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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:22 pm 
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I would like to install an aftermarket headunit but dont want to put it into the tissue box. Has anyone put them anywhere else (like the glove box )?. Does the unit have to be in a horizontal position ? I intend to run it thru the AUX input into the existing sound system. My car is a BA Falcon
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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:34 am 
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dunno why you'd want to actually. mine has a built in 6 stacker and i reckon its pretty good.

wouldnt mind upgrading the speakers though...
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Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:57 pm 
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i have mine in the tissue box holder and have no problems using it as it has a tilt face, but i have seen them placed where the analogue clock is usually placed on the ghias.

If this is too much though and your willing to pay the extra Alpine make a unit which integrates into the standard CD system and allows you to add subs amps and what not.

http://www.alpine.com.au/products/index ... section=21


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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:48 pm 
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i have mine in the tissue box holder and have no problems using it as it has a tilt face, but i have seen them placed where the analogue clock is usually placed on the ghias.

If this is too much though and your willing to pay the extra Alpine make a unit which integrates into the standard CD system and allows you to add subs amps and what not.

http://www.alpine.com.au/products/index ... section=21


hope it helps


could you post a pick or your install in the tissue holder interested in seeing what it looks like thanks

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:20 pm 
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heres mine Image

looks like its not lined up properly etc but in person u cant see that cos of the angle you sit at. can eject a cd with the car in P still and when ur in drive plenty of room to touch the buttons
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:54 pm 
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all new head units iv installed say not to tilt them over i think 30Degress... so horizontals the only way...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:41 pm 
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all new head units iv installed say not to tilt them over i think 30Degress... so horizontals the only way...


30 degrees is a pretty steep angle. When putting it where the tissue box holder, the angle is about 10-20 degrees. So it should be fine there.

You can mount it in the glove box some how I guess...at least you know its hidden as well. Or if you want to go wild...the roof LOL

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:06 am 
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Tissue box holder.

Seen one done in the glove box, but then it becomes impossible to use unless it comes with a remote, and you drive around with the glove box open. No thanks.

Pick a good headunit and it blends right in. It even lights up the same blue as the rest of the dash.

Mine:
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:09 pm 
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:O love the interior makes me want to touch myself..
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:33 pm 
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The carbon fibre and stereo I added, otherwise that's what you get in a GT-P

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:36 pm 
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The carbon fibre and stereo I added, otherwise that's what you get in a GT-P

yer contrast it to my futura and its like a whole new car
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:41 pm 
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I've got a BF Futura at work. It certainly is very different. 1/3 the price though, so you've got to expect that.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:43 am 
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I've got a BF Futura at work. It certainly is very different. 1/3 the price though, so you've got to expect that.


beleive it or not futuras cost more than xr6's tho both standard no options...

personally i dont see where the money goes but 2nd hand futuras are way cheaper
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:01 am 
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Ha data-mine with the dvd install was the wiring difficult, ive been told ba's are a pain in the a** for wiring so i was considering even just using an auxilary input
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:55 pm 
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I rewired everything, didn't mess with the ICC's wiring at all.

I ran new power and earth wires from the fuse box, and new speaker cable from the amps in the boot through to the doors.

The doors are hard to do, but the rest is easy enough. I've done a few cars now, so have a bit of experience. (don't buy korean, EVERYTHING is sharp, lost a lot of skin and blood doing a Daewoo).

 

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