Hey Pakman, I was hoping you'd pop up here on this thread. So all went well with the install and the climate all works through the screen ok? Can you post any pics of what the screen looks like when you're using the climate control? Have you noticed a discernible sound difference? What is better about the new unit as opposed to the old one? I can't remember if you had the top of the line Hardon Kardon system or not or was it a lower grade?
Hope I'm not hijacking the thread by asking but I do think this helps the OP anyway.
Also to the OP, I too got told I would not be able to redeem any of my promised map updates via my dealer. Got told KIA head office had renegged on that deal due to costs associated. So I rang KIA head office here in Sydney and blasted them. In the end they relented and gave my one update which I have just had done. Not sure how long you have your car for but in my experience using the KIA nav as opposed to Google maps, Google is way superior. I use the KIA nav when I have a basic suburban address. Any further than that then I use Google as it is way better. Recently I drove to Adelaide from Sydney and KIA nav route was around 120km further than Googles was. My mate used his Google map, I used my KIA as a comparison. Suffice to say he arrived over an hour earlier than I did
Hey mate, yeah been going good aye. I'll put up some photos in a little bit.
What I found was aerpro and their adapters work, but not how their instructions say. But got it sorted.
What I love by having the aftermarket head unit is that I have android auto and Apple carplay. Dvd player, google maps of course and the ability to actually tune the stereo so it sounds good.
I have the harman kardon one, so I had to replace the factory amp, but it's pretty easy to do.
My head unit is the kenwood dnx9180dabs, it has a navigation system in it too, so we can use both. The steering wheel controls work as before.
You do lose the nav and stereo information from the dash screen on the cluster, but that's hardly missed by getting all the other goodies.