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post #61 of 117
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice;14066856 
Head units will typically have one 12V constant (for remembering presets), one 12 active (on with the ignition), a ground, antenna, and two wires for each speaker. I'm certain a wiring diagram exists for your manufacturer.

Awesome, I'll check google for the head unit manufacturers serial tomorrow and see what I can find. That will possibly save me from having to pull the center console since I won't need to tone out the wires.

I'm kind of hoping the l/r audio outs are the two lower gauge wires, which would make sense and were the first two I was going try toning...

EDIT***
This helped me a ton and answered my question completely about wire gauges and fuses.
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1952098
Edited by mrwesth - 7/1/11 at 2:26am
post #62 of 117
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Originally Posted by mrwesth;14066657 
My next question: anyone work with these head units connections before? Why so many wires? I'm guessing one plug goes to the steeringwheel volume control (which I can basically remove), but why so many damn wires on the other plug. Is bose run 5.1 in a car? Is power in run through the same plug as audio out or the output for the steering wheel controls?
:befuddled:

The only reason I know this is because I put a stereo in my dad's truck the other day-- That truck has onstar right? You'll need a box to interface between the stereo and the onstar system. It's called a GMOS, something like this. (Something like it, I have no idea if that particular one is what you need.)
Edited by Traches - 7/1/11 at 10:44am
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post #63 of 117
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Originally Posted by Traches;14072230 
The only reason I know this is because I put a stereo in my dad's truck the other day-- That truck has onstar right? You'll need a box to interface between the stereo and the onstar system. It's called a GMOS, something like this. (Something like it, I have no idea if that particular one is what you need.)

Well I'm not worried about onstar, so I'd rather just steal the r and l inputs to the bose and leave all that other crap disconnected.

One thing I did notice today is the turn signals audio is through the stereo--weird.

Anyway, I needed space to work and my town is going crazy right now with an event called forest fair (10k people go to party at my town of 2k). So I dove 40 minutes to anchorage and set up this at my pop's shop::
workspace5.jpgworkspace4.jpgworkspace3.jpgworkspace2.jpgworkspace1.jpg
(notice I have to tether to get internet... grrrr@3g)
No excuses now I guess tongue.gif
post #64 of 117
Did you consider customizing you console for the car-puter instead of placing it in the dash.
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post #65 of 117
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Well, I thought I would get fab help from another guy who I talked to shortly after posting friday, but that has also fallen through.

So! I'm going to get on the road here tomorrow and drive cross country with a couple stops (Alaska-Louisiana!). This project will wait for when I get resettled. Will be about 3 weeks minimum is my best guess, but I may build the sub box and mount the amp with a buddy before then, we'll see!
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Originally Posted by Traches;14072230 
The only reason I know this is because I put a stereo in my dad's truck the other day-- That truck has onstar right? You'll need a box to interface between the stereo and the onstar system. It's called a GMOS, something like this. (Something like it, I have no idea if that particular one is what you need.)

I may look more into this... I lose door chimes and turn signal with factory head unit pulled and bose 'might' be run 5.1 after all. If that's the case I'll probably spend money on new amp/door speakers rather then getting this adapter but all the same.
post #66 of 117
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Originally Posted by mrwesth;14134711 
Well, I thought I would get fab help from another guy who I talked to shortly after posting friday, but that has also fallen through.

So! I'm going to get on the road here tomorrow and drive cross country with a couple stops (Alaska-Louisiana!). This project will wait for when I get resettled. Will be about 3 weeks minimum is my best guess, but I may build the sub box and mount the amp with a buddy before then, we'll see!



I may look more into this... I lose door chimes and turn signal with factory head unit pulled and bose 'might' be run 5.1 after all. If that's the case I'll probably spend money on new amp/door speakers rather then getting this adapter but all the same.

Have fun!

One thing, the GMOS will cut out the driver's side speaker when chimes are working, so if you're testing the stereo with the door open you won't hear anything coming out of the left side. We spent an evening double-checking wiring before figuring that out...
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post #67 of 117
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...!

I've had a lot happening.
This project again is on hold. I need to find out a little more about plastics before proceeding. It sucks because I'm 90% done. I just need to finish the dash piece and build the case. Sadly I have no shop to work out of for a while...

Anyone know about polyeflins? Or a good bonding product/melting temperature info?

I'm going to talk to a plastic vendor when I get a chance but yeah. smile.gif
post #68 of 117
Nice!
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post #69 of 117
Jbweld?
That might work

Couple of questions if you dint mind?smile.gif
-what type of gps software are you using?
-what about drivers/software for that touch screen?

Grest resource thread too- i am definitely doing a carputer build too
Edited by JHurley747 - 9/4/11 at 6:06pm
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post #70 of 117
I keep checking back, hoping for progress, please update us! Stay active, stay safe, and have fun!
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