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Hi all

Had the Brera for a few weeks now and the standard Stereo is terrible - looking through these pages I can see that won't be a shocking statement.

I have absolutely no technical nous - so would need someone to fit a new unit for me (and all the associated gubbings) - but am having real problems finding anyone who can do this. Eventually tried Halfords today - and they want me to come back tomorrow for an "investigation" - to see if they can even do the fitting...before we even look at products / prices (I did see it is about £65 for the equipment to link to the steering controls )

I know it's a long shot - but could anyone in the Herts / Beds area recommend a Co that would be able to source and fit a new unit?

Many thanks in advance

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It's best to take it to someone that has done one before. The air vents are easy to break, there are hidden screws and the surfaces are very easy to scratch.
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Read this post - it really will give you a feel for the size of the task and the details for the installer.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...tructions.html#/forumsite/20947/topics/931370

You will also need one of these:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Ampli...249747735?clk_rvr_id=1041498594655&rmvSB=true

And one of these:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROME...669214?hash=item5d3a09a55e:g:q3MAAOSwBnVW~Qln

Be aware that Chinese Android units are much cheaper than Pioneer or other big brands but not all Android units are the correct size so they won't fit into a double DIn facia. The facia can be modified (opened out) but that takes a great deal of care and patience. If you do buy Android make sure the maps for GPS are included and that it is Quad core.
 

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Things to note, I couldn't use the supplied radio antenna adaptor in the all in one kit as it didn't fit, had to buy from halfords for a approx £3. Looks like the one posted further up.
Making a hook out of a coat hanger makes pulling vents out easy. The rest is pretty straightforward, two screws behind top vents, two screws in the middle and two at the bottom under the gear stick trim, which pulls away.
Finally dont bother with the chinese units, they are hit and miss and I've had to remove a mates one a few times to attempt to fix poor signal etc.
Would be better to find a used/cheap new known brand version imo.
 

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Finally got it all fitted - will get some pics up soon

Went for this is the end....

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/jvc...n-dab-cd-dvd-usb-app-link-mode-with-bluetooth

Apologies if I'm not allowed to post this - but I would like to highly recommend the mobile fitter (Dave) who sourced the head unit, all of the leads / Ariel's etc and fitted it at my office in about 90 mins (the fitting, not all of the process)....

DK Car Audio and Security

I genuinely have no ties to Dave, I had never met him before now - but if there is anyone else out there like me, with no technical knowledge / confidence at all - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Thanks for all of the tips / advice you guys gave me....I printed out most of it and gave to Dave. He especially appreciated the comments on the vents.

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