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OEM Radio Upgrade/Addition

Old 03-18-2019, 11:16 AM
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Question OEM Radio Upgrade/Addition

Evening All,

I once saw that it was possible to add bluetooth/aux connectivity to the OEM Head Unit, but for the life of me I cannot find the thing I found and forgot about.....doh!

I am looking for your expertise (as always!!) what is the best option? Is it easier to get a new head unit? (bearing in mind I wanted to keep the car stock and not mess with it too much)

Thanks in anticipation

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Old 03-18-2019, 12:45 PM
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OEM is pretty low quality sound-wise. A half decent head unit will improve the sound. Couple of decent speakers and some door skin sound deadening and it'll make a huge difference. Unless you're an absolute stickler for originality, getting new tech to work with the old head unit is just good money after bad in my opinion.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:49 PM
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You can always kee your OEM head unit if you ever want to return it to stock. A few screws and a couple of plugs and you're done.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:42 PM
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I'd get an aftermarket deck as well. If you want to use your OEM unit, look here.
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I installed this one last Fall ... very happy with it with stock speakers. Kenwood KMM-BT522HD.

Bought from Crutchfield in US (I’m in Canada).

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Old 03-19-2019, 05:12 AM
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you'll find a replacement unit is cheap and so long as you have your code, readily reversible..

there is a harness or two which retain the dash controls, volume etc, plug and play, no cutting

depending on reqs maybe £120-150 all in for a DAB one with harness and screen twig. i fitted a pioneer dab and love it

then upgrade speakers if you want, and an amp if you need

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