I started with a Pioneer DMH-2660NEX. It was the latest from Pioneer and I've always had good luck with Pioneer in the past. I ordered from Crutchfield and of course they gave me all the adapters and things needed for the install. Once I got everything, I was not happy with the way the Pioneer fit. There were huge gaps in the dash kit. I called them and they were surprised with how poorly it fit in there. I could have made it work by placing some foam to block the gap but they offered me a Kenwood DDX8906S at a pretty good discount. Making room for the new Kenwoods I guess. It was on sale and the also took some money off for the Pioneer not being a good fit into the dash kit. A little more money for wireless car play - that was what won me over.
Here is what I ended up getting....
Metra Dash Kit 95- 7811B
Metra Harness 70-1729
Metra Antenna Adapter - 40-HD11
Axxess Steering Wheel Control Adapter ASWC-1
Axxess Back Up Camera Harness AX-HON24RVC-6V
Fosgates for the back doors (I opened them up anyway to put the longer door catchers in)
I wired everything today and although there are a few walkthroughs here and on youtube, I wasn't quite sure what I would find behind the dash. The biggest question was the steering wheel interface - the ASWC-1. The directions didn't match anything on here and sure enough when I pulled my dash apart today - nothing matched up - from here or on the directions from Axxess. The connectors from my 2019 Ridgeline have different wiring colors than what people with a 2017 wrote up in this forum. Even the Axxess directions reported different colors and wanted me to splice into a 20 pin connector that I didn't have! It started getting late so I did some simple running of wires (mic and the camera switch)
and figured I would call Axxess tomorrow.
Hoping it goes smooth!