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    Just Lost My Install Virginity

    That's right, folks. I took the leap and installed an AVH-P8400BH into my '06 Passat. Didn't hurt as much as I expected . I did learn a couple things though that should have been common sense, but I feel they could probably help other noobs out there:

    1. The remote start wire on the harness adapter and the remote start wire on the HU aren't supposed to be connected to each other. This kept me scratching my head for a few minutes before I had to turn around and smack my face into a wall.

    2. When you disconnect the battery on a '06 Passat, funny things happen the first time you start you car. I received a Steering Lock warning and couldn't turn on/off ESP (Stability Control). Instead of RTFM and see that this would alleviate itself if I drove forward a few feet, I started aimlessly pulling relays in the fuse box. This caused my TCU to poop itself and I had to re-pull the negative battery lead to clear the fault. So RTFM. It's that important.

    So thanks all you CA guys out there. You helped me start upgrading. I look forward to being able to post more.




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    Good deal, never pay for an install again




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    Usually the most annoying part is either wiring up the HU or running wires. Neither is particularly confusing, but sometimes is just time consuming. Most everything else is extremely easy.




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    Lol seriously. I posted a quick review on the HU Reviews forum but it was awesome getting my hands dirty on this. I've swapped a couple door speakers before, but nothing like this. Routing wires, crossing fingers, hoping things come on the first time...now I know why people charge for this.




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    Ok




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Ok
    Yep, I'll wait for the slow clap.

    Dude, we all start somewhere. I'm just sharing my excitement.




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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Yep, I'll wait for the slow clap.

    Dude, we all start somewhere. I'm just sharing my excitement.
    Just giving you shit man lol




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    I figured. Gotta be able to hand it back. Chuckle a bit every time I see your sig come across a post I'm reading btw




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    I figured. Gotta be able to hand it back. Chuckle a bit every time I see your sig come across a post I'm reading btw
    It suits this site quite well...




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    I can only imagine. I lurked for a couple weeks before officially joining the thread and between here and DIYMA, there's enough stuff that's made me want to smack my head against a wall to try and forget I ever read it.




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    I can only imagine. I lurked for a couple weeks before officially joining the thread and between here and DIYMA, there's enough stuff that's made me want to smack my head against a wall to try and forget I ever read it.
    This is a good place to learn the basics but DIYMA has a lot of in depth knowledge




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    Re: Just Lost My Install Virginity

    the last chick i did that to cried



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    This is a good place to learn the basics but DIYMA has a lot of in depth knowledge
    Good to know. I'll probably have to bounce back between here and DIYMA then when it comes time to do the door speakers. I know I'm gonna have to drill out rivets which means baffles which, knowing me, means learning how to glass.




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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Good to know. I'll probably have to bounce back between here and DIYMA then when it comes time to do the door speakers. I know I'm gonna have to drill out rivets which means baffles which, knowing me, means learning how to glass.
    Or just and MDF ring...




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    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

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