Free Aftermarket Radio Install Parts Checklist

Aftermarket Radio Install Parts Checklist
Parts needed for most Aftermarket Radio Installs
with links to resources to find them

  • Dash Kit - allows you to mount the head unit into the hole created when the factory radio is removed with a kit that will make the new radio look like it came from the factory (find your radio install kit)

  • Wiring Harness - allows you to plug into the factory audio wiring without cutting off any factory plugs, thus making it easier to return to factory or

Double Din Stereo: 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS

The double din in this 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS is a Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS. Highlighted features are bluetooth, USB input, auxiliary input, and the ability to add a SIRIUSXM tuner. The radio also has a backup camera input should you choose to add one.


In order to mount the radio we used a 95-3305 double din dash kit. As you can see in the picture the kit fits nicely. It should 

2015 Tacoma Subwoofer With Custom Enclosure

2015 Toyota Tacoma 4 Door Custom Subwoofer EnclosureThis subwoofer enclosure has a fiberglass back that is molded into the space that is behind the rear drivers seat. The front of the box is made of 3/4" MDF and is also carpeted.

It takes most of the day to fabricate this subwoofer enclosure mostly because

2012 GMC Sierra Backup Camera CAM500




The CAM500 tailgate handle backup camera from Audiovoxx is the camera pictured above in a 2012 GMC Sierra.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Lariat Pioneer AVHX4100 Install

2009 Honda CRV with Apple CarPlay




Here we have a 2009 Honda CRV with Apple CarPlay via a Pioneer SPH-DA120 double din head unit. This installation is pretty straight forward. All you will need is the aftermarket stereo and the parts listed below. And don't forget about keeping your steering wheel controls. Like your volume up and down buttons if you have them.

I would recommend having it professionally installed. Some of these units need updating out of the box and that's something you won't want to mess with. Finished result is a really clean look that will definitely improve the appearance of your dash and give you updated functionality. Might even save you from having to trade in your car!

By now I have installed dozens of these CarPlay units into Honda CRV's with next to zero problems after install. I recommend you head down to your nearest Pioneer dealer and check one out. 



Parts Needed for Install