10.1 Android Car Stereo DIY Install
Let's talk about how the Android Double Din Car Stereo, equipped with GPS, Bluetooth, and WIFI, took my car's audio system to the next level, without breaking the bank. Although the stereo was relatively straightforward to install, getting it to snugly fit into the dash kit was no walk in the park. If you'd prefer, you can jump right to the installation video or stick around for the full story.
What Was Installed:
- Link For 10.1 Android Double Din Car Stereo: https://amzn.to/3eocZrX
- Single/Double DIN Dash Kit for 2001 – 2004 Volvo S60/V70 (Gray): https://amzn.to/3mwRNVe
- Stereo Radio Wire Harness and Antenna Adapter: https://amzn.to/32jxeor Compatible with: Volvo: 2000 2001 2002 2003 S40 / V40, 2001-2009 S60, 1999-2006 S80, 2001-2007 V70, 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 XC70 – No Factory Premium Amp
Why You Should Choose an Android Stereo
Contrast this to the outdated radio in your dad's old lorry. This bit of kit is brim-full with modern amenities to bring your in-car tunes into the 21st century. Not only does it perform all the functions of a standard car stereo, but it's like having a smartphone! Video playback, GPS navigation, even letting you keep tabs on your car's ECU; it's all at your fingertips.
Steps to Wire an Android Car Stereo
Wiring an Android stereo is a breeze if you have the right wiring harness for your car model. Interestingly, the wire colours of the harness match perfectly with the Android Car Stereo wiring. All it needs is a bit of stripping and pairing, job done! I tend to stick to heat shrink butt connectors and a heat gun when tackling this sort of wiring task.
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- Dual-Temperature Heat Gun Kit: https://amzn.to/3eq7Qje
The Car Dash Kit Was A Little Too Snug
Now, slotting the 10.1 Android into the dash kit was a bit of a wrestling match, but with a razor and a little elbow grease, we had ourselves a winner. Be aware, if you're installing a Double Din Stereo, a dash kit is absolutely necessary to keep the aesthetics on point. Luckily, our dash kit was a flexible chap, willing to accommodate both a double din and a single din radio. And even after a bit of a trim to fit our radio, it still looked smashing.
Do have a peek at the video below to see how we went about removing and installing the radio in a 2001 - 2004 Volvo S60/V70.
Topics In Video
- 00:00 10.1 Android Double Din Car Stereo DIY Install
- 01:27 Unbox Binize 10.1 Inch Double Din Android Car Stereo
- 03:03 Volvo Car Stereo Wiring Kit
- 03:47 Volvo Double Din Stereo Dash Kit
- 04:00 Wiring Double Din Android Car Stereo
- 06:48 Installing Double Din Android Car Stereo In Dash Face Plate
- 07:37 How To Remove A Volvo Car Stereo
- 10:21 Installing Double Din Android Car Stereo
- 14:44 Android Car Stereo Installed, Now Let’s Crack Some Tunes
- 17:45 Outtakes During Double Din Android Car Stereo DIY Install
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