A client from Chesterfield contacted JML Audio of St. Louis about getting a Honda Ridgeline technology upgrade for his 2012 model. Our team set aside a time for the client to stop by with his vehicle so we could look it over with him and explore options. During our meeting, we realized that he wanted our Modern Connectivity Upgrade package. In simple terms, it takes a used vehicle that you like driving and give it the technology and smartphone integration of a new one. At the end of our consultation, we worked up a proposal for the client that he liked, so we set a time for him to drop off his vehicle.
Kenwood Radio The Cornerstone Of This Upgrade
In this upgrade, we started by adding a Kenwood Excelon DNX892 in-dash touchscreen navigation system. The client instantly gained Bluetooth for hands-free calling, as well as music streaming. He also gained two USB ports that can be used to charge portable devices and play external media like iPods, thumb drives, etc. We placed one USB in the glovebox and the other one in the pocket underneath the navigation system.
In typical JML fashion, the installation of the navigation unit in the dash looked like a factory installation when completed, and we retained the steering wheel audio controls, as well as the factory aux input.
Satellite Radio Controlled By Radio
The client opted to add SiriusXM radio to his vehicle, so it now gets completely controlled by the Kenwood unit in the dash.
Backup Camera For Safer Driving
We added a backup camera to the rear of the vehicle, centered at the top of the license plate for the best viewing angle. Now, whenever the client puts the vehicle in reverse, the camera image shows up on the navigation screen.
Additional Amplifier Powers Subwoofer
The Ridgeline has a small factory subwoofer that gets powered from the Honda radio in the dash, so when you remove it, you lose the amplifier that powered it. Fortunately, JML Audio are experts at retaining factory equipment, so we have a small hidden amplifier that we add to the vehicle to retain the factory subwoofer, keeping all the bass in the music intact.
Client Thrilled With Honda Ridgeline Technology Upgrade
When the client came to pick up his Honda, he loved how well we integrated everything, making it look like Honda built his vehicle this way. When we showed him all his new technology, he was thrilled with his decision. He knew he would like this vehicle for several more years now.
Do you own a used vehicle that you love to drive, but wish it had modern technology? If so, contact us HERE at JML Audio of St. Louis. Let’s get together with you and your vehicle and explore the options available to you. We look forward to meeting with you.