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ikerg

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Did you asked dasaita if they were wrong sending the incorrect fit cables?


Enviado desde mi SM-G950F mediante Tapatalk
 

unixsmeden

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has anyone used it? it doesn't look like Fakra is compatible with honda's one.

I am also looking for an adapter for using the OEM DAB antenna with the USB DAB+ adapter (SMA male) I bought.

I have taken some images of the OEM plug (the pink one), which can be seen here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BJfewOV9zdDHm6-DdSy9jV0jYnBESyRP

I haven't been able to find any converter yet, and I would hate to destroy the original one. Please let me know if anyone knows the correct name for the Honda one, or knows where or what to get :)
 

Maxim Kraev

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I haven't been able to find any converter yet, and I would hate to destroy the original one. Please let me know if anyone knows the correct name for the Honda one, or knows where or what to get :)

Haven't tried yet, as do not want to buy DAB+ now, but, you can buy standard antenna adapter https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Radio-...able-Connector-for-Honda-New-Fit/372079696344, and if you remove the blue wire with pin, the pink connector should fit without a problem, it won't hold in there and I recommend to use electrical tape to overcome this "professionally" ;) Just an idea
 

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Haven't tried yet, as do not want to buy DAB+ now, but, you can buy standard antenna adapter https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Radio-...able-Connector-for-Honda-New-Fit/372079696344, and if you remove the blue wire with pin, the pink connector should fit without a problem, it won't hold in there and I recommend to use electrical tape to overcome this "professionally" ;) Just an idea

Yes, should be possible to hack something together if there's no adapter.

Was wondering if this one might actually fit in the pink plug: Straight-TS9-Female-Jack-To-SMA-Male-Plug-RG316-Coaxial-Pigtail-Cable-Assembly-Extension-Cables. Would also need electrical tape to hold it together.
 

Manfred.62

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I am also looking for an adapter for using the OEM DAB antenna with the USB DAB+ adapter (SMA male) I bought.

I have taken some images of the OEM plug (the pink one), which can be seen here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BJfewOV9zdDHm6-DdSy9jV0jYnBESyRP

I haven't been able to find any converter yet, and I would hate to destroy the original one. Please let me know if anyone knows the correct name for the Honda one, or knows where or what to get :)

Maybe you can ask this dealer directly: connekt.
 

Philip.t.murao

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Hey Folks,

I'm joining this thread quite late. But I was wondering if anybody can give me some feedback. I have installed the Dasaita on my HRV and everything seems to be working alright. However, I ran into a few minor annoyances.

1) Was anybody able to program all of their steering wheel buttons? I was only able to program the "Joystick" buttons that control volume, skips & the centre button. However, I had no luck with the two menu buttons and the call buttons at the bottom left part of the steering wheel.

2) I'm not quite sure what happened, but I started experiencing a 2-3 second delay when I press the lane watch button (or turn on the right turn signal). Anybody have any tips on what to do? I was considering factory resetting the unit as it wasn't an issue in the past, but I'm afraid that I will lose all of the preset data on my vehicle (I don't mind losing the apps as I primarily use the unit for Apple Carplay).

3) Did anyone see an improvement in speed quality of the firmware with the newest update? I'm debating on whether I should upgrade my unit.

This is what I'm currently running:
Android version: 9
Built Number: rk3368.... 20190416
Kernel version: 4.4.167
MCU: MTCE_HA_V3.10_2 (April 11, 2019)

Thanks everyone
 
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CANBUS model to choose

I'm not 100% sure, but it seems to work as the dashboard time changed with DST 2 weeks ago without me doing anything. It did not update however when I changed the timezones manually (I was expecting a realtime change but perhaps it needed a reboot ?). Nevertheless the dashboard clock shows the right time.


Not yet as I did not have time to install it and I'm also waiting for the USB adapter so I don't need to take it apart twice.


Did not arrive yet but I'm sure with a little chipping of the plastic on the adapter it will fit. After getting used to having 2 USB in the glove compartiment I'm having mixed feelings about using the 2nd port of the car. I have a USB stick there and planning to add a TPMS interface on the second. So if I connect the 2nd USB I would have to put the memory stick there, more or less in plain sight. Decisions, decisions :D


Depends on the settings. It can turn off after 30s up to 1h, or it can just go to standby. Cold boot time is about 30s. Boot from standby is instant tho it takes 2-3 seconds until the SD card and USB stick are mounted and it resumes playback where it left off. Most open apps (like Waze) are closed during sleep in order to prevent battery drain, but they are reopend if they were active in foreground (again, like Waze :D ). Sometimes GPS signal is slower than the boot+reopening of Waze. Gives you a bit of time to put your seatbelt, turn on the heated chairs, look at the pretty dashboard lights etc.


Nope, all is working fine for me.


Canbus is included and it's used to read car data, including steeringwheel controls and steeringwheel position when reversing. So yes. you need it.



