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Anyone install an Alpine 8" touchscreen in their GEN 4?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by PUR PONY, September 26, 2019.

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  1. PUR PONY

    PUR PONY Well-Known Member

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    Looking at replacing my 2008 factory Nav with a new Alpine 8" Nav.

    Just wondering if anyone has installed one of these in a GEN 4?
     
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  3. PUR PONY

    PUR PONY Well-Known Member

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    well the 8" Alpine is on order along with the PAC wiring harness to keep my rear seat entertainment working with the new headunit.

    Cant wait to install it. Now i just have to wait until my new Explorer shows up!
     
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    Time to hone up your photo skills and make sure we get some great photos of the installation!
     
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    PUR PONY Well-Known Member

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    Will do. got the radio, got the truck- now i just need to order the correct wiring adapter and get to installing.

    Will post pics when im working on it hopefully next week.
     
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    havnt had time to pull my original Nav out yet to investigate some of the plugs on the back, but i plan on using the original ford gps and sirius antennas.
    Poked around online yesterday when i had a few mins and come up with these parts needed (hopefully they are correct)

    Ended up ordering these different wiring harnesses and adapters.

    Ford GPS antenna to Kenwood/Alpine radio - Fakra SMB H male plug to HRS GT5-1S grey jack 15cm RG174 pigtail for GPS Antenna | eBay

    Ford Sirius/XM antenna to aftermarket Sirius module - https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-Sa...words=fakra+K+to+sirius&qid=1573832117&sr=8-1

    Radio harness to work with original steering wheel buttons and Rear Entertainment - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072LCXW8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    this should make the new radio/nav all plug and play
     

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