I soldered in practically all my green interior LEDs to white ones, but I messed up two factory non-Nav radios so I upgraded to a Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX which has wireless Apple CarPlay, back up camera, etc. I’ll update/edit this thread as it’s not completely wired up (steering wheel controls, back up camera, and probably some other things I don’t know about yet).
The problem with our CTs is that no company really makes a dash kit to appropriately fit the standard sizing of most aftermarket units within our center console. Most aftermarket units tend to not sit well or sit far right into the Nuluxe trim panel. I didn’t want the other talked about flush mounted android unit so I decided to make a custom mount.
Essentially, I made a rectangular bracket using thin-ish sheet metal surrounding the new head unit. Drilled mounting holes. Cut/trim the old radio bezel to size to fit the new unit. Riveted Folded parts of the new radio bracket along the old radio bezel. Then filled the gaps with epoxy/bondo. Block sanded to shape. Prime & paint.
GPS antenna was placed under the dash/cluster bezel. Wire was fished through the start button wiring.
The microphone i replaced it with the stock one/location. Then fished it through the headliner > along the A-Pillar > through the dashboard speaker > along the cluster then fished through the wiring by the start button.
I used a Metra 70-1761 harness to connect pioneer radio plug. I had extra terminal pins from a previous project so I crimped terminals onto the pioneer pigtail, de-pinned the Metra connector, pinned pioneer wiring into the Metra connector.
I still need to wire up the steering controls, backup camera, and some other things but definitely love the upgrade. I’ll be updating this thread as I make more progress.