Buying and Installing Guide for In-Dash Car DVD Player Navigation

Car stereo is an important part of the cars. Listening to wonderful music in the car is only enjoyment, but also can help your body relax . As the number of cars increase, all-in-one in-dash car DVD player navigation rises, many car owners are not satisfied with the car stereo system coming from the factory configuration, more and more car owners prefer to entertainment system in the car, upgrading the factory car stereo with aftermarket in-dash all-in-one car DVD player navigation system becomes increasingly popular nowadays.

  • Make sure the DVD player navigation you are interested fit your car

When choosing an aftermarket all-in-one car DVD navigation for your car, the first thing you will need to do is checking the car information with the seller to make sure the one you are interested fit your car, doing this can avoid any inconvenience during installation, not only checking the car model and manufacture year, but also sending them a dashboard photo from the factory car radio for further checking, because the same car model may be with different configurations.

A professional seller like dvdgpsnav.com can tell you which unit fits your car and which is the best unit for your car, also send you some installation tips before processing your order. When choosing where to buy, some buyers usually choose the cheapest price to order, while that's not a wise choice, there are also some similar products in the market with the price which is hard to believe, be careful with them, remember that you get what you paid for, these units are often coming with low quality or the seller does not provide excellent after-sales service, everyday dvdgpsnav.com receives emails from buyers who purchased the DVD player navigation unit from other sellers asking help for installation and other questions or problems, even though the unit was not purchased from dvdgpsnav, they know such buyers are anxious to make things right and get their problems fixed and they will also help them.
  • Find a professional car stereo shop for installation

When you receive the car DVD navigation which is special for your car, the next thing to do is finding a professional car stereo shop to install for you. There are lots of car stereo shops available in the market, before taking the new car DVD player navigation unit to them for installation, you should pay attention to if they are really professional and if there service is good or not. Because some of them are not provide good service especially if there's an issue during installation, they will not willing to assist for further checking and just say the unit does not work, such a car stereo shop even charge you even after installation failed. That's why you should try to find a professional car stereo shop to install it for you which also provides excellent service during and after installation. Besides, a professional installer will not damage or destroy the new DVD navigation system and avoid scratches or damage of the surfaces.

During installation if your installer have any questions or problems, you can contact the seller as soon as possible, at this time you can confirm if you've chosen a good seller of your unit, a responsible seller will reply you at earliest time and do their best to assist you and your installer, you can also let your installer to contact the seller directly(if your seller is willing to) for better communication of the questions, so that they can solve the issues quickly.
  • Conclusion

In general, it's worth to buy and install an aftermarket in-dash all-in-one car DVD player navigation head unit and upgrade the old car stereo, but you should choose a professional and responsible seller and make sure the one you order is the best unit for your car. Then you should choose a professional and good service installer to install the unit for you.

About the author: William is a technician from dvdgpsnav, he is professional for all aftermarket DVD player GPS head units, and knows how to professionally install in-dash car DVD navigation system, if you have a question during installation of the unit, you can contact him.

Hopefully, this article helps you in your decision of buying a new car DVD navigation unit and you will have the best choice for your vehicle.

Related post: Buying Guide for After Market Car DVD Navigation head unit


Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Radio Removal - Upgrade with DVD GPS Navigation

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross replaced the standard SX4 in Suzuki's range from 2013, it's the first real entry into the crossover small SUV market which is different than the old version. The aftermarket Suzuki SX4 radio DVD GPS is one of the best selling touch screen head units in the market due to the decent prices and features.

For 2006-2013 Suzuki SX4 GPS, you can check installation instructions here. This article focus on installing the unit for 2014, 2015 Suzuki SX4 S-cross.

The new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross radio DVD GPS navigation unit is also with excellent features like a large HD 8 inch touch screen, region-free DVD player, Bluetooth hands free phone calls, GPS navigation system, AUX and USB inputs, etc, it can also support steering wheel controls and a back up camera. Installation is pretty easy which is just like installation for most units in the market, if you have some experiences for units for other cars before you should also be able to install such a Suzuki SX4 S-cross radio DVD GPS unit.

Just the same as before, the first thing you will need to do for installation is removing the factory Suzuki S cross radio system in the center console. It does require some professional installation tools in order to remove it, firstly you can use a plastic knife to pry out the middle hazard warning light, then take it out and unplug it. Then you are able to pry out the air vents from bottom, it's easy to take out the air vents, so after removing the center console looks like as below:

Then look inside of the hole, you will find there are 2 screws which fixed the factory Suzuki SX4 S-Cross radio, after removing the screws, you are able to take out the factory crossover radio head unit, unplug all plugs behind, firstly press the buckle then pull out the plug.

So the factory Suzuki SX4 S-Cross OEM radio has been removed now. The next thing you will need to do is installing the new SX4 S-Cross DVD GPS navigation unit.

It comes with standard cables, plugs to match the factory wiring harness, so it's quite easy to plug all cables with different connectors. At this time, you can install the GPS antenna which can be installed at top right or inside of the dashboard, USB and iPod cable which can be installed in the glove box, if you need to install a back up camera as well, connect the camera's video cable with the RCA cable with a label of "CAMERA-IN", and connect the "BACK" wire with 12v reverse light which is used to control the camera when you put in reverse gear. 

After all wires and cables are well connected, you can push into the new SX4 S Cross unit into the dash, fix the screws, install back air vents and hazard warning light, everything is done!

Now you can turn on the car, test every function, enjoy!

Helpful resource for Suzuki SX4 S-Cross OEM radio removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7VGG2n_4r4