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Old 04-17-2017, 03:05 PM   #151
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Brand: Pioneer
Model: AVH-4200NEX
Price: 499USD now, a bit more when I bought it
Rating: 09/10, would be 10 if it had the capacitive touch screen of the higher end models.

Stuff to make it work:
Schosche FD6200 dash kit
Scosche FD02SR stereo interface kit set to Sony wired remote protocol (don't cut any wire loops and it works just fine for the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX)

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Parking brake bypass relay triggered by remote on lead from FD02SR harness
Chromecast powered by the Apple CarPlay USB port on the Pioneer Stereo (would recommend Microsoft wireless display adapter instead)

Does this retain SYNC?
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:10 PM   #152
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Does this retain SYNC?
Not with the Scosche interface harness. It will with the maestro RR module and FO2 harness.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:22 PM   #153
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Not with the Scosche interface harness. It will with the maestro RR module and FO2 harness.
Ah, I see.

What about with an Axxess AX-ADBOX2?

I have a 2014 Focus SE that I just bought, and I cannot find much information about replacing the HU, but retaining SYNC functionality.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:21 PM   #154
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Ah, I see.

What about with an Axxess AX-ADBOX2?

I have a 2014 Focus SE that I just bought, and I cannot find much information about replacing the HU, but retaining SYNC functionality.
That's one option to retain sync.
If you go the AX-ADBOX2 route, I think you have to also purchase an awsc-1 to retain sync, as sync needs the voice command button on your steering wheel. At that point it may be less costly to go the maestro route. With the maestro route can also tap into your obd2 port to display gauges on your head unit and clear engine codes.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:37 AM   #155
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That's one option to retain sync.
If you go the AX-ADBOX2 route, I think you have to also purchase an awsc-1 to retain sync, as sync needs the voice command button on your steering wheel. At that point it may be less costly to go the maestro route. With the maestro route can also tap into your obd2 port to display gauges on your head unit and clear engine codes.
Oh, thats cool.

When a HU is replaced in a SYNC vehicle, is there a certain HU I need to look into? With all of the directional controls and what not? Or are those outside of the radio?
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:52 AM   #156
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Oh, thats cool.

When a HU is replaced in a SYNC vehicle, is there a certain HU I need to look into? With all of the directional controls and what not? Or are those outside of the radio?
The metra dash kit has those buttons. The buttons are illuminated orange and the texture is different. Luckily the media controls and directional/ ok buttons are separated on my steering wheel. I think they combined them starting with the 2014 model year. The scosche interface/harness emulates the directional/ok with long button presses, while the media controls are performed with short button presses. On 2012/2013 models I can just the oem directional/ok buttons on my steering wheel. I really think you're best option would be the maestro rr module and fo2 harness to retain sync.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:03 AM   #157
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The metra dash kit has those buttons. The buttons are illuminated orange and the texture is different. Luckily the media controls and directional/ ok buttons are separated on my steering wheel. I think they combined them starting with the 2014 model year. The scosche interface/harness emulates the directional/ok with long button presses, while the media controls are performed with short button presses. On 2012/2013 models I can just the oem directional/ok buttons on my steering wheel. I really think you're best option would be the maestro rr module and fo2 harness to retain sync.
On the Meastro site, it's only allowing me to select the 4.3" my touch SYNC as an option, I have the basic SYNC. Will this matter?
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On the Meastro site, it's only allowing me to select the 4.3" my touch SYNC as an option, I have the basic SYNC. Will this matter?
Sorry, I do not know.
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Sorry, I do not know.
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