DNX696S Kit for 997, Cayman, Boxster
Get Modern Kenwood Features for Your Porsche 997, 987 Boxster, & Cayman Stereo/Navigation
This kit is based on the Kenwood DNX696S Navigation/Radio, and optionally includes all of the required parts, instructions, and hardware for a complete installation. Porsche 911, 997's, Cayman's, and Boxster's of the 987 generation ship with a speaker system that is substantially more capable than its predecessors (996/986). The weak link in the system however is the radio and amplifier combination that comes as factory equipment. Replacing the radio with our kit dramatically improves sound quality and lends the entire sound system to a more aggressive live concert sound. Our radio kit also adds a modern digital sound processor that allows each channel to be digitally realigned in order to compensate for the fact that you sit much closer to the speakers on the left hand side (or right hand). This puts you (the listener) in the acoustic center of the sound system for a studio grade sound.
This kit is similar to our 7" Navigation Radio kits. The key differences between the two types of kits are a 6.1" screen size, no motorized face plate, and a lower price point. Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more. You can view all of our Porsche Radio kits here.
Other Modern Features of the Radio
- Hands Free Bluetooth Phone & Music
- Garmin Navigation
- Apple CarPlay
- 6.8" LCD touchscreen
- iPod and Android Playback/Charging
- Optional Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
- DVD Playback
- App Control for iPhone & Android including Netflix & Pandora
- USB Port
- 13 Band Equalizer
- Android Auto
- Much More...
The kit includes:
Full Step By Step Installation Instructions with Photos & 1(800) Tech Support
- Kenwood Excelon DNX696S Double DIN Touch Screen Radio
- Optional Dash Kit
- Optional Vehicle Specific Wire Harness
- Optional Antenna Adapter
- Optional Bose Amplifier Retention Module (HUR)
When the proper options are selected, this kit comes with everything that you will need to upgrade your radio. No additional parts will be required. The kit is designed to be very install friendly even for a novice.
Features of the Kit
This kit has been designed to be installed with just basic hand tools. Full step by step instructions with detailed photos and 1(800) tech support makes the installation smooth, trouble free, and the final product predictable. This kit is for both the professional as well as "the do it yourself" type. Some of our customers want to dig into this project themselves and are comfortable with the multiple connections (some familiarity with such things and patience is required), routing wires and cables from the cabin into the trunk area, removal of trim panels, factory radio, etc. Some of our customers take their cars to a local shop and have part or all of the work done there. We see many happy customers with both options.
Note: Some functions are lost if you have the factory PCM screen, features like the Sport Chrono Package. Also, audio information no longer displays in the gauge cluster.
Add the Proper Hardware to Complete the Install
Is your car Bose equipped?
If your car is Bose equipped there will be a Bose badge on the door speaker grill.
If there is no badge on the grill, it means that you have either the Sound Package Plus or Base sound system.
Our kits are Bose compatible when you add the optional HUR (Head Unit Retention) module. This device allows you to retain your factory equipped Bose amplifier. This dramatically simplifies the installation process and is near plug and play when the pre-wire option is selected. Note: fader control is lost when interfacing with the factory Bose amp.
HUR Module For Bose Equipped Vehicles
Note: Bose-equipped cars require a new amplifier or our HUR (Head unit Replacement) adapter when installing an aftermarket headunit. You can choose either or neither at checkout. Fader control is lost when interfacing with the Bose factory amplifier.
Non-Bose Equipped Vehicles
If your vehicle is not "Bose Equipped" you don't have to replace your factory amplifier and you don't need an HUR either. Of course you will want to upgrade your amplifier if you want a boost in sound performance and or if you would like to add a subwoofer.
Add a 997/987 dash kit. Available in anthracite Grey (Silver '05 - '08) or in Black ('09 - '12). We offer either a premium dash kit that uses precision machined spacers to firmly mount the radio in the dash with a steel locking cage, or an economy kit that uses plastic brackets. Read more details about these kits here:
Read More Here: Premium Dash Kit
Read More Here: Economy Dash Kit
Near Plug & Play Wire Harness
We offer a wire harness that is specific to 997/997.2, and 987/987.2 vehicles. This harness is pinned specifically for your particular vehicle. There are many generic Euro harnesses that claim to be a fit for these vehicles but are in fact not pinned correctly for Porsche. These universal Euro harnesses are dangerous to use. Our harness however is pinned correctly for your vehicle and comes with additional circuits as well that can not be found in the factory radio harness (car side). Save yourself a lot of frustration with our near plug & play Porsche specific radio harness.
Optionally you can choose to have us make all of the connections from your harness to your new radio for you. This dramatically simplifies installation.
Shipping Time: This product is "made to order" and is custom made for your particular vehicle. This package typically ships within 2-3 business days of order.