Aftermarket head unit swap in your PPV

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  1. absmith

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    Have you guys seen the refurbished OEM steroes on ebay where they add bluetooth? I'm wondering how well these work.
     
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    Adding backup/rear view camera capability would be about the only reason I'd replace the OEM head unit. That's nice.
     
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    Just the head unit, install kit, and cameras. The only controls on my steering wheel are cruise control buttons.
    The kit did come with the wires to hook up to steering wheel controls and factory backup camera though. My SSV didn't have any of those options.


    Honestly, I mostly just upgraded for the Bluetooth. However I also end up in a lot of mountains and deserts where I have no cell service, so I threw the extra cash at getting the nav.
    And I figured if I'm already in there and messing with everything, I might as well add front and rear cameras and never have to touch the system again.

    My OEM head unit only had an auxiliary port, AM/MF, and CD.
     
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    The steering wheel controls are an easy add on to a stock steering wheel. I think I paid like $40 for the harness and buttons.
     
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    Thanks!

    It's plug and play, all you need is the buttons. Or in my case, the actual hoop of the steering wheel was separating from the metal inside, so I just tossed on a leather wheel with the SWC's. Worked instantly.
     
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    I have a Kenwood Double-Din (nothing too fancy). Used the Maestro RR along with the GM 5+ adapter. Checkout idatalink (who is the maker of Maestro). I love the Maestro as you program it with a computer on how you want the steering wheel controls to work and gives me my trucks OBDII data in my head unit. Make sure you get a head unit that supports Maestro... Everything else is kind of garbage if it’s not Maestro (PAC isn’t too bad). Also bought a new steering wheel to give me the volume controls. I could have just bought the controls and wired in, but the steering wheel was awful.

    Also have a backup camera that I purchased from Crutchfield that looks exactly like the factory backup camera.

    I have replaced all the door speakers with Alpine including the tweeters in the A-Pilers with Apline R-Type.

    Ran all new wires and added a Alipne 4-channel amp along with Alpine mono block amp for the sub.

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    The maestro is well worth the money. I returned a PAC unit after about 2 weeks of it working then suddenly not working then working rinse repeat. Never had an issue with the maestro
     
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