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Long story short: 06 commander limited with rec unit. Screen recently crapped out so I purchased an aftermarket android deck.

I read through a bunch of posts on here and I am confused as to what I need to get this thing up and running in the commander.

I'd like to retain the factory amp, as well as the steering wheel controls; what harnesses and whatnot do I need to have this thing up and running?

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I had the same issue and went with a Kenwood unit. Not to advertise, but I had mine installed at BestBuy. They had all the harnesses and trim pieces. Stop by there and ask one of the guys in the Car Audio department. Sorry I dont have the actual part number with me right now, IIRC it was less than $80 for the harness adaptor.

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Crutchfield.com will point you in the exact direction. Utilize their chat feature. It's great... I just installed a touchscreen for the same reason with the factory NAV screen cutting out. Look into bypassing the factory amp as headunits these days will push speakers better than the 11 year old factory amp. I did this in my XK and it sounds much better. Actually really impressed. Let us know if you don't get the answers you're looking for from Crutchfield and I'll dig up the info for ya!
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Crutchfield is definitely the way to go as far as figuring out what materials you need. If you shop around, sometimes you can find kits for cheaper on sites like Amazon, but Crutchfield knows exactly what you'll need to hook everything up.

As for bypassing the factory amp, I would question that route. It definitely depends on the head unit you buy, but the factory amp puts out a lot more wattage than most head units do, which usually translates to a better speaker experience. I can't be sure though, so perhaps running the speakers directly off the head unit is better. Either way, buying a new amp would be the best option by far, if you can afford that route.

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Thanks for the replies, guys. I ended up doing a live chat with Crutchfield and got all the parts I needed, though ordered through Amazon as I'm in Canada and it was the cheaper option.

As far as the amp goes, he recommended I integrate rather than bypass, so I'm going that route.

Now to figure out how to hook this all up...
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Hooking things up should be fairly straightforward. Most kits integrate directly into the factory connectors, so you'll just need to crimp the wires from your stereo to the kit you ordered. You don't even have to do this in the vehicle.

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I ended up going with the PAC RP4-CH11.
The deck is a Joying. The wiring diagram that came with it isn't the greatest.
As of right now, I can fade left and right, but not front and rear.
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