Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter: West Coast
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 15
Changed mind and going aftermarket
I wasn't quite satisfied with how Bluetooth was going to work out through the factory system so I looked at aftermarket options instead.
For $100 I can get any number of Pioneer, Sony, JVC, Clarion head units with nice Bluetooth hands free, streaming, USB, IPhone control and some Sonys even have iPhone apps that can control the head unit beyond audio.
Then for $160, a company called Power Acoustik have 7 inch screens with DVD and / or video file playback capability and with much of the above. I think I can even mirror my iPhone and use it to display turn by turn navigation.
So I'll probably get the Metra kit and choose one of the two above options.
But in terms of wiring, does anybody see any issues? Apparently I need to ground the brake wire to enable video all the time and also hook into the light switch.
Is any of this difficult? Is there a Metra harness that means I don't need to do too much splicing? I thought I saw something on that.
Last edited by rjacket; 01-06-2013 at 09:06 AM.