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Some Advice on Replacing HU
I am looking to purchase a Gen9 Civic, I haven’t yet decided on trim level.
The ICE is important to me but I am a bit overwhelmed with my options and have a few questions.
I have found the facia I need but other than that I’m lost.
I have been looking at double din CarPlay compatible Pioneer units, am I right in thinking I need a wiring loom of some sort so I can use the steering wheel controls? Also, are there any stereos that can do CarPlay over Bluetooth? I would love to just turn the engine on and be connected without taking my phone out of my pocket.
If the Civic I get has a reversing camera, will putting a new stereo in prevent that from working? Would I have to do anything special to ensure it doesn’t break the reversing camera?
And lastly, many of these radios have DAB or DAB+ (I don’t know the difference), but the car I’m getting won’t have a DAB aerial. I have read many bad reviews about the windscreen mounted aerials, is there any way around that besides fitting a more expensive DAB antenna? I would love to be able to somehow use the stock aerial as a DAB aerial, and lose out on FM - is that even a thing?
I’m in the UK if that matters, any advice you can give would be hugely appreciated. If you can provide recommendations on what I should buy that would be great!
- A Confused Beginner