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I saw there is tesla style android nav system for 2009-2013 FX for sale on Ebay. the outlook is amazing. not sure anyone has similar upgrade for 2004 FX35?
 

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I’ve been researching this a lot lately. So far no, nothing is released and I haven’t heard anything from any companies that make these kits about plans to release them. There are a few complications with them developing one for the first gens. The major complication is they would need t make two different configurations because of the face lift done to the dash for the later years of the first gen. The other concern is that there may not be a big enough demand. These vehicles are getting pretty old and even though they are in desperate need of an upgrade, there are far fewer on the road.

The past several days I have been studying the factory service manual and researching about how to make my own. It seems entirely possible to do it but takes a lot of effort. The HVAC controller is a CAN bus driven unit so in theory if you send the right commands over the CAN bus to emulate the output from the factory display (which is driven by the buttons on the dash) it should be possible to apply this type of retrofit just like is done for the 2nd gen kit.

Right now I’m thinking an android head unit with a CAN output might be the best place to start but I need to do more research.
 

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I can state that even if you made it work these units have a way too dim display. Works great on a shady day or at night. But in direct sunlight I can't see mine at all. My tint is pretty dark. I returned it.
 

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It’s pretty legit. I’m a big fan - a couple tricks to the wiring but it’s all straight forward. The screen is a bit bright at night but besides that I think it’s a super sick solution. The one I got has wired
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CarPlay already built in.
 

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I had the same question myself but the site selling these from Do de Visser's post indicates that it won't work on the old set up. Only the 06 and up FX.
 

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I had the color screen, 2006. While I wouldn’t see why it wouldn’t work on the orange screen, I can’t vouch for it. Of course, though, I do have the integrated HVAC controls and they work fine on the new setup.
 

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I thought the same given the description but if you scroll down about a third you'll find a picture of an 06 display with a nice green check mark and a picture of an 03-05 with a nasty red X.
 

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If you or anyone else is looking to get one let me know because I have a few things to say about the purchase and install.
Unit looks great! Did your car have navigation originally? Your OEM button layout looks different than mine. I have an '06FX35 with Tech option (Nav, CD Changer, SAT,...)

So what things can you share about the purchase and install?
 

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For the 03-08 model they now selling them on ebay and AliExpress!
I looked at the listing on ALiExpress and my 2004 FX35 dash looks like the one with the X by it stating it won't work. Do you know of any Android head units that will work with mine?
 
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