Kenwood DDX6905S headunit upgrade for 997, 987 Cayman, Boxster
Replace your dated factory Porsche radio with a modern Kenwood with Apple CarPlay.
- 6.2 inch Wide VGA Color LCD Display with LED Backlight
- Clear Resistive Panel
- Touch Panel Control, Variable Key Illumination
- Built-in HD Radio
- Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile(A2DP) / AVRCP1.5 / SPP)
- Android Rapid Charge
- 2 RCA Video Inputs for Rear View Camera(Parking Guide Line) & Front View Camera
- Android Auto
Advanced panel and GUI provides a nice high contrast picture with vivid easy to read text.
CarPlay is the smarter and safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone.
The experience is taken to another level when featured in a KENWOOD multimedia receiver. Simply talk to Siri, or touch the receiver's display and get directions from Apple Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.
Dual Phone Connection
Allows two phones to be connected for hands-free operation at any time. Easily switch between both phones with the touch of a button. Answering, calling or searching your phonebook on your phone is made simple through an intuitive GUI.
High Resolution Audio
Supports up to 192kHz/24bit resolution in FLAC or WAV formats providing a superior audio experience.
Graphic EQ with Time Alignment
Use the graphic equalizer to tailor the sound quality to your unique tastes. Additional sound staging is available with the Time Alignment feature, designed to provide optimal sound performance.
The kit includes:
Full Step By Step Installation Instructions with Photos & 1(800) Tech Support
- Kenwood Excelon DDX6905S 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. 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.
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.