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Hi all, I have a CTS ex with OEM sat nav. Reading around the forum it seems impracticable to replace the audio system (loosing heater control functionality etc)

Has anyone managed to fit a head unit in the lower section of the dash (below the heater controls, the little cubby hole with the hinged door) ?

I have previously managed this in a 2004 Accord, leaving the standard unit in place, but splicing the existing stereo loom, to allow power and speaker connections.

The wiring adjustments wouldn't be a problem, but are there any kits to allow the mounting of the head unit?

thanks!

Glenn
 

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Whilst I've not got sat nav, I have replaced head unit using connects2 kit from Hondabitz maintaining heater controls and steering wheel control. Not sure above the the built in sat nav though.
 

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If Sat-Nav is that important to you then replace the stock Head Unit with a Double-Din that also has Sat-Nav.

You'd get a bigger screen and probably more up to date maps/warnings etc anyway. With the adapter your steering wheel controls should still work as well.
 

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Thanks for the replies,

If I understand correctly, fitting a double din unit, will loose the heater controls, I have not seen a fascia that retains them?
 

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Thanks for the replies,

If I understand correctly, fitting a double din unit, will loose the heater controls, I have not seen a fascia that retains them?
Nope. Full steering and dual zone climate control just as it was with the stock radio.
 

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Yes, the car has the Factory fit sat nav (OEM unit) hence trying to install a head unit in the lower pocket, near the gearstick, this would leave the factory unit in place, including the heating controls. I can cut in to the existing speaker and power wiring for the new head unit.

I was hoping to find a tidy way of fitting it in that gap, looks like its time to get creative!
 
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