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Want to replace the Stock Radio

I have had it with the stock Ford "Suck" system and tired of its awful user interface and lack of ease of use and archaic 1990's looking display. The day I pull it out of there I'm going to make a video doing a burnout on it.

I want to replace it with a double din head unit that I have but cant seem to figure out much information.. I know there are replacement units for the AC controls to go up top, but enjoy the simple manual dials that come with it stock and the after market A/C touch screen looks a bit dated to be honest.

Is it possible to cut (dremel?) into the dash to make a double din fit in the dash where the existing screen is located? Or am I stuck with the $250 A/C relocated bezel that is required for this swap?

I every where I look i cant seem to find any photos or information on this type of installation?

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I have had it with the stock Ford "Suck" system and tired of its awful user interface and lack of ease of use and archaic 1990's looking display. The day I pull it out of there I'm going to make a video doing a burnout on it.

I want to replace it with a double din head unit that I have but cant seem to figure out much information.. I know there are replacement units for the AC controls to go up top, but enjoy the simple manual dials that come with it stock and the after market A/C touch screen looks a bit dated to be honest.

Is it possible to cut (dremel?) into the dash to make a double din fit in the dash where the existing screen is located? Or am I stuck with the $250 A/C relocated bezel that is required for this swap?

I every where I look i cant seem to find any photos or information on this type of installation?

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Ive been wondering if you order a NAV dash piece, maybe itll just plug in and you can get a double din mount to throw in there and boom. But i havent read anything about that.


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Ah, you mean the NAV Dash display to control AC?
That might be an option... has anybody ever done this before?
Also, would need to figure out how to make a bezel to fit around it.
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Ah, you mean the NAV Dash display to control AC?
That might be an option... has anybody ever done this before?
Also, would need to figure out how to make a bezel to fit around it.
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Ah, you mean the NAV Dash display to control AC?
That might be an option... has anybody ever done this before?
Also, would need to figure out how to make a bezel to fit around it.
if you get it off ebay or somthing itll come with the ac controls already attached. But im wondering if the connection (wire harness) will just plug and play. If it does then you just need to figure out how to mount the double din in the space there for you.

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Sweet somehow I actually lucked out and already bought the Kenwood DDX470 head unit which works with this!

Looks like I need to buy the following then.. Man Thats the cost of basically another head unit just to get rid of the Suck system!! Oh well, as long as that crap is gone im happy!!



iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Factory Integration Adapter $229

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Factory Integration Adapter $149.99

Anything else I might need?
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Do you only need the rr adapter if you have the steering wheel audio buttons?

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Sweet somehow I actually lucked out and already bought the Kenwood DDX470 head unit which works with this!

Looks like I need to buy the following then.. Man Thats the cost of basically another head unit just to get rid of the Suck system!! Oh well, as long as that crap is gone im happy!!



iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Factory Integration Adapter $229

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Factory Integration Adapter $149.99

Anything else I might need?
This belongs in the Audio/Nav forum, but I`ll tell you & had that exact setup with the Kenwood HU in my 2013 V6. While it worked fine, you have to cut a wire under the dash behind the glove box to hook up to the MMR unit. Not only is the Sync a PITA to get off, you have to cut a wire that is a little thicker than a couple of human hairs (when you figure out what color to cut), & then splice the MMR unit in. If I had to go through that again, I would have just left the stock radio in there. Of course if you are not using Sync, then its not a problem.

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Do you only need the rr adapter if you have the steering wheel audio buttons?
As far as I know this is correct, the other piece that I mentioned is the bezel to mount it in the dash.

I really wish there was an option from ford for a Sync "delete"
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One question on the iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Factory Integration Adapter.

It shows only 5 buttons can be available...

The problem is I've got

-Dual heated seats
-Rear Defrost
Along with the regular temp / blower control knobs.

Are these buttons just quick buttons to display the climate control features on the head unit?

Or are these the only buttons that are available for functionality?
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