XY Auto head unit

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Hey All,

I picked up a cheap Chinese head unit, the only exterior branding is “XY Auto”, I am hoping that someone has heard of this at some point and may be able to point me int he right direction to info (i.e. owners manual, wiring guide et al).

I have noted that it’s finicky. Tried to install an app, had to download it 3 times before it would actually install. Very bizarre.

Also, there doens’t seem to be a way to pair a Bluetooth device. I want to run a OBDii scanner app on it but I, for the life of me, could not find out where the pairing option was. My iPhone parked with it just fine but weirdly, it wasn’t the same process as one would think.

I’ve attached some shots of it’s design, and firmware screen with the vague hopes I’ll help.
 

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Welcome to AC!
I see Bluetooth option in your screenshot so open Bluetooth menu on your phone or device and pair it .

Since this is a lower quality radio don't expect much and probably won't be able to connect with your diagnostic app, they do have other options like buying a ob2 Bluetooth plug to insert into your diagnostic connector might be app subscription though or one time payment.
Are you looking to read just codes ? If your not aware AutoZone can do this free or buy cheap ob2 reader but this will only tell you engine codes as vehicles have lot of modules like ABS(Anti Lock Brakes)SRS(Air Bag) Trans /BCM and many more you can't read with these cheaper ones .

So even if you see a code 171 and gives a description lean bank cylinder 1 , yes u see the code but there are so many variables that set that code you would still need to see a qualified Auto technician to properly run test and see what is causing this .
 

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Welcome to AC!
I see Bluetooth option in your screenshot so open Bluetooth menu on your phone or device and pair it .

Since this is a lower quality radio don't expect much and probably won't be able to connect with your diagnostic app, they do have other options like buying a ob2 Bluetooth plug to insert into your diagnostic connector might be app subscription though or one time payment.
Are you looking to read just codes ? If your not aware AutoZone can do this free or buy cheap ob2 reader but this will only tell you engine codes as vehicles have lot of modules like ABS(Anti Lock Brakes)SRS(Air Bag) Trans /BCM and many more you can't read with these cheaper ones .

So even if you see a code 171 and gives a description lean bank cylinder 1 , yes u see the code but there are so many variables that set that code you would still need to see a qualified Auto technician to properly run test and see what is causing this .
Thanks for the welcome and suggestion. Been in the automotive game a very long time, and I’m already running the Bluetooth adapter and CarScanner app on my iPhone. I finally got into the menu but even though the unit sees the OBDii adapter, it just won’t pair. It just kinds sits there and says “so, you tapped the screen….ok” and doesn’t react. That’s a shame really. Not the end of the world but kinda wanted to offload the app functions to the head unit. Ah well, maybe on the next one.

Just need to figure out and make sure I’m powering the car’s amp correctly, either that or bypass it. Both require more thought into making it work to get any kind of sound out of it.
 

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Just need to figure out and make sure I’m powering the car’s amp correctly, either that or bypass it. Both require more thought into making it work to get any kind of sound out of it.

Crutchfield is usually where I look for such solutions, but I would also not bother with that radio. All Android radios are made by fly by night companies and there's never anything good said about them. Sounds quality sucks compared to regular radios, build quality is non-existent, the software is usually buggy, and good luck getting anything close to reassembling customer service. You'll be better off cutting your losses with this one.
 
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