Anyone with 2 DIN stereo installs?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Sadironmusic, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Sadironmusic

    Sadironmusic New Member

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    I'd love to see pics and hear about install good and bad. Pretty much decided this is how I'm going to go. Touch screen, baby!

    I have the JBL in my 05. Anything I need to be aware of on that front?
     
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    Sadironmusic New Member

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    Very cool. How do you like the touch screen?

    I watched a video on the install. Looked harder in pictures than it did when I saw the video. Pretty straight forward.

    Does anyone have firsthand experience with how different the JBL set up is compared to base?
     
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    I'm working on mine right now... I have a Pioneer 7" that I am going to use, with 3 pairs of 4v preamps. I also am replacing the amp under the passenger seat with a 200W Alpine, and I already have a 250W 8" JL Audio sub in the back which I finally get to move off of speaker inputs. I have already installed Focal Integration FS165 component speakers in all 4 doors. Had to fabricate rings for the woofers, and for the rear tweeters I used the existing housings but dremeled them out to fit the new tweeters and I Sugru'd them in. For the front tweeters, I used the big housings that came with the tweeters, since I didn't like the way they fit in the sail panels. Looks pretty good, they are aimed directly at the listener. 50 sqft of Dynamat-like material are on the way as well... can't wait till it's all done.

    My touchscreen is similar to vskid3's, but there are no physical buttons on the left.

    Pioneer AVH-X4500BT DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com


    I actually have a question, does anyone know for sure where the headlight wire is in the harness? I need it so my screen will dim automatically at night.
     
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    I like the touchscreen, mainly because it makes it easy to navigate the files of my flash drive and change settings. Its a solid entry level unit if you don't need bluetooth, HD radio, or navigation. The AVH-X1500 is the newer version, and its even cheaper than what I paid for mine a year ago.
    The harness I got for the Prius side of my install had a wire labelled "dimmer". I hooked it up to the dimmer wire for the radio and it works great. Hopefully the JBL harness has one, too.
     
  7. Sadironmusic

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    I picked up this tonight and ordered the Metra TYTO-01 JBL Amplifier Interface Harness and Schoche dash unit from Amazon. Should be here on Friday. I'll install and then report back. This unit is usually $349, but Best Buy has it n sale right now for $229. The JVC brand makes me a little nervous, but it seems like a solid unit with good consumer reviews. However, if it sounds like poop I'll be bummed.

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    It was a tough choice between the 2 DIN screen and the stealth install of something that will just give me BT streaming access. That's what I was happy with in my Jeep and it would surely be cheaper. But I'll put this baby in and try it out. If it feels like overkill I can pull the Pioneer from the Jeep and stealth install that.
     
  8. jakthebomb

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    I hope everything is going good, I am trying to put my AVH-X5500BHS into my Prius. Had it working perfectly in my now dead Acura TL. I have the JVC system in my Prius too. I might be doing the installation on Tuesday December 31st 2013.

    I love my Pioneer and am missing it dearly on every trip I have taken with the Prius. Can't wait to have it back in my car.
     
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    This is mine
     

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    Yes i have too ANYone solve the issue with the JBL/Nav where the nav doesn't say directions via speakers or the issue with the blue tooth not working either through speaker.. 1 last thing, the buttons for the blue tooth and the voice recognition doesn't work on steering wheel either..

    i dont mind running wires front he MFD if i knew which ones to make work on my avh-p4200dvd
     
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