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Complete VN,VP,VR,VS,VQ,VG Headunit Guide [56k warning]

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by Atreidae, May 4, 2006.

  1. Blakie

    Blakie New Member

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    Awesome guide, helped me heaps and saved me alot of time, took me only like 20 minutes to take the whole thing out after reading this guide :D, i only have an issue with the wiring, i know i need to convert but my radio connection is also wrong, it doesnt fit into the cd player i have now does anyone know how this can be fixed?, and i was just wondering, with the converting using the plug to bare wires, how is it done?

    cheers for all the help this has saved me time and money! :p
     
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    hey mate this is good if u got a half a day to do the install. or u can do the "commodore cut" (this is what they do at JB HiFi, Strathfield, Autobarn and NorthField do) where the 2 screws that hold the head unit in, the plastic gets cut out (with a air saw) in front of these 2 screws (does not make dash weaker and doesnt change apperance of dash). 10 times easier. and all it takes is 40mins to do. will get a pic of the dash next i have to apart which wil proberly be soon. well thats my 2cents

    KADE
     
  3. Tasmaniak

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    but it only takes me 25 minutes to install into one of these commodores. No cutting required. Guess that explains why we always charged more. We were more professional and refused to cut up a customers car.
     
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  4. VLishes

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    Jeezus, this is the first time I am looking at this guide, and here I thought that it will take 10 mins, man I miss my VL. Thanks for the guide though.
     
  5. Avi8or

    Avi8or Luxo-barging

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    Very good guide :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . I would like to add my 2c, as I was just removing my glovebox to clean it.

    If your having trouble with the holding pin find an allan key or something that will fit which is bent at 90 degree's. Then go to the other side of the holding pin (closest to the center console) and stick the end of the allan key up against the end of the pin (best way is to come from bottom/side). Then all I had to do was give it a few bangs with my palm (or you can use a very small hammer) and the pin pops out. I'll take some photo's if you need any more help :)
     
  6. Atreidae

    Atreidae (Was an) Installer

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    Cutting dash boards for a quicker fit?? installers like that were one of the reasons i left expert... i can get everything required for a stereo fit of a vn/vp in under 5 mins... 8 minutes including front speaker pods in a VR/VS whats taking them so long?
     
  7. vnnickvn

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    **** awsome tutorial thanks for the effort
     
  8. VEARGH

    VEARGH "Stop,Drop..KaboOm.*

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    hey, do any of you guys know if toyota lexcen and vr-vs have the same wiring colours?
     
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    Ok Ok, I'm a bit freaked out too by all the unscrewing and pulling/pushing of grey plastic bits... About the CUTTING.

    To the experts (and you truley are), can I save some time and fidling by just inserting a saw and cutting the existing mounting screws? off??? and pulling it straight out?

    I mean, for you guys the RIGHT way is a snack, but for us time poor, 5 thumbed idiots with nagging wives and kids that steal screws,,,, open to options.

    Either way,, this is a great post with loads of details. Much appreciated. :)
     
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    what? why would you want to cut the screws off? surely that would take longer?
     
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    This guy in another post said that they just use a saw to 'cut' the screws, but I have looked at a few pics of an open console and it seems it's the 'L' bracket either side.

    So a simple slice with a reciprocating saw I figure. >> It's like a hacksaw blade but power operated form one end. You can even get cordless ones now. Zip, zap and done I thought? Slide it out, don't need the brackets, just fit the new sleeve that came with it.
     
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    the new sleeve won't work properly...just do it properly or don't do it at all....
     
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    The old brackets are the only good way to fit a new HU in, the sleeves are crap
     
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    Calais3800 KALAIS_KRAZY

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    Personly i think its fine to cut the old harness. if u went to sell the car, whould anyone want to buy it with an old EuroPox Radio/Cass in it? most ppl these days want at least a CD player prefebly wiff MP3 too!

    Just my 2 cents...
     
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    Engine Immobiliser and H U change

    I have replace the std Eurovox unit with a sony Cd player and all works fine EXCEPT the engine immobiliser wont turn off. IS the Std radio someway involved with the engine immobiliser/security or is this just a coincidence that it has develeoped a fault just after I changed the head unit. Even the "turn ign on for 40 secs wont clear the immobiliser
    Any ideas:bang:
     
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    I don't understand what you mean by the immobiliser won't switch off. Do you mean you can't starrt your car?

    Check to make sure the LED for the immobiliser is plugged in correctly.
     
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    Immobiliser problem solved

    Yes the problem was the car wouldnt start because the immobiliser wouldnt deactivate. Murphy's Law struck again. Just at the time I decided to start the car after installing the head unit the little lug that sits on the battery inside the key decided to come unsoldered hence the key wasnt working correctly. Resoldered the lugs and all works well. SO the answer to my question is NO the radio doesn't affect the security system but the battery lug in the key becoming unsoldered sure does
    Thanks for the reply
     
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    I can't see the photos in the guide. Is there any other place I could find this exact guide with the photos or an equally comprehensive guide?
     
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    very good post Mr Boomz :)
     

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