New Radio Installed

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by medicmatt, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. medicmatt

    medicmatt Member 100 Posts

    Well, I finally have my new radio 100% ready to go. I took out the stock radio and installed a Kenwood DNX6180. For those that don't know me, and that's most of you, I am not a mechanically or electrically inclined individual. This was my first attempt at wiring anything. As a general rule, the extent of my wiring is insert plug into outlet, step away.

    My wiring was pretty good, only missed one minor hook up which was easy to fix. The biggest issue I ran into was that I bought an aftermarket iPod/iPhone cable because Crutchfield didn't have it in stock and found it on eBay cheaper. Well you get what you pay for. The aftermarket cable wouldn't interact properly and kept dropping connection with the radio, couldn't handle the data transfer correctly, and just was a waste. So I bought the correct cable from BestBuy and installed it. Now everything is working perfectly, and I'm thrilled. I'm thrilled because I have an in-dash navigation system now, but more importantly, I'm thrilled because I managed to do this myself.

    I do have to give some thanks to [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] for putting up with some questions and helping me make sure I was looking at things the right way. You helped me a bunch man, thanks.

    Here's some pictures of what it looks like now.

    kenwood1.jpg kenwood2.jpg kenwood3.jpg
  2. UpsetProps

    UpsetProps Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Looks good.

    Do your steering wheel controls work with this?
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Nice unit... Good luck and DON'T GET LOST!!! LOL

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