I did not realize until my car’s radio’s broken that, with less than a hundred bucks, you can buy a new Head Unit with nearly all functionality. Some note-worthy features include:
- iPod/iPhone support. Control the iphone directly from the panel.
- App support. This includes I-heart-radio, pandora, etc.
- Bluetooth Audio: stream music directly from a paired device. Even supports Pandora!
- Upgraded FM/AM support. Displays text from radio stations.
Since I never used CD, I actually decided to buy a Digital Media Receiver: JVC KD-X250BT. Since every car has a different wiring harness, we need to buy a compatible wiring harness. My car has a Double DIN design but the DMR is a single DIN one, so I actually need to buy a installation kit. The wiring setup is fun: