BAC5.2 Posted April 27, 2009 Share Posted April 27, 2009 OK, so I am running into a dead-end with the OEM 6-disc swap. I know it COULD work, but the combination of modifying and interchanging parts is less than exciting. Ultimately, my goal was to have the setup that the H6 cars could have. 6-CD changer and OEM Navigation. It's starting to sound like that is going to be more and more difficult to acheive. My incentive for the OEM nav was to keep as OEM a look as possible. I don't want some jackass to bust into my car while it's parked in Washington DC to steal my radio. Plus, I like the clean lines of the OEM setup. I do have a Kenwood DNX-7100 touch-screen Navigation unit that I was trying to sell. So I could get an AVO/Rallitek/Japanparts double-din housing for the dash, and place the unit up there, right? No problem. BUT, I don't want to use this unit as my headunit. I only really want it for navigation and iPod control purposes. So, would it be possible to wire it all up, but for the speaker outputs, simply to tie the left and right front outputs into what effectively becomes a stereo 3.5mm jack, and plug that into the AUX-input of my OEM headunit? I DO have a 6-disc CD changer for that headunit, which I could just put in the back of the car. That's less than ideal, but at least I would have sattelite radio, and better iPod control with the new unit. Can anyone see anything glaringly wrong with this setup? The OEM knobs would all remain functional (because they would be being used...) and the AUX-IN control would operate as normal as well. The only downside is the fact that I will have exposed buttons from the Kenwood, which doesn't look OEM at all. I'm awaiting a reply from Kenwood to see if one of their other touch-screen monitors would work with this unit, so I could simply have a normal screen without buttons. Has anyone done this? Any input? I don't have any problem with the OEM headunit. It all seems to operate just fine, my only complaint being radio reception. I feel like this would probably work pretty well. But I haven't actually looked at wiring to see if it will work. Does anyone have any pics of a car with a double-din mounted in that location? Thanks! [URL="http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/proper-flip-key-interesti-159894.html"]Flip Key Development Thread[/URL] "Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." - E. Hubbard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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