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Anyone got an external console???

Isam Lamarius

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I intended to pick up a Pioneer head unit for my 2016 explorer. It's a little tricky for me with the installation.
Just ordered an external console, it does not cost much, is easy to set up, and supports both Wireless CarPlay and Wireless Android auto.
It‘s cool!But I’m still considering whether the change to the Pioneer unit or keep the external console.
Does anyone have experience with the console or any head unit suggested?
https://carplaysmartbox.com/product...ia-player-with-apple-carplay-and-andriod-auto.
 


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Welcome to the Forum. :wave:
I think you mean an external controller. When you mention "console" here, people tend to think of the floor console between the seats.

Peter
 




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As I understand, an aftermarket radio is not an easy project in a '16-19 Explorer. The Metro kits for example, only go up to 2015.
 




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It not recommended to replace the factory unit with anything aftermarket. Unfortunately these aren't like the early 2000s cars where you just need a harness and plug and play any headunit.

If you want Apple and Android support, go with a sync3 conversion kit. This will retain all factory options like GPS, steering wheel controls etc. The closest thing to plug and play you will find.
 




Isam Lamarius

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It not recommended to replace the factory unit with anything aftermarket. Unfortunately these aren't like the early 2000s cars where you just need a harness and plug and play any headunit.

If you want Apple and Android support, go with a sync3 conversion kit. This will retain all factory options like GPS, steering wheel controls etc. The closest thing to plug and play you will find.
Thanks, Matt. I don't think I can have the retrofit kit installed myself and it's too much, US$1800 +. Just found their BLKFRIDAY's on, I gonna take the portable one.
WilI update here once I got it.
 




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