Upgrading Stereo

Jan 12, 2021
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I have a 2017 Ibiza with a 5 inch(I think) standard screen. I want to upgrade to the bigger, fully touchscreen model with Apple carplay and android auto. Can I do this? Is it a straight swap or are there other stuff I need to fit? ( I've seen some people saying you need different software fitted in the glove compartment)
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vc-10

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Mar 29, 2016
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You'd need a whole different module in the glove compartment, which I think requires a different glove compartment unit too. It's possible, but it's costly. It's setup like a traditional computer, with a control box and a separate 'monitor', whilst the smaller screen is all in one unit.

If you want Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, you may be able to activate it with your existing unit? On the main menu, is there a page for app link or anything like that?
 
Jan 12, 2021
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No I've tried to connect and it doesn't work, If I get all the parts though, the "monitor" and the screen, and maybe the new glove box, it should connect alright and work? Will there be much re-wiring/new connections that I'll need to do?
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vc-10

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Mar 29, 2016
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Sorry it was early and my coffee hadn't kicked in- the name is 'Full Link', not 'App Link'!
When you press the Menu button, it should bring up a page of icons. If Full Link is listed there, then you can activate it using a code from the dealer, which will be a lot cheaper.
Regarding putting in the 8" system and the associated wiring- I doubt that things will be wired through to the glovebox area. As I said before, it's doable, but it'll be expensive. You will also need component protection removing from the 2 parts of the new system, or they won't work with your car.
 

José Silva

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Nov 24, 2018
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If you have the 5" radio you don't have full link I had that same radio. You have 3 options
1.original seat radio 9"screen,mib in glove box, other glove box, 3 new cables if mib is used you must remove cp
2.upgrade radio to 6.5" with full link you just need if (used) cp remove
3.you can buy android radio its just plug in.
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