Hi ... there are some features like steering wheel control and reverse camera not working in my Unit , I am planning to buy a canbus . Can you please let me know what model/number I have to choose under Canbus Setings in the Unit ?
 

3nigm4

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Hello, I installed this unit too, but I have some questions, for which I’ve not found an answer:

1. What is the purpose of the DA connector? Now is connected blue-blue;

2. Lane watch camera came up with left direction instead of right: can it be changed?
(edit: I need to change Rudder to Right and exit than back to Left and exit again; answer from Dasaita)

3. Car Setting app have all settings fixed: is ok for our car or they can be enabled?

4. I have to enable videos while driving even if I’m parked ‘cause the HU is not detecting park brake: it’s normal?

Here’s some pictures of the installation:
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    I was not sure where to post this because I kindof hijacked the Honda Connect Android thread with alternative solutions so I decided to create a new thread here as it seems more apropriate. I hope this will help others decide on an aftermarket unit that suit their needs.

    The unit I bought and pictures with comments.

    01.11.2018
    I forgot to mention, there are no issues with porlarized sunglasses (vision impaired like I have, or regular). Usually LCD screens are polarized so if you have polarized glasses you only see the full display colors and brightness at a fixed angle 0 or 90 degrees (head straight or tilted to one side). This unit does not suffer from this issue like older phones did. (after posting I noticed I did mention this in my previous note :cool:)

    28.10.2018
    I'm really happy with the unit:

    - response time is as fast as you expect it to be (as in touch - do stuff vs. click - you got it, hold on it's comming, almost there, just keep spinning windows/macos stuff)

    - display is bright/direct sunlight, polarized sunglasses not an issue

    - you can disable most of the inputs that source (steerwheel button) cycles through, except of A/V in (which I think is the LaneWatch camera)

    - switching between radio, music, Waze and other apps is instant

    - Waze only crashed once during a 450km ride, in the same area it crashes on my phone as well ... really Google ?


    In the end I guess it's all about personal prefference about the preinstalled software which you can replace with apps from play store (or other sources) to your liking, so I'm not gonna comment on that as most of the defaults are fine for me it's fine. There are however a vew caveats to consider:

    - Since I don't use my google account and created a new one for the unit I don't have access to my contacts. Altho the unit syncs your contacts via bluetooth to the phone app, 'OK Google' cannot use that.

    - The default phone app does not have any favourites options, so your best bet is to use the last recent calls. But that list is not synced with your phone, it's only the list from when your phone was connected with the car (tried MTCDTelephonyBridge, did not work).

    - There are some volume issues which I could not figure out (yet :D). Navigation volume is set on MIXIN and has a range from -10 to + 10. At first I had it on -5, it was very low, then I moved to +7, fine for a while until it became too loud, lowerd to +5 and it was very low, bumped it again to +7 and it was the same low. I wish they would do the 'smart' thing like the original HU and just output navigation to front left speaker (that's the only clever thing I noticed in the decade old default Honda unit)

    - Only one screw can be used to fix the unit, the original ones don't fit as they have huge integrated washers. You don't really need to fix it as it won't go anywhere but still, worth mentioning. Also I wanted to insulate all the cables with the same kind of foam that you find around air conditioning pipes, so that the cables don't touch the back plate of the unit. After taking the dashboard off again, I realized there is a ton of space there so the cables will not touch the back of the unit holding the radiator, which anyway is just for the TDA amp, so there was no reason to. If you go for a 2din unit, extra space will be smaller but still plenty of room on the bottom part.


    24.10.2018
    A few notes of my initial experience after installing the new unit:

    1. First and most important for me, the 2 USB ports of the car have different connectors (mindblown). They look the same, but one of them has a different gap (or slit, not sure of the exact word) in one of the corners as you can see in this picture. The adapter provided only fits the gray connector. I'm not sure if the 2nd adapter that I ordered will fit the green one or not (maybe with some tunning it will fit). Now, it's not that important for everyone as you can still very easy pull the 2 other USB ports in the glove compartment (which I did), but now I have 2 unused slots: USB and HDMI.

    2. For OCD types, the unit I got has a 9" screen (instead of 8" as described) so the frame that holds the part of the dashboard that you need to remove in order to install the HU stands on top of the screen covering the right part of the screen bezel and the 2nd mic instead of being around the screen (I hope that makes sense). The front pannel itself (bezels included) is a bit larger than the hole in the dashboard. This results in the actual screen being buried about 1cm below the dashboard line (about 5mm more than the original one). This interfeers a bit with the access to the 'hardware' buttons on the left side, but as a driver you don't need them as you can do all that from the steering wheel controlls. One side benefit could be that there is less sunlight hitting the screen. I will update with daytime pictures.

    3. There are only 2 screws that can fix the new unit, but the original ones don't fit because of the embeded washers (which can not be removed from the screws ... why ????). The unit will not go anyware thanks to the fitting holes and the dashboard being linked with frame I mentioned before. I will still go look for some replacement screws, just in case.

