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Upgrading head unit.

I just purchased a used '04 Egg. It came with the CD based navigation with the digital 11 speaker amp. I've been reading several posts around about adding the/an Android-based head unit, and the gigantic wiring nightmare that entails to keep the 11 speakers all working.

One suggested tregradios.com, which boasts a hassle-free plug and play with a head unit. The issue is that I don't want to spend $700+ on a head unit, when I know there are cheaper options.

Does anyone know where to purchase the amplifier adapter separately?

You can buy cheaper Android-based navigation units on Amazon, so I was wondering if anyone has ever done this, or just bit the bullet and bought the whole head unit.
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I want to do the same.
Mine is an 05 with the cd nav.
I'd love to have a setup with an actual android tablet but I'm not knowledgeable enough, not even close to attempt that.
Best of luck, if you find a solution that allows all 11 speakers that's plug and play please let me know.
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I want to do the same.
Mine is an 05 with the cd nav.
I'd love to have a setup with an actual android tablet but I'm not knowledgeable enough, not even close to attempt that.
Best of luck, if you find a solution that allows all 11 speakers that's plug and play please let me know.
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I was also told by Sam Lee from smart auto 24 that one of their head units and get everything working by using an analog to digital signal converter but it needs to be one that communicates properly with the vw digital amp.

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Surely someone has done the plug and play system off that website. Another person has directly wired an Android based navigation system to his speakers, bypassing the amp and basically splitting the power of the head unit to the individual 11 channels. Sounds like a gigantic wiring nightmare.

While I support that guy, I'm always looking for the easiest solution, instead of chopping the wiring up. I'm going to contact the company tomorrow and ask about the mystery cable. Surely, that one $600 dollar head unit can't be the solution to all these problems.
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I contacted the owners today. Waiting for the email back. The website is kind of halfway put together. We'll see.
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I contacted the owners today. Waiting for the email back. The website is kind of halfway put together. We'll see.
Please post back your findings.

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Nothing yet. They're in London.
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For those of us with the cd based nav and digital amp we'd still need some kind of amp bypass that still allows all 11 speakers to work.
If you have the same factory nav and digital amp that we have, I wouldn't spend your money on anything until someone offers a solution to allow usage of all speakers.
It's been done just haven't found anything for sale that will plug and play with any of the replacement units.

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Yeah, the guys from London so far haven't been any help.

I spoke with someone from Crutchfield, they said as far as their concerned, no such adapter exists.

He suggested that I either cut into the stock wiring and splice it up, or just keep the stock one, and get this.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_220B101...Interface.html

It adds Bluetooth capability. Might just have to go this route.

It's really too bad because those Android based systems look really cool.
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