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Old 12-12-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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How dumb would i be if i thought i could do the install myself because the aftermarket came with instructions? i mean really... it cant be that hard. What problems would i face, except for the fact i would have to go and buy the kit fot it. I was going to go to circuit city and do it, but just seems like for all that money Im throwing at them. I could try this out myself. Just wondering your suggestions and advice.. thanks
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Being an 01, your install isn't as straight forward as pre 00, but it'* not impossible. Many have done it. Search around here and you will find adapters to the databus setup, and others that have run all new wires.
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adapters huh? well wheres the best place to purchase all of this?
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You might wanna try these: audioutfitter.com or lafayetteradio.com
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The install isn't really harder then an early model, but you have to get a specific adaptor. Your hookups on the car are more like computer ribbon then a normal wires into connector.

Other then that the most i've had to do for a headunit install is cut away some random plastic behind a stereo (in a firebird) and mount the fit kit and radio.

If you don't have them already you'll want either a crimping kit, or a soldering iron + heatshrink (this is a very nice touch, not much more money either). Then you'll be able to do other wiring as well around the car.
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I said screw it and just paid for the installation this morning, I guess Im satisfied. I'll have pics up later tonight.
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I like it allot, i got the JVC KD-AVX2 on ebay for $350. There are so many features on this thing and allot of room to spend more money on things i dont need.
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Haha, Waiting! I love that movie.

That sounds like a good deal too.
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wow i didnt know anything like this unit existed... you can watch dvds on that screen! kickass!

looks really good.. for how cheap it is
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yeah i had to go with Waiting, it was in the first pile of dvds i grabbed and people want to laugh when there checking out the new player. I couldnt lose...
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