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Old 02-21-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by occhis View Post
How difficult was the stereo upgrade? My MID pixels are slowly going away, so am thinking about a unit like yours. Will keep stock amp and speakers. The installation manual on the Pioneer site does not address specific vehicle install. Will the wiring be easily adapted to the stock setup?
Super easy install. I spent about 1 hour total installing the headunit and maybe 5 minutes for the steering wheel interface.

I used a Metra install kit, Scosche harness and eventually a Metra Axxess steering wheel interface.

Also...the head unit that i used was shallow enough that there was no need for cutting vents or anything.

I'll update this thread with part numbers tomorrow.
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