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Old 29-01-2010   #16
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Re: My first car!

Nice, i'd change a few things tho... my own opinion


exterior:
1) take the side strips off
2) take red decals off
3) take rear badges off
4) 6k or 8k xenon conversion kit can get there for about 60 quid now well worth it tho.

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1) Second Skin bulk pack Sound deadening 99.99
2) InPhase Components 109.99
3) Inphase 600w amp to power them 89.99
4) inphase 360' eyeball rear speakers 79.99
5) vibe cbr 10" subwoofer 159.99
6) A DECENT HEADUNIT, id go for pioneer, but in my punto i have all of that ^^^ with a sony BT3600 but i want the upgrade so it supports my iphone.

LIKE THE COLOUR THO!
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Old 29-01-2010   #17
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1) Second Skin bulk pack Sound deadening 99.99
2) InPhase Components 109.99
3) Inphase 600w amp to power them 89.99
4) inphase 360' eyeball rear speakers 79.99
5) vibe cbr 10" subwoofer 159.99

Noooo none of that
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yesss do it
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Sorry for the quick thread wreck but Matt have a search around at what people say about inphase. Also check the group buy for real sound deadening.
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There you go... In the back of a saxo though im afraid... not managed to build anything for my punto yet... just plonked in the back in a box with 6x 9s on parcel shelf and components!

Was a sweeet system though!
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Just a quick one on the battery aswell... I had the same problem with the cold weather... Battery was nackered... just gave it a full charge from the mains and it starts no problem now... Again though the problem with stereos can be quick battery drain unless you have a power cap... but i dont have mine plugged in anymore... stereos not powerful enough i don't think!
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Powercaps do more harm than good. Having speakers in a parcel shelf with a sub in the boot will just kill the speakers.
Mid and treble should come from front not rear and sub bass from rear.
That looks like you have some good fabrication skills but, before you next do an install come over to the ICE section for some info on how to do it properly
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It was initially my (mums) own fault for the power drain (boot left open for two days!) but the battery has been fully charged since, it is now sparking even though it isnt fully connected...which, so im told means theres a secondary drainage somewhere?? Im not an expert but it doesnt sound good wen ive only had the car for about a week and a half!

I only have the simplest of sound systems which consists of a blaupunkt Cd player and all the standard speakers, no amps, subs or any other fancy stuff!! So am pretty sure it cant be the sound system causing the problem. Will just have to wait and see how long she holds her charge for
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It was initially my (mums) own fault for the power drain (boot left open for two days!) but the battery has been fully charged since, it is now sparking even though it isnt fully connected...which, so im told means theres a secondary drainage somewhere?? Im not an expert but it doesnt sound good wen ive only had the car for about a week and a half!

I only have the simplest of sound systems which consists of a blaupunkt Cd player and all the standard speakers, no amps, subs or any other fancy stuff!! So am pretty sure it cant be the sound system causing the problem. Will just have to wait and see how long she holds her charge for
do you live the face plate on the headunit after you have finnished driveing?
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Nope it comes off and goes into my bag!
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Nope it comes off and goes into my bag!
good lass

pople sometimes leave it on and dont relise that it will stay on all the time on a punto coz the original head unit is cam bus controlled and the new one isnt

thats an often cause for battery drain
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:the original head unit is cam* bus controlled
*Can Bus

What do you mean sparking. If you touch anything metal on the + Side it will spark and that is good.
I believe the boot light has a time delay so will go off after about 20mins. If im wrong then that would be your problem.
If not you need to get the HU wired to the ignition as even with the Fascia off it will have a small current draw that will drain a weak battery in a couple of days.
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*Can Bus
ta, im really not with it today
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Ive seen you say it at least once before
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Ive seen you say it at least once before
really?

ill spell it right one of these days, i know what i mean at least
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