has anyone fitted a removeable tablet instead of going down the double din route ? . no having to mess about fitting another dash or having to cut or modify a double din to fit etc
This is where another multi function steering wheel will come into play ... I will have a separate nav in eye sight . But a head unit that has all the gizmos I need will be on the cards for sure ..For me, touch screens are a no no. Eyes on the road, and hands on the wheel. Rotary controls, or push buttons with tactile feedback are the only (imo) safe driver interface.
but no obd2 , mobile hotspot etc etcPhone plus Bluetooth adapter for the OEM HU, and you're away. Sat Nav (up to date maps, free, and real time traffic), hands free calls, music, digital radio, SD Card on some too. Voice control for most functions.
All plug and play, no complex mods, not expensive, and fully reversible if you sell the car - not that you would, of course
Why not? Phones and tablets have the same functionality (but tablets are a bit passe now, overtaken by Chromebooks).but no obd2 , mobile hotspot etc etc
Pretty sure it's not going to give me the info I want ... with torque pro I can have 6 gauges all working at the same time with real time data .. plus I can add a number of more gauges for different info ..... phone will be connected via bluetooth to the new head unit . This is the info I am used to having access to in my old car .. I found it far better and reliable than the dash cluster guages@WayneoA2 Have you thought of getting Colour DIS fitted, it has the functionality your looking for and replaces the dis screen in the instrument cluster together, it has a whole list of features that you’d find useful and you can partially do away with VCDS as you can read/clear error codes. You could then just use your phone for satnav?
@timmus and others have posts on it and there are others showing it’s huge number of functions.
You can have most of that info and more, just on a smaller screen and configurable. It wasn’t an OEM option as it’s a retrofit but accesses every bit of engine data available and at no point would I consider it unreliable. Have a read about it as I went down this route and love it. Clearly each to their own but just wanted to make you aware of an alternative.Pretty sure it's not going to give me the info I want ... with torque pro I can have 6 gauges all working at the same time with real time data .. plus I can add a number of more gauges for different info ..... phone will be connected via bluetooth to the new head unit . This is the info I am used to having access to in my old car .. I found it far better and reliable than the dash cluster guages
Granted it looks nice but I'm just so used to torque pro and its layout and all the other stuff it can do plus being able to remove the dongle to check codes on other cars etc