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Old 04-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Scotsche Kit vs Metra Kit...Which is better

Just wondering people opinion on which kit is better for a double din radio/nav/backup camera upgrade...

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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No doubt the Scosche kit. I waited till it was out and no more little bugs.


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Old 04-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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No doubt the Scosche kit. I waited till it was out and no more little bugs.


What head unit is that specifically?

And, what are other head units would you recommend considering when doing this? I am definitely going with the Scosche kit.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Scosche no doubt about it. Metra purpose is just to be a calculator. Check out my sig to see how beautiful the scosche is.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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Scosche kit= nothing but issues with it use your search button and check it out . Not that metra has not had any issues but I think the Scosche is ugly. The simple fact that it looks like a box and sticks down way to far. Yeah the touch screen is nice and all but that's it. And a lot so far has burned out
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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What head unit is that specifically?

And, what are other head units would you recommend considering when doing this? I am definitely going with the Scosche kit.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Scosche kit= nothing but issues with it use your search button and check it out . Not that metra has not had any issues but I think the Scosche is ugly. The simple fact that it looks like a box and sticks down way to far. Yeah the touch screen is nice and all but that's it. And a lot so far has burned out
So how do u like your Metra kit?
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Scosche kit= nothing but issues with it use your search button and check it out . Not that metra has not had any issues but I think the Scosche is ugly. The simple fact that it looks like a box and sticks down way to far. Yeah the touch screen is nice and all but that's it. And a lot so far has burned out
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
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I'm getting ready to get the Scosche. Are there any other ones out that are better???
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #10
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I'm getting ready to get the Scosche. Are there any other ones out that are better???
SS King doesn't think the scosche is any good but you know... Whatever lol. You can try to wait for a possible dash kit conversion with the new 2013 nav dash but I wouldnt hold my breath
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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Why don't u just wait for the new gm touch screen that's coming out?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #12
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The scosche kit is it's so ugly and it hangs down. I thought the metra kit was ugly.....the scosche wins hands down in the ugliness contest. Plus I've read nothing but problems.
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So how do u like your Metra kit?
Its OK but I think another company needs to make another kit thats stylish
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It's gonna be tricky. GM built the HVAC controls on the stereo. There isn't a great deal of room for a lot of buttons. Yes it blocks part of the two top gauges witch are trans temp and voltage. The touch screen is modern. I've followed the issues the Scosche had, that's why I waited till now to buy it. So far so good, all the controls work. If you think the styling sux, the Metra kit isn't any better. All in all these two kits are all we have for now. If something better comes out I'll get it. Might be me but painting the kit flat black makes it match the interior better.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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Hey All,

Just got my Scosche Kit today and installing with the metra radio that was with the one they were seeling with the metra kit. Anyone have trouble installing. I installed the rear camera and want to hook up to the radio kit. Is there any diagrams on the fourm for installation. Thanks Paul


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It's gonna be tricky. GM built the HVAC controls on the stereo. There isn't a great deal of room for a lot of buttons. Yes it blocks part of the two top gauges witch are trans temp and voltage. The touch screen is modern. I've followed the issues the Scosche had, that's why I waited till now to buy it. So far so good, all the controls work. If you think the styling sux, the Metra kit isn't any better. All in all these two kits are all we have for now. If something better comes out I'll get it. Might be me but painting the kit flat black makes it match the interior better.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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I install my Scosche Kit and my pioneer 930bt and i cant my steering wheel control to work. everything is plug in and set on after market radio. any answer
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I install my Scosche Kit and my pioneer 930bt and i cant my steering wheel control to work. everything is plug in and set on after market radio. any answer
Try finding the new update for pioneer head units. One time I pushed the talk button in the wheel and everything stopped on the wheel. So I held the talk button down for 5 seconds then released and it was working again.
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The Alpine Dash kit is best IMO.


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Is there a price difference between the Scosche and Alpine?
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i see my radio has a Firmware Version 3.000 and i see pioneer has Update Version 3.001
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i see my radio has a Firmware Version 3.000 and i see pioneer has Update Version 3.001
Did u do the firmware update for the dash kit or do u know if it came with the latest and greatest?
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If you update both the head unit and the kit let us know how it goes.
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Is there a price difference between the Scosche and Alpine?
Ima have to go out on a limb and say by looking at your mod list....I don't think you really care if the alpine costs more!
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yes, firmware been update from Scosche. i had to send my kit back to scosche because both fan buttons didnt lights
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All three of them are . I would prefer the 2013 but if that doesn't come to fruition I would stick with my stock rather than ruin this beautiful car with one of those after market kits. But its all personal opinion. And you can install a sticker on your windshield and find a hate thread on it here. You will always hear from the nay-sayers.
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