Acura4Ever
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:45 am

Just install a raspberry that run with android auto. That is what I use ;)
Leaf 2013
Qc, Canada
2nd lost @ 90K Km

MAR156
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:31 pm


nickrout
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Acura4Ever wrote:Just install a raspberry that run with android auto. That is what I use ;)

I would like to hear more about how you did this, in particular how you are getting the output from the raspberry onto the Nissan screen.

Thanks, Nick.

Acura4Ever
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Thu May 23, 2019 1:19 pm

I add the raspberry with a touchscreen installed on the dash. It's not replacing the nissan's lcd. From what I search it's not possible when you have the NAV option. So I just follow this web site : https://github.com/opencardev/crankshaf ... Crankshaft

Everything works great but wanted to have wifi tethering and now many problem using android auto. With the usb cable, it was good. It's like having a second screen from the phone but on the raspberry, with limited option (call, msg, gps, music)

I'll take a picture of my setup.

It's good but you cannot run leafspy on it. So, i'm actually trying something else the have all the same feature of a phone but with leaf spy.

Hope it clarify your question.
Leaf 2013
Qc, Canada
2nd lost @ 90K Km

nickrout
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Fri May 24, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks, that does answer my questions. I am new to Leafs and was kinda hoping there was some sort of aux video input so I could just plug an external video source in, but alas that does not seem possible.

Thanks again for answering :)

Acura4Ever
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Fri May 24, 2019 7:47 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gSTHnnE3XkCXrm189
With the raspberry you can have a aux input like a camera from what I know. I'll add a oem camera directly to the nav screen but haven't took the time.
Leaf 2013
Qc, Canada
2nd lost @ 90K Km

nickrout
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Fri May 24, 2019 3:45 pm

Thanks for the picture. I don't think the wife is likely to allow me to add another screen.

I wish some smart person would develop an open source head unit that fully integrated with the leaf. Perhaps communicating with the leaf via can bus.

What exactly are the barriers to putting, say, an Android head unit in and running leaf spy and torque?

bitmanEV
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Re: Has anyone replaced the navi unit with a android auto head unit?

Mon May 27, 2019 11:35 am

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