Are there any good options for adding AUX or bluetooth capabilities in the 2006 Sonata? I have looked everywhere but can't find a good one. Any help? Thanks!
Cant you repin the plug instead of solder it?I swapped out the factory radio for one with all those bells and whistles. I did this a few years ago, and it's been a blessing. Make sure you get one that accepts a USB data key in the front panel, as well.
The radio I have is a JVC KD-S79BT. The Bluetooth dongle plugs into a second USB port on the back of the radio.
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The replacement faceplates to adapt to a single DIN or dual DIN radio are available at Crutchfield and Amazon. They don't fit perfectly (as you can see, the curvature is off), and NO ONE KNOWS the proper Pantone/RAL color needed to match the dashboard (I'd love to be proven wrong on that one--even though it's too late for me!)
You'll also need to purchase an adapter harness. You solder it (wire by wire) to the new radio harness, and it makes installation a breeze.
IIRC, there's something odd about the adapter harnesses that are available. The Ford/Hyundai adapter harness typically comes without PIN 24 (I think it's pin 24--it's a secondary power pin, but it's important). I actually went to a local radio installer and asked for a spare pin, which I then placed in location 24 on my adapter harness. Check the forum for radio install help. Removing the interior trim panels is a pain in the butt. Don't forget to buy more white plastic trim attachment clips from your local service shop.
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