Question Mekede/Navifly HeadUnits. What's in the box?! (UNIVERSAL MODEL 7682)

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watson540

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Hey,

I tried asking the seller this (official Mekede store), but I don't think they understood my question well and never responded to me after the first time.

I need to know what exactly the universal model comes with... It's loads cheaper outright and cuts the shipping price in half since they won't need to ship a huge trim piece along with it.

I already ordered a PAC CAN interface, so I don't believe I would need theirs. (Unless it's the only one that will interface with the built in software?)
I'm not sure if it even comes with a harness at all. That's fine if it doesn't.. I can order their universal power harness along with the unit.
However the universal power harness doesn't have the 3.5mm jack/plug that the PAC sends it's SWC commands through. So I don't know how that would work.

As far as the mounting and trim piece go...Does it at least come with a universal type bracket (s) to screw into the side of the case, and then screw into the dash mounts?
If it doesn't, I can fab something up, but I'd like to know what I'm working with.
The trim piece/bezel, I just plan to take a rotary tool and steady hand to my factory piece. Their trim piece would require me to cut it up anyway since it doesn't fully match my vehicle (theirs is Chrysler, and mine is dodge)

I hope these come off as coherent questions. Anyone, please, let me know.. what comes with in the box, and how will I interface to the SWC?
 

watson540

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I think I answered one of my questions. The steering wheel control on the adapter is just two wires going into a headphone plug/jack (can't remember which)

I can just cut the connector off, or sacrifice/buy and old female/male connector to connect to the wiring harness from the radio.

I ordered the unit, so I'll find out in a few weeks the answers to the rest of my questions
 

watson540

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Follow up.

I got the package. A little underwhelmed. I thought I was ordering a Mekede M600, but got the M500 instead. Whatever. It was only $220 before taxes and shipping.

It took them a week to actually get it into dhls hands. After that, it only took DHL 3 days to get it to me from China. Fairly impressed at that.

The contents are exactly what's pictured in the ad, nothing more. Only the wires to plug in the back. I ordered the "universal ISO" harness along with the unit, otherwise it may not have come with anything. That was $1.50 I think.

That's okay. I've got a PAC Audio can interface in plan to connect it to, so the standard 15 wire plug should suffice.

The unit is not actually a double din chassis. I was hoping a little too hard on that. I guess I let the pictures fool me.

Whatever. I've gotta work with what I've got. No turning back now.

A bit disappointed that they don't even include the screws that go into the back of the unit that are needed to mount it to a bracket. I'll have to figure out what size those are at some point soon.

I haven't even tried to power it on yet.
The unit did come with a plastic "screen protector" on it. Not really meant to be a protector, but the typical plastic you'll find covering new screens. It has a tab on the side to pull it off. You know what I'm talking about.

Good thing it has it, because it came out of the box scratched up. Hopefully the screen itself isn't scratched.

I spent the last few hours pondering on how I'm going to mount it up and how I'm going to fit it into my factory bezel. Do I want it flush mounted or do I take the easy way out?

IDK but I'm thinking flush mount.

I asked the seller for any kind of blueprint or CAD drawing of the back of the radio with the mounting holes. I'm sure they'll totally understand my request and definitely send that right over 😒

I'm the meantime, while I'm holding my breath for that response, I went ahead and hastily drew it up.
I crudely reverse engineered the back of the radio with a tape measure and calipers. Then I measured my opening in the vehicle and got that hole placement in the cold dark with a tape measure 😂. I'm sure my first prototype won't exactly be perfect, but hopefully i can work with it.
I'll cut it on the laser tomorrow and see how where I can go from there
 

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PabloBigasso

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Hi, just to say as a noob I found this helpful and interesting, if you can update on how it's going that would be great :)
 

watson540

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Anything you want to know, just ask 🙂

This it the unit installed.
I made a custom bracket and then had to make a custom "frame" to clamp onto the cars trim piece so that I could route out the opening with a Dremel and carbide bit
 

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watson540

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That's my journey. I ended up with 3 more revisions of the mounting bracket.

Had to shrink the length down a little because it fit too tightly ... Added a notch at the top so the connector for the hazard lights would clear.

Also I reverse engineered the face of the radio and the bolt pattern on the back with some calipers and a tape measure. The seller wasn't about to give me cad or dimensions 😑
 

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That's my journey. I ended up with 3 more revisions of the mounting bracket.

Had to shrink the length down a little because it fit too tightly ... Added a notch at the top so the connector for the hazard lights would clear.

Also I reverse engineered the face of the radio and the bolt pattern on the back with some calipers and a tape measure. The seller wasn't about to give me cad or dimensions 😑
Hey man, what size was the mounting screws for the head unit? The mekede store doesn't tell me anything lol.
 

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    That's my journey. I ended up with 3 more revisions of the mounting bracket.

    Had to shrink the length down a little because it fit too tightly ... Added a notch at the top so the connector for the hazard lights would clear.

    Also I reverse engineered the face of the radio and the bolt pattern on the back with some calipers and a tape measure. The seller wasn't about to give me cad or dimensions 😑
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    Anything you want to know, just ask 🙂

    This it the unit installed.
    I made a custom bracket and then had to make a custom "frame" to clamp onto the cars trim piece so that I could route out the opening with a Dremel and carbide bit