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2010 VE Calais Headunit upgrade

hsvluva

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Hello
Just downgraded from a VF Calais to a S1 VE Calais. The IQ is terrible so looking at upgrading. Was initially considering the 11" Kayhan Audio model but I have seen the reviews fellow BM's have posted on the VF model so might steer clear.

I am considering the new Aeropro FP9450BK Dual zone fascia ($450 odd), plus a 7-8" headunit that has wireless Apple Carplay and DAB+. This will cost similar to the Kayhan with a higher finish I think. Anyone have any suggestions as to the road to take/models to look at. I don't think I need a GPS in the Headunit as I will just use google maps on the carplay but if it has GPS no problems. Will a 8" fit this fascia?

Cheers Guys.
 

timd29

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Hello
Just downgraded from a VF Calais to a S1 VE Calais. The IQ is terrible so looking at upgrading. Was initially considering the 11" Kayhan Audio model but I have seen the reviews fellow BM's have posted on the VF model so might steer clear.

I am considering the new Aeropro FP9450BK Dual zone fascia ($450 odd), plus a 7-8" headunit that has wireless Apple Carplay and DAB+. This will cost similar to the Kayhan with a higher finish I think. Anyone have any suggestions as to the road to take/models to look at. I don't think I need a GPS in the Headunit as I will just use google maps on the carplay but if it has GPS no problems. Will a 8" fit this fascia?

Cheers Guys.
If it's a v8, keep it original and stick your phone in aux. If it's a v6 do whatever, No one will care in a few years haha
 

CreamyCake

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Hello
Just downgraded from a VF Calais to a S1 VE Calais. The IQ is terrible so looking at upgrading. Was initially considering the 11" Kayhan Audio model but I have seen the reviews fellow BM's have posted on the VF model so might steer clear.

I am considering the new Aeropro FP9450BK Dual zone fascia ($450 odd), plus a 7-8" headunit that has wireless Apple Carplay and DAB+. This will cost similar to the Kayhan with a higher finish I think. Anyone have any suggestions as to the road to take/models to look at. I don't think I need a GPS in the Headunit as I will just use google maps on the carplay but if it has GPS no problems. Will a 8" fit this fascia?

Cheers Guys.
I have got a S1 VE SS myself with centre console looking outta 1990s. U can find cheap Series2 stuff off wreckers and do it urself. There's DIYs on YouTube how to. U might need a loom and programming to be able to make it work with ur car which I think u can get from envyus customs i think.
 

Fu Manchu

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If it's a v8, keep it original and stick your phone in aux. If it's a v6 do whatever, No one will care in a few years haha
Or keep the parts in a box. Do the after market install. There’s no cutting wires etc.
 

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You loose the flip compartment underneath.
Facia is black, which doesn’t fit in with the gunmetal colour of the Calais.

However, I’ve had a CarPlay headunit in my VZ for years and love it. Connectivity is so easy. Sat nav via Google maps.
Reverse camera.

Really miss it when I drive our VE Calais.

Just getting a good headunit in would be worth the compromises.
 
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