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Old 03-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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What are my options

Ok guys I'm thinking of upgrading my so called premium sound system from ford but I have a few questions. I've looked through a few threads and they all seem a little out dated. I want to know if I add an aftermarket radio to my car will I lose the top center information screen? I know if I purchase this I can retain SYNC but will I have to use that PAC screen in the picture? Also will I need to purchase a separate satellite tuner if the aftermarket radio doesn't come with one or can in tap into the factory installed Sat radio? If anyone has taken this route please help me bc I'm trying to figure this whole thing out just incase I decide to go this route and order bc I was thinking of just buying a LOC, JL clean sweep, amp and speakers

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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I tried the PAC module in my fusion, and it works kinda. It's also a pain in the ass to get set up correctly. I switched over to the Idatalink Maestro unit from ADS and it works better than the PAC setup and costs about the same. The maestro also allows you to change the functions on your steering wheel controls to whatever you like. The newer model also lets you add on a satellite radio unit on vehicles that have the factory sat tuner built into the factory HU, you just have to use a 2013 model kenwood radio.

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please use a line driver instead of a LOC if you go that way.
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