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After a month with my SE and no Apple CarPlay, which I installed in my Sonata years back, I’ve near about gone mad. I went on Crutchfield the day I purchased the vehicle, and they didn’t have a single adapter part specific for the ‘18+ Accent yet. Now, we have a radio adapter harness and speaker mounting brackets; still waiting to verify if the speaker adapters for the other current-gen Hyundai’s will work.

But more to the point, Metra announced a dash kit for double DIN headunits back at CES this year (2019) that will fit the ‘18+ Accent - the part number is 95-7393B. The part is currently visible on their site, but is not yet available at dealers. I spoke with a Crutchfield representative today; they’re going to get in touch with their supplier and contact me within the next couple of days to let me know if they can get an ETA on the part. As soon as I know something one way or another, I’ll post back here.

Crutchfield does not yet have an FC Accent lined up to probe yet, but the Metra site has installation instructions for the dash kit, so as soon as I can get my hands on one, and provided Crutchfield hasn’t yet been able to develop a Master Sheet for our cars, I’ll take out my head unit and do measurements to determine what double DIN units will fit, then report back. I intend to install an Apple CarPlay headunit of some sort (my last one was a Kenwood DDX6703S sandwiched with an Alpine KTP-445U amp; I’m planning to go with an Alpine iLX-107 if I can this time around, paired with an Alpine KTP-445A amp), as well as component speakers up front, coax in the back, and see if the new JBL BassPro Hub spare tire sub will fit our donut spares. I’ll report everything back that I can soon as I get to it - again, provided Crutchfield hasn’t already taken care of things by that point. Cause if I can be lazy, I will, haha
 

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Now you've got me tempted.

The last vehicle I installed a system in was a 1992, so it didn't have any of the modern stuff. And that was an Eclipse headunit with A/D/S/ amplifiers, I don't think either company even exists anymore. :frown:

What happens to the steering wheel controls and the phone mic etc when you install an aftermarket headunit?
 

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Now you've got me tempted.

The last vehicle I installed a system in was a 1992, so it didn't have any of the modern stuff. And that was an Eclipse headunit with A/D/S/ amplifiers, I don't think either company even exists anymore. <img src="http://www.hyundai-forums.com/images/Hyundai-Forums_2014/smilies/tango_face_sad.png" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />

What happens to the steering wheel controls and the phone mic etc when you install an aftermarket headunit?
Steering wheel controls are retained either via an external adapter such as a PAC-SWI, or direct to the head unit, typically through a single wire in both cases. An external mic usually has to be installed since most head units rely on a direct analog input.

I’ve installed a number of stereos and speakers, etc. on my own since my father got me into it in 2007, and provided you’re not working on something with a complicated integrated system that also takes care of climate control, etc., it’s usually a straight-forward process, even on newer cars and, often times, more so thanks to modernization. Installing a head unit in my 2011 Sonata was the second easiest one I’ve ever done, just behind my ‘99 Saturn. And by easy, I mean with the right parts in hand, takes less than an hour. The Sonata took roughly thirty minutes since I had to swap over the center vents and A/C controls to a new trim panel, and the Saturn took five minutes.
 

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Steering wheel controls are retained either via an external adapter such as a PAC-SWI, or direct to the head unit, typically through a single wire in both cases. An external mic usually has to be installed since most head units rely on a direct analog input.

I’ve installed a number of stereos and speakers, etc. on my own since my father got me into it in 2007, and provided you’re not working on something with a complicated integrated system that also takes care of climate control, etc., it’s usually a straight-forward process, even on newer cars and, often times, more so thanks to modernization. Installing a head unit in my 2011 Sonata was the second easiest one I’ve ever done, just behind my ‘99 Saturn. And by easy, I mean with the right parts in hand, takes less than an hour. The Sonata took roughly thirty minutes since I had to swap over the center vents and A/C controls to a new trim panel, and the Saturn took five minutes.

I sent you a PM. It was kind of off topic so I didn't want to derail the thread.
 

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Crutchfield couldn’t get any info, so I contacted Metra directly, and they didn’t have an ETA on when manufacturing of the part would start; instructed me to call back in April. So that’s what I’ll do.
 

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How much would something like this cost? I had someone install a low end Chinese GPS/Android type double din in my 07 Elantra, which didn't fit the kit exactly. I'm really interested in what double din's work and if a perfect kit will exist for this. I don't want it looking terrible. I just want a decent double din that has GPS/Apple Car Play to look REAAAAAALLY nice. Thank you!
 

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How much would something like this cost? I had someone install a low end Chinese GPS/Android type double din in my 07 Elantra, which didn't fit the kit exactly. I'm really interested in what double din's work and if a perfect kit will exist for this. I don't want it looking terrible. I just want a decent double din that has GPS/Apple Car Play to look REAAAAAALLY nice. Thank you!
It seems priorities have changed with people in the past ten years. :blush:

As far as a finished product looking good, it's really going to come down to the quality of the dash kit. Metra is the big name, but there are a couple of other brands out there that manufacture these. But see, given that dashes are far more sculpted these days than they once were, how a unit fits in the dash is going to vary widely from car to car - some may be flush with the dash, others may be deeply recessed, such as the case was with my Sonata. See my post here for how that looked. And in my opinion, that looked FANTASTIC! I loved having the unit deeply recessed since it kept it out of the sunlight most of the time, but was still within comfortable reach. Still, a lot of people hate how that looks, so a lot go for the Chinese model-specific Android tablet inserts, or dump a lot of money to get custom-fit iPad installs. And sure, those looks way better! But you sacrifice a lot of functionality / stability / expandability if you don't dump a legit amount of money into the project.

