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Old 31st October 2013, 09:00   #31
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Just managed to open the center console.
I will try to remove the HU and check for possibility of any additional features and let you guys know.


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Old 31st October 2013, 09:19   #32
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Just when I have been thinking , there haven't been any DIY's lately on the forum, this DIY pops out.

Fantastic work, done by you folks.

The long forgotten BEAT, is now in the news again.

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Just managed to open the center console.
I will try to remove the HU and check for possibility of any additional features and let you guys know.

Hi Salbin, thanks a lot for reviving interest of members in Beat, have a question to you, the front console is only press fit right without any screws? I have tried couple of times to remove it but it is too tight to pull and remove, same with the door panels. Thanks.

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Just managed to open the center console.
I will try to remove the HU and check for possibility of any additional features and let you guys know.
Go go go Salbin !!
The stock HU is of Blaupunkt. May be you could stumble upon the much needed Bluetooth functionality. But for that, tweaking of HU may be required.
I won't bug you much with my stupid ideas.
Will wait for your next update !!
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Old 31st October 2013, 11:47   #35
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@deehunk:
It is push fit only.
But removal is a bit tricky.
You need to be careful while doing this, otherwise will break the cover or damage the edge of plastic cover.

@soumyajit:
Need your documentation skills for the HU removal too
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Fantastic work Salbin! Would be killer if we figured a way to use a remote and bluetooth with the HU. And a long shot would be to find a compatible replacement HU with better audio settings.

I love DIY
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Hi,

Couriered the switch thru' Professional Courier today.

Tracking numbers:

Vinu: HSR14186289

Expect delivery only on Monday due to Diwali holidays.
Hey Salbin,

Received the switch much earlier than expected.

What a packing? It cannot be better than this.

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Thanks a ton man.

Cheers!

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Old 2nd November 2013, 15:15   #38
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Excellent write-up Soumya. Very detailed and well put together. Chevy not giving the features as standard just goes to show the attitude of the American auto manufacturers have towards the Indian consumer market.
I have already got my buddy agreed to try this on his Beat next weekend. Hopefully everything goes as planned. I will bug you if required.
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Old 2nd November 2013, 21:01   #39
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Fantastic find. Excellent & detailed thread. Thanks a ton to Soumya & Salbin for unveiling this much needed features.

Will definitely try.

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Excellent work Salbin and Soumyajit. Like other members said, it would worth watching reaction of GM India team. Unable to understand the logic behind hiding these useful features. More importantly they require zero investment. I am sure the Service Adviser or Technicians in dealership will definitely ask about those additional details on the instrument console.
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Fantastic work Salbin! Would be killer if we figured a way to use a remote and bluetooth with the HU. And a long shot would be to find a compatible replacement HU with better audio settings.
I love DIY
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Go go go Salbin !!
The stock HU is of Blaupunkt. May be you could stumble upon the much needed Bluetooth functionality. But for that, tweaking of HU may be required.
I won't bug you much with my stupid ideas.
Will wait for your next update !!
Further updates on HU:
@ Soumyajit: The HU is not from Blaupunkt.
It is from Daewoo! (mine is 2010 model - not sure about the latest ones)
There is a 14 pin open port @ right side of the HU, which is un-used.
It could be for any of the following:
- CD changer connectivity
- Steering mounted controls
- Bluetooth (chances are less)
But the LCD display is having bluetooth "B" logo, when looked from side. may be it could be hidden like our trip computers.

Here are some pics:
Rear side of HU: just 2 connectors - one combination connector to vehicle wiring harness and antena connector.
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This is the 14 pin connector port, I had mentioned earlier.
Need inputs from ICE Gurus to identify the purpose of this connector.
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Top of HU is having a sticker mentioning Daewoo IS Corp.
Also note the pin legends - highlighted ones for the remote control??
Need inputs from ICE Gurus.
Chevrolet Beat DIY - Unlocking Features in the Speedo console-top.jpg

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Anyone using this MapmyIndia AVN-R for Chevrolet Beat?
http://www.mapmyindia.com/in-dash-av...chevrolet-beat
MMI is giving huge offer only for Beat Custom-Fit 2-Din OE Systems - any reason? Rs. 18K - almost 55% discount!
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After VCDS modding, this is the next best thing out there. How I wish something like this could be done to my car too - Both of them miss a MID. It is indeed so stupid that GM couldnt just add a tack switch and boast of a few additional features at such a low cost that too when the whole hardware and software is ready for the same.
I have a PS and sadly cant do this Mod :-(.

But i would like to know what is this VCDS modding ? i searched on the forum and couldnt find any link to it .

Could u please help me with it ?

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Anyone using this MapmyIndia AVN-R for Chevrolet Beat?

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Sounds like a fantastic deal and finally we have some options for ICEing the LT version. Wonder what color those backlit buttons on the MapMyIndia HU is? If its not blue, it would look pretty out of place.

That said, I found this interesting

http://www.aliexpress.com/promotion/...promotion.html

You can buy a 2DIN fascia and I guess we should be able to put a new HU in place then. Anyone tried?
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Sounds like a fantastic deal and finally we have some options for ICEing the LT version. Wonder what color those backlit buttons on the MapMyIndia HU is? If its not blue, it would look pretty out of place.

That said, I found this interesting

http://www.aliexpress.com/promotion/...promotion.html

You can buy a 2DIN fascia and I guess we should be able to put a new HU in place then. Anyone tried?
2Din fascia is available for Rs.1999/- from carlounz.com.
http://www.carlounz.com/index.php/cr...olet-beat.html
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Hi,

Very impressed with the DIY. Hats off to you people for daring to explore the various hidden features of our very beloved Beat.

Inspired by you and this thread, I managed to open the meter console of my Chevy Beat (Tcdi: LT Version: Jan 2012). I did solder the tact switch as mentioned in this thread but nothing has happened. No distance to empty signal, no avg speed or Outside temp signal as well.

I dont know what to do next. I tried every possibility to it and even tried different tact switches but it all went in vain.

Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks guys.

Regards,
Shubham
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