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    Thread: Jut ordered a new headunit!

    1. Member ATrini's Avatar
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      04-17-2012 03:34 PM #1
      Long time member, first time posting in the car audio forum.

      My car is an 08 4 Door FSI GTI Manual Transmission with premium 7 headunit no satellite radio

      I ordered the pioneer AVH-P1400dvd from Crutchfield along with the PAC C2R-VW2. Is the install pretty much plugging up the harnesses and I'm good? This is the first time I install a headunit myself. Not new to doing anything electrical or mechanical. I've always had my brother install my head units but he's in another city now.

      Thanks!!

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    2. 04-17-2012 04:09 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      ..Is the install pretty much plugging up the harnesses and I'm good? This is the first time I install a headunit myself...
      No (but at this point, I'm not sure it matters).

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      04-17-2012 04:14 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by bwoodahl View Post
      No (but at this point, I'm not sure it matters).
      Then all the reviews that I read on Crutchfield regarding the PAC harness being plug and play with no splicing was false? Just figured I'd get some feedback from you tech guys on here.
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      04-17-2012 09:11 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      Then all the reviews that I read on Crutchfield regarding the PAC harness being plug and play with no splicing was false? Just figured I'd get some feedback from you tech guys on here.
      No it's not false. It's plug and play and requires no spicing INTO the FACTORY harness. You'll still need to wire the PAC harness to the Pioneer harness.
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      04-17-2012 10:56 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by NFrazier View Post
      No it's not false. It's plug and play and requires no spicing INTO the FACTORY harness. You'll still need to wire the PAC harness to the Pioneer harness.
      gotcha, thanks. and that should be color to color using crimping connectors, correct?
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      04-18-2012 12:07 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      gotcha, thanks. and that should be color to color using crimping connectors, correct?
      Yes sir. Just make sure no blue or blue white on the PAC harness is connected to anything.
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      04-18-2012 12:14 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by NFrazier View Post
      Yes sir. Just make sure no blue or blue white on the PAC harness is connected to anything.
      Got it. Thanks!
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      04-18-2012 12:06 PM #8
      I'm looking for a new headunit... just curious, what made you get this one in particular?

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      04-18-2012 04:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by lokihaus View Post
      I'm looking for a new headunit... just curious, what made you get this one in particular?
      I chose this one because the price was in my budget and I need something that works flawless with iPod. The DVD player is extra for me. I knew I wanted a double din and a touch screen and I've always loved pioneers headunits. The pandora app is a plus and you can late install a rear camera also.

      You can customize the back screen display with any picture you desire or use one of the pre installed ones. There is a color wheel to choose your display lights also.

      All in all it seemed like a great radio for the price from the reviews I've read. It comes in tomorrow so I'm pretty excited to install it.
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      04-18-2012 04:34 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      I chose this one because the price was in my budget and I need something that works flawless with iPod. The DVD player is extra for me. I knew I wanted a double din and a touch screen and I've always loved pioneers headunits. The pandora app is a plus and you can late install a rear camera also.

      You can customize the back screen display with any picture you desire or use one of the pre installed ones. There is a color wheel to choose your display lights also.

      All in all it seemed like a great radio for the price from the reviews I've read. It comes in tomorrow so I'm pretty excited to install it.
      If you're going to install yourself, I'd love to see you in progress pics! Looking at the Audio forums, I don't see a lot of diy install thread for headunits. (or maybe there are some, I just haven't done an extensive search)

      ...at the very least post pics when it's full installed! GLHF!

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      04-18-2012 04:37 PM #11
      I watch this guy's video on the P1400... then I clicked on his P4400 video!

      Nice screen, and motorized front screen! ...albeit, like over 200 more than the P1400.

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      04-18-2012 06:54 PM #12
      Yeah that headunit is very nice!

      I'll take some pics of my progress and see if I can create a little DIY!
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      04-27-2012 11:04 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      Yeah that headunit is very nice!

      I'll take some pics of my progress and see if I can create a little DIY!
      installed yet?

    14. 04-27-2012 02:21 PM #14
      Pics of install????

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      04-29-2012 07:46 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by lokihaus View Post
      installed yet?
      haha just come see me. I'll do it for cheap.
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      05-13-2012 06:31 PM #16
      go to 3rd page for the install of my 4400bt

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...8#post77367228

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      05-16-2012 02:23 AM #17
      Seriously who needs pictures of installing a radio? There's like 4,901 DIY's on vortex about putting a radio in a mk4 alone but people still ask the same ridiculous questions over and over anyways.

      So why would the point be?

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      05-16-2012 01:38 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by blazerpounds View Post

      So what would be the point?
      1. because I'm learning how to take pics with my 60D.
      2. because most people like to see in progress pics
      3. because I couldn't find anyone else on the tex with pics of a 4400bt (it's this years Pioneer model)

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