This is my first ever post on here so I am just looking for good, friendly advice on what to do!
Firstly, I have bought (today) a 06 Civic 2.2 CTDI ES which I wish to upgrade. I am looking to upragde the headunit to a Double Din with Bluetooth.
1. Does anyone have any recommendations of what headunit to get? I have been looking at Sony XAV-63BT (6.1inch touch screen double din with cd, dvd, bluetooth and all sorts)
All down to personal preference, find one you like the look of that has the features you want and is in your price range, then read a few reviews. Often if that particular unit isn't great, the reviewer will recommend another one at a similar price point and with similar features.
2. What is the best way to fit it in? I have heard it is quite hard to do but the dealer I bought the car from said he can do it for a fair price.
Following a guide, makes it very simple. I suggest you take a look at my thread here
, it has a lot of pictures and information regarding audio upgrades such as replacing rear speakers, installing the headunit, and a reversing camera.
3. Will the Double Din work with the steering controls and will it mess up my information screen?
If you get the Connects2 wiring kit (will come with your fascia) the controls work perfectly and so does the screen.
Get the kit from eBay as mentioned above, it's around £12 cheaper than from Impulse suggested by wardy2602
, but is exactly the same kit.
4. Will there be any other problems that I may encounter / will happen if I install one?
The only issue I really had was during installation, being the plastic on the left side in the way of the fascia.
You may get the upgrade bug though, and start changing all sorts of things!
New speakers and a sub would be a good choice