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Upgrade headunit?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Rski85, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    Rski85

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    Hey guys I would like to upgrade my headunit in my 18 cm. And leave the speakers alone for now. Money really isn't a problem but I don't want anything crazy. And I want it to be plug and play as much it can. So it works with my Toyota current features like USB ports, sat radio and ECT... What do you guys recommend? Plus navigation would be a plus
     
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  2. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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  3. Mar 21, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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  4. Mar 22, 2018 at 12:11 AM
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    Upgrading the head unit alone is no problem. You can even keep full steering wheel and dash displays with most aftermarket units.

    When I replaced my whole system I only had time to replace the head unit by itself (Kenwood DMX7704). And the speakers another day. But I was actually very surprised at how much the head unit by itself improved sound quality.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2018 at 12:44 AM
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    Ive been looking at a few different head u its,never been a huge fan of Kenwood but i read there pretty good now days
     
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  6. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Ttian

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    if you want to keep all factory stuff why do you want to upgrade at all
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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  8. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    Ttian

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    thank you
     
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  9. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    DNX994S kept everything! Plus gained navigation, and anytime back camera. Love it!
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  10. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    but we already have screens
     
  11. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    I hear just upgrading the HU makes a good bit of difference in sound,that true for ypu as well?i know it has alot of features people love
     
  12. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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    Ttian

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    these radio dont last, i added carplay to my factory headunit and im happy
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    I plan on going with the Alpine ILX107 or 207. I need to decide if I want to stay committed as an iPhone person or make the switch to an android phone at some point. I like the Alpine units because they offer an accessory controller that allows you to control up to eight accessories from the head unit so the dash can stay clutter free. I’ll also be going with an idatalink Maestro interface that keeps all the steering wheel controls, usb port, and adds more functionality to the head unit.
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Kenwood dnx994s with the maestro module will do wonders! Nav and full steering wheel controls, usb, factory sat antenna, etc. several of us on this site gave them and love them.
     
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    How did you add CarPlay to the factory head unit?
     
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    Enquiring minds want to know, how did you add Carplay to your factory headunit
     
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  18. Apr 30, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    Because the sound system sucks (for most people’s needs)
     
  19. Apr 30, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    smooosh This place costs me too much $

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    Another DNX994S
     
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    Hey is that screen angled with the dash likenthe oem head unit? Or am I seeing things???
     
  21. May 4, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    Yeah please let us know. Because i’ve searched hi and Lo for how to do this and I can’t find anything. And putting that wiring harness that lets you mirror your iPhone screen on the factory one is not CarPlay. So if you really found a way, let us know!!
     
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    You can adjust the angle of the screen so it sits flush with this model.
     
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    Very satisfied with the sound improvement with the Phoenix Android Headunit, makes it sound like a platinum should from the factory. I installed a front cam that works great with it. Also found out a few weeks ago that Phoenix now makes a 360 cam package that i will be giving a try.

    https://youtu.be/TmLjFFufMQk
     
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    Trying to keep this thread alive... How did you do this?
     
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    Lately stock HU has been "freezing up'' can't turn volume up change stations anyone have this happen?
     
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    Yup. Almost every 3 days. It’s a Bluetooth conflict in the software from the info I can find. Mine will restart like twice in a row when this happens, and when it comes back, my nav settings are all at factory default.

    Hate it.
     
  27. Jun 3, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    Didn't give my oem head unit a chance to fail, that was one of the first mods to my truck. Just hated that it only sounded great only if you were listening to it in a library.
     
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    Do you need to buy anything on top of the DNX994S for it to work or is it drop-it-in and go? I have a 2017 CM with the plus head unit and this scout GOS is flat out an embarrassment.

    Also, if I get an OEM premium head unit will it drop,right in and everything work right as if it came from the factory or do you have to have it programmed to the vehicle like they do in GM land?
     
  29. Jun 3, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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  30. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    I just upgraded to the Kenwood DDX9704s, and it's night and day difference from stock. I had one of those garbage android tesla knockoffs, stay far away! I installed everything myself, and it was relatively easy once I paid attention to the right wiring diagram. Just trying to figure out where to run my BT mic now
     
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