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I've been searching for a solution but haven't quite found what I'm looking for yet.

Since adding Android Auto to the existing hardware in a 2017 HR-V EX doesn't seem to be an option... I'm looking at swapping out the stock head unit.

Here's what I'm looking for:
  • back-up camera functions correctly
  • steering wheel controls function as they do now (or have the ability to customize button function) - I care most about being able to answer and end calls as well as basic audio controls (next, previous, volume, etc.) with the buttons on my steering wheel
  • must have Android Auto

Every thread I've read so far seems to focus a lot on getting the lane watch camera to function the way it does with the stock equipment. Honestly, I hate that camera. I find it very distracting and I have it set to not come on when I turn on my signal. I couldn't care less about getting the lane watch camera to function correctly...as long as I'm able to disable it, I'll be happy.


Does anyone have any suggestions on which head unit I should go with to accomplish this? At a minimum I'd like to at least have some idea of what specs to look for.

I've also been reading that the stock USB port can't be connected to aftermarket equipment. Is there a good workaround for this?


Thanks!
 

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That's definitely less than helpful.
Well, if you go to crutchfield’s website, then input your specific trim, you can then search for aftermarket head units that meet your criteria. They’ll also show what additional bits you might need (steering control adapter) to get things working.
 

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Well, if you go to crutchfield’s website, then input your specific trim, you can then search for aftermarket head units that meet your criteria. They’ll also show what additional bits you might need (steering control adapter) to get things working.
Yes, I know. I did that. And then i started reading some of the posts on here and discovered some of the issues others have had with compatibility with the aftermarket equipment. Just trying to get it right the first time and not waste money.
 

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Yes, I know. I did that. And then i started reading some of the posts on here and discovered some of the issues others have had with compatibility with the aftermarket equipment. Just trying to get it right the first time and not waste money.
Were the units with issues, one of the options crutchfield gave you? CF is pretty decent on telling what will and what won’t work.

People tend to do what they want for their own reasons, so i wouldn't put it past them to pick something without sufficient research and then complain about the issues.
 

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Yes, I know. I did that. And then i started reading some of the posts on here and discovered some of the issues others have had with compatibility with the aftermarket equipment. Just trying to get it right the first time and not waste money.
Well I bought a Kenwood DNX697S navigation set up with the iDatalink interface -Im in the process of benchwiring the harnesses now
just some warmer weather needed and i can install (hopefully soon !)
So far Kenwood seems to be the most straight foward to wire up and connect with the iDatalink and Honda.
 
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