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Old 06-19-2018, 09:17 PM
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I could probably spend a hour trying search for an answer, but at my age I have less patience. thinking about replacing the stock unit in my 07 coupe, with something that is more modern and up to date. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:25 PM
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Updated my C5 to a Kenwood, very happy with it.

Look on Crutchfields, it all depends on your checklist.

Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Nav...
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+1 for Crutchfield. I grabbed a Blaupunkt unit that had dual camera inputs & usb mp3 playing capability. Those were the only 2 biggies on my list.

Buy the wiring kit, pay the $30 to have them connectorize it. It's worth it
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Originally Posted by Jeff T. View Post
Updated my C5 to a Kenwood, very happy with it.

Look on Crutchfields, it all depends on your checklist.

Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Nav...

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+1 for Crutchfield. I grabbed a Blaupunkt unit that had dual camera inputs & usb mp3 playing capability. Those were the only 2 biggies on my list.

Buy the wiring kit, pay the $30 to have them connectorize it. It's worth it


Check out Crutchfield
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Check out the new Pioneer AVIC W8400 NEX. It's a beast and looks like it's factory installed.
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Several videos on YouTube on how to do it, I don't have one but I like the Pioneer.
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I just swapped out the factory Bose with nav in my '09 for a Kenwood Dnx574s , what a difference. Much better sound with modern connections and another plus 1 for Crutchfield
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I recently posted an extensive summary of my C6 stereo install that should help you out. Not sure how to provide a direct link but should be easy to find on the electronics forum
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Originally Posted by Callaway DrDon View Post
I recently posted an extensive summary of my C6 stereo install that should help you out. Not sure how to provide a direct link but should be easy to find on the electronics forum
Well done install.

Pics are all sideways though.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ggestions.html
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I replaced mine with the Pioneer APP Radio 4 and have been very pleased. Ill throw some pics up tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by FWC View Post
I just swapped out the factory Bose with nav in my '09 for a Kenwood Dnx574s , what a difference. Much better sound with modern connections and another plus 1 for Crutchfield
I also just put in my daily driver 2000 Deville the 574s and very happy with it. I am debating whether to also put in my '13 GS. I had a Kenwood in it a couple of years ago but I didn't like the sound of it with the Bose. They just seemed to clash and I went back to the factory NAV/Bose head unit.


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Crutchfield is great for info, not really for shopping. A lot of guys buy from there.

I bought Pioneer 8200 NEX from Newegg.com for barely $500 new. This model has everything you'll need (incl Nav). Everywhere else it was for $799 - $1200.

...Just saying...

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Originally Posted by Vette_Fan View Post
Crutchfield is great for info, not really for shopping. A lot of guys buy from there.

I bought Pioneer 8200 NEX from Newegg.com for barely $500 new. This model has everything you'll need (incl Nav). Everywhere else it was for $799 - $1200.

...Just saying...
I agree. Crutchfield usually carries the latest models for close to retail price. Don't get me wrong, Crutchfield is great for a lot of audio stuff, but when it comes to deals on head units you can usually do better shopping around. They are unmatched in customer service though and their return policy is tops also.
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Originally Posted by Matthewstorm View Post
Check out the new Pioneer AVIC W8400 NEX. It's a beast and looks like it's factory installed.
Crutchfield says that does not fit, too deep. ???
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Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post
Crutchfield says that does not fit, too deep. ???
I just looked it up and its the same exact dimensions as the 8200nex. I'm not sure why Crutchfield claims it doesn't fit but if you were serious about considering it, I would call Crutchfield and see what the rep says. I installed the 8200 without any issues. I think all head units by the major brands, try to stay within a certain specific size as far as dimensions go just to make the fit more universal.
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Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post
Crutchfield says that does not fit, too deep. ???
Don't listen to what Crutchfield says. It's a perfect fit. As I said earlier it looks factory installed. This is for my 2008 Z51 with Bose system.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:56 PM
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How compatible are modern head units with the dinosaur C6 navigation system infrastructure?

I know volume can be controlled through the wheel on some aftermarket head units, but what about the 1-6 buttons and the push to talk button? Do these lose their functionality?

Can you program the steering wheel buttons to call up google assistant or siri?

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The 1-6 buttons are non functional with the new head unit. The volume and change track buttons work. I don't have a push to talk button.
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Originally Posted by Vette_Fan View Post
Crutchfield is great for info, not really for shopping. A lot of guys buy from there.

I bought Pioneer 8200 NEX from Newegg.com for barely $500 new. This model has everything you'll need (incl Nav). Everywhere else it was for $799 - $1200.

...Just saying...
Also looking to upgrade radio/nav unit in my '05 . Really don't need nav -Google works fine from phone.Went on Crutchfield & Newegg sites to compare &
Newegg $ are cheaper . Kenwood DDX9704S or DDX9903S same $. if anyone has those units how do you like them ? I'm just looking for better sound quality
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