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Old 04-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Anybody got a good procedure for removing the factory head unit from a 2013 STX, non-nav, basic system? What do I need to do to get the factory head unit out?

I'm going to add a PACFRD24 so I'll have RCA outputs for a Kenwood sound powered amp.
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Anybody got a good procedure for removing the factory head unit from a 2013 STX, non-nav, basic system? What do I need to do to get the factory head unit out?

I'm going to add a PACFRD24 so I'll have RCA outputs for a Kenwood sound powered amp.
Thanks.
Should be the same as my 2011 XLT was. Check youtube.
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Anybody got a good procedure for removing the factory head unit from a 2013 STX, non-nav, basic system? What do I need to do to get the factory head unit out?

I'm going to add a PACFRD24 so I'll have RCA outputs for a Kenwood sound powered amp.
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Does your dash look like this?

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If so your SOL because the PAC is not compatible.

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Pretty easy to do... couple of screws on top under the rubber mat. Pop the two side vent/pocket parts loose. I think there's a screw under the little black panel where the 3.5MM jack is. I haven't had mine apart in a few months.
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Does your dash look like this?

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If so your SOL because the PAC is not compatible.

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STX's have the old style dash
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No, mine has the basic system so the PAC will work.
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Let me know how this works out for you!!! I was debating on whether using the PACFRD24 or the LCQ-1 from Audio Control.
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Ill be installing a double din on my STX as well. I opted to go with the Parrot Asteroid Smart for the head unit.
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Removed my radio this morning and installed the PACFRD24 and my Kenwood sound powered amp. What a difference! Anybody thinking about putting a amp on their stock head unit this is the way to go. Plug and play. Allows the use of RCA plugs. No searching for speaker wires for speaker level inputs. Very easy install just takes a little time. Came out great and sounds 10 times better.
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