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I have an 05 with a single CD HU with column controls, and I am wondering if a 6 CD HU is a straight bolt in. Thanks in advance.
 

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Why not go aftermarket and be able to use an MP3 of sorts + Bluetooth + CD + Touchscreen(optional) + better sounding, more power?

Depends what the 6 CD HU is from, another focus? Year shouldn't matter.
 

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Why not go aftermarket and be able to use an MP3 of sorts + Bluetooth + CD + Touchscreen(optional) + better sounding, more power?

Depends what the 6 CD HU is from, another focus? Year shouldn't matter.
This, I haven't played a CD in my cars in about 8 years now. Don't replace a turd with a turd, upgrade!
 

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I mostly play CD's because a well recorded CD has much better dynamics than MP3's.

There are great file formats but, they are seldom used.
 

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The only thing wrong with the current stereo is the CD player has died (and I like my CD's). I was planning to upgrade to a stereo with a USB and an Aux jack but don't want to lose the column controls. The only reason I'm thinking about the 6 disc unit is they're the same price (used). Are some aftermarket stereo's compatible with the column controls?
 

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Yes you can buy an adapter and still have steering wheel controls. Go to crutchfield.com and see what they have. It's a little higher priced but it comes with everything you need, free shipping, and awesome customer service!
 

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Earlier models didn't have column controls in general, so you'd need to find one that used those (my 6 disc doesn't for example).
 
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