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Now that title is a bit of a mouthful!

Anyway, I have just ordered one of these:
Joying 7"

It has GPS Sat Nav, MP3, MP4, Radio (DAB with an additional adapter), can be connected to front and rear cameras (available separately), steering wheel control programmable, can be connected to a USB hard drive full of your own music and video libraries and can drive two additional screens such as head rest screens for the kids.

What's more, it is branded. Most of you will probably associate something labeled as Joying 7" as something from an Anne Summers collection but they are a real firm and they do answer emails the same day.

The big draw to this one is that the screen is separate from the 'workings' and so can hopefully be installed where the oddments tray currently sits with no worries over depth.

I also intend to raise the HEVAC control unit up a slot to make it more accessible and have bought a single din oddments tray to sit below it.

I shall keep you updated as to its arrival and how I get on installing it all.

Regards,

Smiler.

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I look forwards to this as this is on my "to do" list

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It arrived first thing monday morning (a couple of days early) just before we set off on holiday. Very well packaged. I have taken photos and will upload when I get chance.
Having since got home I have attacked and can confirm that the 'head unit' box will fit down in the depths behind the HEVAC unit leaving the original stereo space clear for a cubby hole/odments tray which I have already purchased. I can also confirm that I have working steering whel controls.
Instructions are a bit lacking but then a lot of it will depend on variances between different vehicles. I am noting everything that I do to make it work in a P38 and will write it all up.
So far so good.

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That sounds ideal. Can you install Spotify?

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When I finally get it all up and running I'll let you know.

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Well here goes, the initial install post.

First, how it arrives:

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Installing the head unit.

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The rear location bracket for the original radio.
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Folded back out of the way, it can now be used to keep cables tucked tidily away.
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Front face of head unit showing screen mounting clips and connection ribbon lead.
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Plastic surround removed to give more space but mounting clips retained to protect ribbon cable from crushing.
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Rear showing lots of connection options.
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Lowered into position, front facing the driver, bottom face toward the heater box.
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Wiring

The unit comes with a choice of two looms, one of which is largely pre-terminated with a standard plug.
There are a number of 'free' wires that still need to be wired to suit your application.
There are two wires available for steering wheel controls.
The P38 only uses one wire for steering wheel inputs so only one requires connecting.

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I discovered this after fitting pins to both wires...
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All plugged in.
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Also connected is the GPS aerial, radio aerial, reversing camera (not included) and the microphone (for hands free).
The two trailing USB cables have been routed to accessible locations, one in the redundant ash tray for USB memory stick access, the other will have a broadband dongle plugged into it.

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Fitting the screen - Part 1

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Remove front strip from cubby hole area (metal locking star washers on plastic studs on rear face).
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The cubby hole wil need to be cut off.
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Cut back from the edge.
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Then file any edges down level with surrounding structure.
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Trial fitting the screen, it needs to sit tight to the bottom edge and against the clock mount.
Note the original mounting clips for attaching to the head unit.
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Lower edge also needs removing.
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Once happy the edges can be tidied up with files and abrasive paper.
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Fitting the screen - Part 2

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Two strips of U-section metal are required. In this case I have cut down some alloy box section down to suite.
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The 'walls' need triming down each end. only by 1mm at one end and enough to allow it to be slid into position at the other.
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Corrosponding slots are then cut into the switch mounting structure and the top of the oiginal head unit cut-out.
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Use the screen to get the positioning dorrect. Don't forget to make sure that it is tight to the bottom edge and the clock mount.
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The thinner 'tang' goes to the top.
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The ends need to be filed flush to the surrounding structure.
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Remove the four mounting clips from the back of the screen and with the screen hard against the bottom right edge and the two strips pushe up hard against the switch mounts, drill two screw holes on each strap to line up with the existing screw holes in the back of the screen.
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The screen should now be secure in place.
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Fitting.

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The screen will interfere with some of the original support structure so this needs to be cut away. Thankfully, being a Land Rover product as opposed to a flimsy french thing there is enough inherent strength and rigidity in it all to take it.
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Screen ribbon plugged in.
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All done. Note that there is enough space to alow fitment of a single din sized oddments tray in the now vacant head unit slot.
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More to follow...

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Looks good, let us know what you think of the unit.

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Like that.

Really must do something about the non-existent ICE in mine one day.

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I am having an issue at the moment with the sound not always coming on when turning the ignition on. Joying have been quick to answer my messages and have already sent me a firmware update and the factory reset code (which haven't fixed the problem but at least so far they are trying their best).
Sound quality seems impressive.
I'll keep you posted.

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Great job.
Don't see a major worry if the sound comes on OK if you turn the beast on separately rather than have it come up automatically when switching the ignition on. Or does it have to be set up for automatic turn on so memory settings aren't lost?

Personally I don't like auto start on audio systems. Probably because I don't use radio all the time.

Looks like that will be next months P38 presents.

Clive

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It has a permanent live feed to keeping memory settings like all units.

Disabling auto-turn-on might be the way this is resolved. It has one-touch activation anyway so it's no great shakes to touch the screen once the engine is running.

They have got back to me again already and have asked me to video what is happening so that they can pass it on to their engineers (along with a photo of the 'system information' screen) so they are certainly trying their best and their English is very good. So far I cannot fault the aftersales service.

I have noticed that (when it is playing) the vocals are very clear. There have been songs that I have been listening to for years that have suddenly made sense when previously the words had got a bit lost.

I shall keep you all up to date as to progress.