2016/03/16

How to Set Wallpaper for Car DVD Player GPS Nav Unit?

Nowadays it's common to install an aftermarket car DVD player GPS nav unit because of the excellent features it provides. If you purchased a DVD nav unit, normally there's an default image for the wallpaper which is the same as all buyers, just like the boot car logo when startup. But do you know you can also custom a personalized background image as the wallpaper of the unit?

Firstly you can prepare the image you would like to set, the resolution for the image should be the same as your screen, for example, if your screen is 800*480, then the background image should also be with 800*480 resolution, so that it's clear enough after setting. You may need to use Photoshop to custom the image, the wallpaper can be chosen as a photo from you or your family, or beautiful scenery, or anything else, the clearer the better, for more wallpapers you can check this site.

After you have already prepared the background image, you can copy the image to a USB device or a micro SD card, then connect the USB with USB cable or insert the SD card into the SD card slot(not the GPS card slot) which is usually at the front panel of the DVD nav unit.

So your USB device has been connected with the unit now, click USB icon in main menu, enter into USB mode, browse files and find out the image, double click the image, then save this image as your wallpaper, then you will see a message "set wallpaper successfully". 

This video can also show you how to set wallpaper for aftermarket car DVD player and GPS Nav head unit: 



By the way, for Android OS, setting a wallpaper is the same as you set in your Android mobile phone. 





2016/03/11

DIY Suzuki SX4 Radio DVD GPS Navi Install

Installation for an aftermarket Suzuki SX4 radio is quite easy for a professional mechanic or a car stereo shop, but we also would like to share with you this installation guide for the Suzuki SX4 radio dvd gps unit, which comes with wiring harness ready for existing SX4 factory plug and fits exactly in your center console, so you will not need any double din mounting frame to relocate it, it's plug and play.

How does the replacement looks like compared to factory SX4 radio unit?

A new Android 5.1.1 OS Suzuki SX4 radio GPS is available now:
Android Suzuki SX4 Radio GPS


The new Android Suzuki SX4 radio GPS comes with 8" HD 1024x600 resolution capacitive and multi-touch screen, 4-Cores 1.6GHz CPU, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, more features including WiFi, Mirror-Link, etc.

Below is the wiring harness and all accessories included in the package.

1x wiring harness
1x USB cable
1x iPod cable for iPod/iPhone 4/4S
1x remote control
1x GPS antenna
1x Stylus
1x User manual

Note: The GPS SD card with GPS maps is already in the GPS card slot, because the seller should test the unit with navigation system before the shipment.

This new radio dvd is going to be installed in a 2010 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback, see the dash picture as following:

















1. In order to get the factory car radio out, firstly you will need to pry off the metal strip on both sides, get a plastic pry bar and slowly pry from the strip/trim sides until you can pry from the bottom to the top. Because there are 4 buckles on each strip. The bottom 2 buckles are plastic which is easy to pull out, and the top 2 buckles are metal.




2. After pulling out 2 metal strips, you can see 4 screws fixed the factory SX4 radio, use a cross screwdriver to remove 2 screws on left side and 2 screws on right side.


3. You are able to pull out the factory Suzuki SX4 radio/CD out now, use a towel underneath to protect the air conditioning panel.


4. Unplug the factory wiring harness at back, press the buckle to pull out the plug, get the factory radio out.



5. Remove 2 screws at top of the new Suzuki SX4 radio DVD GPS navi unit, these screws are used to protect the DVD loader during shipment, if you did not remove these 2 screws, you will not be able to use DVD function, the disc can not be inserted into.


6. Connect GPS antenna with the back port of the new unit, connect iPod cable, USB cable, plug the new wiring harness. You can put the USB and iPod cable at glove box, so it's invisible.


7. After all cables are well connected, push the new SX4 head unit into the dashboard, install screws to fix the new unit, install the strip/trim on both sides. That's all. Now you can turn on the unit and test every function now. Enjoy!


















2016/03/10

What Can Aftermarket BMW DVD GPS Navigation Head Unit Do For You?

