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I am looking to upgrade the head unit to an Android auto system in the ES but the only thing I can find is in Australia. Can anyone tell me what they used to replace the head unit as far as wiring harness and everything needed.
 

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There are a few dedicated eclipse cross abdroud unit on market that has an accompanying wiring adapter. Otherwise u would have to splice wires.
Reverse camera will be your main issue.
There are kits for steering controls.
I am converting to the smart display
 

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What do you mean the smart display? The one that comes in the LE and above?
 

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What do you mean the smart display? The one that comes in the LE and above?
Yes ....the tablet mount looking display.... it basically capable of doing what android radio can do and is more intergrated... however if u desire a larger screen then by all mean android system.
 

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Yes ....the tablet mount looking display.... it basically capable of doing what android radio can do and is more intergrated... however if u desire a larger screen then by all mean android system.
Where are you getting it from I would like to order one.
 

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Ebay...but like how ur in the USA should be a easy search for a crash/salvage and remove required parts should be plug n play
 

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Hi guys I'm new to the forum from Asia.
My EC came with the entry-level factory headunit same as the ES grade, which I am trying to upgrade into the SDA unit as suggested above.

Before breaking the bank for the SDA unit (been searching through eBay and some salvage sites, no luck so far),
I'd appreciate if someone could share more experience on how to get the entire thing connected.

Got some research done myself but I'm not sure if it's as simple as plug-and-play.
Please correct me if any of the following is wrong.

1. Parts Required
  • SDA Unit

  • Touchpad (#8616A077) - Is this necessary? Since the central console next to the parking brake and gear knob doesn't have the space for this, it seems to be a large hassle to get this installed. Would there be anything more than a warning message on the SDA display everytime during startup if the touchpad is simply not installed?

  • Dual USB Port and Wires (#8718A042, #8755A168) - Are the ports for the SDA strictly divided into one for smartphone connection and the other for USB media? Any cheaper alternatives as these are usually not available via salvage sites?

  • Frame - (#8002c336xa) - Guess the central frame sitting just underneath the head-unit (which holds the A/C outlet) needs to be changed as well, otherwise the dimension doesn't match. Can we just get one of the common aftermarket carbon fibre cover that sticks onto the original frame and have the hole covered instead?

2. Connections
Had a quick search online but wasn't able to check the wires connected behind the original headunit, therefore I'm not exactly sure what I've got with my current unit.
Besides the dual USB output and HDMI output, these are the things that needs to be connected to the SDA off my mind:
  • Audio Output - Should be simple plug-and-play
  • Factory Rear View Camera w/ 360° Display - Should be simple plug-and-play(?)
  • Steering Wheel Controls - Should be simple plug-and-play
  • Voice Input - If any?
  • Touchpad - How are they connected? Most of the 2nd hand touchpads doesn't come with any wirings at all.
  • ETAC / ODB / Vehicle Data - Not sure about this one, any connections as the SDA unit seems to be able to adjust certain vehicle settings? Or are they the same as the original headunit?
In short, do I need any extra wiring connections besides those originally fitted for my factory headunit? Or would there be any features on the SDA being limited?

Thanks for everyone's time and advice. Really appreciated! 🙏
If I could make this work somehow it would just make my EC so much better. It's just sad the SDA aren't even available as an option in my market. :(
 

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Dual usb port for stock smartphone link system


Check link above...
Yes its possible to connect plug n play ... Sda con operate without touch pad (i an yet to confirm if wires/plug is present shifter bezel as I plan on changing to install touch pad in future)
Cheaper usb alternative exist as seen in link above
Frame - (#8002c336xa) is the hard to come by ...I also thought about using carbon cover but not sure i would like how it look.

Touch pad... I plan to wire touch pad if harness/plug not present as out of 10 terminal only 2 is needed to connect and they are for CAN, others are background lights and a think power source.

Sda/ head unit has the etacs/obd2/CAN/vehicle data wire already. ....I am just not sure if touch pad plug wires are present. But head unit can operate without touch pad.
 

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Dual usb port for stock smartphone link system


Check link above...
Yes its possible to connect plug n play ... Sda con operate without touch pad (i an yet to confirm if wires/plug is present shifter bezel as I plan on changing to install touch pad in future)
Cheaper usb alternative exist as seen in link above
Frame - (#8002c336xa) is the hard to come by ...I also thought about using carbon cover but not sure i would like how it look.

Touch pad... I plan to wire touch pad if harness/plug not present as out of 10 terminal only 2 is needed to connect and they are for CAN, others are background lights and a think power source.

Sda/ head unit has the etacs/obd2/CAN/vehicle data wire already. ....I am just not sure if touch pad plug wires are present. But head unit can operate without touch pad.


Hello,do you know which two clamps these are? do they get to can + can-?
have installed a China headunit and would like to use my touchpad
 

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Hello,do you know which two clamps these are? do they get to can + can-?
have installed a China headunit and would like to use my touchpad
1 illumination - ( background light/park ligt negative/ earth)
2 nill
3 nill
4... illumination + (background light/ park light, positive)
5 B+ ( power source positive)
6 Earth (earth/negative for main power source)
7 canH (can+)
8 canL ( can-)
9. Nill
10 Acc . (connect to Accessory power source)
Once CAN n power source are connected touchpad works

Sorry abt poor pic of connector
 

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Which headunit it came with originally?
And are you trying to make the touch pad operate with the aftermarket radio in pic?
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Last pic is the factory smart display top is the regular ....the pin # may differ but they are in the same position just that its flip
 

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yes is aftermarket head
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