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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by jrdnhsnbrg View Post
    Exactly. Post pics and keep us updated when you get it installed, if you're happy with it I might go double DIN myself, although I do love my old Eclipse HU
    Nothing wrong with single din's if that's what you have, just mine is totally messed up - the one that came with my tc when I purchased just ***** royally! its a removable face single din and the connection from the removable face somehow just doesn't sit well when it's attached to the unit so I have to put something right above the unit to pressure the faceplate to squeeze and stay in place..........Its all rigged up I hate it.

    I am just eagerly waiting for the kit now, which I don't know why I didn't buy the kit at the same time lol then again I didn't expect my radio to get here so quick either but it did so im not in any rush atm.







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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    Nothing wrong with single din's if that's what you have, just mine is totally messed up - the one that came with my tc when I purchased just ***** royally! its a removable face single din and the connection from the removable face somehow just doesn't sit well when it's attached to the unit so I have to put something right above the unit to pressure the faceplate to squeeze and stay in place..........Its all rigged up I hate it.

    I am just eagerly waiting for the kit now, which I don't know why I didn't buy the kit at the same time lol then again I didn't expect my radio to get here so quick either but it did so im not in any rush atm.
    Yeah but I have the car audio bug, never stop upgrading or changing things... I love my current system and am totally satisfied with it, I just want to see how loud I can get in my old car while still keeping the back seat useable. My back seat turned into my trunk when I got my current sub, amp, extra battery and box.



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    Can anyone describe to me how to attach the cables to my battery? Is it just twisting red and yellow placing it on positive and black to negative? Should I attach one before the orher??




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    Ok so I'm happy and sad at the same time.... I turned the unit on with the cables as I saw and guessed how it was with my car battery.

    Pros: definitely looks better than my unit
    Look like it does quite a lot and a nice dark LCD background

    Cons: the screen itself isn't the most responsive but it could be that it's brand new so idk if that will get better
    I did not find I'm settings anywhere to change the background is this something you'd normally do like a hack or something??? And ironically the actual two buttons on the left light up the same orange glow as the dashboard and I didn't see if it's changeable

    I am planning on changing my entire dash and waterfall color so having this radio light up the same color I have now even if it's two buttons kinda turns me off from it a little seriously don't know what to do now.




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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    but you gotta ask yourself do you really have $300.00 to shell out just for the unit itself?
    Yes.. You get what you pay for and the headunit is the brain of the whole stereo so why cheap out on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    Ok so I'm happy and sad at the same time.... I turned the unit on with the cables as I saw and guessed how it was with my car battery.

    Pros: definitely looks better than my unit
    Look like it does quite a lot and a nice dark LCD background

    Cons: the screen itself isn't the most responsive but it could be that it's brand new so idk if that will get better
    I did not find I'm settings anywhere to change the background is this something you'd normally do like a hack or something??? And ironically the actual two buttons on the left light up the same orange glow as the dashboard and I didn't see if it's changeable

    I am planning on changing my entire dash and waterfall color so having this radio light up the same color I have now even if it's two buttons kinda turns me off from it a little seriously don't know what to do now.
    Did it not come with an owners manual?

    Did the add on ebay say you could change the colors?

    Post a link to the add and maybe it will answer some of those questions.



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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    ok i dont know what the deal is but i posted something last night like twice the same thing because it didn't appear and it just never showed.... anyways lol i guess ill try it again.

    you definitely get what you pay for but honestly to me it just seems like a very basic feature (or so i thought) that some kind of customization would be available on most if not all double dins and single dins but then again im not to knowledgeable about the audio world yet. It was my mistake since the actual listing didn't mention anything about backgrounds or lighting change.

    Took me a couple of days to get back to posting because i was trying to figure out my next move, there was no way i wanted to actually install that double din after testing it, even though i really wanted to love that thing haha. So i contacted the ebay seller and arranged to send it back to them, i am just waiting on a return address right now --- I definitely think i learned my lesson when it comes to electronics, I usually buy the most expensive thing there is when it comes to quality and design but i just thought hmmm... this could work.

    In saying all that..... I just bought another double din....yes yes i know but it's not a cheap double din lol it's the Pioneer AVH-X1500. I checked out the reviews on this thing and yea... it seems like a winner! My friend also just gave me a 10inch sub and an amp which im not a big fan of blasting any kind of bass but hearing how he has his set up it sounds nice and clean so thats the direction im going to go in as well.

    Thanks for the love on the my thread guys i appreciate it. I am thinking now to buy a rear view camera adapter for my license plate.




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    Yeah the only customization I have for colors on my HU are either red or green buttons, which is perfect because all my dash and climate control lights are green. LCD screen is blue with white text. I'm just gonna stick with mine for now



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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    Attachment 26545317Attachment 26545316

    And it arrived very very quickly which I am of course pleased with. The unit is awesome have to buy a install kit though :-/

    Well the reason I am making this thread is because behind the unit there are 3 compartments / ports? One for TV, one for usb and one for iPod. Mind you this unit is not a pioneer or alpine no sadly I could not afford this yet so I bought a unit from china which is where everything is made from anyways right? Took a chance non the less.

    The ports for some reason are covered from the inside of the back plate of the unit and if you place your finger where the port is supposed to be it's like a black piece of sticky paper... I'm really not sure if it's that the unit is not supposed to feature these parts and they got covered to avoid blank areas or if I'm supposed to unscrew the whole back end of the unit and take off this paper...... I know super confusing :-/ btw the 3 ports are on the right on this second photo.

