i just bought a 2007 lexus gs350 and i want to know if its possible to add a double din to an already existing navigation system that came with the car? or can i use the screen that i already have to add a dvd and the heardrest monitore and flipdown i t ook from my old car?
I've been a member for a little while but never posted. I always find great information on this site for my 2007 ES350 and I've been following this thread for a while, in my opinion your mods are the best I've seen on any site and you even had the shape before so I know you love the model as much as I do.
Here's my issue I'm wondering if you could help me with:
I have a 2007 with the ML NAV package but it has 150k+ miles and while it's solid for now I also have a 2008 with <40k miles on it but no ML or NAV. TBH I don't need the NAV but I don't think I can part with my ML as easily. It's time to sell one of them and it really makes more sense to sell the car with the higher mileage but I really love the ML system. While the 'premium' in the 08 can hold its ground against a boom box I've really been spoilt with my ML. (Maybe that's why it has so much more miles)
So I'm wondering if it makes sense to swap the amp and speakers in my 07 with the 08. I'm not very experienced with car electrical work but I do have some mechanical background with Outboard Motors and from what I've seen it should be a simple swap except for the addition of the new speakers.
Would it make more sense to just upgrade the speakers in the 08 or is it worth going through all of the trouble of swapping them out? I figure the loss of trade in value would be around the cost of looking at aftermarket solutions, but from what I hear those aren't straightforward swaps so the ML swap would be more plug and play.
I'm also playing with the idea of buying a 2010 with the UL package but it kinda defeats the purpose of what I'm trying to achieve by selling one.