    4. Time for the good part. The difference between the original unit and this one ... day and night. Everithing is so fast and works as it's supposed to. Even the cold boot seems faster (20s or so) than the hot start of the original unit. I still have to test the ergonomics while driving and the long term stability of the whole system, but the first impressions are very positive. You would still have to configure a few things here and there to match you preferences or missing features (like proportion between navigation and music and sound level for different sources - like music and bluetooth, missing lane watch camera - which defaults to on and when you signal right unit will show a warning because of missing camera signal, direction lines when using the reverse camera - which are off by default etc.). There are a ton of options to configure. Plus you get some extra stuff like status of open doors, status of parking sensors, AC feedback (it also has an app for control but does not seem to do anything, I will dig deeper at some point but I don't find it that usefull, still cool tho), automatic door locking when you pass a set speed limit (I have not tested this yet), and probably some others which I am eager to discover.

    I will update this post to share my experience with the new unit.
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    @ kind3r: bought one for my CRV also.. got the same issue with those 3 connections I think its the 2 usb & 1 hdmi connection in the console box of our car. I'm currently looking for a solution for the AC control, and IMID display setting for the steering wheel. I haven't really tinkered with the setting so maybe its just setting or connection issue. Could you pls. update me if you discover the AC thing or other features that you have unlock with your unit. :)

    I think it's just so that they only fit one way so service people don't reverse them. Both did the same charging and connection, mirrorlink etc. so I can't really tell if there is actually a difference between them.

    The only way I see a connection with the IMID display (mine is next to the speedometer) is via the canbus. I think that traffic is encrypted tho because I saw no mention about it anywhere so far. I'm not even sure if you can set the clock. I will do some more research on the subject.

    My unit has an AC app, but it does not control anything. I will dig into that as well, tho I don't find it useful.

    Is the wheel button works good??

    Yes, all wheel buttons work but some with different functions. Hangup button also works as back, source switches between a lot of (some useless for me) apps like the ones for AV inputs but the navigation app is not included (I wish you could set a list of apps to cycle through), the task switcher that used to switch between nav, audio and phone now is the home button, the shortcut button acts as the old android menu button and the voice command does mute. There is no long press 2nd function except for left and right in radio app. I guess installing MTCDTools could improve the situation but I'm ok with the standard config.

    Wifi and Bluetooth..how to they going for you..
    Internal speaker for hands free or using external?

    What phone are you connecting to it..apple or Android?

    I use a phone that sits in the truck for internet via WiFi, no issues so far. For bluetooth/handsfree I use an iPhone, sound quaility is very good both ways, way better than the stock one. Time will tell.

    I'm not sure what you mean by internal speaker. It uses the car sound system and speakers and I also connected the external mic that came with the unit and placed it close to the ignition button.

    Maybe that's because one is for charging? So they separated them via different connectors.


    At the Dasaita Official Store they sell it as a 9" unit.
    At the MTKNAVI Store they sell the "same" units.
    Main advantage of MTKNAVI store: they ship from EU/Germany. Means no trouble about custom and taxes.

    Thanks a lot for creating this thread. I am looking forward to hearing and seeing more from your Dasaita/HR-V experience.

    Yeah, the taxes thing was a big advantage for me as they usually ship with DHL so you have to pay custom tax and also DHL tax for handling custom tax for you. My unit was shipped from UK, still EU for the next 6 month or so :D. Also I initially wrote to Dasaita Official Store and I still have not got a reply. MTKNAVI replied within a few hours.
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    Ok thank you, if we have any idea to hide it .it will be better . What the you think?
    Using adapter cables. So one can use the inbuilt microphone and GPS module. We just have to find the correct cables via ebay, Aliexpress...
    @kind3r
    did you found a connector at the Dasaita harness with 12pin (instead of 14pin at EU version of Connect unit)? That must be connector D in the attached file. Found this info in a german HRV forum. He didn't use this connector (no problems so far).
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    If someone wants to buy it at Aliexpress, wait until 11th November. Aliexpress starts a sale (lower prices).

    @kind3r
    do you know what the adapter "Camera Aux Cable" in the picture is for? I'm wondering because my rearview camera is plugged in the grey connector C (Honda unit). I own a HRV version SE without inbuilt rearview camera. Have added a camera from Aliexpress and connected via adapter shown in the picture. Do all grey Honda connectors have a counterpart in the Dasaita cable set?

    The adapter that you posted in the 2nd picture I don't remember. There is a camera RCA comming out of the 'power cable' that connects to the 'Camera AUX cable'. I'm assuming your aftermarket camera also has an RCA output so you can connect it directly to the 'Camera AUX cable' RCA input. The 'Camera AUX cable' also has input for the 2nd side mirror camera present on US models, and also for front camera/DVR if I'm remembering correctly.