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Old 07-26-2011, 01:30 PM
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Question New HU install ?? and cam ??

Hi everyone...
I just purchased a JVC head unit that will go into my '06 F250.
I am not sure how to take the stock unit out, or even take the fake wood dash out. So, if someone has pictures, a write-up or any other info on how to get the dash and radio out, please post it...
I just don't want to break any parts in the process.

Also, I am thinking about adding a rear view cam to the JVC. Who has one and what kind? Please post pics, info and so on. IIRC I saw a picture where someone put the cam into the plastic around the handle for the tail gate. I'd like to know how is the view, angle, height, does sun light affect it much? I like this location very much and would like to see some install pics if possible.

Any idea where to get the speed signal and the reverse signal (for the cam other than the rear lights)? One more: I guess I have to ground the wire for the emergency brake to watch DVDs while driving? Not me though, just the SO... she needs to be entertained...


So, like always, any input is much appreciated.

Thank you
FrankEGD
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:35 PM
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This thread will help you on dash removal. I put in a Pioneer unit using this guide.

Pioneer Avic U310-BT Install and Review

For the rearview cam, I got a Boyo license plate cam and wired it in. Works fine, but has some noise when the engine is running. Haven't figured out how to eliminate this yet. Signal to backup lights is behind the kickpanel drivers side under dash. Wiring goes into the engine compartment to a relay I think and then back to lights. Should be same wure color as wiring to backup lights at rear of truck.

For watching DVDs, the bypass is specific to your unit. Google it and you may find it. Newer units sometimes shut down DVD if the GPS section senses movement. For other you just ground the wire to the emergency brake.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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I switched to the 08 and up tailgate and got the factory backup camera and it looks and works great.
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Ok, getting closer...

Does anyone know where to get the VSS (vehicle speed sensor?) signal from?
Or is that (maybe a pink) wire in the stock harness, since the radio already has speed adjusted volume? The pink wire might be illumination though...

Thank you
FrankEGD

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:50 PM
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According to The12Volt.com it might be the grey/black wire in the harness under the driver side dash...

http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...asp~TID~106728

Can someone confirm that?

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FrankEGD

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Ok, getting closer...

Does anyone know where to get the VSS (vehicle speed sensor?) signal from?
Or is that (maybe a pink) wire in the stock harness, since the radio already has speed adjusted volume? The pink wire might be illumination though...

Thank you
FrankEGD
In my 2007 it was already there, as the stock HU had a speed-sensitive volume feature. Don't recall color, but Crutchfield instructions for install of the wiring harness identified it.
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Do you still have the instructions?

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:48 PM
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Do you still have the instructions?

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FrankEGD
No. I used a Scosche FD23B wiring harness to connect the stock plug to the Pioneer wiring. I think it had instructions.
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