Cover Photo of the Perodua Myvi Pioneer AVH-Z9250BT install


This week we had a chance to work on Hakim's Perodua Myvi Advance. He wasn't satisfied of the factory head unit and wanted more features and better sound quality from his head unit. After some research, he decided on the top of the line Pioneer AVH-Z9250BT mainly for the Wireless Apple CarPlay function. Being an iPhone user, this was of utmost importance to him. As for sound quality, you can't go wrong with Pioneer.


Pioneer AVH-Z9250BT


If you wish to see some of the highlights on the day, check out the video below.



Getting to work on Hakim's Perodua Myvi Advance 3rd Generation (Late 2017 Onwards, M800).

Hakim's Perodua Myvi Advance 3rd Generation front view


Hakim's Perodua Myvi Advance 3rd Generation rear view

To kick things off, some trims needed to be removed to access the stereo. Next, some bolts needed to be undone and the sockets at the back of the stereo unplugged. 

Factory Stereo Removal

Meanwhile, the doctor gets started on his operation on the harness.

Getting started on joining up the wires.

To mount the new stereo, the placement of the brackets is crucial. Sometimes it may take multiple attempts to achieve a snug fitment.

Bracket placement

Fine tune the brackets further

Some adapters were needed to hookup the main harness, steering wheel controls and also the factory rear camera in order to avoid cutting the factory wires.

Some of the adapter sockets needed for this job to avoid cutting the factory wires.

A bit of back and forth with the brackets to get them to fit perfectly.

Fine tuning bracket placements further. Fitment is everything. Like a good pair of jeans.

Don't forget the GPS Antenna. Although this unit does not come with built-in GPS Navigation, the antenna is still needed for the use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

GPS Antenna placement

Wiring done and the sockets plugged in. 

Sockets plugged in and ready

head unit connected to the car

Setting the steering controls. For most japanese cars, you can hook this up with additional interfaces. However, some cars that run on CAN BUS systems may need an additional interface.

Setting the steering control buttons

And the first thing we test, Wireless Apple CarPlay of course. A quick test showed that it was pretty responsive. Waze was working perfectly. We are impressed Pioneer.

Apple Carplay Waze

A bit of Spotify testing, second on the list of importance for Hakim.

Spotify via Wireless Apple CarPlay

Although we did panic for awhile from the rear camera showing a blank image, we did finally manage to figure out the issue and the factory camera was working fine after.

Perodua Myvi factory camera working

Pioneer AVH-Z9250BT radio interface

Looks pretty good if we say so ourselves.

Beauty shot of the finished install

And to our surprise, the default colours on the Pioneer matched the Perodua Myvi bluish lights perfectly.

The UI on the Pioneer and the Myvi lights match coincedentally