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Old 10-01-2004   #1
Bahney
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Headunit install Guide as requested (pics + guide)

A step By Step Guide :

1\ Remove facia adaptor or original radio following guides from the Haynes manual if necessary leaving you with a huge gapeing hole in your dash.



2\ Remove the 4 screws now revealed with a 3mm allen key and remove all 4 screws and keep them safe.

3\ Grab the centre console from the left and right side of the facia area and pull forwards but be carefull not to be to rough with it, it will slide 1cm forward which is more then enough for what we need to do. the air vent at the top of the console is held in place by the screws you have just removed so it should remove easily now.

4\ Simply lift the air vent upwards from the front and again be sure not to be to vigerous with it, it is strong but you could snap the feet at the back of it.



5\ With your air vent off you can now see your area where the headunit will fit, it is a good idea now to place your headunit in the hole to size it up, it will give you a good idea how much space you have available, as you can see from my picture i only had 1inch at the rear of my headunit to fit all my wires.



6\ The permanent power feed to my radio was causeing me problems, when ever i turned my engine off my radio went dead, on my previous headunit it never bothered me but on this one i wanted it to work because the headunit i bought has a flashing LED warning light as a thief deterant which was unable to work without a permanent source of power.

The soloution for this was the yellow/red wire swop as you can see from the picture this was a very simple job and made all the features of my headunit work as they should.



7| Now you have your headunit all sized up and you know just how much space you will have it is time to bite the bullet and get the headunit in there ! first of all attach the haeadunit (with support cage) to the facia adaptor so that you can put all three in at once. It is important that you remember you are only lineing up the headunit you are not putting it just yet.



8\ There should be three wires at the back of your dash, a ariel cable and 2 block type cables (one black one white) i myself had 2 rca cables to put in as well, with all these wires pull them upwards and out of the way, simply pull them through where your air vent was and leave them there for now.
Now your headunit has the facia adaptor attached and is ready slide it in slowly untill you can see it from the hole in the top of the dash (where your air vent was) now stop. Pull the headunit cables upwards, this means you can attach the relevant cables and then place them in position behind the headunit.

Once all cables are connected from your bravo to your headunit it is time to squeese them in to the gap behind the headunit, there are 2 pockets of space to the left and right of the dash i utilised these as much as possible, once all the cables are in place slide the headunit back untill the facia is about 1cm away from clicking into place, as long as you dident have to squeese or crush cables to get it to the 1cm you should now be fine. slowly slide your headunit back approx 4cm to allow you to get your 3mm allen key in there.



Replace the air vent takeing caution not to move or disjoint any of the wires you have so painstakeingly squeesed in, once the air vent is back in place then you can tighten up the 4 screws again with the 3mm allen key, this is a very tedious job because you can only get a small turn on the screw so it takes approx 2min per screw and is quite fiddily. once all screws are in place take both hands and place either side of the faica adaptor and slide it into position being sure not to move the headunit !!

9\ Once the facia is in place slowly slide the headunit back into position approx 1cm and then use brute force for the final push, if you place all the cables in the back ok then this should work fine and your headunit will click into place if you never then dont force it because you may damage your headunit, this process is trial and error, it took me a little over hour to fit it and three attempts so patence is the main tool you need.

10\ If your facia all lines up and your centre console fits in place that must mean you have finished fitting your headunit, sit back relax and swear to god that you will never ever again remove or refit that headunit!!

ohh and dont forget to enjoy the pleasure of some great music, a job well done !

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Old 10-01-2004   #2
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Re: Headunit install Guide as requested (pics + guide)

That is a TIGHT fit!
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Old 10-01-2004   #3
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Re: Re: Headunit install Guide as requested (pics + guide)




1 last pic to show how many wires i crammed into that 1inch, lol
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Old 10-01-2004   #4
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Stinger RCAs?
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Old 10-01-2004   #5
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yeah tom, why ?
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Old 10-01-2004   #6
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Cheers Bahney

Just what I needed to see.

Thanks for all your help!


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Old 10-01-2004   #7
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if u have any problems what so ever drop me an e-mail

davebahn@hotmail.com and i will give you my number, i will talk you through it

took me about 1hr 15min and you need a lot of patence mate but you can do it

remember on our kenwood's the cd player doesent go ALL the way into the facia, it sticks out about 3mm to allow for that black plastic tindy cover as i found out after trying to forse the last 3mm, lol
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Old 10-01-2004   #8
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Cheers mate

Will bear that in mind


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