08-29-2016, 09:08 PM
Join Date: Aug 2016
Install Pioneer AVH-4200NEX + sub/cam Jeep JK
Just finished installing a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX DVD receiver in my 2016 Rubicon. I took a lot of pictures and apologize that a few are out of focus as I forget to set my camera in macro mode for a few of them.
The install also included a front and rear camera with both with some night vision capability. The Pioneer lets you view the cameras while you are rolling down the road! I made my own camera brackets and included pics of those either in this post or the next few posts. I spent a lot of time hiding all the wires. The cams show up super clear!
The subs are two 10" speakers mounted in a made for Jeep enclosure. They are dual 2 ohm voice coil with each speaker wired for 4 ohms and then both speakers paralleled for a total of 4 ohms impedance. I mounted the power amp on the sub enclosure and so far have seen no need for a capacitor. Power is supplied through 8 gauge wire connected directly to the battery with the radio providing a remote turn on. I added the optional Rockford Fosgate grills to protect the subs. You can see there is still a ton of room left in the trunk and the rear seat operation is unimpeded in any way.
The bass is super tight and very musical. Pry not as good as dual 12"'s but I don't play any rap or heavy hitting music. I ran the Pioneer AutoEQ with the mic rubber banded to the driver's seat head rest. The AutoEQ came out great and all I changed was to increase the fader slightly more to the rear and increase the sub level 6 db. the AutoEQ settings are saved and you can modify them and go back to the original settings without re-running AutoEQ.
There is no need to have a laptop computer to program the iDataLink module just an IBM compatible PC. Flashing the iData was fairly easy and fast and done standalone with the iData connected and powered by the USB port.
I mouned my Iphone 6+ with a modified ProClips phone mount as shown in the pics. This keeps the phone above the 4200 allowing full use of both. You have to remove the factory OEM rear radio bracket to make room for the Pioneer radio and thus you lose the top screw that secures the dash under the top rubber container. Also the ProClips mount as provided interferes with the operation of the Pioneer head when it opens so I modified it and its held in place by two tiny removable #4 screws.
I am elated with the sound of this system so much that I am sticking with the stock non-Alpine speakers. My radio is the base RES unit with no Connect capabilitiy. The iData module did indeed retain all the steering wheel controls and the interface to the OBD2 with the iData provided connector picks up the car diagnostic data! I get battery voltage, various gages, and individual tire TPMS readings on the Pioneer screen. I ran the bluetooth mic cable across the dash and up the left pillar as shown. It works great! So far I have used Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth phone, SD card music (32GB, 5500 songs) with Pioneers Mixtrax app, HD FM radio, bluetooth streaming Apple Music from the Iphone and all work flawlessly. In fact the 4200 automatically connects to my Iphone! Over all this system blows away my Lexus OEM system and exceeds the many single DIN custom systems I've installed over the years.
ASC Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door Unlimited Dual 10" Subwoofer Custom Fit Speaker Box Enclosure
2 Rockford Fosgate P3D2-10 Punch P3 DVC 2 Ohm 10-Inch 500 Watts RMS 1000 Watts Peak Subwoofers
2 Esky EC170-08 Waterproof Night Vision HD CMOS 170įViewing Filed Car Rear View Backup Cameras
Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Prime 1-Channel Class D Amplifier
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX DVD receiver
iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module
iDatalink HRN-RR-CH1 ó Wiring Harness
I was mounted a double USB port inside the the between the seat box that connects to both of the Pioneer USB rear ports.
More comments and pics in the next post!