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.Welcome to the forum, love the color but I love my silver more. As for a headunit with carplay, there is a guide on youtube that is pretty good and goes through everything required to set it up although that is on a car without navigation so it might be a little bit different...
If and when I decide to go to an aftermarket head unit I will most likely be following this guide a few times over, wiring isnt my specialty but I have the tools for it.
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.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.