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I drive a Peugeot 407 2.0L Turbo Diesel 4 door Sedan MY 2008 SR. I have been looking at Android 9/10 Head unit options available in eBay. Their product description says it's compatible with MY 2008 but they are not exactly listing any Diesel or 2.0L models on their page.

Any advise on these Android 9/10 Head Unit compatibility with Diesel and 2.0L model sedans would be appreciated.

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I drive a Peugeot 407 2.0L Turbo Diesel 4 door Sedan MY 2008 SR. I have been looking at Android 9/10 Head unit options available in eBay. Their product description says it's compatible with MY 2008 but they are not exactly listing any Diesel or 2.0L models on their page.

Any advise on these Android 9/10 Head Unit compatibility with Diesel and 2.0L model sedans would be appreciated.

Thanks All :)
Are you referring to the one of these?
It should fit any 407 (06-10), I am ordering one myself on Monday and fitting it, there is a guy on Youtube that walks through the installation of it, its pretty simple which I wouldn't have thought so.
 

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Yes it will fit and work with ANY Peugeot 407, whether that's saloon, coupe or SW, with whatever engine.
The only issue you will run into is if you have an RT3 / RT4 / RT5 or other sat nav factory units - then you will need to reprogram the car and tell it that it has an RD4 fitted instead by using Peugeot Planet Diagnostics.

However that is not the biggest concern, the problem a lot of users have found is that operation of the parking sensor mute button can brick the BSI requiring extensive repair work. So that scared me off from going down the Android upgrade path.

However, that didn't stop me... I have installed an 10.1" android headunit :D

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This is a rough fit (hence not clipped / screwed in). I have since placed the factory screen properly. The way it works is the original screen on top of the centre console controls ALL the vehicle functions such as parking sensors, error messages, doors open etc as per usual using a Connects2 CTSPG013 and allows me to control that screen.

I went from an RT4 to Android headunit, so I used the factory installed GPS sensor and even phone antennae!

That connects2 box also lets the steering wheel controls work with the android head-unit and outputs parking sensor sounds through the speakers while also control the factory screen through the steering wheel controls.

There is also a Pioneer 4 channel amp hidden inside the dash with a fabricated cubby hole with with wireless charger for mobile phones to be installed where the original headunit would go (got measurements slightly off by 5mm so couldn't fit it annoyingly!)

The reason I haven't posted this up as it's still a work in progress, still left to do:

1. i used the cheapest android headunit to mockup with a view to install a proper unit, which I ordered but seller sent me the wrong item and the new-new seller is messing me around.... How hard could ordering a decent android headunit be.... this has delayed me by an astounding 3 months! Also, make sure it's fully specced up, the cheapest units are almost unusable. Also make sure you pay using a decent credit card, Aliexpress did not refund me full amount and expected me to pay for shipping back. I claimed on credit card and got an instant full refund.

2. Pretty boring looking at the date/time on the factory screen. I've found a workaround using the controller from a early 607, which I've fabricated into the centre console.... will be installing with the new android headunit when it decides to arrive

3. Integrate original RT4 microphone into android headunit.
 

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Yes it will fit and work with ANY Peugeot 407, whether that's saloon, coupe or SW, with whatever engine.
The only issue you will run into is if you have an RT3 / RT4 / RT5 or other sat nav factory units - then you will need to reprogram the car and tell it that it has an RD4 fitted instead by using Peugeot Planet Diagnostics.

However that is not the biggest concern, the problem a lot of users have found is that operation of the parking sensor mute button can brick the BSI requiring extensive repair work. So that scared me off from going down the Android upgrade path.

However, that didn't stop me... I have installed an 10.1" android headunit :D

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This is a rough fit (hence not clipped / screwed in). I have since placed the factory screen properly. The way it works is the original screen on top of the centre console controls ALL the vehicle functions such as parking sensors, error messages, doors open etc as per usual using a Connects2 CTSPG013 and allows me to control that screen.

I went from an RT4 to Android headunit, so I used the factory installed GPS sensor and even phone antennae!

That connects2 box also lets the steering wheel controls work with the android head-unit and outputs parking sensor sounds through the speakers while also control the factory screen through the steering wheel controls.

There is also a Pioneer 4 channel amp hidden inside the dash with a fabricated cubby hole with with wireless charger for mobile phones to be installed where the original headunit would go (got measurements slightly off by 5mm so couldn't fit it annoyingly!)

