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Kenwood DNX570HD in '04 LE

Old 05-02-2014, 07:36 PM
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Default Kenwood DNX570HD in '04 LE

I replaced the OEM CD/Cassette/Radio in my wifey's '04 LE with a Kenwood DNX570HD using the Metra Dash Kit #99-8231 and Harness Adapter #70-1761 . The screws that came with the DNX were too short for my liking (only one thread of engagement) to work with the dash kit. So I went to the local ACE hardware store and found M5x8 screws.

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:39 PM
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Looks pretty sweet. Are you happy with the Kenwood?
Old 05-03-2014, 02:56 PM
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We're happy with it so far. I don't drive the Camry very often, so I haven't much of a chance to use the Kenwood. Wifey isn't very tech savvy, so she doesn't use many of the bells and whistles.
The only "cons" I have with the unit so far is:
1) I would like if they made the "Home" page more customizable by only having the icons that we usually use. ie Allow me to remove SiriusXM, iPod, aha, Pandora from the menu.
2)The Installation and Navigation manuals are not very clear on some of the setup stuff. Took me 45 minutes to figure out how to reselect myMaps in the Nav Settings after I updated the firmware. Seems that some of the settings are only available at power up.
3)Dimmer interface could be better.
4) The gps antenna cable should be ~25 feet and not ~15 feet so that it could be mounted on the rear deck of a mid/large-size sedan. Luckily, I was able to run the wire down thru the plug for hole in the dash where the DayTime sensor would have been if this car was equipped.

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Old 05-03-2014, 03:32 PM
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I've owned several Garmin gps units over the past 12 years and am very comfortable/familiar with using them. However the newest one (not counting the Kenwood H/U) is 4+ years old. And it took a bit to get accustomed to the User Interface of the Garmin Nav UI on the Kenwood.
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