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Old 07-11-2018, 06:28 PM
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Aftermarket Head Unit

Has anyone installed one in their truck? I have a Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX sitting here waiting for my 2018 to show up. Normally, I'd look on Crutchfield, buy their installation kit and try it myself....however they list nothing for this combo.

Has anyone installed anything similar? And what did you use for a wiring kit and dash kit?

My truck will come with whatever the basic radio/CD is in an XLT.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:53 PM
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I installed a Kenwood DDX9903s using the iDatalink KIT-FTR1 kit. I also installed the Maestro RR to add OEM features.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:53 PM
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Looked at this a while back, wanted Android Auto for maps , You can buy the new face plastic to accept a Double din and the wiring all online
Its made by Pac Audio Or as H20Camper just mentioned
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:05 AM
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Replacing Sony?
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:02 AM
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As long as you do not have sync 3 either of those kits will work, I have that exact radio in my XLT using the Pac kit. Both of the those kits come with a module, make sure to update the software on the module before installation also.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:12 AM
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:40 AM
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I'm going to do something similar as what h20camper did. Got everything from Crutchfield and will attempt installation this weekend. Hope everything goes in smoothly. This is what I got:

Kenwood Excelon DDX9904S
Metra 40-EU10 Antenna Adapter
Crutchfield Advanced ReadyHarness Service (this is basically the wiring harness for the Maestro. I think you can also get it on Amazon)
iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module
iDatalink KIT-FTR1 Factory System Adapter
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:40 AM
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The biggest struggle I had was removing the OEM Y shaped metal bracket at the top back of the dash. The documentation that iDatalink provides is good.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by super_duty_532 View Post
I'm going to do something similar as what h20camper did. Got everything from Crutchfield and will attempt installation this weekend. Hope everything goes in smoothly. This is what I got:

Kenwood Excelon DDX9904S
Metra 40-EU10 Antenna Adapter
Crutchfield Advanced ReadyHarness Service (this is basically the wiring harness for the Maestro. I think you can also get it on Amazon)
iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module
iDatalink KIT-FTR1 Factory System Adapter
I am also looking into this. I have the 4inch screen in my XLT....

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Old 07-13-2018, 07:49 AM
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Thanks ya'll.

I have the Maestro RR. I guess I need the dash bezel. Is there any other wiring I'll need to connect them?
This newer stuff is kinda foreign to me...

I need to watch some youtube vidyas if I ever get time this weekend.

Edit:
Found a good one:


 
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:29 AM
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That is a very good video!

I liked the iDatalink dash kit better than the PAC. I like the storage slot and the two USB, one HDMI and one 3.5mm audio jacks it provides. I have a 1 foot USB cable that works perfectly for jack to phone. I also preferred its HVAC Control location.

 
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by h20camper View Post
That is a very good video!

I liked the iDatalink dash kit better than the PAC. I like the storage slot and the two USB, one HDMI and one 3.5mm audio jacks it provides. I have a 1 foot USB cable that works perfectly for jack to phone. I also preferred its HVAC Control location.

The only downside to this kit is they remove the 4 ford buttons, Pac turns these to camera controls so you can zoom which is kinda nice
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:27 PM
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Huh? What buttons? My iDataLink maintained all buttons less the audio which the PAC removes as well.

(UPDATE: I see what you're referring to with their module.)

Here's the PAC.


 
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by h20camper View Post
That is a very good video!

I liked the iDatalink dash kit better than the PAC. I like the storage slot and the two USB, one HDMI and one 3.5mm audio jacks it provides. I have a 1 foot USB cable that works perfectly for jack to phone. I also preferred its HVAC Control location.

Did your usb pocket go in the dash opening smoothly? Somehow mine doesn't fit. Not even close. I'm on phone with Crutchfield to find a solution.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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Yes, it did. Its it the right direction? (Sorry, had to ask.) The hole inside the pocket goes down.
 
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