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Old 01-19-2012, 07:15 AM
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New Head Unit

i am looking for local deals on a used nav head unit for my 6.4. i have no skill with this kind of stuff but thoughti could save a buck by finding a used unit.

so heres my question. Lets say i find a used pioneer AVIC. Is there anything else i need to purchase to be able to have it installed? Harness? etc?
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:17 AM
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I don't believe you will need any additional harnesses unless you want to add additional features like BlueTooth integration, iPod integration, etc.. Here's the installation manual if you want to take a look.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pi...Manual0228.pdf
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:23 AM
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thats a sweet *** unit i used to have one....every additional option u would like besides the base like he said ipod/xm satilite radio u will need an additional piece comes with the nav disk and antenna so if u just want to play dvd's/listen to radio and find ur way to the gas station u will be good also look around online for the unit u want when i bought mine best buy wanted like 1000.00 or something like that and i found it online for less than 600 i dont remember what place i got it from because it was so long ago but just fyi u can find i much much cheeper online and that price i paid was not for a referbished one either it was brand spanking new.....gl........
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Yep, and if you can find a Z1 or a Z2, you can easily upgrade it (software wise) to a Z3 very easily. I've done that with my Z2.
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I don't believe you will need any additional harnesses unless you want to add additional features like BlueTooth integration, iPod integration, etc.. Here's the installation manual if you want to take a look.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pi...Manual0228.pdf
you mean no additional harnesses than the ones that are provided with the unit new right? its it good odds to find a used unit that still has all of the harnesses? everyone removes these when removing the unit?
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You will need an adapter harness to hook the included Pioneer brand harness to your factory stereo plugs with cutting up your factory wiring... Those cost about $10 and are super easy to install.
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you mean no additional harnesses than the ones that are provided with the unit new right? its it good odds to find a used unit that still has all of the harnesses? everyone removes these when removing the unit?
If you are buying used, I would contact seller and make sure all wiring is included so you will know what you will need or not need when you receive it.

Its been a long time since I looked at the back of mine, or talked to the installer, but Eric may be right about the adapter harness. Don't recall it though at the moment.

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Were you able to find a wire to auto dim your head unit to match your dash lights?

If yes, where is it and what color?
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Well, I do have mine wired to match my head unit. But I'm not sure which wire it is. I had it installed by an installer and they found the wire(s) to connect so it would auto dim with the dash lights.
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Spend a few dollars and buy a wiring harness. The wires are labeled for each function (yes, including the dimmer) and then it will just plug into the factory plug. I installed a Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD and several accessories... really simple. Even if you buy used you can get the Pioneer installation guides and manuals from the Pioneer website.
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