Car: 2007 Galaxy FK2 EX
Join Date: 26th January 2016
Location: East Anglia
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Latest connection options for PFL 8th gens with nav
We have all seen the wiki where it goes through the different connection options for the pre facelift but are there any updated options/considerations. The music source will be my iphone 6s as it has all my stored music, my music streaming apps and my DAB radio apps.
The FM transmitter route it out as I've tried a number of different ones over the years and the audio quality is just not worth the hassle/expense.
So we have the connects2 option for a simple RCA or 3.5 mm input option, this is the cheapest simplest option. Coupled with a Logitech bluetooth connector I can connect to the unit wirelessly but apart from volume I won't be able to control whats playing-skip tracks etc. combined cost for both units should be about 70-75 quid.
Xcarlink sounds better as I believe it does offer some ipod control. however does this control extend to a connected iphone? I assume this will be via the USB input in the unit and a lightning cable? These are about 80 new or for bluetooth ones about £130!! Plus a lightning cable to hardware in.
So what other options are there? I don't want something that gives me all the menu options or anything like that, just simple back and forwards through tracks.
I know some will say just use the phone for this but with the crackdown and increased fines for phone use when driving I don't want be going anywhere near the phone while driving. Luckily with the HFT in the EX this isn't a problem at the moment anyway.
Whatever happens I know I would need a "Y" cable
Having the EX model means I don't want to upgrade to a new double din unit. While I'm sacrificing the improved sound quality I could enjoy from a new HU, I like the OE look and that everything is built in a works etc. I already run a compact sub to ease some of the pain here anyway
Last edited by Davels; 27th January 2017 at 12:29.