Installing new radio

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:26 PM
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This is my first attempt at self-installation.My 05 Vue had an aftermarket radio (pioneer) installed when I bought it, but it's finally kicked the bucket and we've decided to upgrade to a DVD unit (AVH-X3500 BHS). The wiring diagrams are almost identical between the old radio and the new purchase (with the exception of the hand brake switch for DVD playback) so it should be an easy switch.I have the appropriate metra kit to install a double din in my car, the pioneer microphone to use the hands-free calling function and a micro-bypass to do away with the pesky hand-brake hassel.Is there anything I'm forgetting before I take the dash apart?
 
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:40 PM
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I'm not familiar with the unit you mention -- sorry.
 
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:34 PM
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Sorry man I don't mess with after market radio's at all. Did when I was a kid, now I just rather have gear in my cars that I don't have to replace every few years. Oh and I like stuff in my cars that looks like it belongs and thiefs don't want.
 
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:14 AM
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Well unit went in just fine, and the Metra install kit fit perfectly..........FYI, wiring is extremely difficult when it's 10 degrees.
 
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:26 PM
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Congratulations, and enjoy your tunes. I totally agree with your comment about 10 degree weather .... BBRRRR
 
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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I would have had the vehicle running and the heat on if it were me. I'm just saying.
 
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I guess I'm just paranoid about having the car running while I'm working on it.......
 
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The finished product........

Talladega Nights entertained me this morning when I got to work early.

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:01 AM
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Nice job, man. That looks great.
 
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Indeed, a very sweet, clean job. Congratulations
 

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