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    Hi,
    I've posted this in the newbie section but thought it more appropriate to put it here.
    I'm buying a 2011 FN2 this weekend. I want to add a unit with Android Auto.

    Been looking at various videos, articles, etc and I will be fitting an aftermarket Head Unit so I can use Google Maps or Waze, and the phone. - looking at either the Kenwood DMX-7017DABS or the Pioneer SPH-DA230DAB. Anyone got any views on either unit. Kenwood seems to get good reviews but I know the Pioneer has Parrot technology so probably a slightly better phone?

    From what I've read I need the Connects2 CTKHD01 Complete Head Unit Replacement Kit ( seen it at the Car Audio Centre), and I assume I'll also need a DAB Antenna?

    I assume with all this it's just a case of removing the original radio, fascia etc and plugging the new kit in, or do I need anything else?

    Is this likely to affect the clock display, Air con controls, etc. and will I still be able to use the radio controls on the steering wheel?

    Any advice much appreciated please.

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    Hey Paul have you had any luck? I have just order the kenwood myself.

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    Hi
    I went with the Pioneer from Halfords with the install kit. No real problem to fit the only issue I've had is that my DAB reception isn't great with a film antenna. Saying that I use Spotify most of the time so it's ok.
    I bought a set of trim tools and found a great video on YouTube to remove the dash.
    https://youtu.be/8CEji94jqK4
    Cheers
    Paul

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    Cheers Paul thanks for the info so what stair you to the Pioneer? Over the kenwood. Just got a call today from halfords to say unit in but still waiting for a few bits still to come.

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    It was mainly the price to be honest, I got a great deal on it!

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