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Old 08-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #51
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Hey man, I bought the same kit and installed it, however I cant get the orange lights from the dash kit to turn off... Any advice?
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #52
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I have the Metra XSVI 5524-nav wiring harness kit with a Pioneer 7" AVH 4400BH and used the AXXESS ASWC steering wheel kit in the Metra dash kit. My lights on the panel for the time screen go out after about 5 minutes or so,,, did you wire every thing up right? It was a bowl of spagetti for sure,,,
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #53
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Found a good solution to the ugly orange lights, took the board out and painted all the LEDs with black nail polish with the exception of the hazards and te lock button, looks waaaaay better now.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:10 PM   #54
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Front balance

I got my Metra kit installed by a professional shop the other day. I just now noticed that the front speakers left and right balance is reversed. For those of you with the Metra kit, have you checked your balance? I'm thinking the shop got it reversed and soldered the wrong side to the harness, but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt first. If someone who has this harness could check and report back to me, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:21 AM   #55
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Your shop made a mistake. The harness plugs directly into the factory harness, therefore the wires all run straight through. It's pretty much impossible for the harness to cause that.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #56
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How hard is it to install the metra dash kit?

What tools are needed?

I am considering DIY.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #57
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The dash kit its self is easy. two torqs screws holding it in. instructions on how to remove it and install it are in the kit. getting the wiring right involves following the instruction accurately and is the hard part. just follow the directions and you can do it. the car harness and steering wheel control harness are dependant on what stereo you get.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:20 PM   #58
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How hard is it to install the metra dash kit?

What tools are needed?

I am considering DIY.

http://metraonline.com/files/product...-5827B_web.pdf



its a fairly simple job, if you want some advice send me a PM, i live in Brantford
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #59
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I love it! few questions...
1. looks like you had the basic facorty unit right?
2. what wiring harness did you use if it was the most basic unit
3. menu/info buttons work for what now?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #60
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Got my kit today! I'll let you know how it works out.
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