The best and cheapest way would look on ebay for a used oem woodgrain radio panel for oe navi radio and get a mount kit for the aftermarket radio.
The problem is the OEM bezel is different than the Advent. The Advent comes with the black XLT bezel, as that was their target model to install; you could get Nav on the base model without all the other extras and cost. The only optionto date is to leave it the textured XLT black or coat the bezel with something, ie: wrap, paint, etc. Thanks for the reply though.
Here is a great solution for later model F150 owners looking for greater connectivity without disrupting sync
The OFO1501 audio system is compatible with all 2010-2012 Ford F150 and 2013 XL Plus F150 vehicles. This system retains full functionality in vehicles equipped with Sync®or Sync with MyFord®. They display all Sync messages, including Bluetooth, retain factory USB connectors and offer Pandora® internet radio control through iPhone and iGO Primo Navigation. They also feature built-in Parrot Bluetooth with external Parrot microphone, hi-res 8 touch screen, Made for iPhone and iPod, rear-view camera with Instant-on technology and a 3-year warranty.
8" widescreen LCD with touch panel display
Compatible with all F150 audio systems with or without sync
DVD / CD / MP3 / WMA playback
Built-in iGo Primo navigation with 19 on-screen display languages
I wanted ask you couple of questions about instillation of unit. I to am switching from a rosen to original oem stock navigation system. When you installed the oem unit did you have to install what they call the "BRICK" with it. If so where did you put it. Also I have seen some videos that if your sync doesnt work you have to access the amp under center console and hook some wires from the brick to this amp. Did you have to do that?
I got mine for $399 shipped off ebay BRAND NEW! It is a SICK piece. I cannot say enough good things about its and it even comes with a back up camera. The features are great, it retains Sync and the steering wheel controls. Install is straight forward with no cutting of wires and gives that factory look and feel. It takes the place of the sync display which is nice because the screen is higher up. Another cool feature is when the truck is put in reverse, the camera comes on and the radio mutes. VERY COOL tech.
You still like the Rosen unit? Is it working still? Thinking of getting one.