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Just bought the Kenwood DNX-6960 for $721..., with questions.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by rmd0311, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    rmd0311

    rmd0311 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought the Kenwood DNX-6960. I had originally bought the Pioneer 3200BT from Amazon, but for some reason I changed my mind after I got it. Returned to Amazon and found the DNX 6960 on Amazon from Car Toys for only 721. I called Crutchfield and had them price match (Crutchfield has it for 899 rght now). Just got the shipment verification a few minutes, ago. Should have it by Wednesday and Installed on Thursday.

    Just two questions. Where do people usually run the gps wire? I read somewhere to drop it down the vent in the middle and then fish for the cable under the dash. Any easier way?

    Lastly, I want to put the mic in the head liner, Any tips on removing the pillar, or is it just take off the handle and pull? Other than that, I think I am good to go.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    Not sure on the GPS, I'm trying to decide as well.

    As far as the mic, you can take the pillar off by removing the handle. Same place I am looking to put it.

    Thanks for the tip on Crutchfield price matching, didn't know they did that.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    They only match from certain online stores. I had to call and try for a few. I will they you the do match from cartoys.com and sonicelectronix.com. GL finding a good deal. Can't wait to get this and install it.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    Any other answers to the GPS question? Where to drop the wire?
     
  5. Dec 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    I have a different Kenwood and I wedged the GPS wire/antenna between a portions of the dash/stereo opening. It works fine and I have full bars on the satellite signal. Just feel around and shove it up in there. It will be fine.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Mine is mounted under my dash and it works fine. Its at the top of the dash but still under it.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Installed... I ran the GPS cable between the windshield and the dash, then within the pillar. The mic I ran from the Compass than tucked the cable in the upper part of the windshield and down the a pillar. Looks clean. Actually looks exactly like this... Credits to JDrew for the pics. I copied him exactly on those two things. Check out his install here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/38849-kenwood-dnx9140-installed.html


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