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Kenwood DNX9140 Installed.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JDrew, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    JDrew

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  2. May 28, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    Leer Cap Kenwood DNX 9140 Boyo back up cam HD Raido Sirius Weather Tech Mats Memphis Audio, Valentine One radar,Tinted windows,Wet Okole's, Bed mat.
    Actually, its 145.. (two Sides) If this was the only thing it would be different. There is a list of shit that has done wrong or was never done. So far I have been polite.. Thanks for listening..
     
  3. May 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Again, sorry to hear about the problem. I know it ruins the excitement of getting it, been there many times myself! Just think thought, in a few days, you'll be fine and have your new unit kickin'! Can you take your stuff somewhere else and have them install it?
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Hey boxxed, I still have my 2 fronts (6X9 with the plastic mounting brackets). I'll send them to you for way less than 145. Let me know. They were only in the truck for a couple of days.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    Boxxed.. get yours installed yet?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    Friggin awesome! Love Kenwood :D
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    No still waiting. What a big pain in the ass. The place where I pre-ordered it from is in the process of becoming an authorized dealer. So he cant ordered it till he is a dealer. I talked with the Kenwood rep and he confirmed that it takes a little while. Rep said he would try to order for me. I should no more this week.

    Ill keep you posted...

    Thanks..
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Are they for the 09 Tacoma. What about the tweeters?
     
  9. Jun 14, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    Nice write up and congrats on the new HU.

    I have a question about the locations for the voice
    control and for the microphone. How are they
    working out for you?

    Any tips that you would like to share about your
    install, any issues you ran into?

    Thanks and some rep for you.:)

    Jace
     
  10. Jun 14, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    Thanks for the rep! ;)

    The microphone location is working out well. Everyone seems to hear me just fine without any echo.

    The voice control switch location isn't the best, I will probably move it to the center console somewhere or on the floor so it can be foot activated.

    As far as install tips, the 9140 has a ton of wires (5.1 pre-outs, sub pre-outs etc.) Take your time and tuck those in, as there isn't a whole lot of room beind the new HU.

    Here's the splash screen I now use instead of the drab blue Kenwood one.

    TOYOTA.JPEG
     
  11. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Appreciate the advice, looking to start my upgrade in
    the coming week. :D

    Have fun playing around with your head-unit. I like the new
    wall. Hopefully I won't run into any snags.

    Jace
     
  12. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    Make sure you post some pics!

    You going with the 9140 as well?
     
  13. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    Yeah man I got the 9140.

    I'll post pics and do a writeup, it will
    take me awhile, but it will be good fun.
     
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    That is some slick HU. Very cool!!
     
  15. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Ask visa or my wife. They both constantly remind me how much I've got left to spend.
    Hdrew, I'm looking at the DNX5140 and wanted to know what you thought about it. It's more in my price range since I'm saving money for other mods but want a solid system.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    how did you route the wires for your antenna? cant see them in the pic you have on here.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    It's another great unit from Kenwood. If you don't plan on using bluetooth or super high end audio, it will do great. If you plan on using bluetooth or adding it in the future, go to the 6140. (Usually 200.00 or so difference.)

    The 7140 is another great unit that features the bigger screen as well as the built-in bluetooth.

    It all depends on what you plan to get out of your system and so forth.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Ask visa or my wife. They both constantly remind me how much I've got left to spend.
    Thanks for the info, I'm wanting to upgrade since the 09 radio/cd is a POS but I'm not needing anything industrial strength like your. I'll probably have invested as much in my whole system as you have in your head unit.
     
  19. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    If you drop the wire down the vent on the dash in the center, it comes out behind the radio. No drilling, no fuss. You may have to pry a little under the dash with a small screwdriver to make enough room for the connector to come through, but only took about 3 minutes to run it total.

    Hope that helps! :cheers:
     
  20. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    I think you'll be suprised how much better your stock speakers will sound with the 5140. It'll be so much cleaner as well as more range.:headbang:
     
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