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 Post subject: 92-99 Aftermarket HU
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:41 am 
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I know there has been previous postings but I didn't get the straight forward answers I wanted. I had a few questions about installation and what I will need. What has worked for others as far as an installation kit/mounting kit as well as wiring harness or any other parts. Will there be any sacrifices or roadblocks?

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 Post subject: Re: 92-99 Aftermarket HU
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:46 am 
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What has worked for others as far as an installation kit/mounting kit as well as wiring harness or any other parts. Will there be any sacrifices or roadblocks?
The most common replacement aftermarket HU's are single-din, so you need a dash kit. I recommend this one:
http://www.metraonline.com/part/99-4000 which uses the extra half din space for a cd pocket underneath the HU. Wiring harness adapters are easy for these cars, they're fairly common and standard. There are a couple 1.5 Din units out there, but I don't recommend them, as they don't update them very often to add modern expected features.

If you're going to add an amp in your trunk, you'll want to run a power cable from the battery to the trunk. There's a guide here with pictures for where to drill through the firewall to pass a power cable through. You'll also need to run line-level cables to the amp from the head unit, which is a good time to run new speaker wires, too.

If you have steering wheel controls for your radio there are adapters to keep their function. The PAC-SWI is the one most have had success with. If you have the heads-up unit, you'll lose the radio display on that. If you have the Bose unit you have to decide whether to keep the Bose amp and speakers or replace everything.

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 Post subject: Re: 92-99 Aftermarket HU
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Wow, thank you. Will order the Metra 99-4000 kit. the PAC-SWI is out of my budget right now so I can live without the wheel controls. It is cool they have an item for that though for future reference.

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 Post subject: Re: 92-99 Aftermarket HU
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:47 am 
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I have been slowly foraging components for my system as well, and I'm getting there, but isn't there also an adapter for the door/lights/fuel/key chime? It's not as necessary in the LSS as it has been in some of my older Bonnies, since it has the auto power cutoff if a drain is detected (neat) and the inability to lock keys inside when they're in the ignition, but still valuable IMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: 92-99 Aftermarket HU
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:52 am 
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isn't there also an adapter for the door/lights/fuel/key chime?
For the year being discussed in this post, these functions do not go through the radio harness.

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