pricked up when mentioned 😃

 

Looking at this unit 😎

https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/navigation/advanced-navigation/x308au/

 

I still have a GAIT manual around somewhere. I used to do a bit of car audio myself, back in the day....

 

I'll be very interested to see how you go about it. I currently run an Alpine DVA-9965E through the factory colour screen. I was thinking of running a touch screen with a Raspberry Pi, but may be persuaded if you are successful. Keep us posted on developments...

 

Some of my work, from many, many moons ago...

 

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Hi HI and Fluff !

great to hear from a GAIT student/certificate holder 😃  . And I like your boot work too 😃

As you are waiting on Alpine to FG info, so I’m also waiting on responses to my inquiry’s . There is a aftermarket dash kit coming for FG’s that will allow ( rumour has it ) a standard double din stereo. I haven’t seen it , but put up my hand for installing and testing the first one . I’m also waiting to see if my request for modifications to some alpine units are possible to make them fit, and if there are any warranty issues for the modifications.

And I’ve been away on holidays 😎

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Sorry for being soooooooo fn slooooooooooooow 😬

Bloody wreckers in my area wouldn’t supply me a fg mk2 facia and ‘top hat’ unless I bought the whole unit . One company wanted $599 for an mk2 unit after listing  on their website at $189, but increased the price when I turned up 🤬. But I have now received one and have tried an Alpine for sizing. Pictured is a 7” alpine with its surrounding trim behind my mk2 facia -hoping to fit it this week .
 I am still waiting for the previously mentioned dash kit that I’ve been told has the climate controls that is used in the Late model camira dash kit positioned above the air vents , and the double din mounting ‘hole’ positioned underneath.  This doesn’t appeal to me , but it’s versatility may appeal to others.

And I’ve had a response regarding any modifications to alpine units to aid installation, in that there would be no warranty at all .RYiQNXB.jpg

 

I love the alpine inbuilt adjustability 😃VcqvuFj.jpg

 

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Flat out at work today but started on my ‘Alpine FG ‘ project with a bit of work early , some more at lunch and after knock off. Thanks to my boss who gave me the pictured old unit to test/fashion/mount/check out things. Had to make custom brackets (of course) and didn’t get time to do any wiring ,so call this progress......a bit 😎96JjznY.jpg

 

Have a close look and let me know what you think. I’ve been in the trade long enough to take the good with the bad feedback, but I’m fussy , so nothing is going to done in a hurry 🤓

And I work at Freeway Car Audio in Dandenong , so when it’s done you can pop around for a butchers hook and listen 👀👂

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The aftermarket FG installation kit will look something like this - I assume 🤔. The air vents will in the middle obviously ,with the aftermarket climate controls on top, which is why I’ve posted it upside down 😜

But yet to see it 

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DHEXXFN.jpgmL5j0g0.jpgCrazy times eh ? Busy time at work or not at work at all 🤔 And a horrible family illness to add to the virus issues 😫

I pulled the ICC out to run the cables today, which included power harness , speaker output wires, aux input cables, rear camera harness, ext. antenna lead, USB ext. cable, and harness for steering wheel controls.

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I diy’d this over a year ago, joying android head unit, custom arduino on the canbus and deleted the factory icc. Pretty happy works great, factory sub goes better and carplay and torque guages are awesome. Cost me a fraction of a kayhan thing and was my first foray into car audio so was very rewarding.
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Hey mate unsure of the policy on linking to other forums but its all pretty well detailed over
at AFF here “DIY Head Unit Upgrade”
https://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11475851

Obviously built a lot on other ppls works, first the tesla style icc replacement then the alpine route and I went the android head unit route. I actually ummed and ahhed about the kayhan but couldnt bring myself to pay top dollar for 3-4 yr old head unit tech when I got top of the line current, subsequently reading all the problems and revisions the kayan uint went through I was pretty damn glad.

Hvac controls work fine but I have no display, had various plans to but in the end to make it cold u press cold heaps and to make it hot u press hot heaps its not that complicated lol

If u have any more questions that arent answered in the other thread or if keithy deletes my forum linking then happy to answer more here.

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