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Stereo replacement, how hard to do?

Thinking of swapping out just the head unit to get bluetooth, usb, ipod controls.

How hard is this to do, should I wait another year until bumper to bumper warranty up? Would you guys trust a Best Buy or someplace like that for the install?

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DOOO ITTTTT, 1..go to crutchfield.com and find what you want, buy it, they will send you everything you need including instructions,connectors,dash kit,etc.2 install..3 enjoy kickass music. its not hard at all to swap head units, do it yourself and save money.


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Thinking of swapping out just the head unit to get bluetooth, usb, ipod controls.

How hard is this to do, should I wait another year until bumper to bumper warranty up? Would you guys trust a Best Buy or someplace like that for the install?

Thanks!
Why not install sync? Or better yet, go OEM nav.

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Why not install sync? Or better yet, go OEM nav.

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because sync is a joke

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because sync is a joke
Thats your opinion.... Sync has come a long way since implementation.

Aftermarket radios look crappy... Thats my opinion

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Sync is better than nothing have it in my Explorer.

Purpose here was to just get bluetooth/usb/ipod on the cheap....thanks for the suggestions.'

How hard is it to get the old one out?

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Not hard to replace, but you cannot just replace the head unit. You have to purchase a dash kit, as the oem is built in, and you also need an integration kit, so your chimes and delayed power work properly. The integration kit comes with the proper wire connectors so all you have to do is connect the wires from the head unit to the integration kit and then plug into the factory wiring harness. No cutting wires.
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its worth noting that after harnesses, dash kit & a good head unit, the cost is pretty close to whats available from raxiom now:
Raxiom OE-Style GPS Navigation w/ Bluetooth & Back-up Camera 100300 (10-14 All) - Free Shipping

If this is your first stereo upgrade, you may want to consider something like that.

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Thanks only issue with the Raxiom is that it appears sync is required for NAV to work...those of us without sync are out of luck.....

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Thanks only issue with the Raxiom is that it appears sync is required for NAV to work...those of us without sync are out of luck.....
I'm fairly certain you can add the APIM easily. You could probably find one on ebay or car-part fairly cheap.

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Crutchfield is good but id go with sonixelectronics much cheaper and make sure that you buy the canbus harness or you wont be able to power some aftermarket head units. My 09 needed it they wont give you that one for free only the standard harness but they will give a discount on it and also give all the things you need for the installation.
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