I am about 90% done with my build in my 2008 350Z. -- Tonight I got to the point of firing everything up, and it all worked flawlessly, and sounds better than I anticipated.
I just have one issue that I could use your help with. Maybe you can search it out and find it (I've been looking..) -- Or have first hand knowledge/pictures etc.
Anyhow,.. I have a 2008 Nissan 350Z,.. These 350Z's started in 2003, and the last year of them was 2008. They changed the interior over the years.. and the 2008 interior is NOT the same as a 2005 for example.. (They are VERY similar of course.. but screw locations, how things mount, come apart etc have been changed.)
So I read up on many DIY's before taking this car apart.. but the one DIY that did NOT match up at all was a 350Z Disassembly of the Headunit (which is also the removal of air conditioning controls/knobs and a 3 pod gauge cluster.)
This is what it looks like.. the area I'm talking about re-assembling properly:
This is a 2004 (Mine looks VERY similar on the outside to this):
The picture didn't show the gauge pods that are connected to the whole unit there.. so here they are just for reference (This has factory headunit,.. but shows the gauge pods up top):
And this is MY car as it is now. I haven't tried reassembling it yet, this is just when I was testing and setting the amp earlier:
Now,.. when the DIY didn't match up.. I had to just do it removing screws until it came out.
I'd very much like/appreciate a guide of some sort to simply get the headunit back in with that gauge pod piece in a step by step process.. Instead of trying to figure out how it lines up.
Obviously if no one can help, and I can't find one on my own I'll just do my best. This is the only part of putting the car back together I'm a little unsure about in my mind.
So if you can dig something up or help, it'd be very much appreciated.
*Note: I don't need any help with wiring, etc.. I've done all that successfully.. It's merely getting it back in the right way with the airconditioning controls and gauge pod "center piece" that is sort of one unit.
Just for reference here is a link to my exact model of Headunit:
AVH-P4100DVD - In-Dash Double-DIN DVD Multimedia AV Receiver with 7" Widescreen Display | Pioneer Electronics USA
And pics for the heck of it:
Link - AVH-P4100DVD - In-Dash Double-DIN DVD Multimedia AV Receiver with 7" Widescreen Display | Pioneer Electronics USA
This was a HUGELY popular headunit to put in the 350Z's because it was about as good of a fit you could make to replace the doubledin factory headunit. So there is information out there,.. It's just the subtle differences in the 2008 350Z I have vs. the guides I've found that apply to the models a few years older.
I know this probably seems ridiculous to some of you as I've just completely rewired and taken apart the car, fabricated , etc and it all works.. and I didn't break anything . I just want some peace of mind when getting this final part back in.. it will be the last part of the interior "re-installation" I do tomorrow.