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Old 12-10-2012, 12:34 AM
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touch screen stereo

im looking for a touch screen stereo. what size of screen. i also would like to be able to hook up a backup camera and have seriousxm. thanks for the help

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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The possibilities are endless. All the big manufactuers offer touch screens from 6.1" to 7".

Check out the Pioneer, Alpine, JVC, and Kenwood websites.

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thanks for your help. ill start xmas shopping for my self.
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crutchfield has a great selection and lots of knowledge on their products.
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Are you sure you want this? I have one and miss knobs and buttons. You have to look away from the road and that screen for many simple tasks.
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Are you sure you want this? I have one and miss knobs and buttons. You have to look away from the road and that screen for many simple tasks.
I love my touch screen but if you have the steering wheel controls you can control alot from the wheel.
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dont they make a kit where you can make your steering wheel work? i had a chevy before and an alpine deck and my steering wheel button worked.
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dont they make a kit where you can make your steering wheel work? i had a chevy before and an alpine deck and my steering wheel button worked.
Sure do. I bought from Crutchfield and they will hook you up with everything you need. I got the harness to plug into my factory harness with stering wheel controls.
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Sure do. I bought from Crutchfield and they will hook you up with everything you need. I got the harness to plug into my factory harness with stering wheel controls.
Easy to install an aftermarket? I know there is the thread but love to hear the dyi.
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Easy to install an aftermarket? I know there is the thread but love to hear the dyi.
Very easy if you get the harness that attaches to your stock wiring. All you have to do is strip the ends of the wires from the new HU wires and the harness that attaches to your Jeep and match up the correct colors.

Taking the dash apart is very easy a matter of minutes removing 4 7mm screws and snapping out the dash pieces.
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Very easy if you get the harness that attaches to your stock wiring. All you have to do is strip the ends of the wires from the new HU wires and the harness that attaches to your Jeep and match up the correct colors.

Taking the dash apart is very easy a matter of minutes removing 4 7mm screws and snapping out the dash pieces.
Thank you that's the most helpful post I have gotten yet. Is the same true if I get the brake/parking brake bypass so I can enter directions and have the DVD playable while in motion? Also is the same true if I buy the harness that restore steering wheel controls. Is all I have to do is strip the wires off the head unit and plug the correct colors into the harness? I am a total nube in doing this but would rather DYI then pay $350 for someone to install it for me. Looking at the alpine ine 920.
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Thank you that's the most helpful post I have gotten yet. Is the same true if I get the brake/parking brake bypass so I can enter directions and have the DVD playable while in motion? Also is the same true if I buy the harness that restore steering wheel controls. Is all I have to do is strip the wires off the head unit and plug the correct colors into the harness? I am a total nube in doing this but would rather DYI then pay $350 for someone to install it for me. Looking at the alpine ine 920.
I thought about getting the parking brake bypass but then after doing some research I saw that all you ha to do was wire it to ground as long as it's a negative ground system. I can watch DVD's while moving.

The new PAC harness has steering wheel controls in it all you do is plug the controller into the new harness. I'd recommend going to the Crutchfield site and doing a chat with them. They'll tell you everything you need to do. I was a little apprehensive at first but after watching a YouTube video on how to take the dash apart and getting the instructions from Crutchfield (I bought my HU from them) it was a piece of cake and I saved over $400.
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So even if I can get a better price on the head unit on amazon you think it's better to pay a bit more and go through crutchfield?
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So even if I can get a better price on the head unit on amazon you think it's better to pay a bit more and go through crutchfield?
I would. The support from Crutchfield alone makes it worth it.
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Thank you that's the most helpful post I have gotten yet. Is the same true if I get the brake/parking brake bypass so I can enter directions and have the DVD playable while in motion? Also is the same true if I buy the harness that restore steering wheel controls. Is all I have to do is strip the wires off the head unit and plug the correct colors into the harness? I am a total nube in doing this but would rather DYI then pay $350 for someone to install it for me. Looking at the alpine ine 920.
I went with the MicroBypass for my upcoming installation (starting today!). It is merely 3 wires and a microchip controlled relay that works with the dual pulse system on the newer Pioneer HUs. It's a quick and easy installation. I picked it up on Amazon for $20.

As mentioned before, the RP4-CH11 from PAC is the way to go on the aftermarket harness. You simply splice one end to the bare HU wires and then plug the other end into the OEM harness. You maintain steering wheel controls, retained accessory power (RAP), and any navigation/bluetooth controls.


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So even if I can get a better price on the head unit on amazon you think it's better to pay a bit more and go through crutchfield?
I'm an Amazon addict, but after configuring similar carts there and on Crutchfield, I found that I was within $30. I decided to go with Crutchfield.
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I would. The support from Crutchfield alone makes it worth it.
I agree. Crutchfield was very helpful.

If you knew exactly what you needed, how to install, and were going to save a substantial amount Amazon is a good option.

Typically there isn't a huge price difference especially since Crutchfield throws in free items that you would have to buy additional using Amazon. For my setup it ended up being cheaper at Crutchfield since I didn't have to buy the install kit or antenna adapters.
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Are there any HUs with glass capactive touch screens? I have an old Kenwood DDX714 and it the plasticy screen on it sucks.
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I agree. Crutchfield was very helpful.

If you knew exactly what you needed, how to install, and were going to save a substantial amount Amazon is a good option.

Typically there isn't a huge price difference especially since Crutchfield throws in free items that you would have to buy additional using Amazon. For my setup it ended up being cheaper at Crutchfield since I didn't have to buy the install kit or antenna adapters.
Awesome. I think you have made up my mind.
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Awesome. I think you have made up my mind.
Plus if you call Amazon with a question about installing it they're probably going to ask you if you want fries with that.
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Some radios are deeper than others and require cutting a small metal cross bar behind the radio. I had to do this to fit my Avic in my 2010.
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Some radios are deeper than others and require cutting a small metal cross bar behind the radio. I had to do this to fit my Avic in my 2010.
I read that it can actually be unbolted.
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I read that it can actually be unbolted.
I unbolted mine and took it out. Can easily re-install it later.
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i finally got home to install my 7" dvd player. it went great untill i tried to put the dash back together. i had to get the cutter out and trim the dash so the dvd would fit in there. i would either buy a smaller screen or one with buttons on the sides, not on the bottom. but looks good and works great. ill try to post pics little later.

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