In any case, that Kenwood DDX6703S headunit, wiring harness adapter, and necessary dash kit were $450 new when I ordered them from Crutchfield. Super easy to install as well; only took thirty minutes with some plastic trim removal tools and a basic toolkit with sockets and screw tips. And from looking at how the Metra dash kit works for the Accent, it appears it'll be a little easier since only the vent modules will have to be transplanted from the old dash plate to the new one.

Check out Crutchfield to get a feel for different units and prices. Then, if you don't want to pay for their stellar customer service (legit, they've been great to me since I started ordering from them in 2006), you can look elsewhere such as on eBay or Amazon for better prices. You can do a proper double DIN Apple CarPlay install with a reputable head unit for a very reasonable price these days.
 

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It seems priorities have changed with people in the past ten years. :blush:

As far as a finished product looking good, it's really going to come down to the quality of the dash kit. Metra is the big name, but there are a couple of other brands out there that manufacture these. But see, given that dashes are far more sculpted these days than they once were, how a unit fits in the dash is going to vary widely from car to car - some may be flush with the dash, others may be deeply recessed, such as the case was with my Sonata. See my post here for how that looked. And in my opinion, that looked FANTASTIC! I loved having the unit deeply recessed since it kept it out of the sunlight most of the time, but was still within comfortable reach. Still, a lot of people hate how that looks, so a lot go for the Chinese model-specific Android tablet inserts, or dump a lot of money to get custom-fit iPad installs. And sure, those looks way better! But you sacrifice a lot of functionality / stability / expandability if you don't dump a legit amount of money into the project.

In any case, that Kenwood DDX6703S headunit, wiring harness adapter, and necessary dash kit were $450 new when I ordered them from Crutchfield. Super easy to install as well; only took thirty minutes with some plastic trim removal tools and a basic toolkit with sockets and screw tips. And from looking at how the Metra dash kit works for the Accent, it appears it'll be a little easier since only the vent modules will have to be transplanted from the old dash plate to the new one.

Check out Crutchfield to get a feel for different units and prices. Then, if you don't want to pay for their stellar customer service (legit, they've been great to me since I started ordering from them in 2006), you can look elsewhere such as on eBay or Amazon for better prices. You can do a proper double DIN Apple CarPlay install with a reputable head unit for a very reasonable price these days.

I was looking at my boss's 2019 Accord Sport and I don't see any way you'd install an aftermarket headunit in that.
 

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I was looking at my boss's 2019 Accord Sport and I don't see any way you'd install an aftermarket headunit in that.
There's a lot of vehicles where you flat-out can't, both old and new, especially those that have infotainment units which also control HVAC, vehicle options, etc. That said, Scosche makes some dash kits that work around these issues with integrated touchscreen solutions, which are PnP. But with the latest trend of having tablet-style infotainment units jutting from the dash, there's a good chance there will no longer be any way to install an aftermarket head-unit in most new cars - at least so long as the trend exists.
 

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For reference, the Metra part details can be found here, and the installation instructions can be found here. Confirmed: The dash plate around the SE headunit is just clipped in and can be removed with standard plastic panel removal tools, and only the A/C vents will need to be transplanted to the new dash kit.
 

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Spoke again with Metra today: ETA is 30 to 60 days. They have 250 pending requests from distributors, so I'm guessing / hoping that means these will be readily available through Crutchfield and etc. by June or July.
 

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Sorry if this has been already talked about but what about the steering wheel controls - I assume there's some kind of adapter that will make it compatible with the double din unit you purchase? Thank you! - Jeff T. I can't imagine doing this by myself but maybe a local person to Los Angeles is on here or knows someone who'd do it at a fair price?
 

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Sorry if this has been already talked about but what about the steering wheel controls - I assume there's some kind of adapter that will make it compatible with the double din unit you purchase? Thank you! - Jeff T. I can't imagine doing this by myself but maybe a local person to Los Angeles is on here or knows someone who'd do it at a fair price?
Yep, discussed previously here! Also, car audio shops often work for VERY fair prices these days on things like this. And with how easy it is to swap head-units in the Accent, I can't imagine a shop charging more than $100 for an install, including soldering the single wire likely needed for the steering wheel control adapter (if needed). At least that's the going price in my town of Mobile, AL.
 

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Hey just wanted to post that I bought the 95-7393B metra double din kit from qualitymobilevideo.com along with a steering wheel control kit for about 60 bucks. they have free shipping and I can confirm the kits description says accent models 2018 and up. haven't received it yet but will try to post an update if I remember to.
 

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Hey just wanted to post that I bought the 95-7393B metra double din kit from qualitymobilevideo.com along with a steering wheel control kit for about 60 bucks. they have free shipping and I can confirm the kits description says accent models 2018 and up. haven't received it yet but will try to post an update if I remember to.
Excellent, especially considering the other sites don’t have it listed just yet! Crutchfield surprisingly has developed a Master Sheet though, equipped with the usual photos, so they may get some units in at some point soon too.
 

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Despite being listed as in-stock, I received an email today from Quality Mobile Video stating that my order is not due to ship out until 05/30. So it sounds like they too are still waiting for shipments to arrive.

I miss Apple CarPlay so much. :p
 

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Thanks for the update! Once in stock I might by all the equipment and see if I can find someone to install in Los Angeles area...
 

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So after a lengthy discussion with Crutchfield, the steering wheel controls cannot be retained on this vehicle, nor would the ability to have the stereo on, after you turn off the car, and turn off once you open the door. Aux and USB may not work with another stereo install.

I'm pretty upset, as while you can potentially upgrade, you lose features which would make this feel like than a nice transition in my opinion. You guys may all feel different but it'll feel cheap if I can't use the controls I have.
 
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