Good kit that becomes great with a little work
2012 Dodge Charger
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Overall a pretty good product, which is good since it's the only option for us 4.3 inch Charger owners. Out of box the kits is good quality with clear instructions that result in nice fit and appearance in car. My new DDIN unit looks great! I chose to modify/add functionality to the kit 1. Added a female micro usb to male standard usb adaptor to retain factory remote usb outlet in center console. 2. Used Charger wiring diagram to tap into and add male AUX plug to retain factory remote AUX outlet in center console. 3. Disassemble 12 volt power plug from discarded factory cubby, drilled a one inch hole filed a small slot in the lower left side of kit dash panel to retain factory power outlet. There is plenty of clearance on and behind the lower left corner. 4. Removed and rerouted small led ambient light from discarded factory cubby and installed it in top of small factory cubby located below 4.3 inch display. Some of the buttons require two taps to activate. Also, the Charger has a 9 volt power signal from the factory radio that travels through the vehicle within the factory antenna coaxial cable to the antenna module. The module, located behind the passenger C-pillar trim, is an antenna amplifier powered by the 9 volt signal. Once the cable is separated from the factory radio the antenna module signal is lost, which leads to poor radio reception. I've yet to find a way to tap the 12 volt remote signal from my new head unit into the original co
Pros: Nice fit, great appearance, easily modified to retain ALL factory functions
Cons: A little work from Metra to complete the kit could easily make kit great.