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Replacing 8" with 12" Screen?

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What’s the type of mounts? Got a pic from the back side of that to show how they are attached? Did you add a rail up there?
I hacked up some old mounts to connect with the BYOD hole and I used slightly modified Bulbhead fastball mounts to provide a magnetic mount for the cell phone and radar detector. The Fastball cups are magnetic, so they will hold a flat plate in place. No rail yet. I plan on doing that soon.
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Just updating, and not good news; the cable and head unit are still currently on backorder with no expected availability. Out of curiosity, is there any inherent difference beyond size and what seems to be possible resolution variance between them? Is one faster? Does one come with off-road maps? I jumped to the task because I had very good chances of seeing my Bronco before many of you, and hoped to give you answers. Plus I like a challenge and hot-rod my old cars at home, so of course I had to hot-mod the Bronco. Maybe if anyone has seen success on another post or forum I haven't seen, link it here?
Too buay to do it this or next weekend, but I still have some oder IDE hard drives that should have a priority jumper pin I can try on the 12", which is what I believe honestly is totally worth a shot. I don't see a jumper pin in the parts breakdown, but I haven't ben able to confirm what the end of the pink cable looks like either.
Beautiful day here in BFE MN; I'll post a pic of "Shadowmere" sometime today
 

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Even in the much bigger interior of my F150 the 12" is incredibly distracting at night. So much so that I usually end up turning the screen off. It doesn't even really look that big in the F150, but it looks huge in the bronco, so I can't imagine how much worse it would be. It does look fancy and I like the huge screen for the backup camera, but other than that it really serves no practical purpose.

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The first Bronco I drove was the WT with the high package. Like you, I thought the 12” screen was very distracting and almost too big for the interior. Maybe that’s just me, but I sit in front of 32” and 27” 4K monitors for work and the last thing I want to do is stare at another huge screen in my Bronco when I’m trying to get away from it all.
 

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The only reason I like the 12' more than the 8' is because the 12' is mounted flush/clean with the dash. The 8' has that ugly inset/border for no reason.

The down side to the 12' is it looks to0 big for the space.
 

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Here be Shadowmere, technically a Sasquatch next to my Yeti, the '02 7.3L Excursion. This is the testbed for the 12" once I have a final solution.

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any updates? I do miss the 12" screen that I had in my F150
 

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Sorry. I'm predominantly on another thread for the same thing. I have a new module, different part number than my OEM, but it also is for the 8" screen. Somehow it's updated, or maybe different supplier? I will throw it in and see if it is any different, or resolves say the android auto answer incoming call, and it goes to my watch... but my wife hit a deer last week so her 1-ton is at the dealership for repairs, and she's driving the Bronco. Gonna be a few weeks.
Usually our work stops come Thanksgiving, and I will have time then to rip the dash apart again. I have another part I want to see if it's swappable too though; the auto vs manual climate control, single zone so I may have something there too while I have the dash apart... If I can get and auto one, that is. I am seriously just stuck waiting on the actual radio module for the 12" screen (beyond the Tremor out for the deer)
 

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got it, thanks for the update
 

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Well, if anyone on here is simply looking for what all is involved, it is the radio module itself, a different connector between the radio and screen, the screen itself, and the dash trim panel. BUT, being that I don't have the radio module yet, it is possible, though rather unlikely that it will need anything else. I think I posted the parts cost somewhere, but not sure if this thread or the other 8-12" swap thread. It's also costly, but I own a base, so it's nice to have a rather custom base. Makes me think of Harley Davidson's; the rarest ones are stock
 

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Pre X-mas update: still waiting for the warranty screen to come in. Like I posted before, I'm predominantly on the other 12" screen thread. It's been 3 weeks since the wrong (8") screen came in and was corrected to the correct 12" part number I ordered when I ordered the Bronco's accessories, so no news there but on hold.
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