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Old 11-02-2008, 08:34 PM
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I have been looking for an OEM Nav or Aftermarket. I really do not know which one to get. I am going to attempt to install it myself so the OEM unit might be a little easier. I have and Early build 2006 H3 and was also wondering if the wiring is there for the Nav Unit and if a 2008 Nav unit would work.

Also is there a write up anywhere for steps on installing the OEM Nav unit?

I know that the aftermarket ones provide more for the price but really want an easy installation and don’t want to mess with different wires and connectors to make sure the Onstar and chimes work right.

Any help would be great,

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:51 PM
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Use the above link for your install guide its well done...

There are some good aftermarket units out there Pioneers Avic and Kenwoods have gotten good reviews.

You will need a interface to connect to the GM harness. That is another decision to make.

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:06 PM
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I have a eclipse AVN30 installed 3 years ago,I havent had any problems with the on star or anything yet,
With the aftermarket unit you can have a rear camera and a DVD in the nav screen.
My installer did the right job the first time .
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:36 PM
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Installed AVIC-D2 myself (with printout of F5fstop's thread as a guide). Not a lot to it, if you can pull the dash apart to install factory unit you can do aftermarket just as well.

Haven't looked closely at the new Pioneer units, but it appears for $800 bucks or so you can get a lot of capability (including bluetooth).

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I have the Alpine multimedia deck that you can integrate the portable navigation unit. It really looks nice and flush and not "aftermarkety" If you can find the old Alpine-IVA W-205 and Blackbird 2(portable nav. unit), you can have a superior product for about 1000 bucks or maybe even less. It cost me, I think 150.00 to have it installed...Not sure if finding a new OEM would be worth the trouble of doing it yourself. It wasn't for me. Also, the rear camera integrates real nicely with the deck and I think it was like 99.00 bucks. Hope this helps!
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I'd figure to post in 2 spots to get a few guys perspective on thhe install.

Just finished reading up on installs. I'm a Kenwood man nyself but the basics apply to any aftermarket radio. I have a DDX7019 I picked up used to replace our Monsoon set up in the 07 H3. I've also found eventhough the manual says to use the RCA inputs from the radio to the harness - this makes a loud speaker pop everytime you turn the unit off. By using the regular speaker outputs this is eliminated.

A few questions:

1. I bought a Pac-Audio wire harness to keep the "beep/tone" Is it really necessary? At $120 seems steep compared to the $5 harnesses i've bougth for many installs I've done. (

2. Is it me or does the Sub seem to sound lower? The OEM sounds like it had more punch from the sub. I know the front/rear wire which go to the amp are aldo supposed ot power the sub but just seems lower.
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i have a eclipse avn6600 and havent had any trouble yet..if i were you id go with the newer eclipse model
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