||05-01-2013 05:31 PM
Originally Posted by rblair99
Okay, as a solution, I'm considering an upgrade to the factory head unit - getting one with touch screen and video display. Is it possible to retain the audio controls on the steering wheel and Bluetooth control for answering the phone on the steering wheel? Any ideas? Suggestions?
I just sold the head unit I was planning to install, all the accessories are ready but still looking for a head unit I want. So, I can only provide some information I've found. There are also a few write up posted her.
You can take a look at this
You can retain most steering wheel control using either PAC and Axxess interface. I do recommend the newer ASWC-1 which uses regular micro-usb cable to update software (and I did update the one I got) I'm not sure if the Call button will work with bluetooth in the head unit.
You also need a interface harness depends on you have factory amp or not, the Axxess one will retain front and back fading w/ stock amp (the instruction used CHTO-013, the newer one is CHTO-03).
With a Din kit and antenna adapter, it will cost about $150 if you look around. Using PAC RP4-CH11 will be cheaper which combines both interfaces, but it doesn't retain front and back fading with stock amp.
You will need to wire the microphone for Bluetooth, which should come with your head unit, since the stock Uconnect microphone has different connector.
Also, from what I've read the Socshe double din kit has a better fit than Metra, no trimming is needed.