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Old 10-23-2018, 08:20 PM
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I have 2012 Platinum, but mine had the 6 disc non-nav head unit and I installed the Kenwood DNX995s and love it, it has Garmin built in navigation, waze, android auto, car play, has car info, gauges boost temp etc., tire pressures, and etc.1299.00 plus Kenwood has 200 rebate going on now, I installed with the Maestro RR, with the FO1 harness, with siruis add on tuner. everything works perfect, plus the DNX995s has HD screen, a first for head-unit. and for everything i had about 1500.00 and I did the install myself.
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Originally Posted by jeremyha View Post
I have 2012 Platinum, but mine had the 6 disc non-nav head unit and I installed the Kenwood DNX995s and love it, it has Garmin built in navigation, waze, android auto, car play, has car info, gauges boost temp etc., tire pressures, and etc.1299.00 plus Kenwood has 200 rebate going on now, I installed with the Maestro RR, with the FO1 harness, with siruis add on tuner. everything works perfect, plus the DNX995s has HD screen, a first for head-unit. and for everything i had about 1500.00 and I did the install myself.
I second the Kenwood DNX995s. Have a platinum as well and this radio does everything including all the ac controls and heat/cooled seats with maestro. Truck feels like 2018 on the inside now with regards to technology
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:08 PM
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Does anyone know if the Alpine X009-FD1 would work? Just can't find a dash kit either.

Sorry to drag out this situation.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:53 PM
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That comes with its own dash bezel. It says not compatible with your top of the line Ford radio, but that's usually because of the camera and other things that can be worked around.
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Originally Posted by middleurb View Post
I second the Kenwood DNX995s. Have a platinum as well and this radio does everything including all the ac controls and heat/cooled seats with maestro. Truck feels like 2018 on the inside now with regards to technology
Hey sorry to kick dead horse but could you fwd to me where you found a din for you platinum? I'll probably buy the dnx995s, i did a bunch of reading seems like a awesome unit.
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I replaced the oem nav unit in my 2011 platinum over the summer with a Pioneer 4200 NEX. For mounting the unit, i used a couple of L brackets and a backstrap for the rear of the radio. I had some double din trim pieces that came with some older double din nav units ive had in the past to fill the opening. took a bit of adjustments to get the radio and trim pieces to fill the gaps correctly but it works perfectly. best part is the maestro allows for the factory volume control **** to still work, the seek button works, along with a few other buttons from the oem radio face. ive been very happy with the install. only thing was i had to hard wire an RCA video lead to the factory back up camera wires. they didnt go through the Maestro. Also the wire harness did not retain the subwoofer on the sony system. still sounded good, but i ended up installing my own setup for that.

I used something similar to this and had to do some trimming to make it fit right but this filled the gaps.
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i came across this when i was researching on whether it was possible to do this install which helped me make the decision to go forward with it
http://www.carstereochick.com/2016/0...oods-ddx9902s/

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Originally Posted by snowboarder7710 View Post
I replaced the oem nav unit in my 2011 platinum over the summer with a Pioneer 4200 NEX. For mounting the unit, i used a couple of L brackets and a backstrap for the rear of the radio. I had some double din trim pieces that came with some older double din nav units ive had in the past to fill the opening. took a bit of adjustments to get the radio and trim pieces to fill the gaps correctly but it works perfectly. best part is the maestro allows for the factory volume control **** to still work, the seek button works, along with a few other buttons from the oem radio face. ive been very happy with the install. only thing was i had to hard wire an RCA video lead to the factory back up camera wires. they didnt go through the Maestro. Also the wire harness did not retain the subwoofer on the sony system. still sounded good, but i ended up installing my own setup for that.

I used something similar to this and had to do some trimming to make it fit right but this filled the gaps.
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-.../dp/B00AKUIKT8


i came across this when i was researching on whether it was possible to do this install which helped me make the decision to go forward with it
http://www.carstereochick.com/2016/0...oods-ddx9902s/

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Originally Posted by Skimpy007 View Post
Hey sorry to kick dead horse but could you fwd to me where you found a din for you platinum? I'll probably buy the dnx995s, i did a bunch of reading seems like a awesome unit.
The Kenwood DNX995S is an awesome unit and I have been extremely happy with it. 100 times better than the factory. I use android with mine and its a pleasure to be able to just speak to my phone and have it pull up anything I need directions wise through waze. The only complaint I have is it can be a bit buggy sometimes and not connect to car play. This only happens once every 20-30 startups. I just unplug the usb cord and plug back in and seems to fix it.

Like snowboarder said the only real obstacles you will have is mounting the head unit, back-up camera, and sub. I also went with a aftermarket sub and amp so was not an issue for me. I never got a din to work with when I did mine. Tried looking for one but could not find one that worked. I used the stock bezel and just used some L brackets/back strapping to make my own mount to the dash. Radio fit perfectly in the existing hole inside the bezel. I did have to trim some with a dremel inside the dash to get the radio to sit up higher in the bezel. The back-up camera can be spliced into with RCA cable and plugged straight into the back of the radio. The wires to tap into are on the drivers side kick panel. I dont remember off the top of my head the colors but if you get close to doing this just hit me up and I can look for you. Recommend soldering into those wires as I tried taps at first and the connection was not good enough with that small of wires in the RCA. Maestro is pretty cool as It retains the A/C controls, heated/cooled seats, lets you see tire pressure, input to retain satellite radio, etc..
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