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Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by Atreidae, May 4, 2006.
haha wish I saw this a few months ago! would of made life a lot easier haha!
great guide.. however all i can say is to those who try but fail - NEVER take it to an auto electrician!! my m8 got charged $176 for his headunit installed.. said it took 2 hours labour lol.. there supposed to know what they are doing yet i did mine in under one hour and have little experience lol
god what a effort, thanks for the guide. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
I couldn't get the glove box out, near broke it off in mega rage. but I managed to do it all without removing it.
First of all great post, Just my bit to add.
To the people with less experience with tools, and to some that will just never get it.
DON'T use a cordless drill, over tightening and cross threading screws is my biggest hate. You will break plastic mounts and you will have a rattly squeaky dash for ever.
For the 3 mins extra it can be well worth it. And try and get all the screws back in the same place they come from
General rule of thumb that goes for alot of things. Remove it using whatever you want but unless the torque spec is '####in tight' do it up by hand
Looking back at this guide Ive done it a million times now, but its still a pain in the ass just to get to the head unit
hey guys, firstly thanks so much for the guide ive managed to take out my h/u and everything but am now very at loss what to do with with the cords and plugs etc. ive read the guide but am still confused :S so can someone please tell me simply what i have to do to join the h/u to the car?
You will need to cut/splice into the wires on the factory plug and join them to the new harness supplied with the head unit. Or you can buy an adapter that connects to the standard plug then you join the new harness to that so the factory plug remains intact. Or, you can buy two ISO adapters, one for the head unit and one for the car so its all plug and play!
thanks mate.this beats doing it the hard way.lol great info.this looks so much quicker than pulling the hole friggin thing apart.
hey guys need some assistance.
read the guide, installed a Kenwood MP149 into my VS. everything went smoothly...then......NOTHING...
- HU has power going in (reset button works, i can hear cd player booting)
- NOTHING on the face lights up/seems to be off
- Did it the safe way and bought the 2 adapters (VS version and Kenwood 2000-2004 version)
- Checked all fuses.
- Re-installed the original to check required power was coming out of the car, check.
I'm a pretty smart guy with a fair understanding of electronics and i seem to be a bit stumped as to what to do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Detachable/hinged face.. Check the connector on it, perhaps clean with an eraser. See how you go.
Curious as to how the bracket works? How does it hold the h/u inside of the dash? Do I screw it in something inside of there or do I just position it behind the dash so it won't slide out?
However, I didn't remove the driver lower dash section nor anything of the aircon/ventilation. Also didn't have to remove the gray covers surrounding the whole section. As soon as you can reach the 2/3 (manual/auto) lower bolts you're good to go...
Does anyone know if there are any neat direct bolt-on frames available?
My HU is currently hanging loose in the hole and I don't really have the tools and time at hand to create something custom, which also fills up the remaining gap.
Yes there used to be a black powder coated frame available for purchase. I know Autobarn Dandenong still had a couple last year. Ask them as they don't advertise them... Half of their staff wouldn't even know that they are there.
hey mate just wondering just tried swapping my head units in my 94 vr exec, just curious as to which wires are the factory/ what they are ment to look like? i bought it off a friend and the old set up was just run through power supply from battery to 2 amps that speakers and head unit was run off. any info on what the factory wires are would be great spent 2 hours frustrated trying to do this :$
awsome guid man
Just going to point out I posted this 7 YEARS ago.. And I still get calls/Pms about it
It's awesome to see the community being it do much from an afternoon of keyboard bashing.
Also apologies I haven't been monitoring the tread. I mostly hang out on SW these days
You know this is a very old thread when the subject heading includes "56k warning"!!!
I wrote this 10 years ago, originally for CCC and Ausrevs.. Still Pinned and relevant today, and yes I do still get the occasional phone call from someone stuck doing an install
Dude. Stahp! Joo mekkin me feel old!
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