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Hi there

I have done this in my 66 Evora 400, it’s just plug and play. Same harness.

Very good upgrade, you can plug your phone in and leave it in the glove box.

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Functionality of the Reversing camera and sensors remained exactly the same as with the original head unit.

The only functionality you lose is a CD player.

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Was it an Alpine head unit in the S1 Graham? If so then I’m fairly confident it would be plug and play. However, should it be for example a Pioneer then the harness would need to be ‘spliced’ as there are no ISO connectors.

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On 14/12/2018 at 07:13, GER said:

Hi there

I have done this in my 66 Evora 400, it’s just plug and play. Same harness.

Very good upgrade, you can plug your phone in and leave it in the glove box.

Splendid. Thank you. 

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Just tried to do this upgrade.

A warning, not quite plug and play.

Needs an adaptor cable for the camera. Not a huge problem as I was able to get one from my local dealer, but it’s another £25.

More importantly, the size of the nose of the new unit is very slightly bigger than the old. The surround doesn’t fit.

Ordered one from Lotus (£53) but, unsurprisingly, on back order.

Looks like I’ll be driving around with a bit of my dash missing for a while.

@GER how did you make yours fit?

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Here is a link to my old 400 which is now sold.

https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/2017-66-lotus-evora-400-22-manual/

You can see the HU in the pic. It was a tight fit but did clip all back together.

From memory I didn’t need to modify the camer connection, it was just an RCA type.

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I replaced my already upgraded Clarion unit with apple car play Pioneer 

you can leave phone in glove box great safety feature 

my headunit plays dvds and cds and takes care of navigation 

I upgraded the sub/amp as the headunit will highlight the poor alpine units 

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20 hours ago, GER said:

Here is a link to my old 400 which is now sold.

https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/2017-66-lotus-evora-400-22-manual/

You can see the HU in the pic. It was a tight fit but did clip all back together.

From memory I didn’t need to modify the camer connection, it was just an RCA type.

Thanks @GER

After a bit of file and sandpaper action, it now fits, just.

I didn’t want to wreck the surround as I’ll probably put the old unit back as and when I sell the car.

Definitly needed the camera adapter though. Alpine must have changed that at some point, although I see you fitted a 702, whereas I used a 710. Maybe that’s the difference.

Also fitted one of these while I was at it -

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/add-on-amplifier3597/ktp-445a

Plug and play class D amp to drive the door speakers that I’ve upgraded to these -

https://www.focal.com/en/car-audio/car-audio-kits-solutions/performance/expert/coaxial-kits/pc-130f

Massive improvement over the standard cheap things. Had to hack a bit out of the door to make room though.

And to complete the upgrade, one of these -

https://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/car-audio-subwoofers-energy-es200-5/

Again, didn’t just fit. Had to make a spacer ring as it hasn’t got lugs like the standard one.

All in all, a huge improvement just by changing components without having to completely rewire the car.

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