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It doesn't take as many wires as you think, and they just add additional circuits to the clockspring. The clockspring was introduced with drivers side airbags to maintain a continuous electrical connection for the airbag while allowing the steering wheel to turn. The manufacture simply added a few additional circuits to accommodate steering wheel controls. ...


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What you need is an FM modulator -- a device that you install between your car antenna and the stereo. A device like this (I'm not recommending this particular device, just using it as an example): http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-Audio-FM-Modulator-Universal/dp/B0007THIDQ Then you can plug your MP3 player into the modulator and the signal travels straight ...


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I read on a forum that the issue could be down to certain earth wires. When depressing the clutch pedal, you may be earthing a electrical line going to the sound system which in turn stops the music. There are various earths located in the engine bay. Check around the inner wings etc and make sure all of them are tight.


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I called a local Chevy dealership's service department out of curiosity. The technician I spoke to said that there is no way to access the car settings, that are available through the stock stereo, if the unit is replaced. He mentioned the factory integration adapter that you linked to. He said that it doesn't do anything to access those settings and that ...


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Things you will need: Head unit Steering wheel audio control adapter compatible with the head unit. Example for your truck Dash kit. It allows for the radio to fit in the non-standard opening.Link to kits Factory system adapter. Allows you to plug in the head unit harness into the factory one and keep the current speaker system in place without splicing ...


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There are two types of locks - if you have entered an incorrect code too many times it may be a garage visit (Lock13) Lock10 is when you have entered an incorrect code 10 times (I think) and can be cleared by holding the "6" button while turning the unit on. Then you enter the security code the normal way: Display Shows CODE with " - - - - " Press Preset ...


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Your best bet is actually going to your local Mitsubishi dealer, make sure you have your registration/insurance with you. Should be able to provide it free of charge.


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Your problem could be caused by two things. A shitty car charger, they are not all created equal, or a ground loop. As far as the charger goes try several different ones, name brand ones tend to be the best (htc, iphone, samsung, etc...). If the problem goes away then it was the charger. As far as a ground loop, what happens is that the ground potential ...


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They are typically on the same fuse. Charging outlet should be listed as a cigarette lighter.


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Some car wiring systems provide an always-on line, as well as an ignition line. The way these are handled can be different. If your current car has them split out functionally, you may need to wire the always on 12V to your head unit.


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http://www.wedophones.com/Manuals/Nissan/2003-Nissan-Xterra.pdf That should help ;) Not sure where you can find a universal wiring kit though. The aftermarket headunit should have a small diagram on it as well.


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Many sites including Crutchfield have charts that will tell you what equipment fits in your car. You need to make sure that the radio will fit where the factory radio comes out, there are adapters that make installation very easy. You will need the correct electrical adapter so you can plug the aftermarket stereo into your existing wiring harness. You should ...


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I was looking for the same thing recently on a 94 Accord (different radio harness). Just looked around again to see if there's a solution on the 03-07 Honda radios and here are the results: On some units you can solder into the aux interface. Otherwise you can cheat the radio into using its CD/Nav/XM expansion plug as an aux input. This usually requires an ...


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What you need is a simple switch. Here's an example of one that you can order from DigiKey. Your radio will use two wires for powering itself, the ground (GND) and V+. The ground wire should be grounded, that is connected to negative (-) terminal of the battery. The V+ wire should be connected to one connector of the switch. Battery positive terminal (+) ...


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The yellow wire needs to be connected to +12 volts all the time (even with the car off), it sounds like you have this wire connected to switch power. This is the memory wire for the radio that allows it to retain settings when the car is off. I may be wrong on the color of the wire, I was basing my information on the manual provided by Phillips here (PDF ...


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Because waveforms are only at the peak for a very short period of time, the most useful figure for amplifiers is RMS - which actually gives a realistic number for the power requirement. That said, you want a speaker to cope with peaks, as these are what will kill it. Generally subwoofers do give both figures, as they are fed the greatest power in your audio ...


