Got this installed today and I am very satisfied. I read all the reviews at Amazon and another place and it made me a little worried. It is true that the display is too bright and the buttons are a little small, but I think the sound is very good. And now I can listen to my iPod through auxiliary and play mp3 disks to boot!<br><br>The only problem was that Best Buy raped me with the install. By the time it was all said and done the install cost more than the stereo. <br>It would be nice to install this stuff yourself if you can.<br><br>
exactly. that's why i ended up just buying my car stereo w/ auxiliary from BB b/c then the installation is free (of course, they mark it up to cover those costs, no doubt). i was reading about self installations, but some of these new stereos need special tools or something. they want to keep the installers in business.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
I couldn't have done it. They need mounting kits, and holes drilled and blah, blah, blah, Zzzzzz...<br><br>That kind of stuff just isn't for me. Even if I get raked over the coals its better than spending my whole day doing a crappy-ass job and hating every minute of it.<br><br>
my jeep stereo stayed on when i turned the car off and even when i removed the key. it didn't turn off until i opened the door. <br><br>the stereo i installed won't let me turn the car off, but not completely off -- you know, that state where the engine stops running, but the power windows will still work and the fan keeps blowing through the vents. sometimes i like to get somewhere and shut my car off and listen to the radio, but this one forces me to have the car running. do you think that's a mistake in the installation or are some car stereos just sucky like that?<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
My son got one of those head units installed in his car so he could play his iPod. At BestBuy, of course. Between this that and the next thing (a yoke--what in the good Lord's name is a yoke, I ask!), it cost him a heck of a lot of bucks.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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no no no. i mean that state where you park your car and then turn your key to the off position, but not all the way to the position where you can remove it (in between ignition and removing your key). this is when your car comes to life in everything but the engine running (just before you turn it on). my stereo doesn't work in this state. it has to wait for the car to turn completely on. that doesn't seem right to me.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Turn the key all the way to the AUX position - this is "past" the off position. This powers the car electrical while Not running - should be in the cars owners manual. Trips up car owners sometimes more so with older car models <br><br>
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Glad you liked it - there's always going to be a few bad reviews on anything you buy- you can drive yourself nuts with the bad ones, because then you become something of a techo-hypochondriac. Everything that's 'wrong' in the bad reviews, you notice even more because you're aware of them...<br><br>So the volume with the iPod is okay and everything?<br><br><br>
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