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First post here, just wondering what anyone was doing on an 09 rtl w/nav stereo replacement. I just purchase my ridge and would like to add a carplay system but am not sure what would fill the opening of where the factory stereo is below the factory nav screen. I’ve replaced stereos before but have never run into the issue of having that extra space below where a double din unit would fit. Any photos of what you guys have done or seen would be great before I start in.
 

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First post here, just wondering what anyone was doing on an 09 rtl w/nav stereo replacement. I just purchase my ridge and would like to add a carplay system but am not sure what would fill the opening of where the factory stereo is below the factory nav screen. I’ve replaced stereos before but have never run into the issue of having that extra space below where a double din unit would fit. Any photos of what you guys have done or seen would be great before I start in.
If you do some searching you will find there is plenty of info on this subject. . .
The Navi Ridgelines like yours have the screen in the double DIN location and the radio below. ON the Non Navi Ridges, the radio is in the upper double DIN spot and there is a pocket with a door in the space below. All you need is the to either buy a new or used (EBAY for instance) pocket and you can then install a double DIN in the upper location. Here's a picture of a Non Navi GenI Ridgeline's stock radio with the pocket attached. SEARCH!
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So a double din on top and an extra pocket under it? That sounds simple enough and who doesn’t need some extra storage space! Thanks!
 

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Also, double check if the hazard button from your Nav unit will fit the space in the pocket. Though they look rather similar, I am not 100% certain if it will fit. Getting one off ebay or a salvage yard may include that hazard switch.

Also, what do you plan on doing with the old Nav unit?
 

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Figured on selling it. Either on here or eBay?? Not sure what I’m doing yet. No clue what they are even worth
 
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