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I have a 2016 with the non-touch radio. If I got the updated 2018-2019 touchscreen radio would that just plug and play? Logically I would think it would hook right up with 100% functionality since there is really nothing different between the 2016 and 2018-2019 models.
 

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I have a 2016 with the non-touch radio. If I got the updated 2018-2019 touchscreen radio would that just plug and play? Logically I would think it would hook right up with 100% functionality since there is really nothing different between the 2016 and 2018-2019 models.
Based on what I saw in the wiring diagram for a 2016 Frontier with a base non-display radio: You can use a 2017 through 2020 Frontier display radio, but you won't be able use steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, in dash USB port ( if you have one) without rewiring of those features.

Radio power, speakers and illumination will work - and should be plug and play.

If your truck had originally come with a display radio, it would have the correct wiring to upgrade to a 2016 - 2018 Frontier display radio but not 100% correct for 2019 - 2020 Frontier display radio.

FYI: The 2017 and 2018 non-navigation radio has a display, but is not touch-screen. The 2019 and 2020 non-navigation radio is a touch screen radio.

If it were me, I'd be looking at aftermarket radios.
 

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I have the display non GPS version. Aftermarket would be cheaper and better but I heard you will have issues with steering wheel controls. I want to maintain ALL factory media and hands free controls I have now. I just want a touchscreen.
 

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Thanks for the follow up. I misunderstood your first post. Still, 2017 and 2018 non-navigation OEM Frontier radios are like the 2016 (display, but no touch screen), and 2019 - 2020 non-navigation OEM Frontier radios that are touch screen have a different Bluetooth mic than 2018 and older models. 2019 and 2020 also have a different radio connector for wiring for Bluetooth, in-dash USB/Aux and the OEM backup camera. If your radio has SiriusXM, you'd loose that with a 2019 - 2020 (SiriusXM was removed).
You could install a 2019 - 2020 radio if you are skilled at automotive wiring. You'd have to decide if the effort is worth it for a radio that doesn't have SiriusXM or Android Auto/Apple Carplay.
 
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