If you have the rectangular original Ford stereo, you may be mistaken that it is a 2 DIN. Unfortunately Ford have their own dimensions for a stereo and this includes and android headunit.
Fit a universal headunit?
While it is possible to find a universal double din into a Ford aperture, it may not work out the best or most value for money route to android. Consider a universal 2DIN pumpkin with super specifications bit it will require a fascia, wifing kit and a Connects2. Why a fascia, wiring kit and a Connects2 adaptor?
The Fascia is required to fill the gap and make up the difference in dimensions between the Ford stereo shape and the universal 2DIN shape. This gives the android headunit a very finished look. Without it there will be unsightly gaps around the sides.
A wiring kit can be a simple solution to convert the ISO standard plugs on the universal to the Ford design plugs.
The correct connects2 adaptor will allow the factory fitted Ford steering wheel controls (SWC) to operate and interface the universal android headunit.
Bypass the problems
Avoid all the additional costs of the extras required to fit a universal android into the Ford aperture buy fitting a custom fit Ford android headunit. The custom fit is already the right size and shape to replace the standard Ford fitting stereo without the need for any fascia. You also get the correct wiring plugs designed to connect to the Ford harness just as the original Ford stereo that you are replacing did. ‘Plug and Play’, no need to source adaptors, no wires to find, cut and join, much less time consuming to fit. Lastly the CAN BUS adaptor supplied with the Ford custom fit android headunit will connect to the Ford system and interface with the factory SWC. No additional adaptor to connect, saves even more parts to source.
Run Android Apps in a Ford
As always, the reason for buying an android headunit for the Ford vehicle is to have access to the huge number of free and paid apps on the google play store. The android headunit will run these apps, be it a Launcher screen, a free GPS controlled Sat Nav like google maps or waze naively inside the android headunit and only rely on a phone for a data connection (although not necessary).
Apps in 2021 need a modern android specification to run well. Not only 2021, but the future life of the android headunit will have newer and more RAM/Processor hungry features added. This is inevitable as the android telephone handset specifications advance, so to the apps for those phones. The android headunits use the exact same apps at the phones and need to have a reasonable specification to run the apps of today and the apps of the future.
The best android headunit for a Ford?
We like the YUNTX-A900 designed for the Ford Fiesta, Kuga, Transit and Focus that have the Square Ford factory fit stereo. The A900 has a very popular, very quick PX6 – hexacore processor. This processor is among the top tier of processors currently fitted to android headunits and will provide a good ‘future proofing‘ option. Coupled with its 4Gb of RAM this lands at the top tier of android headunits and rivals many phones. More apps will need more RAM to run smoothly and to stay responsive when switching apps. With a world of free apps on the play store, don’t limit yourself to what you can run on the android headunit by picking an obsolete or even a faked android headunit for your Ford.
This Android Headunit is compatible with: Universal Reversing Cameras, 360 degree camera views, DAB+ Radio upgrade, GPS Sat-Nav with Google Maps or Waze, Aftermarket Steering Wheel Controls (SWC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), OBD2 engine diagnostics, 4G Mobile Data,Digital TV (DVB-T2). It comes with WiFi and GPS as standard.
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Factory fit look
Factory style easy install connectors
Style resembles original Ford stereo
Factory Steering Wheels Controls connect” negatives=”Supplied camera is just for testing purposes.”]
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[rating title=”Value for money” value=”4″ range=”5″]
[rating title=”Ease of use” value=”5″ range=”5″]
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