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Justinw303
07-31-2005, 09:08 PM
On a scale of 1 - 10

And is there anything I would need to upgrade when installing my new CD player?

It's a Kenwood KDC-MP4028, BTW... :)

flakko
07-31-2005, 09:09 PM
go to crutchfield

and they will show u wat you need

supa_c
07-31-2005, 09:15 PM
10.1
Its HARD !

Rattlebrain
07-31-2005, 09:24 PM
Dont do it. Pay someone $900.00 to do it for you. Heck for that price i'll help you. I will drink beer and sit beside you and point. Transportation cost are extra. Cash only please.

Justinw303
07-31-2005, 09:27 PM
I see we have a thread full of comedians. Funny stuff...

but seriously.

supa_c
07-31-2005, 09:28 PM
Seriously:
9.9

JAZN
07-31-2005, 09:30 PM
it's pretty hard.
oh yea, installing a new HU is hard too.

first time i'd give it a 10.

flakko
07-31-2005, 09:30 PM
seriously crutchfield.

Rattlebrain
07-31-2005, 09:33 PM
Im sorry, J/k J/k
What kinda vehicle is it going in. Just replacing the stock HU? What speakers etc.. need more input.

DBfan187
07-31-2005, 09:34 PM
hardest part is finding out how to remove your dash(w/o breaking anything)

rest is pretty simple.

www.installdr.com

its_bacon12
07-31-2005, 09:35 PM
maybe a .5


i just put a new head unit in, swapped out my pioneer deh-p8000r for an alpine 7894

took me 10 minutes to redo the harness, take apart my dash, throw it in and set the head unit...

supa_c
07-31-2005, 09:36 PM
Try it on a CRV, royal pain in the ***.

Justinw303
07-31-2005, 10:24 PM
Well, I'll be replacing an aftermarket HU that my dad installed several years ago.
Apparently he didn't know about wiring harnesses, so he cut the factory one out and had to splice/crimp/whatever the wires from the aftermarket unit to the wires coming from the vehicle. So I'm screwed.

Rattlebrain
07-31-2005, 10:27 PM
Not really. This may help you out. (http://www.installdr.com/)

ss3079
07-31-2005, 10:56 PM
Well, I'll be replacing an aftermarket HU that my dad installed several years ago.
Apparently he didn't know about wiring harnesses, so he cut the factory one out and had to splice/crimp/whatever the wires from the aftermarket unit to the wires coming from the vehicle. So I'm screwed.

Not really. Extend the wires a little bit so you have something to work with - trying to screw around in a dash where the wires have been cut and now have zero slack isn't fun at all.

Find the stock vehicle color codes (www.the12volt.com or many others), match them to the colors on your head unit harness (instruction manual will tell you what color is for what, don't always assume yellow goes to yellow and red goes to red).

monte_carlo97
07-31-2005, 11:01 PM
What vehicle will it be going into?

I didn't see that anywhere in the thread.

SSS 18734
07-31-2005, 11:08 PM
the first thing I did to my car ever was install a new HU. With a wiring harness, I had it working in about an hour and a half.

Justinw303
08-01-2005, 12:11 AM
'90 F-150

adam71
08-01-2005, 12:18 AM
First head unit I ever installed was a Pioneer cassette deck into a 1979 Ford Pinto. It was the old "shaft style" decks. That was the biggest pains in the ***.

monte_carlo97
08-01-2005, 12:23 AM
'90 F-150
then it shouldn't be to bad.

But as said before make sure to extend those wires and you should be set.
Make sure to double check you wiring guides.

Here is what i found for the factory colors. Make sure you go off of these and not the ones of the aftermarket h/u

Constant 12V+ Green/Yellow
Switched 12V+ Yellow/Black
Ground Red or Black
Illumination Blue/Red
Dimmer n/a
Antenna Trigger n/a
Antenna Right Front
Front Speakers 6" Doors
Left Front (+) Orange/Green
Left Front (-) Black/White
Right Front (+) White/Green
Right Front (-) Black/White
Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Rear Corners
Left Rear (+) Pink/Green
Left Rear (-) Pink/Blue
Right Rear (+) Pink/Blue
Right Rear (-) Green/Orange

Randy Savage
08-01-2005, 12:26 AM
Do yourself a favor, go to a local BB/CC and get you either a Metra 70-1770 or a 80-1770. Make things a lot easier to wire up ;)

Justinw303
08-01-2005, 02:18 AM
then it shouldn't be to bad.

But as said before make sure to extend those wires and you should be set.
Make sure to double check you wiring guides.

Here is what i found for the factory colors. Make sure you go off of these and not the ones of the aftermarket h/u

Constant 12V+ Green/Yellow
Switched 12V+ Yellow/Black
Ground Red or Black
Illumination Blue/Red
Dimmer n/a
Antenna Trigger n/a
Antenna Right Front
Front Speakers 6" Doors
Left Front (+) Orange/Green
Left Front (-) Black/White
Right Front (+) White/Green
Right Front (-) Black/White
Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Rear Corners
Left Rear (+) Pink/Green
Left Rear (-) Pink/Blue
Right Rear (+) Pink/Blue
Right Rear (-) Green/Orange

Where did you get that from?

TeenWolf
08-01-2005, 04:24 AM
Where did you get that from?

I found mine via Google.

Ignatowski
08-01-2005, 08:30 AM
ill do it for a case of beer

monte_carlo97
08-01-2005, 11:25 AM
Where did you get that from?
www.the12volt.com

all you have to do is sign up for a user name and password.