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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Rucas, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    So today after waking up at 4am and working a 5-12 shift, i tried to put my head unit in.....and let me say, whatever steps that are missing from the write ups, are the most crucial. After removing the factory HU I began looking at the Pioneer HU and noticed that there was only one place to plug one of those clip things with all the wires into, and the factory had 3!!

    After working on that for something to the tune of 5 hours, i decided to give up.

    It was just all so confusing and for anyone out there its not just a un-plug, plug-in deal, its a lot more confusing.

    The trucks going to bestbuy on wednesday to get it installed properly.

    Fail.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    you just gotta splice the wires together, they're color coded.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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  4. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    mmm i dont think so? Im not a total noob if thats what you were getting at.

    I just didnt know what to do, there were three connectors comming from the factory unit and only one place to plug a new one into the pioneer unit. none of the colors matched up.

    factory: White, white/brown stripe, red, red/white stripe, green, green/white stripe, blue/white stripe, and i think two more.

    the pioneer didnt have any of these.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    i know i know. im on a time cruntch and want it in by monday or ill be driving 3 hours to the snow listening to road noise.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    what kind of HU unit did you buy?
     
  7. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    pioneer.....DEH4000hd
    something along those lines
     
  8. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    you do have the wiring kit that plugs in to the factory harness, and not just the harness that came with the pioneer, right?
     
  9. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    i have the wiring harness that came with the pioneer kit, and all the stiff that i unpluged from the factory kit are in the "hole" where the factory one came out.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    I think you need the wiring harness for the truck. It will match the plugs t your truck, and you have to splice the ends of the wires on the wiring harness to the ends of the wires that plug into the back of the new head unit.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    This is the only one that comes up on Crutchfield a Pioneer DEH-4100UB. There are some installations guides on there site.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    hmmmm...?

    Ya i think i have the plug that goes into the pioneer HU, but you have to get ANOTHER harness/plug thing to match them up?

    Still dont get how you go from 3 plugs, to just 1 in the pioneer.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    ya its that one + HD reciever also.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    sounds like your missing the piece that makes the install easy, there are kits that plug into the factory harness that say on the indivigual wires what corisponding wire to splice into on the pioneer clip. making it so easy you dont even have to be in the truck to do it
     
  15. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    hahahahahahaha.....well jokes on me!

    well thats nice to know 5 hours later. lol

    so i would get one of these miracle plugs from where?
     
  16. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    you seem to like best buy they probly have one in stock
     
  17. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    haha well thanks for clearing that one up, now i can rest easy. its still going to best buy because i dont want to mess anything else up before the trip.


    thanks for the replies
    (been up since 4am)
    good night
    (only 8pm)
     
  18. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Ill post some pix tomorrow of what it looks like.

    Getting up at 4am again...funn
     
  19. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Your problem is that you don't have a wiring harness to go between the truck and the head unit. It will make the install 100% plug and play.

    I would highly recommend NOT taking your truck to Best Buy.
     
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