I'm interested in installing a stereo with a display for navigation and a back-up camera. But I don't want to cut the dash to install a MUD console. Have any of you done this? Here's a couple options I've thought of.
Also, in reference to your second idea, there are single din head units with the double din screen fixed and favoring the lower area, thus better fitting the stock dash location. I'll try to find it for reference.
Hey thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for. One thing though, is the stereo able to turn off and on without retracting the screen again? It would be nice if I could leave it up if it was parked at home.
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Yeah, that Alpine is kinda spendy. But it looks like a nice one. The only issue I think would be making a custom mount for it.
It can be left up or kept down. Stereo works either way. Obviously GPS suffers without the screen up, but she still bitches at me!
Boy, there's a lot of crap out on the market. I just went looking for the single din double down screen and found tons of cheap no name units. This caught my eye for uniqueness in a single din. No internal GPS, but it could probably be added.
i feel there has been such little innovation on the aftermarket stereo sector. With the current tech you could do some amazing things, but they don't.
Honestly all you need is blue tooth and your phone can do the rest.
And here's a really cool one that has a full width display. It's in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 that comes out this month. It looks like it doesn't have a compass or temp though. Here's a GM parts site that lists it: Online Catalog | GM Wholesale Parts. To find it select the model, then to go “Electrical/Lighting” then “Switches/Modules/Controls/Sensors/Relays” then “Windshield Trim & Hardware”. It’s item 3 on the diagram. It shows no price yet (not yet available). Probably will be soon though. The camera is under “Electrical/Lighting” then “Rear Lighting/Bulbs” then “Rear Compartment Hardware.” It’s item 27 on the diagram. The camera is $443.95 list ($329.04 on this site).
On the Cadillac CT6 it comes as part of an "Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package" for $2,025 that also includes the following:
-UltraView® panoramic power sunroof
-Ventilated driver and front passenger seats
-Heated rear outboard seats
In that first Gentex video they picture it installed in a new BMW X5, but I don't believe it's currently an option for that vehicle. I imagine it will be soon.