    Has anyone ever encountered this?? Please any feedback would be awesome.
    Send it back for a refund and order a Million D2229 it has better sound quality and full 7 inch touchscreen plus usb on front along with sd card slot, mono sub output, 4 audio outputs, 2 audio inputs, 2 video outputs, and 1 video input. And if yours is the 1 I think it is then its about the same price as the Million but that one doesnt have a micro sound processor the Million does.




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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Babykinns View Post
    Send it back for a refund and order a Million D2229 it has better sound quality and full 7 inch touchscreen plus usb on front along with sd card slot, mono sub output, 4 audio outputs, 2 audio inputs, 2 video outputs, and 1 video input. And if yours is the 1 I think it is then its about the same price as the Million but that one doesnt have a micro sound processor the Million does.
    I think im going to stick with the Pioneer im waiting on right now dont know if you were referring to the cheap double din from when i started the thread but i move quick haha, I am now waiting on the Pioneer AVH-X1500!

    at the moment i am worried about a aux port i have in my armrest, I am trying to search my scion forums but honestly they are beginning to look awfully how should i put this... deserted ? if i can't get anywhere i may go ahead and ask here since it is a audio thing but let's see what i do.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    I think im going to stick with the Pioneer im waiting on right now dont know if you were referring to the cheap double din from when i started the thread but i move quick haha, I am now waiting on the Pioneer AVH-X1500!

    at the moment i am worried about a aux port i have in my armrest, I am trying to search my scion forums but honestly they are beginning to look awfully how should i put this... deserted ? if i can't get anywhere i may go ahead and ask here since it is a audio thing but let's see what i do.
    Yeh I was referring to the first one lol. Also I've Heard lots of good things about the AVH so I'm sure you'll like it. I didn't know you had ordered the pioneer so I was referring you to the best cheap one you could get.

    As for the aux port in the arm rest some scion head units have a hookup on the back that runs to that aux port. But I'm pretty sure that AVH has a usb port so you could just get a 4 or 8 gb thumb drive off ebay for like 5 bucks and put tons of music on it and play it that way because I'm pretty sure you wont be able to do much with that aux port after you get the AVH anyway since the only aux it has is av.




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    Yeh I was referring to the first one lol. Also I've Heard lots of good things about the AVH so I'm sure you'll like it. I didn't know you had ordered the pioneer so I was referring you to the best cheap one you could get.

    As for the aux port in the arm rest some scion head units have a hookup on the back that runs to that aux port. But I'm pretty sure that AVH has a usb port so you could just get a 4 or 8 gb thumb drive off ebay for like 5 bucks and put tons of music on it and play it that way because I'm pretty sure you wont be able to do much with that aux port after you get the AVH anyway since the only aux it has is av.
    I thought about that.... Do you know what type of connection is required to make that armrest port work the aux port I don't care about the iPod port. Is it a simple line in?? Could it be that simple? And yea the AVH doesn't appear to have a aux port but maybe something like this will work?

    So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...-image.jpg

    Does anyone know if the USB port in the back of the Avh pioneer has power to it... What I mean is I am also thinking about plugging in a small bluetooth device that has a usb to micro usb charger so will the pioneer keep it charged for use??

    I am thinking about the dockboss as reference to anyone wondering what I'm talking about.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    I thought about that.... Do you know what type of connection is required to make that armrest port work the aux port I don't care about the iPod port. Is it a simple line in?? Could it be that simple? And yea the AVH doesn't appear to have a aux port but maybe something like this will work?

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    Does anyone know if the USB port in the back of the Avh pioneer has power to it... What I mean is I am also thinking about plugging in a small bluetooth device that has a usb to micro usb charger so will the pioneer keep it charged for use??

    I am thinking about the dockboss as reference to anyone wondering what I'm talking about.
    That should work as an aux port but i cant guarentee it
    Also any usb port on something like that will charge stuff. It has to have power flowing through it to read the devices that are plugged into it. So yes it should keep a bluetooth device charged




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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Imerino View Post
    I thought about that.... Do you know what type of connection is required to make that armrest port work the aux port I don't care about the iPod port. Is it a simple line in?? Could it be that simple? And yea the AVH doesn't appear to have a aux port but maybe something like this will work?

    Attachment 26545368

    Does anyone know if the USB port in the back of the Avh pioneer has power to it... What I mean is I am also thinking about plugging in a small bluetooth device that has a usb to micro usb charger so will the pioneer keep it charged for use??

    I am thinking about the dockboss as reference to anyone wondering what I'm talking about.
    That's not going to work. The pioneers have a hard enough time using different formatted usb drives, let alone a different kind of device. I switched out my headunit for an Android tablet. USB otg from phone or usb drive, bluetooth, gps, HD screen, etc. Has digital audio out too, so it sounds nice and responds/runs way better than most double din headunits.




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    Re: So I bought a double din unit off of eBay...

    Made in China is different than designed/engineered/built in China




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannotech View Post
    Made in China is different than designed/engineered/built in China
    Haha yea I learned that the hard way for sure.

    Hey does anyone know what kind of cable I need to look for behind the radio when I take it out to make the auxiliary port in my armrest to start working again?? Is it just link a line in jack to plug into the aux of the radio or one of those pin plugs? Anyone know about this??




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