The reason I haven't posted this up as it's still a work in progress, still left to do:

1. i used the cheapest android headunit to mockup with a view to install a proper unit, which I ordered but seller sent me the wrong item and the new-new seller is messing me around.... How hard could ordering a decent android headunit be.... this has delayed me by an astounding 3 months! Also, make sure it's fully specced up, the cheapest units are almost unusable. Also make sure you pay using a decent credit card, Aliexpress did not refund me full amount and expected me to pay for shipping back. I claimed on credit card and got an instant full refund.

2. Pretty boring looking at the date/time on the factory screen. I've found a workaround using the controller from a early 607, which I've fabricated into the centre console.... will be installing with the new android headunit when it decides to arrive

3. Integrate original RT4 microphone into android headunit.
What is that unit on your dash near the windscreen showing the time and date stuff?
 

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It's the standard screen from a 407 housed in a part from Japan that you can order from your local dealer.....
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Are you referring to the one of these?
It should fit any 407 (06-10), I am ordering one myself on Monday and fitting it, there is a guy on Youtube that walks through the installation of it, its pretty simple which I wouldn't have thought so.
Yes this is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for your response and the link :)
 

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Yes it will fit and work with ANY Peugeot 407, whether that's saloon, coupe or SW, with whatever engine.
The only issue you will run into is if you have an RT3 / RT4 / RT5 or other sat nav factory units - then you will need to reprogram the car and tell it that it has an RD4 fitted instead by using Peugeot Planet Diagnostics.

However that is not the biggest concern, the problem a lot of users have found is that operation of the parking sensor mute button can brick the BSI requiring extensive repair work. So that scared me off from going down the Android upgrade path.

However, that didn't stop me... I have installed an 10.1" android headunit :D

View attachment 90829

This is a rough fit (hence not clipped / screwed in). I have since placed the factory screen properly. The way it works is the original screen on top of the centre console controls ALL the vehicle functions such as parking sensors, error messages, doors open etc as per usual using a Connects2 CTSPG013 and allows me to control that screen.

I went from an RT4 to Android headunit, so I used the factory installed GPS sensor and even phone antennae!

That connects2 box also lets the steering wheel controls work with the android head-unit and outputs parking sensor sounds through the speakers while also control the factory screen through the steering wheel controls.

There is also a Pioneer 4 channel amp hidden inside the dash with a fabricated cubby hole with with wireless charger for mobile phones to be installed where the original headunit would go (got measurements slightly off by 5mm so couldn't fit it annoyingly!)

The reason I haven't posted this up as it's still a work in progress, still left to do:

1. i used the cheapest android headunit to mockup with a view to install a proper unit, which I ordered but seller sent me the wrong item and the new-new seller is messing me around.... How hard could ordering a decent android headunit be.... this has delayed me by an astounding 3 months! Also, make sure it's fully specced up, the cheapest units are almost unusable. Also make sure you pay using a decent credit card, Aliexpress did not refund me full amount and expected me to pay for shipping back. I claimed on credit card and got an instant full refund.

2. Pretty boring looking at the date/time on the factory screen. I've found a workaround using the controller from a early 607, which I've fabricated into the centre console.... will be installing with the new android headunit when it decides to arrive

3. Integrate original RT4 microphone into android headunit.
You have got an interesting project going on. Looks pretty cool. Thanks for the details.

So is there a way I can determine whether mine is RT3/4/5? My 407 factory head unit looks looks like below.

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and I have got this receiver thingy as shown below. But I haven't got any Sat Nav just Radio.

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if we can determine if its RT3/4/5 from looking at the pics it's great. Or is there a software I can run from my laptop to run diagnostics via OBD to find out?
 

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So depending on what unit you have deices if you can install one or not? This is the one I have which is slightly different from sgmnc's one, I also don't have that block on the window like he has and no sat nav, just radio and cd player. Would I be still ok to go ahead and buy one tomorrow?

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So depending on what unit you have deices if you can install one or not? This is the one I have which is slightly different from sgmnc's one, I also don't have that block on the window like he has and no sat nav, just radio and cd player. Would I be still ok to go ahead and buy one tomorrow?

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You shouldn't have that block on the window. You have an RD4 so go ahead. Not that it matters whether you have an RD4 or RT4!
 

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Yes it will fit and work with ANY Peugeot 407, whether that's saloon, coupe or SW, with whatever engine.
The only issue you will run into is if you have an RT3 / RT4 / RT5 or other sat nav factory units - then you will need to reprogram the car and tell it that it has an RD4 fitted instead by using Peugeot Planet Diagnostics.

