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Old 12-02-2004, 08:11 PM   #1
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dvd headunit question

do u plug the dvd headunit into the stock wiring harness and works just like that or do u also need to connect it to a receiver box thing?
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you need a monitor that has rca outputs inorder to plug the dvd player to it.....
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i mean a dvd flip out unit ... is that all i need and just plug it to the stock harness? because i see on the older models that u also need another reciever box thing that u put in the trunk and plug the dvd unit and other stuff in
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i mean a dvd flip out unit ... is that all i need and just plug it to the stock harness? because i see on the older models that u also need another reciever box thing that u put in the trunk and plug the dvd unit and other stuff in
Depends on the brand/model you get. Some have everithing built in one unit, others have a separate box that needs to be stashed somewhere else. As far as connecting to the main harness, you need to get 3 things: wiring harness, antenna adaptor and kit.

Will the head unit work if you connect it to the factory harness using the harness adaptor mentioned above? Yes. Will it sound as good as the factory system? Nor necessarily. Depending on output levels of the unit you buy, the factory amplifiers might have a mismatched signal. I would install it and see what it sounds like. If you are happy, great. If not, you can either get an adaptor, or yank the factory amp/speakers/subs and replace with an all-aftermarket system.
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Depends on the brand/model you get. Some have everithing built in one unit, others have a separate box that needs to be stashed somewhere else. As far as connecting to the main harness, you need to get 3 things: wiring harness, antenna adaptor and kit.

Will the head unit work if you connect it to the factory harness using the harness adaptor mentioned above? Yes. Will it sound as good as the factory system? Nor necessarily. Depending on output levels of the unit you buy, the factory amplifiers might have a mismatched signal. I would install it and see what it sounds like. If you are happy, great. If not, you can either get an adaptor, or yank the factory amp/speakers/subs and replace with an all-aftermarket system.
thanks ... i am looking at the alpine id300 and the pioneer p6600 ... are they one unit or is there a sperate box? thanks
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