Going to make a How-To video on Stealth Stereo install

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Audio and Electronics' started by F8L, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Since my original thread is not quite clear enough. I decided to capture video of me installing a single DIN stereo "stealth style" in a local PC member's Prius. I'll be adding audio content over the video content and I want to make everything as clear as possible so that even a first time stereo installer can perform this upgrade.

    What I want from you is a list of questions that you would like answered in the video so that I can do this once and not have to do a bunch of edits after the video is created.

    For reference here is the original Thread.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...alth-install-aftermarket-stereo-in-prius.html
     
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  2. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    That is a great idea. Looking forward for it.
     
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    Dash disassembly tips, I've done it a few times now and still it always feels like the vent panels are going to break before they pop out.
    Tidy cable management & routing.

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    Got it covered. :)
     
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    The only questions I can think of are what's your address and when can you do mine? (kidding) ;)

    Don covered my questions above if I were attempting this.

    This sounds like a great resource to have.
     
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    If you lived closer i'd hook it up for you. :)
     
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    Awww, thanks!
     
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    Easy cable connection...
     
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    this was EXACTLY what i was thinking about doing. even got a spare... lower dash piece? so i wouldn't butcher mine. only thing is i'm installing a pioneer touchscreen navigation so i'm going to have to install it so the unit sits out a bit further (so the screen can tilt properly). my prius doesn't have nav/backup camera, but my NSX did, so i sold it without the system, and now the system needs to find it's way in to the prius. you should see all the boxes and wiring though, not sure how/where i'll put it all, under the passenger seat perhaps. any other good spots for hiding stuff? (aside from the left rear compartment, which holds spare diapers/baby clothes right now)
     
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    only difference as i read your other article is that i want both systems to co-exist. i want to retain the steering wheel controls, which i can only do if i use the stock headunit correct?
     
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    Sometimes trying to retro a system from another car can be a pain in the neck. If you successfully complete the project it would be great if you could do a write up thread. :)

    You can retain some of the factory steering wheel controls even with an aftermarket unit but you will need to purchase a module from a company like Peripheral.

    I couldn't sleep tonight so I am editing the video right now but I will need to record an audio track to go with it. If I get lucky I will have it done by the end of the week. We are still removing wallpaper, carpet, baseboards etc. in our new house and I work full time plus a board meeting on Thursday night then chemo on Firday. I'm kinda swamped but I'm working on it. :)
     
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    :)
    Thanks alot Sir, really appreciat your effort in soving big issue for prius users.
    :)
     
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    LOL, so what's the hold up? Sounds like you have plenty of spare time between bites of food.:D j/k

    Slow down and watch a sunrise or sunset. Work will still be there.
     
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    Sorry if i m disturbing you. please just tell me which harness do i need and how to connect, which wire connect which? without using resister.
    thanks alot
     
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    We are still waiting for your upload..pls
     
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    I 'mslammed with work and this new house so the video is on the backburner. I do have to reinstall my stereo next week though so I will take pictures and do a better write up and add it to the first page of my original thread. This should be very helpful For you. :)
     
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    Thanks, please help me to identify right wire harness to buy, so that whenever you upload pictures & instruction about connections, i may have my stuff ready.
    :high5:Thanks again in advance