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My "new" 2010 Crosstour EX-L AWD. Thank you for all the wisdom!

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Hello CT Owners,

First off, thank you all for your contributions to this forum. I have been lurking to research whether I should pull the trigger on a one-owner, dealer-serviced 2010 CT EX-L with 85k miles on it. I have never owned or driven one of these. I actually spent most of my adult life hating on this car. Some of my favorite Reddit comments I came across while researching:

"...its like the pixar mom version of a car."

"The Rodney Dangerfield of the Honda community."

I spent weeks looking for the best high-mileage, bang-for-buck "luxury" car to last me and my family the next 10 years, and the Crosstour kept popping up. V6, AWD, long-haul comfort, spacious, etc. With a $12.5k budget, this was a no-brainer. Spent another $100 on the SVCM, and I'm hoping I just bagged myself a high-mileage Swiss army knife for my family to enjoy for the next decade.

One question that I cannot seem to find the answer to is -- has anyone had any success installing a new head unit that has CarPlay compatibility? Any help/input would be greatly appreciated.

To all who have, are, and will contribute to this forum, thanks all for your dedication!


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Big mistake on that s vcm. when it fails in a year, make sure to purchase a vcm tuner ii so you never have to touch it again. You have navigation, I just can't recommend you rip out the factory system and leave a blank dead screen to stick in a double din radio, or even worse, try to install one of the garbage barely functional screen replacement ones, but they exist if you want to. I also hear dash mount GPS looking touchscreens with built in android auto/Apple carplay work great for the $100-$200 they cost on AliExpress. You made a great choice, they are very comfortable reliable cars.
Hi Mike
i just bought the exact same car and i would like to change the upper screen which has problem
i have checked and all the video s presents the accord version and not the CT version with split screen

any comments will be appreciated
You have a 2013-2015 model I assume which has the dual screen? At that point you can't really swap it out. Though it would be a downgrade if you did, so I wouldn't suggest it. They have a 2010, which does not have the dual screens.
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this is my CT 2010 i mean dual screen with long strip where you see the clock
Okay you linked two aftermarket radio brands (one link doesn't work, it's seicane I think, not seican) as if you wanted an aftermarket radio. If part of the LCD is dead where it shows the temperature, you would need to buy a used replacement off eBay. You likely may not find results for the crosstour, but you can also search for the 2008-2012 Honda Accord with navigation, it has the same system as your crosstour with navigation. You just need a climate control display. That may be able to be replaced on its own, or may come with other parts. I'm not 100% sure. It's a fairly simple process to get the radio out to replace it.
Thank you for the insight and resources! I am hoping I come across someone techy enough to repurpose my nav screen to something useful, since the aftermarket CarPlay replaces the media center buttons and not the nav screen. And as another user commented, having two screens with one essentially being non-functional isn't ideal. But I'd rather have the functionality of the apps than a clean looking console, so I will probably go this route.

I just pulled the trigger on the sunroof visor from your suggestion, it will arrive just in time for the NJ summer. Good looks!

I read the reviews on how the VCM Tuner II is more reliable, problem is that it's on backorder without an availability date, so I had to go with something for the near term. I am doing my homework on CarPlay options, nothing looks like it's going to be a perfect solution but like I mentioned above, the functionality is more important to me than the looks. The dash-mount CarPlay is probably the better option at the moment, but I will follow up with an update.

Thanks everyone!

Completely incorrect. It clearly says right on the website that it goes on sale every Monday morning, it's not on back order, it's just only sold once a week. I don't know why no one ever reads this.
And yes the dash mount old gps style carplay/android auto displays are probably the best option, especially for these crosstours.
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