navi connect retrofit, anyone?
I bought a '09 159 2.4 JTDM which I just love, it's in black with tan/brown leather interior. Did some minor upgrades in & out which I will post soon with DIY's.
The car has a couple of extras but does not have the navigation unit, it has the standard mp3 radio and Blue & Me system.
I came across an original 159 navigation unit which I am tempted to purchase. I know that I also have to buy the console trim/panel, which I cannot find anywhere used (I searched Ebay & local shops) my only option is to order the part new (which is almost as expensive as the navi unit itself - around 405 euros / 350GBP). I know that with that money I can buy a Pioneer Avic or similar unit, but I for one prefer the original unit.
My question is, did anyone try to fit the original navigation unit ? I heard that there might be a problem with the Blue & Me system, I understand that the B&M head unit is right in back of the original radio, and that the navigation unit will not fit, is this true? Can i relocate the B&M unit?
Any info is greatly appreciated.
Will post pics and info of my mods soon.