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Old 12-19-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Anyone have any pros/cons on JVC head units? I've always had Pioneer up until now and liked them. I'd like to put a double-din in my SSEi and would like to keep the dash clean but pioneer doesn't have one that I'd put in the dash.

What all is needed so that I don't lose my chimes and anything related to the factory HU? And I know i'd need another module to keep the steering wheel controls. Here'* what I am lookin at.
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Here'* Pioneer'* offering, I'm not so big on the green backlights... Oh wait, my car is green, maybe it would be ok...
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I'm in the very beginning stages of planning a carputer, so I've actually been doing a lot or research on the Data Bus in the back of our HU'*.

http://www.12volt.com/index.php?opti...temid=88889047

This article is great for describing how our system works, although I'm not sure if our cars have a class 1 or 2 data bus system.

So, as that article describes, PAC makes a bunch of different adapters. Or this one is availible from walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5691045

I could be wrong on some of this, although I'm sure some other members can provide a little more in-depth info (I'd like to know a little more too! ).[/url]
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From the looks of everything I would need the following modules to keep everything working...

PAC SWI-X for steering wheel controls
Metra GMOS-09 for chimes, RAP, etc

Correct?
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Yes, that is the correct module for the steering wheel controls, but just remember that works on an IR interface, so your new head unit has to have a remote.
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Do the 2000+ Bonnies need an install kit for a double-din head unit or should it just bolt in? This is with proper modification to the dash support of course.
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