Let's upgrade that stereo head unit (so our smart phones work) for less than $500

paul rondelli
Mar 30, 2021

Rank VI

Mar 30, 2021

I just installed this Sony head unit into my 15 Yo daughters Ford Focus. The new generation are glued to their phones … and Apple car play seems to be a way to keep them from looking down at their phones while driving. Since CD's have now gone the way of cassette tapes your head unit only needs a few USB connections, and of course Bluetooth to Rock the house. Sony made this head unit as a single Din that mounts very nicely directly into our single dinn slot. No kit is needed. Here is a picture of the test fit I made in the dash of my 1996. There is a little gap around the edges... since the unit does not sit exactly flush do to the screen hanging down... but if that bothers you … it could be fixed very easily.

This also has a input for a rear camera … and if you tow anything with your Bronco .. watching the screen to attach the trailer to the ball is almost worth the cost of the unit

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV5000/Sony-XAV-AX5000.html
Deano Bronc

Gladesmen

Mar 30, 2021

#1
Nice, I’m looking to replace the head unit in my sons 04 F250 to keep his eyes off the phone more.

Rank VI

Mar 30, 2021

#2
The head unit is usually the first thing I change in a vehicle. The 2019 F150 has so much integration with navigation and wi-fi that we haven't even thought about swapping it out. It's a decent system though and not a huge deal. I assumed the Bronco would be similar. I have a really nice system in my Edge with DVD that I'd use in the Bronco if I could but just figured it would be more trouble than not.

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