I have a 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L AWD with the DYNAUDIO Premium Sound package, with the Dolby Logic Pro II surround sound option, too. The car is basically fully tricked out, with navigation, backup camera, backup sensors, etc. I have hated the radio in it for years now, and have finally decided to do something about it, however, I can't find any information on this topic and I need help.
I am trying to install this head unit: Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX, this camera: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500HCE...HCE-C1100.html, and this camera mounting plate: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTX...KTX-C10LP.html on my XC90. The problem is, however, the DYNAUDIO sound system. Apparently, it uses fiber optics to communicate with the radio and everything else on the MOST (Media-Oriented System Transport) interface, meaning the backup sensors, factory navigation, etc. Anyways, I'm trying to replace the entire factory radio and put in that nice, big, touchscreen Pioneer head unit. However, I'm also trying to retain the steering wheel controls, backup camera activation when in reverse (new cam should route video to new head unit), backup sensors (beeping), and the speakers (if necessary, I can replace amp, but speakers being replaced is too difficult and time-consuming for me, the amp is what I'm really confused about).
I have been told that this kit: https://incartec.co.uk/product/Volvo...ace-FK-860-PDC is what I need, however, I really don't know what to do with the factory amplifier. So, I am asking you all for your help in determining what I need to buy, what I need to do, how risky and difficult it is, and any other possible help I can get in order to replace that disgusting radio. I have no idea whether to bypass the amp, or to replace it, and if I do replace it, what amp to replace it with. I am sincerely hoping that you all can help a novice out here.
In your responses, I politely request that you are thorough and detailed since this is the first car mod I've done, yet I know how to solder, and am electrically and technologically sound (haha get it?).
Thank you all very much in advance, I sincerely hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards.