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    I pray these words find the reader and their families we..

    I am looking for an after market stereo, any suggestions?

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    I put a pioneer AVIC 7200 NEX in mine several years ago.
    Gained Bluethooth, HD Radio, backup camera. Lost the HUD data from the radio, outside temp display and voice control.

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    Thanks!

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    just had a pioneer 4500nex installed in my 2006 V. Was really pleased with installation. Panel around radio was pretty much like original but solid black. DVD CD did away with old CD slot. Front $ Rear camera. Wireless connection with my apple phone so nav is always up to date. Steering wheel controls work with unit. Just trying to get use to linking Spotify,iHeartRadio,and pandora. Only thing that is out of original is small Mic on dash but can be removed without ruining originality. Best modification you could ever put in these cars.
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    Scheduled to have a Kenwood DNX995S + front & rear cameras installed a week from tomorrow

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    Praise the LORD V Happy.

    Thanks for the encouraging information. DO you still have the cruise function?

    GOD Bless you and your family.

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    Typically the only thing you lose with an aftermarket stereo is the HUD radio station display. Everything else will work as before. Even the speakers sound better with more separation

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    l remember you had a newer radio installed in your XLR. I thought you had to leave the CD slot in the car. Did you ever install a camera? The reason for the 4500 model was for the two camera's. I wanted a CD because of the sound quality.
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    pS you are correct about the heads up station display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V Happy View Post
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    l remember you had a newer radio installed in your XLR. I thought you had to leave the CD slot in the car. Did you ever install a camera? The reason for the 4500 model was for the two camera's. I wanted a CD because of the sound quality.
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    pS you are correct about the heads up station display.
    Nope, no stock cd player in the car. Camera was installed at the same time as stereo.

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    How did the install go with the Kenwood? I'm interested in doing the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racknid View Post
    Scheduled to have a Kenwood DNX995S + front & rear cameras installed a week from tomorrow
    How did the installation go with the Kenwood DNX995S ? Any issues? I'm considering doing the same thing.

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    I had the Kenwood DNX575S installed and everything works fine except the cruise control. They can't seem to get it working. Does anyone have any suggestions, I could use all the help available.
    David. dleshay@embarqmail.com

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    I'm not familiar with the Kenwood install, I have a pioneer. Seems to me the only thing "possibly" connecting stereo and cruise is the data bus, but I'm not sure of that. just a thought. You sure it's not just a coincidence?

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    New XLR owner here, the car is a 2007 Passion Red and was purchased for my wife. Looking to replace the factory radio/CD/XM unit with a newer double DIN that incorporates rear view camera, but the installers I've spoken to thus far use a kit that includes a plastic replacement front panel around the air vents, radio opening and HVAC controls. This solution is not preferable since I'm not interested in losing the beautiful eucalyptus wood trim surround. Anyone with a different experience?
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    I wasn't so displeased with the new dash panel as for the fact that I no longer have cruise control and they can't figure out how to fix it. Make sure your installer knows what he's doing before you mess with the radio.

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