Ok.. here goes. First thing you do is get yourself some new stuff
Head unit, wire harness for the car, antenna adapter (not shown), Pac SWI (not shown), Flush mount kit (not shown)
Then you take and put the head unit wiring together with your harness you bought using the wiring diagrams from both packages...usually wire colors match up. (Hint: see above for illumination vs. dimmer wire...use illumination to dim radio)
Ok..using the soldering iron and some heat shrink, lets pu that wiring together.
Add another connector for the illuminated flush mount kit (gotta love it..thanks for the link Nate)
Add pac swi wiring to the harness..(not shown...but simple)
Let'* get the new radio into the car...what do you say?
Didn't we say light up..and dimmable flush mount kit?
The Bonneville SSEi Supercharged one is on the way...slight mistake on ordering.
So let'* take a look from the back seat
Pretty good so far...Pac Swi parts come in and we add a power wire, ground wire and run another to the harness for the steering wheel control wire. (After fixing the steering controls with the toothpick trick...awesome)
Now since I got a Kenwood and the angle for it to receive the infared signal is really thin...where do I put that led for the pac to transmit with?
Look...I bet I could do something on this piece
Hey... What happened here? Remember the angle is very small...so I basically gotta aim it straight on..but how do you do that when they give you a flush mount led holder..
Yes, you modify and thanks to your local Modman'* late night paint shop you can work your project and paint it into the wee hours of the night....don't forget drinking beer w/a buddy
This will aim straight to the head unit
And here'* a pic of the basic look
Pics of the finished install into the car when I get it back tomorrow...check back for edits.