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Old 12-30-2010, 03:34 AM
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5th gen after market stereo install...

I just bought a Sony Xplod head unit and am trying to figure out the easiest way to wire it up. Any input would be much appreciated. I searched for a few hours online and on here and couldn't find anything to help. Either or a wiring map so I can do it the old fashion way or a plug an play adapter or somthing. Thank you.
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

Just go to your local best buy or car audio store and ask for a wiring adapter for your car. You will also need either a soldering iron or good crimps and some electrical tape. Match the colors and connect the wires from the adapter to the Sony wiring harness and plug them together...

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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

Plug and play harness is the best way to do it. You don't need to solder it, but thats the most reliable. I use butt connectors.
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

Walmart has the connector for $5 I believe. Then, you connect the red for red, yellow to yellow etc.

I think soldering iron ($1 dollar store) and heat shrink wrap ($2 Harbor Freight) should do the connections really good.
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

Try Crutchfield.com
There units come with all you need, wiring adapter and clear instructions and tell you if the unit will work with or without modifications. Just purchased a double din Clarion from Crutchfield, 1 hour install, works great!
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

definately get an adaptor, and if youre good with a soldering iron then do it as well as heat shrink it (or electric tape like i used to do). you dont want to hard wire it, i had an eclipse that was hardwired and i had so many issues with it, i had to get an adaptor and redo the original wire harness.
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

heres what ive done for both of the head units ive had in my car.

simply take a trip to walmart and buy the 'plug and play' harness for your car. then you find the spot in the manual for your new head unit that tells you what the different wires are for. then you just start matching them up with the harness from walmart. i would recommend soldering them but it is certainly not needed.
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Re: 5th gen after market stereo install...

Thanks for all the sugesstions guys. Got the connector from autozone thought I was gonna have to goa fryas or bestbuy, lucked out I guess lol. All new rockford fosgate 6x9 in the rear 6.5 in the front with new tweeters. Looks pretty damn good. Got a sony xplod head pumpin I think around 50watts x4 I think I'm gonna have to fork out for an am to bring the 6x9s to life though but we will see. Thanks
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