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Morning troops, I would like to change the unit in my Brera for something a little snazzier, however, one thing that stops me is the potential messing about getting things to work, not to mention the stripping out to get the unit in. I have seen an Alfa unit for sale and am thinking maybe this is the way to go, but in the back of my mind I have a thought that somewhere I have read that these units are slightly bigger than the cheapo version. Can anybody please confirm or deny this bit of info please.
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What's fitted now? What's the difference between you Alfa unit and the...err, Alfa unit?! :D

If in doubt, pay to get it done. Simple. Your budget will be a big dictator of what you buy. If choosing aftermarket, then factor in the steering wheel control interface and dash kit.

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From what I've read on the 159 section you are correct,

The Satnav unit is a slightly different size (larger) than the non satnav one.

If you change from std to satnav you will also need to replace the console panel.

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What's fitted now? What's the difference between you Alfa unit and the...err, Alfa unit?! :D

If in doubt, pay to get it done. Simple. Your budget will be a big dictator of what you buy. If choosing aftermarket, then factor in the steering wheel control interface and dash kit.

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Valid point, the one fitted is the bog standard radio, crappy looking thing, the other is the one with the touch screen etc., not quite so crappy looking.
 

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From what I've read on the 159 section you are correct,

The Satnav unit is a slightly different size (larger) than the non satnav one.

If you change from std to satnav you will also need to replace the console panel.

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Aha, I wasn't dreaming it then. I may as well go all out for a super duper unit then if I am going to have to mess about. One of my worries is that everything works as it should, I don't want to upset the car.
 

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Valid point, the one fitted is the bog standard radio, crappy looking thing, the other is the one with the touch screen etc., not quite so crappy looking.
If there's a factory touch screen version, we didn't get it here in Australia, hence I'm not familiar with it. :thumbup:
 
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