The biggest PIA was removing the metal bracket behind the stock radio. It's only difficult because of limited access. Everything else was easy.
On a non-Infinity system, I was able to use the Axxess XSVI-6522-NAV. I found one on ebay for under $12.00. It worked great and was easy to install (if you are familiar with wiring). I also used the Metra 95-6511 dash kit, I was less impressed with the quality of this.
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I installed the stereo today! took about 7 hours with a friend and lunch and breaks. So far, everything has been great! The bluetooth is really convenient and I am impressed with the head unit so far- it looks classy and not trashy (unless you change the button colors) and it is easy to navigate and use.
I bought everything off amazon so I did not have the support of Crutchfield, and this being my first time at this I was nervous about that but so far so good! Ive got a 12 sub and amp that I will install this weekend so then the sound will be complete! and eventually a backup camera.
If anyone has any questions about the install or anything like that let me know, Ill be putting up pictures tomorrow when there is some light
I have a question about the radio antenna for anyone who has changed their head unit. When I took out the stock radio, there were three things attached to it:the wiring harness, and two cables that were exactly the same connection, one was yellow and the other was white. I know that one of these is the fm/am antenna, and crutch field said the other might be the satellite radio antenna. Well I bought the metra antenna adapter- the correct one- and it doesn't want to fit into either of the antenna wires. Has anyone had this problem?
I need to know which cable is the correct one (white or yellow)
So I have finally finished installing everything I planned on doing as far as sound system goes! This included a Pioneer head unit (AVH-2400bt), A kicker mono amp (dx500.1), and a rocksford fosgate 12" shallow truck sub+enclosure (P3S-1X12). I bought everything off of amazon and it was all under $800 (including all wiring and necessary installation stuff).
I put my head unit in last wednesday and the sound was immediately better, but the stock 8" sub couldnt handle it! So last weekend I installed the amp and sub. That actually took much longer than the head unit. I took the drivers seat out and but the amp under there, and the sub bolted in the back to the wheel well.
This was my very first time doing an install like this, I had no prior experience and was nervous about not going through crutchfield with there great service. However with a few phone calls to various companies any problem I had was figured out!
I don't think ill be doing any more upgrades to sound because it is awesome the way it is now, here are some pictures. I'd be happy to help anyone who needs it.
Here you can see there is still plenty of room in the trunk. That was my main concern and this was the most cost efficient way to keep space loss to a minimum. I considered the jk probox and jl stealth box but they are so expensive.
That is a 35 inch tire and its got about an inch clearance on the other side too.
Also I have full access to the secret compartment that lifts up!