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Old 11-07-2016, 01:08 AM
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New Head Unit?

Hi All,

I recently got my hands on a stock 08 Grand Touring and was looking to replace the stock head unit with a nicer touch screen Double Din from Pioneer. I looked around and it seems like it is a very uncommon thing to do, regarding RX8s with the bose system. I am wondering what kinds to harness/tools/adapters/Kit I will be needing. I was quoted $500 by a car stereo store including labor. Also, pics would be nice from those who do have an aftermarket head unit. Sorry in advance if there are threads about this topic before.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:26 AM
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I haven't done this yet but pretty much every double-din receiver on Crutchfield shows this kit is needed to install in an RX-8.

http://www.crutchfield.com/car/solut...&mode=ShopPath
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Search and ye shall find (as my minister/calculus teacher in HS used to say...). In the future use google starting with rx8club.com and ________________ insert search terms.


Read here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...jeZAdZYhxRbYCw


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...dtTvUNMuOySnjA

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...ffVTgeUHDJuyiA

and here

https://www.rx8club.com/series-ii-in...cement-239479/
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:34 PM
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MD Re: Headunit

I agree with NotAPreppie, Crutchfield will have all the information you need about choosing and installing a head unit.
I am going to contact them about installing a bazooka tube with factory bose system.
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