If this thread is repeated else were in the forum, let me apologize. I have spent my of a late night researching this question with no luck.
I have the regular 430 (no NAV) with the Premium Alpine System and I am looking to upgrade the entire package. I consider myself an audiophile when it comes to my music. The system is not bad, but like many for us have noted, it does need a TLC improvement.
From what have read and heard so far, a lot of the dealer’s service department have a hard time with modifications to the JGC and want to void the vehicle ‘s warranty if the can not perform the service updates or repairs because of the CAM-BUS network being interfered with.
My plan is to change the HU with a NAV ready in dash DVD player. For NAV, I am going to use Directus, Prodigy One external processor. It looks like I should use the PAC C2R-CHY4 as the wiring harness and leave the factory amp in order to maintain the CAM-BUS communications thru out the JGC. Which leaves me to use a hi level signal converter whether it is a signal processor or a stand-alone unit for the external amps to hook into.
If anybody knows of any problems with my set-up or any other experiences, I would truly appreciate any feedback.
Best for Now.