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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. fonz185

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    sorry messed up i did
     
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    oh i didn't realise it wasn't my computer untill this page lol, i was gunna punch the screen in when the pictures didn't pop up.(as you can guess my pc sucks) would love pics up, its a good guide.
     
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    people!!! fellow commodore owner in need of assistance ... working on FATHER IN LAWS CAR!!!! im rigging up a new stereo in his 1994 VR calais and i would have a F*$#%^&G clue where to wire the steering wheel controls into the back of the headunit where are these usually located?!!?!?!? please help me people!!! browning points at stake here :p !!!
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Sorry to say mate, you need a steering wheel interface kit. Available for $150-$300.
     
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    but they were origionally in there!!!! im only changing the head unit :( so your saying im preety much screwed
     
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    blownVT99 99 VT OLYIPIC EDITION S2

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    take alot of time too do a post that big
    Well done
     
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    boomnvn SOLDER, NO CRIMP.

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    why are no photos coming up on my screen?? :(
     
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    hey i have put a head unit in a vs excitive and now the dash lights wont work dose any 1 know what i have done wrong? thanks
     
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    Pretty neat guide, will have to give it a go at some point! Will be refering to this no doubt
     
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    saved me a lot of time love da thread
     
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    thx for this post. very thorough! just put new unit in wife's vn.
     
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    No stereo earth??

    Hi there, great info in here. In my 89 VN i have 11 wires at the stereo connector and none of them seem to be a ground. Could the original stereo have used the case and mounting screws as the ground when screwed in ??
    There is no black wire in the loom and the car does have an electrical aerial.
    These are the colour wires i have and from this site i think these are what each colour wire is for.

    Orange/white stripe = constant 12V
    yellow = accesories
    yellow/red stripe= elec aerial
    Speakers-
    light green(+) & dark green(-) = front right
    tan(+) & grey(-) = front left
    blue/brown stripe(+) & blue/black stripe(-) = rear right
    brown/black stripe(+) & yellow/bluestripe (-) = rear left

    Any suggestions
    Cheers
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Yep your right there about the wiring colours. I think the earth should be in the centre of the stock plug??

    Anyway generally i dont use the factory earth wire, i either make my own by routing a wire to a solid metal section, but with the VN-VS commodores i dont connect an earth wire, the unit earths through its chassis and the stereo screws to the metal frame so thats as good an earth as your going to get bar running a 12awg wire straight to your battery ;)

    So yep, basically just connect all the other wires and make sure not to turn the head-unit on without mounting it first, otherwise it will try and earth through the antenna cable (not good).
     
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    Thanks mate,
    I partly pulled apart a mates stereo at work during lunch today and it was different again.
    It had no black at all but there was a white one in there, same year as mine.
    maybe only early models used the case as earth.

    Should be able to get to it tomorrow and get some tunes going again

    Cheers
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    Great guide!! :)

    but sadly, the pics dont show.. I need pics for the wiring bit.. :(

    If anyone can send me piccies id be great full!

    thanks!
     
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    Cheers for this, the single post link loads pics fine, so use that guys.
     
  19. Atreidae

    Atreidae (Was an) Installer

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    I've fixed all the links in the proper post.
    Looks like all my older image hosting vanished, had to re-size and re-up everything again.
    whoops
    only took 5 years
     
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    Hey Atriedae, thanks for the thread.

    Followed your instructions to a T today to replace my dying head unit and didn't have one problem at all. Was reluctant to use too much force initially but I picked up the meaning of persuasion pretty quickly.

    The last time I did an install was in my LX Torana in the late 80's which was just a little bit different !

    This thread is a godsend.
     

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