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Unlock Your Factory Navigation System

Unlock Your Factory Navigation System

Some vehicles that are equipped with Factory Navigation Systems will not let you operate some of the features while the vehicle is in motion. This is due to vehicle manufacturer’s locking them out for safety purposes. If this is the case in your vehicle, you are not getting the most out your Nav system. Manufacturer’s like PAC and Lock Pick have created Override Kits and Unlock Interfaces that allow you to bypass these locks and get all the cool features your system was meant to have while in motion. However, these are NOT made for the driver to operate and MUST only be used by the passenger. Not only is it dangerous for the driver to operate these features, but it is illegal as well.

Lock Pick GMX550

Lock Pick is one of the manufacturer’s that we carry here at Sonic Electronix that has made unlocking Navigation System very simple. Their override kits have a plug-n-play design that makes it easy to install and also very easy to remove if you have a leased vehicle. These Lock Pick Kits are available for select vehicles like Chrysler, GM, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, and many more. The Lock Pick GMX550 is one of their top of the line override kits for 2007-Up select GM vehicles. The GMX550 enables the override of video, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and more. It allows video playback from Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices, allow your steering wheel controls to play/pause and skip songs on Pandora radio, provides complete control of factory or after market rear view camera while the vehicle is in motion, plays DVDs while the vehicle is in motion and much more. Lock Picks GMX550 also gives you full control of all the features and options of your navigation while driving like entering addresses and searching for POI’s. It is also USB upgradeable to keep it current with Lockpick advances and vehicle changes.

PAC NU-CTS2

PAC is another manufacturer we carry with Navigation Unlock Interfaces. We have the PAC NU Series available for select vehicles like Cadillac, GM, Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. The PAC NU-CTS2 is specifically made for 2008-2010 Cadillac CTS & CTS-V vehicles. The NUCTS2 will override such features like Bluetooth, Navigation functions, and OnStar dialing all while the car is in motion. Once again, I cannot stress upon how important it is for these features to be used by ONLY the passenger, keep yourself and others around safe please. These PAC Override Kits are also plug-n-play and require no wire cutting or hard wiring.

Stop missing out on all the cool features and options your Factory Navigation System is equipped with. Just remember to always be safe and keep both eyes on the road at all times.

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Factory Stereo OEM Integration

Factory Stereo OEM Integration

In the past 25 years, there has been a drastic change in the type of car stereo systems that vehicle manufacturers have been incorporating into their new models of cars. Most premium models of new cars are built with high quality In-Dash CD players that you simply cannot remove without re-doing the whole system because it is part of the vehicle’s network. However, this does not mean that you have to settle for the lack of extra features the factory radio contains. To keep up with today’s technology, manufacturers such as Scosche, Metra, PAC, iSimple, Axxess and many others created convenient OEM Integration products. These integration products allow you to add on some of today’s most sought aftermarket components such as Bluetooth, GPS Navigation, iPod, HD Radio, Amplifiers, Subwoofers, and much more with the benefits keeping the factory receiver. In most cases, factory receivers are built with higher quality components than aftermarket headunits and usually last just as long as the vehicle itself.

Now-a-days, with the “no cell phone use while driving” law, the most popular add-on most people want to integrate into their vehicle is Handsfree Bluetooth. No matter what vehicle you drive, there is a very good chance there is a Bluetooth Integration product that will work for you. This is all made possible by companies like Metra, Scosche, and PAC who created easy plug-in harness’s that are compatible today’s most popular Bluetooth Handfree Kits. First you will need to purchase a Handsfree kit like the Parrot MKi9000 if you don’t have one already. The next step would be to find the harness that is compatible with your car and Bluetooth Kit, get it installed, and that’s it, you have yourself Bluetooth with a factory system.

With CD’s almost becoming a thing of the past, most people keep all their music on their iPods. Luckliy, these same great companies I have mentioned above, also make iPod interfaces kits that allow you to connect an iPod or an iPhone to your factory stereo with simple plug-n-play installation. One quality interface you can use is the iSimple PXDP. The PXDP is a universal iPod Interface that allows you to control an iPod directly from the factory radio and is compatible with most popular makes of vehicles. Most iPod interfaces do require a vehicle specific harness to install.

If you are not completely satisfied with the sound quality of your factory car audio system, it is possible to add an amplifier, speakers, or even a subwoofer to your vehicle without changing the factory receiver. To add an amplifier, all you need is the amp of your choice, a matching extension cable, and a vehicle specific T-harness to avoid having to splice into your factory wiring. Blaupunkt is known for making quality vehicle specific amplifier solutions that provide a crisp, clean sound to your factory system.

If you’re looking to add some bass to your factory system, but don’t want to lose any precious cargo space, MTX has come to your rescue. The MTX Thunderform Enclosures are custom fit solutions that are designed specifically to fit into a convenient spot in your vehicle. They come in a pre-loaded or an empty option and are made for mostly all makes and models of vehicles.

OEM integration is the best way to keep your factory system while adding on any aftermarket component that you may desire. Whether it be adding a CD Changer, iPod integration, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Amplifier, Speakers, Subwoofers, or more, it can all be accomplished while keeping your vehicles dash untouched.

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