Hmm that's interesting. Worth a look.
Frustratingly, there are some Demios out there (in the year range I'm looking at) that do have a normal radio. Case in point:
Okay, it's in Japanese - but look at the fascia. It would be fairly easy to rip out the existing radio and replace it with one that works properly in NZ.
Some people have suggested a 2007 Demio faceplate, which is like this:
(similar to the one in kingdragonfly's link)
Just to clarify, that's not the one I'm looking to replace though. If it was one of those, I'd be all set
Edit; something like this would be ideal.
Aredwood: Other possible gotchas. Check the mounting depth. Not fun if there isn't enough room for your head unit to go all the way into the dashboard. less of a problem nowdays with mechless headunits (no CD player). Factory speakers with weird impedance. Heard of a car that had 1ohm speakers. No aftermarket headunit can drive such speakers. And difficult to find an amplifier that can also drive them.
Bose are generally 1 ohm speakers (though they don't tell you that).
I bought a Imported Skyline that the importer had put a cheap, but NZ compatible, head unit into, and they had just bypassed the Bose amp/processor in the boot and wired directly to the Bose speakers.
It went OK (actually quite loud), but I think it cooked the stereo. It would just cut out at times.
I replaced it, and the speakers, and it went much better.
Not many low power amps will do 1 ohm, but plenty of multi 100w to kw amps support it as thats what you need to get loads of power out of a sub.
Just watch they have a selectable crossover tho, many are lowpass only, with the upper freq capped really low so you cant use as a full range amp.
Because I wanted a double DIN unit so it could be used as the screen for a reversing camera but the car had no space for one, I bought one of these
It didn't come with a reversing camera but my local installer sold me a camera and installed it, wiring it to the reverse light so that the camera input would trigger when put into reverse gear. It works pretty well.
My only regret is that I missed out on the later model
which is the same functionality but has Android Auto instead of Pioneer's proprietary interface.
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33coupe: Don't mean to hijack but not sure warranted another thread.
I'm also looking for new double din stereo (aftermarket Japanese one has locked).
Do these Android Auto ones come with Android O/s so can use Google maps etc without connecting phone?
As I'm on a budget the joying looks tempting, but have read a few unfavourable reviews.
I picked up the JVC kw m730bt just before Christmas, and have been using the android Auto over the break, it works really well. You do need to have your phone connected to the correct USB port on it, but that is not too much of an issue (as it also charges your phone)
it uses the google maps from your phone, and has a separate GPS antenna that mounts on the dash, the voice commands work really well, and replying to text messages and FB messages works mainly well, it does sometimes get a word or two confused.
they do not run android on the head unit, so you do need to connect your phone.
33coupe: Thanks for that.
I issue I have is that I can't see why I should spend $400-800 on a head unit that doesn't do any more than copy my screen.
My phone screen is 6 inches so only gaining 1 inch (easy there haha), all I'm getting is radio and Bluetooth for music (don't need calls).
I did want one with built in sat nav so didn't have to plug in phone all the time, but then I guess you'd only get traffic detail if used phone/data etc.
Argh I'm so confused.
From my research, you will find that you can either go with the cheap (Chinese) Android ones off ebay to get the maps, but as mentioned above there are some not so great reviews on these (including over heating)
or pay a bit more for a Android Auto one, that gets a few extra features, you say you dont need calls, but being able to have your head unit read your text's to you and reply to the all via voice commands it quite nice some times, and if you do get a call, being able to answer it is nice.
or pay a lot more for a head unit with GPS and maps built in.