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Hey guys.

I believe Metra just came out with their own dash kit for RLs in April 2014, the Metra 99-7806B. To my knowledge this dash kit was not available before.

I'm about to buy this kit and a new headunit but before I jump the gun I have some questions about the Bose system in my RL:

1) I've read in some threads that the factory bose amp will not work without an "OEM interface" between the aftermarket head unit and the speaker connections. Is this true? Which one should I buy?

2) I've read in some threads that regular line-level output on an aftermarket HU will blow out the amps and/or speakers in the car. Is this true? What should I look for when buying a radio to avoid this situation?

3) I've read in some theads that the factory speakers only sound correct when used in combination with the factory head unit. To get around this issue you need to buy something referred to as an "audio cleaner" that removes the built-in EQ on the output to the speakers. Is this true? Which one would I need?

I love the bose system in this car and I do not want to end up putting in something that turns out worse than the factory setup. I also do not want to rip up the car to rewire anything or put in aftermarket speakers/amplifiers. My main goal here is just to get BT Handsfree audio/calling + the usual Pandora/HD Radio/etc features that newer cars come stock with. I already have a working AUX input which replaces the rear CD Changer so I've been surviving off that for over a year now.

Thanks to anyone who can provide some insight.
 

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Have you replaced your headunit yet?? I just replaced mine with a Pioneer BT head unit.I also have the Bose system.My issue is I am not getting a signal from the Pioneer via the RCA jacks. I have tried 3 other decks and they all do the same. Has anybody else had the same issue???
 
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