Consequently, the manufacturers' stance is that the only software that they can permit on the head unit is software that they've tested.
Replace "software" in this statement with "parts", and "head unit" with "car" to see how ridiculous this statement is. Indeed, preventing 3rd party modification or repairs would be *illegal* in many major jurisdictions and/or laws exist to require car manufacturers to make necessary tools (including software diagnostics) available to 3rd parties and/or openly specified.
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