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Kenwood DDX-712 Install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ShaneG, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Dec 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    ShaneG

    ShaneG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just had a buddy of mine give me his DDX-712 which I plan on installing as soon as I get dash kit, harness, etc on order. Questions - the deck comes with what you see in the pic below, which is basically the necessary wires and the deck itself. No sleeve is attached. For those of you with this unit, or any similar unit for that matter, did you find that you actually needed the sleeve or did you do without?

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    Judging from what I've read, I think I'll be going with the Metra dash kit and hardware (harness, steering wheel adapter.) Sounds like it's of a better quality. Any particular retailer or online site that you guys would recommend? Ditto with getting the bluetooth module for this stereo - any particular site that sells them on the cheap?

    Thanks!

    Shane
     
  2. Dec 25, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    easyeatlanta

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    I just installed a different unit but it was a double din and it made me reuse the stock brackets which worked perfectly and the sleeve was not needed
     
  3. Dec 25, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks....
     
  4. Dec 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Another couple of questions related to the install of this unit.

    First, I've got the iPod/iPhone cable which utilizes an audio/video 3.5mm jacks on the back of the stereo. I was hoping to keep the OEM auxiliary jack functioning. Would I be able to do so by installing a Y-connector in the back of the stereo (male-female-female)?

    Also, I am picking up a KCA-BT300 Bluetooth module for hands-free and music streaming. For those of you who are using these separate modules, where did you mount them?

    Thanks....
     
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