I know this has probably been asked many many times, but I just bought my speed3. I want to replace the stock radio with a pioneer double din deck. Got two questions? Who sells the best kit and what happens to the LCD screen above the stock radio.
Kanatech has the best kit on the market right now, but it's $125.00 and you lose control of everything on the LCD except the AC controls. If you have the Bose, I actually recommend foregoing an aftermarket head unit and getting an 3-way OEM converter. MTX makes a good one for about $180.00
Also, Mazda now makes a $200 iPod integration unit with full playlist control and LCD text display. Obviously you won't get a lot of features with OEM (bluetooth, GPS, etc), but the sound quality is very good when mated to a good set of components, amp and sub. Good luck.
the AC will not be affected the only one that will be removed will the radio it self...you can also retain the display on top of the stock radio but the only usage will be for the clock and room/cabin temp...
and btw, you cannot use the steering remote once you put the pioneer HU.
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