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Unread 08-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Factory Stereo Swap

Hi there, 2011 JKU with a factory stereo. Looks like Din and a half and not a great set up. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a relatively inexpensive solution to getting a new head unit. I want it to accept USB and Bluetooth for the phone. I checked in a local shop today and it seems like a head unit is cheap compared to the wiring harness and adapters to maintain steering wheel controls. Is there such a thing as an aftermarket din and a half unit?

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Unread 08-19-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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I've got a Kenwood unit being installed this weekend actually. They make a mounting kit for you to size down to a single din head unit. My experience with radios is that you get what you pay for. Walmart sales a head unit for 25 bucks, cheap price equals cheap quality. My brother burnt thru 2 of them before listening to me. I would get you a quality head unit. Kenwood, Alpine, Pinoneer etc
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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They will provide everything you need to do it yourself.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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I am happy with my Kenwood DNX9990HD which features Garmin navigation in a double din unit. I just wish they would update the maps.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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Do you have to pay to update the maps? I wish I could get a stock 430 and replace my stock worthless one.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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Do you have to pay to update the maps? I wish I could get a stock 430 and replace my stock worthless one.
It came with free lifetime updates. The problem is there have not been any updates for the maps since I got it, only updates for firmware etc.

When I got it last year, it was obvious the maps were old despite what the date on the map says. One of the main streets I use to get home is not on the map even though that street has been there at least a few years. I thought since garmin is the leader in consumer gps, and since kenwood uses garmin, I would not have this type of problem.

It's pretty good but the old maps are an annoyance.
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