Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

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Delicatessan
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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby Delicatessan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks in advance for any advice or guidance:

I’m going to replace the stereo head on my 93 L300. I want to put one in that has the following features:

1) back up camera
2) fits well
3) easy to use and connect with iPhone
4) easy interface

Any must-have features you think I’m missing?

Any advice or guidance on which ones I should be looking to buy/install?

Thanks

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby philmeup1 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:00 am

I have the same van and the first thing I did once I bought it was replace the stereo. There are many great choices out there when it comes to deciding on which stereo to purchase. The one thing I can tell you is that the space for the stereo is larger than most so you'll need to purchase whats called a Double Din. I'm not sure what that stands for, but it's basically a unit that's twice as large as a regular one. I can watch videos on mine, and it easily connects to my cell phone. I added a subwoffer right behind the drivers seat, and with the factory speakers, the whole thing kicks pretty well!!

The set up I would have prefered is a regular sized stereo unit for one half of the space and pop out drink holders for the other half. I believe this was an option for our vans. I've seen photos,but I've yet to find one for sale. I'm hoping someone with decent 3D Printing skills might make one some day. You will quickly find that the place for the drink holders is not in a great spot, and you need to be a contortionist to access your beverages.

Cheers, Phil

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby mdevelden » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:40 am

I am in the middle of re-vamping the sound myself. I just replaced the head end with a Kenwood DDX9704S which has bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, calling, nav, spotify, back up and dash cam, plus many more features. I picked up last years model at almost half price. Pretty happy with it. Next job is to run wires for an amp and s/w!

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby Furi » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:41 am

or you could rip out the stereo, fit a 7 inch tablet in there and use bluetooth speakers that can be controlled from the tablet and your phone. the tablet could also double for navigation, watching videos, etc. etc. Haven't looked but there must be some bluetooth cameras that could hook up to an app on your tablet. I was halfway there before my tablet resting on the dash slid and flew out the window on a turn up in the hills above Palm Springs :)

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby bigsleep55 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:42 pm

I’m planning on booking up a Bluetooth Amp and fresh speakers. Ditching the head unit all together. Was actually thinking of fitting the factory oem unit back in for looks. Anyone done this?

iPhone -> Amp -> Speakers

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby sck_nogas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:47 am

I just installed a double DIN Boss Audio PVCP9675A head unit which supports a back up camera, Apple CarPlay, and was only $220 USD on Amazon when I purchased it. Was a simple install to do, apart from running the video cable for the camera.

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Replace factory stereo - L300 (best choice?)

Postby demiro » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:22 am

Try crutchfield. They can give recommendations based on your preferences and budget.


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