However that is not the biggest concern, the problem a lot of users have found is that operation of the parking sensor mute button can brick the BSI requiring extensive repair work. So that scared me off from going down the Android upgrade path.

However, that didn't stop me... I have installed an 10.1" android headunit :D

View attachment 90829

This is a rough fit (hence not clipped / screwed in). I have since placed the factory screen properly. The way it works is the original screen on top of the centre console controls ALL the vehicle functions such as parking sensors, error messages, doors open etc as per usual using a Connects2 CTSPG013 and allows me to control that screen.

I went from an RT4 to Android headunit, so I used the factory installed GPS sensor and even phone antennae!

That connects2 box also lets the steering wheel controls work with the android head-unit and outputs parking sensor sounds through the speakers while also control the factory screen through the steering wheel controls.

There is also a Pioneer 4 channel amp hidden inside the dash with a fabricated cubby hole with with wireless charger for mobile phones to be installed where the original headunit would go (got measurements slightly off by 5mm so couldn't fit it annoyingly!)

The reason I haven't posted this up as it's still a work in progress, still left to do:

1. i used the cheapest android headunit to mockup with a view to install a proper unit, which I ordered but seller sent me the wrong item and the new-new seller is messing me around.... How hard could ordering a decent android headunit be.... this has delayed me by an astounding 3 months! Also, make sure it's fully specced up, the cheapest units are almost unusable. Also make sure you pay using a decent credit card, Aliexpress did not refund me full amount and expected me to pay for shipping back. I claimed on credit card and got an instant full refund.

2. Pretty boring looking at the date/time on the factory screen. I've found a workaround using the controller from a early 607, which I've fabricated into the centre console.... will be installing with the new android headunit when it decides to arrive

3. Integrate original RT4 microphone into android headunit.
That looks an excellent setup BiGK!

I'm definitely tempted to put an Android unit in & have watched a good video on YouTube by Adrian Dragan installing such on a 407 where everything that displayed on the small dashboard display could be shown the Android unit. All steering wheel controls operated as normal

Mine has the standard radio/CD

My reasons for being interested to make such a change are;
  • to be able to use my phone through the unit & stream music
  • to add a usb input functionality for music mainly, but charging also
  • satnav (have Google maps on Android phone but standard stereo won't allow Bluetooth streaming, unlike the 2013 308sw), noting that touching multimedia screen re navigation avoids the issue of touching a phone screen now made illegal in the UK on the move..., but seems ok to touch an inbuilt touchscreen...
  • DAB radio
  • to integrate a rear view camera (anyone added a switchable front camera?)
  • adding parking sensors F/R if straightforward to do so
  • to be able to play video for my 3 yr old twins (when stationery of course..)
  • add diagnostics
  • add Hard Drive
  • bringing the car up to date

Also think worth doing while units still available for the 407

Any suggestions as to 'the' model to go for?
 

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I bought and installed the 'Ljda' Android 10, It works perfectly fine and I can stream music from my phone and more.. it's navigation is very good with Waze app (for my country at least). Anyway it works very well, I'd recommend. The only problem I have is something with the screen where the parking / drive indicator is, it flickers when I change to a certain mode to know what's my gas milage, But I guess it's probably a wiring problem (I asked from some garage to install it).
 

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I bought and installed the 'Ljda' Android 10, It works perfectly fine and I cant stream music from my phone and more.. it's navigation is very good with Waze app (for my country at least). Anyway it works very well, I'd recommend. The only problem I have is something with the screen where the parking / drive indicator is, it flickers when I change to a certain mode to know what's my gas milage, But I guess it's probably a wiring problem (I asked from some garage to install it).
Thanks for sharing! Sounds a good unit. So you can stream music.
Reversing camera?
Parking sensors?
How is the sound quality?
You can access the trip computer information?
 

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Thanks for sharing! Sounds a good unit. So you can stream music.
Reversing camera?
Parking sensors?
How is the sound quality?
You can access the trip computer information?
I can* stream music yes (sorry misspelled), also spotify works perfectly with the navigating app,
There's option for reversing camera yes, personally I didn't install because the parking sensors works perfect even with this android system (but I might install in the future).
Sound quality is pretty good. you have 2 options of this version, with better audio (couple of few more dollars), I took it.
The only problem I have is with the trip computer yes, I can access it but all the sudden the indicator screen of the parking / driving starts getting crazy and flickers until I shut down the car, as I wrote before I guess that's a wiring problem that the garage I installed it in didn't do well. But besides that everything is really good and responsive. I'm very happy with it.
 

