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    997 aftermarket radio swap

    I have a 2005 997 C2 with Bose system.  I have purchased a bezel kit to swap out the radio to an aftermarket double din unit with navi, and was planning on doing a full rewire to add some amps and a sub.  I have pulled the factory unit and have tripped the check engine light. I figured I would lose some of the display info once pulling the factory head unit, but wasn't planning on the engine light.  Can anyone help with suggestions or experiences with a radio swap.  I have seen a few nice looking installs on YouTube and just want to see how they are avoiding the issues I am having.

     

    Thanks.....scott

     


    Re: 997 aftermarket radio swap

    Hi Scott,

    I swapped the radio and speakers in my 2005 Boxster S for:

     

    • Alpine INE-S900R Advanced Navi Station (Headunit)
    • Alpine PDX-F4 (4-Channel Amplifier)
    • Focal K2 Power 100 KRS (2-Way Speaker System)
    • Focal K2 Power 165 KBE (Bass Extension Speaker System)
    • 2-DIN Antracite Facia Plate

    I had it all done by a professional car audio firm who also replaced all the wires. Never looked back since. The sound quality is amazing.

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    997.2 Carrera S in Carrara White. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    987.1 Boxster S in Arctic Silver. OZ Racing Ultraleggera Wheels, H&R Monotube Coil-Over Suspension, H&R Anti-Roll Bars, Sachs Racing Clutch, Single-Mass Flywheel, IPD Plenum, GT3 Throttle Body, Recaro Pole Position Seats, PSE, Alpine Head Unit and Amplifier, Focal Speakers


    Re: 997 aftermarket radio swap

    One more thing, I did a lot of research before swapping and I believe that if you have the Bose option you need to pull it all out (head unit, amplifier, speakers and wiring harness). It is not compatible with any aftermarket system, at least not then. I only had the Sound Package Plus option (which was sh*t) and pulled it all out.

    The only issue which came up during the install was reading the speedometer signal off the MOST bus. This should be "straight forward", but for some reason it did not work in my car.

    All the best with the install!


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    997.2 Carrera S in Carrara White. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    987.1 Boxster S in Arctic Silver. OZ Racing Ultraleggera Wheels, H&R Monotube Coil-Over Suspension, H&R Anti-Roll Bars, Sachs Racing Clutch, Single-Mass Flywheel, IPD Plenum, GT3 Throttle Body, Recaro Pole Position Seats, PSE, Alpine Head Unit and Amplifier, Focal Speakers


    Re: 997 aftermarket radio swap

    Scott,

    I'm actually looking for the factory bezel for a 2005 Carerra S with Bose. Do you still have the one that you removed? If so, is it in good shape, and are ou interested in parting with it? Thanks. 

     

    Will


     
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