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Pioneer 4200Nex Head Unit Install Apple Car Play

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  1. Drive XR7

    Drive XR7 NE Ohio's Fastest Established Member

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    Got my Cobra out of storage and the CD6 is giving the CD ERROR problem. Am looking at the Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX. Going to have Crutchfield do the harness too. Pretty simple to install on my 03?
     
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    It isn't idiot proof, but it is totally doable by anyone with electrical/mechanical ability. If you follow the instructions and take your time it's easy. Crutchfield gives solid instructions and you can call "real people" if you need help.


     
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    Maybe some of the stock components are past their age or hurt?

     
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    Easy IF you have the harness made.

    Suggest having a USB port cigarette lighter hub on hand so that when you install it you can have your car play hookup hardware on hand. One install gets em both done. I installed mine in the center console.


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    94 Cobra R Same Ol Same Ol Premium Member Established Member

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    Nah...with the stock head unit it still sounds awesome


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    Try these settings: 2017-02-01_16-58-12_830.jpeg 2017-02-01_16-58-27_927.jpeg
     
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    Am looking to do the install today and am going through the box. There's a GPS sensor, HDMI, a bunch of video inputs, microphone, USB for AC/AA, etc. Did you guys who installed this unit install these items also? If so where did you mount them? My original intention was just to do USB for Android Auto and run that into the center console and cut an opening to mount the USB.
     
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    Link to the hub you used? Any pic of the completed install?
     
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    You definitely need the microphone. I routed mine under the dash and then mounted it with the supplied clip to the steering column. Android Auto and Apple Car play only work with a wired connection, so you need to run a long cable into the arm rest or use a USB hub like others have recommended. Given the short life of Lightning cables, I wish I had gone the hub route.

     
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    I ran my microphone up inside the A-pillar and mounted it to the sunvisor with the supplied bracket. Works great there and you hardly notice it. I mounted the GPS antenna at the middle-back of the parcel shelf. It works great there as well and is barely noticeable. I had the interior gutted at the time so it was easy to run the wire for the GPS antenna, which was just (an I mean just) long enough to fit.
     
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    Back to the top.

    Did you guys retain factory Ford Mach system? I've found that with this new headunit, the bass is punchy. What tuning did you guys do to make this sound better? What are your EQ, Subwoofer cutoff settings, anything else you had good luck with?
     
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    Look three post up: Pioneer 4200Nex Head Unit Install Apple Car Play

    Make sure you change the "phase" on the sub it is the speaker looking icon.

     
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