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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2016, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Radio upgrade from stock to navigation

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I would like to upgrade my stock OEM am/fm/cd radio to a OEM navigation system ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/252353267057?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT ) My question is besides the GPS antenna is there anything else that I will need and will this upgrade even work?

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This upgrade is on my 2008 Taurus..
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I personally wouldn't consider a OEM to OEM with Navigation a upgrade. Especially 2008 models where you should be able to change out with aftermarket with so many more features. As to whether it can be done fairly easy I am not sure. I am fairly certain that some newer Kenwood's have GPS built in so check that route.
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I personally wouldn't consider a OEM to OEM with Navigation a upgrade. Especially 2008 models where you should be able to change out with aftermarket with so many more features. As to whether it can be done fairly easy I am not sure. I am fairly certain that some newer Kenwood's have GPS built in so check that route.

I agree that replacing one OEM radio for another may NOT be a true upgrade however in this instance it is. I have looked at the Panasonic navigation however it would not allow for the use of the steering wheel buttons. I'm looking for the "Plug en Play" not having to do a lot of cut en splicing..
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*****UPDATE*****
So I took the gamble and purchased the above listed radio and purchased a GPS antenna from e-bay and after about a 15 minute install process everything worked as a champ. The navigation radio DID NOT require dealer programming and worked right away. I also purchased a new updated map DVD from eBay so that I have updated maps. Some have said that this is not a "upgrade" due to the limited features of the radio however, I wanted a "Turn Key" radio that would be plug and play and didn't require cutting and re-splicing of the factory wiring. All in all "I'M" happy.
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Did you notice any difference in the sound quality after the upgrade? I upgraded from the Audiophile AM/FM stereo/6-disc in-dash CD changer to the Audiophile DVD Navigation System and the first thing I noticed was 'better' sound quality.

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I'm thinking of "upgrading" my audio system (Sony) in my 2010 Taurus Limited to a touch-screen Nav/audio/bluetooth system...is there a particular one that is highly recommended?
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