Car: 2010/1 Milano FN2
Join Date: 26th October 2017
Location: North Yorks
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Kenwood DMX7017DABS & Connects2
Hopefully this will help someone who comes up with the same issues I did fitting mine today / yesterday, I searched around and couldn't find anything definitive. My car's an 2011 FN2 but I assume it's the same for all 8th Gens.
I connected Key 1 to the Blue / Yelow from the headunit (IIRC it's the steering wheel remote)
Cut Orange & Purple loop, not convinced you need to, but I did.
I used GND and connected this to the light green Parking sensor wire from the head unit, PRK SW (otherwise your android phone will tell you to engage the handbrake for Android Auto ad nauseum... If I'd have known this in advance I'd have grounded it somewhere like the headunit itself.
For the FM receiver to pick up stations, connnect the blue Connects 2 aerial adapter wire to the White / Blue (P.Cont) from the head unit.
Steering wheel controls are working fine to set the clock, change volume and function whilst using the headunit in DAB / FM just fine.
Likwise the clock / climate control display is fine.
Nearly deafened myself trying to use steering wheel volume controls whilst using Android Auto / VLC (from phone not headunit) so I'll need to work out how to use AA properly and find a decent audio player that works from the head unit directly... It actually locked all controls on the head unit and steering wheel until I disconnected my phone.
The aux in / USB control in the arm rest no longer work but I wasn't expecting them to.
My DAB reception at home is terrible, I'll see what it's like running into work tomorrow but figure I'll have to check the DAB aerial. I don't think I managed to ground it where I've currently got it (top right, ran both the mic and aerial down the A pillar door rubber / beside the airbag. Worth noting that it's fairly easy to knock the DAB aerial connection off of the back of the head unit squeezing it in place (yes, yes I did).
I also haven't been able to get bluetooth streaming to work with the unit whilst not connected via USB (Android Auto), media streaming is disabled on the phone end (OnePlus3T) and even though the headunit is stating "Disconnected" I could make calls. Will require further investigation... Couldn't access phone as a USB device, but again, will need investigating later.
I routed (via the usb extension that comes with the headunit and one I had kicking around from years ago) a female USB along the centre console and up into the armrest box by tie wrapping the cable to the existing run, there's a grommet near the top (at the front facing the cup holders) I used to gain access.
The cage for the 7017DABS doesn't fit through the Connects Fascia and the head units surround plate is also too big to fit from the front. I played around with a few combinations as I wasn't happy with the look of the one that comes with the kit (lots of space around the unit) and ultimately ended up glue gunning the cage to the fascia kit from behind in combination witrh the black side supports (which are useless) to get a clean, gapless look.
I also had to cut the dash on the bottom left hand side of the unit to get the cage and fascia to fit - on the OEM unit there's a dash support / connector that's missing on the double din fascia to accomodate it, where this would go in the dash was blocking the unit from fitting so I cut it out. I figure it's holding the double din just fine, so if I ever replace the standard unit, it will too!
Where a previous owner had had a handsfree kit, there was already a small hole for the GPS unit wire to fit at the edge of the new fascia and old top piece in front of the clock / dual zone display - so this is where mine's living.
I had to intially remove a previously installed Bluetooth streaming device and realised I actually do have the footwell LEDS fitted, but they're so dim as to be irrelevent!
Sound quality over standard is much improved already, without having gotten everything working as yet (I'll need to research / RTFM).