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So, I called the dealer and they gave me more confidence that trying to get the serial number of the radio is the way to go. The dealer suggested pressing 1 & 6 on the radio again. After MANY attempts of trying different ways to do this, I found the following to work: Turn on the car Make sure the radio is off...if not off, turn off. Should just see ...


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The Aux port is simply an SPDIF (3.5mm headphone) port that turns your car stereo into an expensive set of speakers for your MP3 player. It doesn't do anything fancy like "communicating" with your device, aside from accepting incoming audio. I don't know anything about your specific car, but generally you switch your car's audio system to Aux-in mode when ...


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Had the same issue with my Nissan Rogue 2011. This listed below will fix it... 1) Go to General > Restrictions > Carplay -- Make sure Carplay is DISABLED. (The new IOS 8 enables this on default) 2) Go to General > Reset > Reset Network Settings Apple's stupid Carplay feature nearly ruined everything. Disable it and it will work flawlessly again with ...


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OK, a month later I figured it out! Here's what finally worked: Delete all duplicate audio devices in the Bluetooth menu Pair the phone using the hands-free system via the steering wheel "off hook" button This seems arbitrary but it solved my problem. See the owner's manual page 5-38 for the exact procedure. If you start pairing using the the radio ...


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Your problem is probably a ground loop. This means that the ground path from the laptop to radio has less resistance than the ground path from the laptop to the cigarette liter. This causes the laptop to try and ground through the audio cord which causes the problem. This can be caused by a bad/poor inverter or by a bad/poor power supply. The suggested ...


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Check Crutchfield.com, you can put in your make model and see many radios that will fit. This is the what the search turned up when I put in your car info. It looks like you have a standard DIN radio, so any standard DIN radio will fit without an adapter kit. You will need a special tool like the one pictured below to remove the radio. Here is an example ...


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Most aftermarket stereos should conform to the DIN standard (ISO 7736), which defines the height and width of the enclosure. As Larry says, you can then get adapters to fit these into those cars that don't conform to the same standard. I don't know if it's the same in the states, but most European cars I have come across have a DIN socket, but often ...


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I just did this on a 2007 Accord SE. I bought this adapter which plugs into a port in the back of the factory stereo. To access the port, you have to disassemble a small portion of your car's interior. Watch this for instructions. Sound quality The sound quality is reasonable, but not excellent. You can hear a subtle but constant background noise ...


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There is almost certainly a genuine OE option available that you could purchase from a dealer and probably get them to fit as well. This would be worth looking into just so you know how much it would cost, it may not be super expensive, but my gut feel says it will be reasonably costly. Or there are aftermarket options available. www.crutchfield.com has a ...


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As in your comment, typically they are one of the following: Have tabs that require you to use a flat tool (ie screwdriver) to pop them out Have small push in plastic pieces that surround a screw hole. Pop the plastic piece out, then unscrew the panel Hidden screws somewhere. You may find that you have to remove a surrounding panel via the screwdriver ...


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You get specific Subaru radios, which are the simplest to fit, however I have always used aftermarket stereos in my Subarus, and the only work you need to do is tweak the wiring harness. The wires you get are generally the same for most cars (if we exclude specific models which display engine, mileage and other data through the stereo front panel) but the ...


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Most, if not all, new radios come with an ISO standard connection on the back. Quite a lot of modern cars also have ISO connections - if this is the case with yours, it is an easy 5-minute job: Remove old radio - often the hardest bit! Fit the cage that comes with the new one, bending the triangular tabs out slightly to secure it. Plug in the new radio to ...


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You can also get source sensing amplifiers, which will further make this simpler. If they detect signal from your smartphone, they'll turn on, if not, it'll turn off after some amount of delay. The next question is whether or not you can (or would want to) hook your smartphone or other source directly to an amplifier. It might work, it might not. There ...


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The difference is solely in size. A double-DIN gives you more space, but at the end of the day what you should be looking at is what will fit in your car, and this may be hidden behind fascia. My dash will only fit a double DIN, but because I have a single DIN sound system, I use the other half as a storage space.



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