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So my head unit is most likely dying. Speakers are still good, I'd prefer to keep my setup, just getting a new head unit. Talked with Crutchfield today and the guy gave me an option that is where I want to keep my price range.

It's on the low end, I know it's on the low end, I know it's not going to have all the options. My wants were bluetooth for phone radio (I use Spotify 99% of the time), keep my steering wheel controls, double din for eventual backup camera, sub outs so I can get rid of my ratchet LOC for my extra subs.

I am hopefully transitioning from my Titan being my every single day driver to when it rains/need a truck and use my motorcycle for work and other short trips. Because of this the radio doesn't have to have every single bell and whistle like I would want from a new vehicle.

Here's what Crutchfield suggested, I asked to keep it under $300. https://www.crutchfield.com/cart/default.aspx?nolp=true&emKey=1668277&emType=0
 

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So my head unit is most likely dying. Speakers are still good, I'd prefer to keep my setup, just getting a new head unit. Talked with Crutchfield today and the guy gave me an option that is where I want to keep my price range.

It's on the low end, I know it's on the low end, I know it's not going to have all the options. My wants were bluetooth for phone radio (I use Spotify 99% of the time), keep my steering wheel controls, double din for eventual backup camera, sub outs so I can get rid of my ratchet LOC for my extra subs.

I am hopefully transitioning from my Titan being my every single day driver to when it rains/need a truck and use my motorcycle for work and other short trips. Because of this the radio doesn't have to have every single bell and whistle like I would want from a new vehicle.

Here's what Crutchfield suggested, I asked to keep it under $300. https://www.crutchfield.com/cart/default.aspx?nolp=true&emKey=1668277&emType=0
Maybe you could post a link to the actual unit instead of to your cart? Only you can see your cart.
 

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I just went through stereo shopping for both my wife's 2004 Expy and my son's 2000 F150. Ended up going less expensive standard double din cd decks with bluetooth, so no options for backup camera or anything, but initially (before my wife's oem stereo crapped out) I was looking at touchscreen units for my son's F150. You should check Amazon. There are Pioneer and Kenwood touchscreens with integrated bluetooth and all the sub-outs and camera inputs you'd want, for the same price as that Soundstream. Here are a couple of links:

Pioneer for $185
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M4LKXRA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483652263&sr=8-1

Kenwood for $195
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019...+bluetooth&dpPl=1&dpID=41iUZwqhE-L&ref=plSrch

Kenwood for $198
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M...ouchscreen&dpPl=1&dpID=51Mhp4tgguL&ref=plSrch

There are others, but you get the idea. We are super happy with the Kenwood we got for $111 apiece, but no backup camera or video screen function.
 
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Any chance you can post all of the stuff you'd need to install the soundstream? I'd like to swap my OE with a DVD enabled unit and something that gives me the ability to add a reverse camera, my 2010 Titan SE doesn't have a reverse cam but I've seen some sweet add-ons on this site.
 

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You can go to Crutchfield.com and put in your make/model and get a list of install equipment required.
 

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Here you go. Just went ahead and linked them all. It also includes an installation instructions that covers everything for a self install. This is for a 2008 with the RF system and my "needs" were touchscreen, camera hookup, BT to phone for music (don't care about calls), and keep my steering wheel controls. I didn't need an XM hookup as I've stopped using it.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos at Crutchfield.com

Metra 95-7424 Dash Kit Fits 2008-up Nissan Titan models — double-DIN radios at Crutchfield.com

Scosche SLC4 Line Output Converter Convert speaker connections to line-level preamp connections in mobile audio applications at Crutchfield.com

Metra 70-7551 Receiver Wiring Harness Connect a new car stereo in select 1995-up Nissan and Infiniti vehicles at Crutchfield.com

Metra 40-NI12 Antenna Adapter Works with select 2007-up Infiniti, Suzuki, and Nissan vehicles ? Motorola male to factory OEM antenna female at Crutchfield.com

Posi-Products? Car Stereo Wiring Harness Connectors 16 wiring connectors for installing a new car stereo at Crutchfield.com

I'll most likely go with one of the options dubyam listed or do a little more digging, then go back to Crutchfield and make sure all the harnesses will work with that unit.
 

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While I can't speak for how it will work in the Titan, I can say I highly recommend the Axxess ASWC-1 for steering wheel control adapter. That's what I used in my wife's Expy and it was super easy. Hook up a few wires, fire it up, and watch the LED do its thing during auto-discovery of the vehicle and stereo for about 60sec, and it all works perfect. There's ever so slight a lag on the first press of the volume adjustment, but after driving it for a little while, I don't notice it. Just adjust and go. I love easy. I literally sat and watched while the LED flashed for about a minute, then it all worked.

The Metra harnesses are great, too - we used those in both trucks. Having a son who is an electronics guy, with a nice soldering setup, made for some clean installation, with all the wiring soldered and heat-shrinked between the stereo harness and the Metra harness. Then downstairs to the garage and it all just plugged in like factory!
 

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Hey you reminded me of something I really need. A new soldering iron! The one I currently have the tips are all pretty much toast from learning how to actually solder on it.
 

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I like the pioneer that a guy used on this site, he used a pioneer camera for his reverse camera with it. It was a great setup, I absolutely don't want to lose any of my current features to include Bluetooth. Let me know what you go with.
 

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I've been collecting audio parts for my build as well. Just a word to the wise, CrutchFields what fits information isn't always accurate and soldering went out about 25 years ago. It's not allowed on aircraft anymore. You can get high quality butt connectors, and a good crimping tool is the way to go.
 

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Soldered wires will break where the solder stops wicking due to flex and vibration over time. Not imperative in a car, but most modern aircraft techs crimp, although I believe some soldering is still going on. I've been out of the field for awhile now.
 

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I agree with most that has been said.I would like to add just a couple of points (even if some already said one way or another):

-QA: It is obvious that further skill is required to ensure solder joints are properly done, plus it is difficult to verify how far up the wire solder has travelled under the insulation (difficult QA). Crimping with the right parts and tools is fairly fool-proof and ensures consistent results, plus is easy to verify using the pull-test.

-Certification: when you perform a repair or installation in accordance with an aircraft's Maintenance Manual or an STC or other design approval, the approval will typically refer to a specific wiring procedure to be used. Such procedure is normally crimping and rarely soldering for the above QA and associated liability issues. A deviation from the approved procedure typically requires some authority (accepted standard practice or minor change or otherwise).
 
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