Want a nicer radio in this thing


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Our new truck came with the basic radio with back up camera. We want to upgrade it to a Navigation/Satellite radio and it has to have the factory back up camera feature. Any ideas? Has anyone done this or have any suggestions?
 


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Check the Crutchfield web site. If any company would know, they would. I'm sure they carry upgrades that will work with your factory stuff.
 

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I never thought of Crutchfield. yes I will take a gander and call them, thank you for the input
 

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Good luck. With as integrated as the radios are into the information system of the truck. Factory might be the only solution and I’m sure it will be expensive.
 

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Dang anyone remember when "upgrading" a radio just meant adding a CD player head unit to what used to be an AM/FM radio LOL. Today, it seems a radio replacement involves a lot of hacking due to the stuff incorporated into them...and some I believe also house at least part of the anti-theft system so its not just a remove and install anymore sadly....and it gets expensive. A co-worker just did a radio replacement in her 2018 Ford Escape and it was $1400.
 

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I remember when cars and trucks didn't come with radios. There were plates over the dash openings called "radio delete" plates.
You had to order a radio which was usually just a knob controlled AM only . Speaker was in the top center of the dash. A big upgrade was getting a push button radio, and it wasn't until the 70's when you could get an AM/FM radio.
Big upgrade was getting a factory installed rear speaker.
No such thing as "stereo" back then.
 

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Not too difficult, can buy complete kits for $$, or source used APIM, screen and bezel). Maybe 30 mins to install.

Download Forscan, pay for the 12 month license and configure as needed
 

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I remember when cars and trucks didn't come with radios. There were plates over the dash openings called "radio delete" plates.
You had to order a radio which was usually just a knob controlled AM only . Speaker was in the top center of the dash. A big upgrade was getting a push button radio, and it wasn't until the 70's when you could get an AM/FM radio.
Big upgrade was getting a factory installed rear speaker.
No such thing as "stereo" back then.
My ‘79 f350 was ordered without a radio, but with air conditioning... that seems like a strange combo to me. I’d love to be able to ask my grandfather his reasoning for that.
 

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Dang anyone remember when "upgrading" a radio just meant adding a CD player head unit to what used to be an AM/FM radio LOL. Today, it seems a radio replacement involves a lot of hacking due to the stuff incorporated into them...and some I believe also house at least part of the anti-theft system so its not just a remove and install anymore sadly....and it gets expensive. A co-worker just did a radio replacement in her 2018 Ford Escape and it was $1400.
I do. I also remember upgrading my first car to a Craig 8 Track player. The 60's were a while back.
 


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