Honestly, i am planning to upgrade to whatever they put in the 2019 Sprinter...
Tadbyd, nice job on the install! I ended up getting a pioneer unit (double DIN, has HD Radio, CarPlay etc) that included free installation from Best Buy... I was thinking "great"--certified installers and warrantied install... and am not super tech anyway LOL. Picked it up this afternoon and overall sound quality is great but have had a couple issues and would really appreciate your two cents:The kit is Metra a 99-6512
and the Adapter is Xsvi-9005-nav
Very cool! Love the idea of a tablet. But does the joying stick out from the dash? looks like there is quite a gab between the original dash and the rear of the tablet. Was hoping to find something that looks more integrated.The joying has been a "neat" fix for many of the metris' missing features. The camera integration is great, the ability to add several different apps is a definite plus, and it sounds pretty amazing through my Audison amps with the High sound quality Deezer app.
The only headache I endured was with the can bus adapter from Metra. It required a firmware update before the radio would power on. Then, the radio would shut off when the drivers door opened! That eventually bothered me enough that I kept the adapter in place for full integration (reverse camera trigger, etc...), but I tapped off the 12 volt below in the center for ignition control (this way the head unit does not shut off when the door opens).
The Metris is super easy to work on, but this has prompted me to go waaaaaay overboard with the stereo upgrades
Question for you, how does that work with the 3 speaker in the middle on top of the dashboard ? What`s the middle speaker connected to ? The tweeters left & right are obviously connected to the front door speakers. Most radios have 4 speaker connections, two front, two rear. Is it tied into that as well ?Front Dash Speakers Consist of a single dual coil 3.5" (or so) in the center and a pair of snap in tweeters.