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Tips on installing flip down DVD player

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BreezyTaco, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    BreezyTaco

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    I am purchasing an Alpine flip down DVD player, and wanted somebody's opinion on installation. I called a local place and they quoted me $150, which isnt a bad price, but I could use that money and purchase a skid plate, so difficult level would be nice. Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Mine wasnt a flip down but I had a indash dvd player the one that doesnt flip out. I dont know anything about installing decks but it was pretty easy for me to install it. My friend who doesnt know much about decks has a flip down and he said it was easy putting it in. I'd give it a 2 out of 5 5 being the most difficult
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    I'm sorry I mean the backseat flipdown from the dome light. I have a pioneer DVD deck, but want something for my kids to watch on the road.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my bad i feel like a dumbass now haha
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    I am doing that here in FEB. I talked to MR. Marv and he said that he doesnt know of a write up but to check youtube or something like that. If you get it done before me then do a write up please with pics. If not when I get home In Feb i will do a write up
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    Sounds good, I should have mine by at least the 11th of next month.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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  8. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Sounds good, I purchased mine off ebay for about 450, just dont know if I am inclined in tearing into the header. Might call bestbuy and get a quote from them, at least if they mess it up they will most likely replace everything.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Just got mine installed from a local place in San Diego, (Car Audio Heaven) and they told me that the dome lights wont turn on when the doors are open because of a kilovoltage problem?! This sounds like bull crap to me, anyone ever heard of this?
     
  10. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    If it were me installing something like this I'd do it like this...

    Wood glue two identical boards together (basically double stack) and use silicone to secure them to the roof with the headliner off. Yes, silicone can be used as a glue to fasten stuff to things like sheet metal and glass. If you think it wont hold grab a calculator and start doing surface area math.

    So now you've got a sweet mounting surface inside your roof that fits under the headliner. Then you can bolt stuff up through the headliner and not drill through the roof metal at all. :)
     
  11. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    That sounds great, but what about the dome light question? This is eating me up thinking that these guys jipped me a nice install. I mean everything works great, and the DVD is amazing from what I can tell now, but the dome lights not turning on may be a little thing but it is killing me, maybe I should just let it go and oh well about it, but what would you do?
     
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