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The only problem I have is with the trip computer yes, I can access it but all the sudden the indicator screen of the parking / driving starts getting crazy and flickers until I shut down the car, as I wrote before I guess that's a wiring problem that the garage I installed it in didn't do well.
I don't think that has anything to do with the wiring sadly, I've been through the wiring system with a toothpick in these 407's to get my android unit installed. The android headunit only communicates over the CANBUS through 2 wires, it seems like your unit is sending incorrect signals over the canbus which confuses the system. Using the CANBUS, you could literally do ANYTHING, send a message through it to open a window, turn a light on.... whatever! Here's a simple video on how it works.

You need to update the canbus software, maybe buy a newer canbus box from your seller. Based on what you've written though, I wouldn't recommend LJDA though.

Getting back to Torque:

These android units ALL come out of 1 or 2 actually factories. Then it will go through a reseller that you buy it from. Most of the time, it uses factory software but the more expensive ones sometimes come with the resellers own custom software.

The most important part of picking which android unit, is to confirm you WILL get the LATEST software. That is most important. There are lots of bugs such as metalsnakes, and some have been ironed out over time. Then make sure you buy one with the most RAM and best processor. (The cheapest units are usable but you'll thank yourself later for spending a tiny bit more and having a much better experience)

Because ALL android headunits are largely the same, they all have largely the same features. All have satnav (it's literally having an android phone in your dash... so download whatever satnav app you want), most can integrate a rear camera, parking sensors is more complex as not all do and your best bet is to ingrate factory parking sensors if possible. All will play video (ignition needs to be on though sadly!), all will support diagnostics (it's just an app that communicates over bluetooth), all can add a hard drive as all have USB ports. DAB radio is hard as not all supports it... but you can just download and use Spotify / Deezer to play music direct on the headunit and use the internet off your phone.
 

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I don't think that has anything to do with the wiring sadly, I've been through the wiring system with a toothpick in these 407's to get my android unit installed. The android headunit only communicates over the CANBUS through 2 wires, it seems like your unit is sending incorrect signals over the canbus which confuses the system. Using the CANBUS, you could literally do ANYTHING, send a message through it to open a window, turn a light on.... whatever! Here's a simple video on how it works.

You need to update the canbus software, maybe buy a newer canbus box from your seller. Based on what you've written though, I wouldn't recommend LJDA though.

Getting back to Torque:

These android units ALL come out of 1 or 2 actually factories. Then it will go through a reseller that you buy it from. Most of the time, it uses factory software but the more expensive ones sometimes come with the resellers own custom software.

The most important part of picking which android unit, is to confirm you WILL get the LATEST software. That is most important. There are lots of bugs such as metalsnakes, and some have been ironed out over time. Then make sure you buy one with the most RAM and best processor. (The cheapest units are usable but you'll thank yourself later for spending a tiny bit more and having a much better experience)

Because ALL android headunits are largely the same, they all have largely the same features. All have satnav (it's literally having an android phone in your dash... so download whatever satnav app you want), most can integrate a rear camera, parking sensors is more complex as not all do and your best bet is to ingrate factory parking sensors if possible. All will play video (ignition needs to be on though sadly!), all will support diagnostics (it's just an app that communicates over bluetooth), all can add a hard drive as all have USB ports. DAB radio is hard as not all supports it... but you can just download and use Spotify / Deezer to play music direct on the headunit and use the internet off your phone.
The android unit did come with a CANBUS box that was installed. So the box itself is bad?
 

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I've installed the JOYING 8" Android head unit. Previously I used a 2-Din Pioneer Head unit to replace my RD4 (total nightmare - don't install a 2-DIN in a 407). The JOYING head units run fantastic and come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto etc, as well as GPS. They also sell separate reversing camera, DVR, DAB etc that integrate well. I don't think i've had a problem with the trip computer. Also have Rockford Fosgate speakers installed and a SoundStream amplifier to power them, although I'm getting rid of the latter, plus a reversing camera.

Pretty much what you need:
  • 1 DIN fascia kit (2-DIN is not an option unless you are good with a dremel, and get creative with wiring, I made my own 2-DIN fascia, it's not too hard, but doesn't look as good)
  • Peugeot to ISO
  • ISO to whatever (included with HU usually)
  • Connect2 interface to keep screen functionality
  • Radio Antenna harness

One thing, which I'm going to fix soon, is the lack of steering wheel controls - Joying also have a kit for that, so I can retain those.

I don't really understand this CANBUS, and I've never had any issues. Theres so much stuff these Android units can do, so I'm probably missing out lol.
 
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