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glad to hear that haz/lock switch worked for ya. gonna order mine now. lol. was waiting on hearing that from ya before i did. and i cant wait for pics. oh... and if you can. find a piece of blue tint to go over the red light. should help fix it. or darn close to it.
01-15-2012 10:42 AM
So the install is done. Overall I'm very happy with it, looks and sounds great.
There are a few problems that need to be worked out.
-alignment of headunit with the ACV kit. It is not centered in the opening on the ACV kit. I don't know if this has something to do with the mounting bracket, but it's tilted slightly upward and there is a fraction of an inch gap on the bottom and right sides of the headunit. My installer made it look decent but I'm a perfectionist and it is kind of annoying to look at.
-The door lock/hazard button works, but it lights up red as opposed to the light blue that the rest of the interior has. The hazard button actually should light up red, but the door lock symbol lights up red as well as opposed to the blue that it should. Very minor thing but I'd like to explroe the possibility of replacing the LED in there with a blue one to get it to match. Not a huge deal.
-iPod cable is routed through the glovebox. I want it to come out below the radio in the center somewhere. Since i have the ipod proclip mount it is kind of sloppy to have a wire coming out of the glovebox.
-steering wheel controls still don't work. i have a possible fix from another member here who sent me an e-mail. Apparently some wires need to be spliced with the factory wires but I'm not exactly sure which ones on the factory side, gonna forward his e-mail to the installer to see if he can make sense of it.
Other than that it's perfect and sounds awesome. Trying to get pics but very hard here since the temp outside is around 10. Next weekend when it warms up I'll get plenty of pics and vids.
01-09-2012 09:28 PM
Originally Posted by herbz
Also, I just found this old headunit off my old car (Mercury Cougar). Gonna take off the face of it and glue everything together so that it can be the "coverup" to fool thieves into thinking I have a tape deck... haha. I've seen others do this, aside from an alarm that will ring your phone ($$$$) if anything happens, this is one of the best ways to prevent theft.
I don't drive my car too many places where I'll be worried about thieves, but, this will be a real nice thing to have.
01-09-2012 06:59 PM
haha i dont miss that for anything.
01-08-2012 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by memphiscbrider
lol boston must be a rough area? dont have to worry about that here. ive left my car unlocked many times over night and not even a spec of dust was stolen. lol
Haha, yeah, it is a major city. I don't live in Boston, but in a surrounding suburb, so I'm not worried about leaving it in my driveway at night. But, when I go to places like the movies, mall, a bar, etc. some protection against thieves is necessary, imo.
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