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Kenwood DDX6906S Porsche headunit upgrade 986/996 with Apple CarPlay™ (unit only)


Brand: Kenwood

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This is a replacement radio and optional installation parts for  996 & 986 Boxster

Radio Replacement & Optional Hardware Kit for all 911 and Boxsters of the 996/986 Generation

This kit (once you select the required installation parts) includes everything that you will need to upgrade your radio from either a factory PCM or a single DIN radio.

Harness the full power of your iPhone with the Kenwood Excelon DDX6906S receiver upgrade for your 911 or Boxster. This kit comes with all of the hardware and wire harnesses that you will need to replace your factory Porsche radio. The kit even comes with special tools that allow you to easily remove your old radio. 

What We like about This Radio

  • Included GPS Antenna Improves Accuracy of Your Phones Navigation App
  • Backup Camera Option
  • Works with Steering wheel controls
  • Bluetooth Works Great with Android Phones 
  • Siri Eyes Free Operation
  • Full Feature 6 Channel Sound Processor & 5 Volt Preamp
  • Sirius/XM option
  • Android Auto

KENWOOD Meets Apple CarPlay

CarPlay is the smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone, and now reaches another level by being featured in a KENWOOD multimedia receivers. Use Siri voice control to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mail, send/ receive messages and select music in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

Connect and Go

Connecting an iPhone automatically launches CarPlay

A simple USB connection gives you immediate navigation, music, podcasts and voice control.
A simplified touch screen interface combined with Siri voice control provides a safer driving experience.

Your Music and Entertainment

Tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. Access stored music, Podcasts, iTunes radio, and additional audio apps downloaded to your iPhone.


1999 - 2005 911 (996)

1997 - 2004 Boxster

This kit allows you to either replace an existing Porsche factory Navigation unit, or to convert a factory single disc player to the larger navigation unit. All required parts are included in the kit. 

Note: In '97 - '02  generation of vehicles the factory amplifier (if present) works with this kit and does not need to be replaced or bypassed. The harness that we supply with this kit allows full integration with both Bose and non-Bose equipped cars. DSP equipped vehicles with a single din radio are also compatible, though the DSP controller must remain connected (will not be operable) and can be stuffed in the dash behind the HVAC control plate.   

Note: PCM (factory double DIN) equipped vehicles with DSP of all years require a replacement amplifier when upgrading the radio. The factory DSP amplifier is not compatible with aftermarket radios. You can identify a DSP equipped vehicle by looking at the amplifier in the trunk. It will have DSP written on it.   

Note: 2003 and later models use a fiber optic audio system that can not be used with aftermarket radios. A replacement amplifier is required. We have several replacement amplifier kits available.

Compatible amplifier with this kit can be found here

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Installation is relatively straight forward if you follow the included instructions and have basic mechanical skills, tools, and are comfortable with making electrical connections.

 This kit is designed for the DIY and professional alike.  Free 1 (800) technical support comes with this product.

What's Included in the "Full Installation & Hardware Kit" Option.

The full installation and hardware kit includes all optional parts with the exception of "Radio Pre-Wire". The full installation kit is a package of all the most commonly used parts that you will need when installing this radio upgrade into a car that originally came with a single DIN factory radio (non PCM radio). Selecting the full installation kit is highly recommended for most installations. Below is an itemized list of parts that can be individually selected if you opt not to get the full installation kit. 

Optional Parts:

  • Optional Custom 996/Boxster Dash Trim Bezel
  • Optional Porsche Relocation Bezel for HVAC Controls
  • Optional Porsche cubby/pocket to replace existing CD/Cassette trays
  • Optional Radio to Vehicle Harness, prewired for your car
  • Optional Antenna Adapter
  • Optional Factory radio removal keys
  • Optional Pre-Wired Radio Harness & Porsche Crest Pre-loaded on Start Up Screen. If you select to have us pre-wire the radio harness for you, we will also load the Porsche crest on the strtup screen and load any software updates that may be available for your radio. 

Genuine Porsche Climate Control Relocation Parts 

All of the optional climate control relocation parts included in this kit are genuine Porsche. You get a perfect fit and finish with a bolt together assembly. With this kit, the factory wire harnesses already in your car will reach the climate control unit in the lower position. No cutting or modification of the climate control wire harness is required.
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.