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Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - April 23rd, 2021, 1:33 am

I have a 2012 Escape was looking to get https://www.bestbuy.com/site/kenwood-7-android-auto-apple-carplay-built-in-bluetooth-in-dash-digital-media-receiver-black/6330253.p?skuId=6330253 unit would it be compatible ? And does anyone know if Bestbuy install them on or have the panel to install them? Just wondering cause when I call them there is no direct line to the car audio department other than going there it is minimal info on car audio from their automated service number.


EDIT: Went to Bestbuy they said it was gonna be around $315 and that was just for the base parts needed for my 2012 Escape. That wasn't including anything else.
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby bluto - April 27th, 2021, 11:54 pm

Did that include labor for the installation?

A Metra mounting kit & basic wire harness are around $50. For $315 they should be installing it, vacuuming your carpet and cleaning all the bugs off the windshield!
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby RazoE - April 28th, 2021, 11:51 pm

That's insanely high! Buy your unit, get a dash kit from Amazon and then sit down in your living room and match wires and solder/crimp them together then install in your car. You have 4 bolts and the entire stereo comes out.
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - May 1st, 2021, 3:47 am

bluto wrote:Did that include labor for the installation?

A Metra mounting kit & basic wire harness are around $50. For $315 they should be installing it, vacuuming your carpet and cleaning all the bugs off the windshield!


Nope no labor included in that. That was just for the dash kit and some sort of control box to allow the steering wheel shortcut keys to still be active they said. So would have been that $315+ $300-400 depending on which of the 2 receivers I went with. Would be around $700 or so :\
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby bluto - May 2nd, 2021, 10:31 pm

Yes if you want steering wheel buttons to work you need something like this: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_541RP4FD1 ... rface.html rather than the basic wiring harness. It still seems like you are being overcharged by almost $200. Take a look at crutchfield for a comparison.
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - Today, 1:38 am

bluto wrote:Yes if you want steering wheel buttons to work you need something like this: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_541RP4FD1 ... rface.html rather than the basic wiring harness. It still seems like you are being overcharged by almost $200. Take a look at crutchfield for a comparison.



Thanks it looks like that fits my 2012 Ford Escape. I assume I need that and some kind of mounting kit to go with it.
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Re: Aftermarket Receiver.

Postby bluto - Today, 10:18 am

Just go here and select your year, make and model: https://www.crutchfield.com/car/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx

When you choose a radio, it will show what installation accessories are needed for installation. It is a good resource even if you don't buy from them.
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