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Is it possible/ how difficult is it to retro fit a sat nav unit into a GT without? Is the wiring all there behind the dash?
I realise that the system will be relatively out of date etc but still better than no sat nav.......2007 car if it makes any difference.
 

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I actually had my radio out just a few moments ago. I'd suggest an aftermarket one as indeed the alfa system in the GT was already out of date when the car was new. I've got a Pioneer unit although my GT came with the std alfa gps system. it'd probably be a bit more work if you have a single din radio but not impossible I guess, you'll need to sacrifice the cupholders though
 

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The car is a Blackline and has a coin tray and one cup holder next to it. No worry to me to lose those. Aftermarket units are plentiful but I just like original equipment. Drove arctics for eleven years so finding places is no bother usually anyway.....the standard stereo is OK sound wise for me even as I'm tone deaf!
I was more concerned if the wiring would be present as its a non starter if it's not. Also would the original unit be coded to the car in some way?
 

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Blackline ftw! Anyway, I feel you about the original equipment. There's some brands though that make 'aftermarket' units specifically for certain cars, also for the 147/GT. There's even a model designed for the single din version with a full screen. I would image this would be as easy as it gets to install as it should come with all the necessairy wiring/convertors. Also no issues with codes or even brackets and probably more up to date. Just an example:
http://s.aliexpress.com/3UnUvYZ3
 

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Blackline ftw! Anyway, I feel you about the original equipment. There's some brands though that make 'aftermarket' units specifically for certain cars, also for the 147/GT. There's even a model designed for the single din version with a full screen. I would image this would be as easy as it gets to install as it should come with all the necessairy wiring/convertors. Also no issues with codes or even brackets and probably more up to date. Just an example:
Car Stereo 7 Inch GPS Navigation Headunit for Alfa Romeo 147 Romeo Car TV MP3 Player-in Car Multimedia Player from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group
anyone try one of these? Be great to hear first hand experince with the sound quality, functionality etc.
 

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Is it possible/ how difficult is it to retro fit a sat nav unit into a GT without? Is the wiring all there behind the dash?
I realise that the system will be relatively out of date etc but still better than no sat nav.......2007 car if it makes any difference.
I'll try and help but to be honest I'm not the most technically minded, I did however look into it for my Ducati Corse but ultimately gave up on the idea - things I found out were:

Yes it's possible, wiring I don't believe will be an issue except you would need a GPS antenna aerial fitted. Speakers and power should plug straight in. I believe you may encounter CANBUS issues though, the onboard computer may not like the headunit, you can get around it with a delay switch so the stereo powers up after few seconds when the car check has finished.
My car also has the darker dash colour finish, I found silver versions of the unit were easy to find - not the black though, I'm not sure what finish the black line has?

I too liked the thought of it as I do like the aesthetics it brings, but it just didn't seem worth it to me.
If you do end up doing it though, I'd love to hear your experience.

All the best with it.
 

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Still no sat nav fitted. Life got busy. My 911 tiptronic box was damaged by a garage fitting a new exhaust to it.....still at the specialists as I type....
We had the summer break- six weeks whilst we were mostly away and now I'm back at work. A factory sat nav is on my list of jobs to fit but it's ok if I don't ever do it. I have plenty of other little jobs to keep me busy on the car.
 
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