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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:42 pm 
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...to those whome said it was impossible........evidence that it can be done...and for those who will complain about the little crack and the ruff finish this is just my mock up to make a fiberglass plug and thus i will make a fiberglass one that will be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm 
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jrloz wrote:
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For those attempting to 'splice' the speaker cables instead of disconnecting, I would warn you to do this very carefully. If your head unit is high-powered, you could conceivably push some high current the wrong way into the stock ICC and damage it, or even have excessive noise because of the two systems using the same lines.

You could always place a diode on the positive wire from the ICC and on the negative wire to the ICC to restrict electricity flow going to it.


DO NOT DO THIS..

Talking with an Electrical Engineer at work, he was telling me that with an alternating current a diode's effectiveness is changed. A diode is only good for DC
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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:37 am 
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jrloz wrote:
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shoony wrote:
For those attempting to 'splice' the speaker cables instead of disconnecting, I would warn you to do this very carefully. If your head unit is high-powered, you could conceivably push some high current the wrong way into the stock ICC and damage it, or even have excessive noise because of the two systems using the same lines.

You could always place a diode on the positive wire from the ICC and on the negative wire to the ICC to restrict electricity flow going to it.


DO NOT DO THIS..

Talking with an Electrical Engineer at work, he was telling me that with an alternating current a diode's effectiveness is changed. A diode is only good for DC

The major use of higher powered diodes is in the conversion of AC to DC... But correct about don't do it, if placed in the power lines of the ICC it does nothing to isolate the output stages of each unit. If used in the speaker feeds it still don't work as the speaker feeds are AC and this will not block the other unit but will distort the sound and may blow the speakers as they do not like DC. Best use a relay driven from the amp line of the second HU to isolate or changeover the speakers.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:42 am 
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twase wrote:
The major use of higher powered diodes is in the conversion of AC to DC... But correct the speaker feeds are AC and this will no block the other unit but will distort the sound and may blow the speakers as they do not like DC


I was saying to use them in a way to block current from going to the ICC but as you said that will just turn the sound into DC. Shouldn't effect the speakers as far as i know.
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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:47 am 
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Got in too quick, I was still editing the original post after reading futher.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:39 am 
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Hey all sorry bout Reviving this thread and as i stated in my previous posts i never got around to fitting an Aftermarket head unit at all....(renovations and other commitments). In saying that i have a query about antenna as well....if i fit an aftermarket head unit how will i get Radio to work as listen to Triple J alot and really cant live without the radio :P.

Does anyone have an answer on this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:16 pm 
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The antenna plug into the ICC is exactly same as any other head unit. So it plugs right in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:05 am 
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Oh Snap.....thats awesome.....thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Hi all i need help urgently...... i bought the fascia and installed it all exactly as instructed on here....After installation my car will not start anymore...it cranks then fires, starts for about 1 second the then shuts off.

I thought maybe i had wired something wrong so i went back and removed all the headunit wiring and reconnected everything back to the ICC and no luck.... What have i done...have i blown a fuse?

i urgently need some feedback please or i wont be able to go to work come monday

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Bet the rear plug on the ICC isn't in properly. :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:17 am 
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I`ll have a look today...hopefully i can get it and its something simple

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:00 am 
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Geez its been a while since i spoke on this thread. Anyways found my initial problem, I cut the wrong wire`s in the right hand kicker..i went back and ripped all the work i had done out and connected everything back into the ICC.


Anyway i attempted another install this weekend as i bought a new head unit to match the interior cluster green lights and am happy to say it was a success

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Thanks shoony for all the information

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Just wondering, im in the process of doing this in my BA and im stuffed about which yellow wire it is on the right hand side for power. are they all constant or is it a specific one?
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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:33 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Another BA Aftermarket Head Unit Thread - COMPLETE
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:01 pm 
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Hey Super Nes, where did you get your fascia, the one with USB inputs?

Also, I've installed sub and amp with hi-lo converter, replaced front and rear speakers however sound quality isn't very good at all... speakers are soundstream 5x7s in front and 6x9's in rear, I know they are good speakers but they sound terribly flat... would this be the result of the stock ICC?

Would the sound improve with an amp to run the speakers only or would it just be better to install a new deck and run the fronts and rears from that? cost would be roughly the same as I'd be installing myself... I need better quality sound!!!!
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