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Hey all... I'm looking to upgrade the stock stereo in my 2015 SE to something more fun. The stock version I have is soooo boring. (see attached pic)

I'm looking to add touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, SiriusXM (built-in, not with external player). Also, I would like to keep the steering wheel controls. Don't need backup camera, but won't say no. If the stock CD player had to be removed, I would like a unit that plays CDs as well.

Has anyone with this same stock unit upgraded? If so, would you mind sharing details such has head unit model and any/all components that were needed for the install? Pics of the "after" would be fantastic.


Thanks in advance.
 

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don't know how useful the search function is...
Good luck with your stereo swap.

Thanks for the reply Grady. Yes, I started with search, and found many threads, but, from what I could tell they were upgrading the 5" to 7 or 8". Couldn't find one that was upgrading the smaller radio like mine.
 

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Curious... wouldn't the simplest upgrade be to install an OEM 5" radio? I would assume this would be plug & play, while being able to keep the same dash cover. And, steering controls would be kept as well???



Like this one on eBay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-2016-2017-Hyundai-Sonata-CD-MP3-XM-Satellite-Player-Radio-96180-C20004X-OEM/253174082528?fits=Year%3A2015%7CMake%3AHyundai%7CModel%3ASonata&epid=1652018377&hash=item3af259ebe0:g:KLoAAOSwOudZyRzW&autorefresh=true


EDIT: Can anyone confirm AppleCar Play is available on the 5" model listed above?
 

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I replaced the same stereo with a Pioneer 2300nex ,which has CD/DVD player and ability to add backup camera. Dash kit is a Metra DP-7363B, used Metra Axxess ASWC-1 to retain all steering wheel controls, added a Alpine KTP-445U 4-channel Power Pack Amplifier,which was installed behind the dash, added a subwoofer and replaced factory speakers.

Happy to help if you have any questions

I knew someone out there had to have done this upgrade. I'll look over the details you listed and get back to you. Just to confirm... you lost zero steering wheel controls when it comes to the radio/phone/siri?
 

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Yes that's correct. My biggest concern was losing the push to speak ability but it still functions with android auto and apple car play.

Thanks for re-confirming that.


Just a heads up on two things. Factory microphone no longer works for me, installed the one that came with the new head unit at the top near my headliner, no issues with it.

Would you mind sharing a pic of the new mic, and where you installed it?



Not sure if you know this, but I would imagine the Hyundai mic is wired to the radio. Couldn't the factory mic wires be cut and modified to have a 3.5mm connector. Perhaps using the Pioneer mic wire?



I lost the ability to use the factory USB and auxiliary ports. Good news, was very easy to run a new auxiliary and USB cable into the cubbie.

I don't quite follow. Any chance to share a pic and specs of the new aux and usb you used?



I see the Pioneer has a rear USB input... same as the mic suggestion above, couldn't the wires from the factory usb be spliced into a spare usb cable and then plugged into the rear of the Pioneer?


Thanks for your time in helping me out. I truly appreciate it.
 

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With the USB, they do sell a kit to use the existing factory harness but, was told they haven't had sucess using it as a data connection for Android Auto/Car Play. The reviews I've read for the kit seem to confirm that

Had a look at the reviews for this harness and I see what you are referring to. Regarding the parking brake bypass... I stumbled across that a few days after researching head units.



You've been a great help, and have provided good info to go off of. I'll do a bit more research on parts and hopefully get this going in the next few weeks. The last think I want to do is rush this a screw something up.


Thanks again!
 

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I did the whole install myself and was able to maintain all the factory stuff. The mic, and USB ports all are in the same location.
Navish - I noticed you upgraded from a Limited with Ultimate package, which has a different radio setup. Could this be the reason for being able to keep the components?
 

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It doesn't make a difference at all, the HU is the only function that changes. I just did an upgrade for a Sonata SE that maintained all the factory things.

Awesome! I'm sure you knew this question was coming... car to share how, and what parts, you used to accomplish this? I am very much in favor of keeping the mic, usb & aux.


I see you're in Texas, a bit too far for me drive to. So, I would be extremely grateful with any details you could provide.



I did a foolish thing 3 years ago and leased this car, then, last Friday, I purchased it. I know, know... I kicked myself in the ass. I'll be handing over the keys this time next year to my teenage daughter. This is why I want to get the screen larger, and have CarPlay. I will feel much better knowing she can be as hands free as possible with the steering wheel controls, and have access to decent navi with Apple Maps.
 

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Discussion Starter · #23 · (Edited)
OP, did you end up getting the details for you radio swap?

I ask as I am interested in doing the same exact swap.

Hey jd - Thanks for your reply.

Based on what FlyEaglesFly accomplished, I have begun researching newer model 7" Pioneer models, such as the AVH-2440NEX. Even though I currently have SiriusXM, from time to time I enjoy some of the HD Radio stations which the 2440NEX allows. Also, I like the ability to add front and rear cameras.

But then, I am also tinkering with the idea of replacing the 2015 system with a factory 2016 system. I realize I'll need to swap out more than just the dash, such as...

Center Bezel - 84745-C2250-UN5
Clock Assembly - 94510-C2530
Upper Trim Panel - 84740-C2700-4X
Radio - 96160-C2000-4X

Where I am stuck is the wiring. I can't imagine this type of setup would be a simple plug-n-play. Therefore, I would need to seek out the 2015 wiring vs 2016 wiring. I really like the idea of keeping the stock factory look vs the aftermarket look (even though I get more features with aftermarket).

A huge hangup is losing any of the factory steering wheel controls, factory microphone, and factory aux/usb inputs. I really don't want to lose any controls or run replacement components.

I'm honestly in no hurry, so I'll just take my time to get this figured out. I welcome any and all suggestions. I would love to hear, and see, how Navish completed his install of an SE.

Thanks again.
 
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