Ok, I have done multiple searches to see if anyone has ever even attempted this feat and I couldn't find anything, thus I turn to you guys.
I have decided that I would like to attempt to have the processing power and guts of my Alpine ida-x305s but the interface of my factory radio. I have a 2011 Honda Civic LX Coupe with what was originally the standard audio system.
What this would involve is taking the Alpine apart, detaching the screen from the chassis, and removing the control plate. Then I would need to map the control inputs. Which button does completes a circuit. This is assuming that the buttons are standard digital in's on the circuit board. My only concern here is the volume knob. I am hoping because it clicks when you turn it, my apologies to those who are not familiar with programming, that it is also a digital in that increments some sort of stack in the program.
The next venture would be to do the same with the factory radio, again this is hoping the volume knob is digital as it also clicks. Once I map the controls I would need to locate the screen somewhere and run wire from it to the chassis (mounting it behind factory interface) and solder in the controls to the face plate input on the chassis.
NOW, having said that....has anyone ever attempted anything like this, any tips or advice out there? Thanks in advance.