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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2002, 06:10 PM
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I just installed my headunit on my GMC Jimmy (88). First off the headunit itself is a AIWA CDC-MP3. It has cdrw playback. It can handle up to 512 mps' on one disk before the headunit begins to have problems registering it. The disks themselves are created like normal 3.5's. All you have to do is save the mp3s in the folders you like (like a standard storage cd) then put it in the disk and it plays it. YOu can choose between random or select the folders in which you want to play. Thus far i like it very much and it comes with a remote that mounts on the steering wheel so its very easy to use and is good for one handed driving and stereo tinking.

The second phase of this project was the installation itself. DO NOT EVER buy a Scosche kit for this. The kit i purchased that "contained everything" contained everything except the headunit connectors for the back to factory line. Also the kit used cheap plastic parts that look like any type of severe off roading would break. I would recommond a heavy duty kit (metal) for installations other than factory.

These are all my humble opinions and they do not need to be accepted by anyone.

anyone else have the mp3 playback headunits? what do you think?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2002, 08:41 PM
 
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What? I only deal with Scosch dash kits. No dash kits come with wiring harness, some shops put them in packages as harness and kit, but the kit companies don't. The scosche wiring harnesses is the best I've ever used and seen. And the dash kits are top notch. And I've never had one break. Anyway, I've installed about 20 MP3 decks and yes I like them very much but my favorite is Pioneer's new unit with the 10.2 GB hard drive built in. You can even save your own MPG, GIF, or AVI screen saver on the display.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2002, 10:14 PM
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the kit i had said it contained "everything" i haven't changed a headunit since my neon 2 yrs ago and the scosche kit i bought had everything. the wiring harness was 1 wire short. some sort of constant feed. not a big problem. the old dashkit i had put in my friends blazer was all metal and real sturdy. this one had plastic pieces and seemed shaky. it just seems that way i'll know in a few months if it stays up or not. didn't see that. was looking at a headunit with the 5" display that came out to play dvd's but i don't need to lose my headunit or watch a dvd while driving. can i email you about paintball and whatnots?

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I don't care, go for it. I have the Pioneer AVX-P7000CD in dash 7" fold out screen in the black truck. Nothing gets you through the long drives to the dunes like watching Top Gun in 5.1 Surround while driving[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]. I"m going to put the 8" stationary unit flush in the dash of the white truck. Alot of times when a manufactorer leaves a constant or a ground out of a harness means that the factory line is not capable of handling the current required to power an aftermarket deck. So they, scosche, left it out to keep you from burning your car down.

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