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Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by Torquative, Aug 19, 2005.
bah...yank this yank that....LOL but yeah, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
to remove my head unit i just used some 8 guage wire (bronzing rod thinckness)
great post, i removed my radio in seconds by following the above post (used a 2.5mm dia. coathanger)
so are there any home made tools to get the back windows winders off the back doors to take the door trims off??
ebay. just got one last week.
I tried the hooks etc with the wire above to no avail (about 40 minutes or so)
Then i found another way, basically had to insert a device in the cd opening and tap it a little with another then pull.
The inserted device was a metal bar for removing nails and the other was a hammer. Ripped the bitch out fine. Didnt need to keep it anyway.
Never want to see a device like that again....
Dam... So you have ruined the unit??
How sad as there is normally plenty of people that would've purchased it!!
There are technique's for stubborn units and it would've only been other 10sec on top the 5secs it take to get it out
i just pulled mine out in about 5 seconds so easy!
now going to put my Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD in
After several trys lots and lots of swearing and hitting stuff all it took was a thicker coat hanger came out on the 1st go. So people learn from my lesson and USE A THICK COAT HANGER THE 1ST TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
haha .. yeh screw the coat hangers i used a piece of fencing wire, about the size of the holes, it probably didnt exactly take me 5 seconds as some, but still 20 seconds is pretty quick in my books
After reviewing and trying the different suggestions here... I took 4 1/8 allen wrenches slid them in and out she came... the trick is what ever you use makei t a 1/8 inch diametre and easy as!
Bit of a thread dig mate, next time maybe check the last date someone posted
**awaits Carranza to put down shovel**
You can get them from the dealers or ebay for cheap
Thread is old, shoosh.
Forgive my laziness I just have a quick question and though this thread semi relates to what I want to know. I just bought a double din head unit for my VZ, I also grabbed a fascia kit. The guy at JB tells me that's all I need but I've heard otherwise. It's a Kenwood DPX-U5120 head unit, do I need any additional wiring harness (excluding the steering control loom) or plug adapters for the antenna?
The reason I ask was when I was getting a quote at JB Dandenong the guy there whipped out a bunch of extras like a wiring loom extension and a antenna plug, but when I bought the head unit from the Nunawading store the rep said that's all I need and he even checked a few catalogs just to be sure.
You don't need a harness, but it's highly recommended so you don't have to hack away at your current wiring. You will also need an antenna adaptor.
Not sure how soon you need the info, but im putting a new JVC double din headunit in my VZ this weekend. So im still fresh with info.
You'll need the adaptor mentioned above for the radio. You WILL need a harness too. The VZ wires coming into the head units are in 2 main plug packs. Your input on the Kenwood is one plug pack. So they wont go together. I bought from autobarn a 'VZ wiring harness' (Aepro) which plugs into the holden plugs (2plugs to 2 plugs) then a 'JVC harness) which put the 2 Holden Plugs down to the JVC plug that bolts in the back of the HU. You dont need the second one as you can always solder the Holden one to the wiring harness that came with the Kenwood. But for 25 bucks or so I got lazy. To reiterate, there are TWO output plugs inside the console of your car, there is ONE input plug on your headunit. They need to mashed together, to do that get wiring harness. Dont ask JB they know nothing, they just sell boxes, the autobarn guys at my local store were great. I can illustrate further if you like. My Head Unit is in, tomoz its the speakers.
Guys thanks for the responses it much appreciated. I'm not in a massive rush to get this done but you know the feeling of having new gear sitting next to you all you want to do is get it installed so you can play with it lol.
@abadonn I'll take your advice and head down to Autobarn some time today and get the wiring harness and antenna plug, even if I don't end up attempting this myself at least I'll have all the parts ready to get the job done for the professional.
I actually had the head unit in and playing music within 10mins of starting. However to seat it properly meant spending an hour or so taking the console out, again pretty easy. The head unit is the easiest thing of a stereo upgrade imo. So if thats all youve got. Do it, 2 scredrivers, 10 screws or so and in an hour or so and its all done. I used the following link as a very accurate visual guide, just ignore all the soldering stuff, the pdf was made by Phreddy from ASR, but couldnt find this pdf on his website
http://www.brain4arab.com/lumina-PDF/StereoModInst_rev1.1.pdf, so full credit to him.
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