Apologies for the long post, have just made one so thought I would do a How To.
Any of the following Sat Nav centre Consoles. I used the matt chrome one.
Sat Nav centre console in matt chrome - 13117931 = £13.10
Sat Nav centre console in black - 9229371 = £45.47
Sat Nav centre console in gunmetal - 9196588 = £98.11
5” TFT Colour Portable TV – Maplin code L69AU - £79.99
Preparing the console
Remove the bracket from the back of the console. I used a soldering iron to melt the 4 spot welds whilst lifting the bracket.
Once removed, file down the fixings so that they are level. Remove the 2 foam pads as they will stop the screen fitting flush.
Cut the bracket which has been removed as it will be re-fixed in the next step. It doesn’t need to be too neat.
Re-fix the bracket to the centre console using superglue or hot glue. The 2 cutouts in the centre of the bracket will act as a guide. This will act as a support to the screen when it is fixed later.
Preparing the TFT Screen
Remove all the screws from the back of the screen and pull the aerial out.
Carefully remove the rear of the case. Remove the 2 wires which are connected to the back.
Lift the green circuit board slightly. Remove the following
Unplug the connector from the buttons to the circuit board.
Unplug the connector from the screen to the circuit board.
Remove the ribbon connector between the screen & circuit board. Push the brown retaining bar up to do this.
De-solder the black earth cable between the screen & circuit board.
Cut the black & red cables which go to the speaker.
Remove the 2 brackets which hold the screen into the case. The screen module can now be removed from the case.
The IR receiver needs to be moved so that the screen can be used with the remote control. This is critical as I will not be using the original buttons.
Fitting the TFT Screen into the Console
You need to decide where you want to place your IR receiver. I located mine to the top left of the screen as in the pic below
Place a cardboard packer on the support frame, this will align the screen at the bottom. With this in place the screen can be horizontally lined up with the hole at the front of the console.
Once Happy glue the screen into place.
Glue the IR receiver into place using some hot glue.
The circuit board can now be plugged back in. Plug in the cables in the following order:
1.The ribbon cable. Push the brown bar up so the ribbon can fit in easily, then pull the bar down to hold it.
2.The white & pink cables with the white plug on the left hand side
3.Re-solder the short black earth cable which was removed earlier.
It should now look like this.
The outer case needs trimming down to enable it to fit at the back of the console.
Fit the case over the circuit board and glue into place.
It's now ready for fitting into the car.