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Old 07-26-2012, 10:13 PM
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Radio install difficulty?

Hey guys im looking at the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD for my 2000 super duty, I was wondering does anyone have this unit? Also on a scale of 1-10 whats the difficulty level of installing a unit like this in my truck im pretty new to this stuff, or would I be further ahead to have best buy install it.....
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:40 PM
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Stereo install is ridiculously easy. Buy the wire harness and dash kit you need, connect your wires from the new radio's harness to the wire harness you buy with either butt connectors, or solder, scotch lock connectors, or whatever your fancy. That can be done in the house. Pull out your factory stereo, and unplug the wires, slide the dash kit in, plug the new wires in slide the new radio in, done. I installed my DVD/NAV unit in about 45 minutes. If your new pioneer is a double din, you'll have to trim the lip that's below the stereo to get it to fit.
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Stereo install is ridiculously easy. Buy the wire harness and dash kit you need, connect your wires from the new radio's harness to the wire harness you buy with either butt connectors, or solder, scotch lock connectors, or whatever your fancy. That can be done in the house. Pull out your factory stereo, and unplug the wires, slide the dash kit in, plug the new wires in slide the new radio in, done. I installed my DVD/NAV unit in about 45 minutes. If your new pioneer is a double din, you'll have to trim the lip that's below the stereo to get it to fit.
The only thing is he has a DVD player, so it'll have a that they will "want" him to tap into the Parking Brake line. That wire is so that you can't watch DVDs or mess with the Navigation while the truck is moving. You're suppose to engage the brake and it'll let you mess with those to.

I can't remember how to do it, but I know you can probably hook it up to an accessory switch to bypass it. I think the new ones now you have to engage it, disengage it, and re engage it so that you can play movies. My friend just installed one in his 350Z.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:10 PM
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Don't need a switch, you just need to ground the parking brake wire in the harness for the stereo. Looks like you need a relay for this model, found this on the net
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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Sounds like a plan. Like I said, I don't know how to do it and I guess what to do lol. I know at work we put pioneer radio's in the Subaru's and there is a tap splice that goes on the parking brake signal wire.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:28 AM
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Pioneer got sneaky, on my last 2 I just had to switch the mute wire in the harness and ground it.
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