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Old 12-03-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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upgrade stereo unit

hi guys, just looking at upgrading my stereo unit in my 986 boxster s
looking to get a double din unit , if anyone has suggestions would be great
also wondering if replacing the speakers in the dash is an easy feat
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:29 PM   #2
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I did a Parrott Asteroid head unit. Love it but it takes about a minute to boot up (android). Lots of options that it can do, video and such. I seem to find something new once a week. It has three USB ports, one I put an input on the dash and one I installed a 128 USB stick with music on it. I can do voice commands to what I want to play.


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I was interested in that as well, just didn't like that there is no volume knob
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You can change the volume by sliding up or down on the screen or the volume button slider. Very easy and I think it looks more "finished" then the ones with a "big old button"....
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Put this in my 02 a few months ago. Android based, Nav, OBD II, DVD player, backup cam etc. Love it.




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Put this in my 02 a few months ago. Android based, Nav, OBD II, DVD player, backup cam etc. Love it.




What head unit is that ? , and does it communicate with your ELM327 to read OBDII codes ??
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came across this in a thread on rennlist
Continental CDD7418UB-OR - Car Audio - Products

has a factory look
adds bluetooth, aux in and usb
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What head unit is that ? , and does it communicate with your ELM327 to read OBDII codes ??
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=141783325948&alt=web


Yes it does. It included the ELM327 in the purchase price.
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came across this in a thread on rennlist
Continental CDD7418UB-OR - Car Audio - Products

has a factory look
adds bluetooth, aux in and usb
Has no amp connection without spending more.
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I just purchased one of these, plan is to perform the install this January: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVIC-8100NEX-Navigation-Capacitive-Touchscreen/dp/B00SKJHIY4
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Has no amp connection without spending more.
if you really need to have an amp, you can drive them from speaker outputs

I have the basic system and I added the rear speakers so I have dash and rear speakers. No amp installed or needed, or really wanted.
I do however want bluetooth and USB, so the Continental radio could be a really good solution for features and look
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In a 2004 it won't really matter. In my 02 it has a factory amp. It would be a pain to wire it up. Plus, i only spent a little more and got a lot more radio.
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if you really need to have an amp, you can drive them from speaker outputs

I have the basic system and I added the rear speakers so I have dash and rear speakers. No amp installed or needed, or really wanted.
I do however want bluetooth and USB, so the Continental radio could be a really good solution for features and look
Yes, this one looks really good!
Can it just be swapped with the stock HU if we have a MOST system with an amp in the frunk? Or this needs a harness?
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Yes, this one looks really good!
Can it just be swapped with the stock HU if we have a MOST system with an amp in the frunk? Or this needs a harness?
The MOST amp would need to be replaced, or you can get a really expensive normal to MOST converter
Much cheaper to just replace the amp
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MOST amp

Is that the amp up front ??

I think that is MOSFET
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If cost is a consideration, an Android tablet is a great alternative. My Nexus 7 does all the things the head units do, including extra storage via USB, and obd II. You can get them for less than $100 online. Added the Kenwood Bluetooth unit for $100, and a wiring harness from Amazon for $15, and was able to use the factory amp, and all 6 speakers. with no issues.

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Is that the amp up front ??

I think that is MOSFET
The factory amp (and CD) on a 02 or newer is MOST, not MOSFET

MOST is an optical bus and IIRC is an orange jacketed fibre optic cable
MOSFET is a type of semiconductor (transistor)

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