To the car navigation systems enthusiast and more so BMW car owners, the BMW DVD GPS Navigation Head Unit is the perfect choice for real time car entertainment in as far as quality High Definition (HD) display, quality sound system and detailed navigation are concerned. Depending on the model of your BMW car ranging from the BMW 3 series(E46 or E90), BMW X5 E53 or BMW 5 series E39 and many others, you can choose a BMW DVD GPS navigation head unit that is suitable for you according to your car model.

The aftermarket BMW DVD GPS navigation head unit can do a lot for you as it has been experienced by a number of BMW owners. As mentioned above, this system has a wide full touch screen that allows you to make fast selections for your specifications on the factory menu and the new menu for GPS navigation, USB, DVD player and even the iPod. The screen from the BMW navigation system helps you to keep your kids entertained by playing some DVD movies and cartoons hence less distractions from the children which helps you to concentrate on driving.





















The wide screen also offers you convenience. Through its clear pictures one can be able to see clearly the rear part of the car as you drive backwards on the reverse mode if you connect it with a back up camera. This advancement in technology means that the old method of reversing you car by turning your head backwards to check whether you are driving safely so as not to hit the trash-bin or the wall at the neighborhood is a thing of the past. And the new head unit supports your steering wheel controls through a CAN-BUS decoder.

Through integration of the major functions of the main dashboard components such as multimedia, radio, telephone, contacts and navigation into one system with a single controller, the driver is able to make hands free phone calls via Bluetooth connectivity. This reduces distractions so the driver is able to concentrate on driving and avoids causing accidents.

Another benefit of installing the BMW navigation system in your specific BMW car model is that the system enables the driver to receive real time traffic information so that the driver can avoid traffic congestion. With the IGO GPS maps offered for free by most navigation re-seller outlets, the driver is able to track the traffic condition of major road networks that would affect the traffic situation on the roads they are using.

One more benefit that is worth mentioning is that after it has served you diligently for your many navigation and car entertainment needs and you decide to upgrade your car by selling it and purchasing another, the car command is a greater resell value than when it lacks the navigation system.

Since many BMW drivers consider cars with an already installed GPS navigation head unit as more desirable than those without the system, they are willing to spend more to acquire such a car and this assures you that you will get a higher return when you decide to sell you current BMW model with an already installed aftermarket BMW DVD GPS navigation head unit.


2016/03/04

Car Trunk Lid Handle Back up Camera for BMW E46 E90 E39 E60 E70 F10 F30 E82 E88

What’s the best option if I want to install a back up camera for my BMW? Do I need to drill a hole? Does it look OEM? These are the questions which may ask for those who want to purchase and install the backup camera for BMW 3 series or 5 series like BMW E46, BMW E90, BMW E39, BMW E60, BMW E70, BMW F10, BMW F30, BMW E82, BMW E88,  BMW X1, BMW X5 and so on.
As we all know, the universal reversing cameras are developed for all vehicles, for those universal ones, you may need to drill a hole from the rear position near the license plate, or you will need to drill 2 holes for screws fixing the camera. Besides, the universal one means it’s for every car, so it does not look oem or even ugly for your specific car.
Thanks to the modern technology, the trunk lid handle backup camera for BMW comes out now. Obviously the BMW trunk lid handle back up camera should be installed in the trunk handle, and the camera is hidden in the trunk handle, you are even not able to see it from the back of your BMW E90, BMW E60 or BMW F10. Unlike the universal ones, this BMW trunk handle rear view camera is easy for installation, you will not need to drill any holes, just fix it into your trunk lid handle, and it doesn’t replace your license plate light for night vision, you can check below picture showing how it looks like after installing:
bmw trunk lid handle back up camera
Can this BMW trunk handle back up camera fit my car?
It’s easy to check if this BMW trunk lid handle backup camera fits your car by measuring the dimensions from the trunk handle, if the measurements are about 110x39mm as below:
110mm
39mm
You should choose the No.1 model which is with measurements of 110x39mm. While if your measurements are 162x47mm, No.1 model is the correct one. For more information about this reversing camera just visit: http://www.dvdgpsnav.com/bmw-trunk-handle-rear-view-camera.html
trunk handle rear view camera for BMW

Main Features:
HD CCD image sensor
520TV line
with parking lines
PAL/NTSC
170 degree viewing angle
Waterproof: IP 68
Price is only US$36.9.