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Old 10-26-2016, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default T1N Passenger Side Lid?

Installed a new radio... head unit in the 2006 today. I learned a couple things.

On my 2004 the foam blocks inside the A pillars (crash related?) are held in place by the gray plastic covers. It is pretty easy to crack the inner foam pieces when the covers snap loose. The foam on the 2006 is held in place by 4 sheet metal screws.

The driver side top domed lid over the IC Instrument Cluster is just held by 2 screws in the front and then pops loose. That was handy for running the speaker wires, microphone wire, and a wire for my red interior LED light that are all mounted high in the headliner. My wife uses the red interior light at night when I'm driving. Red light doesn't kill night vision.

While running the passenger side speaker wires I figured that I could tip the "tray lid" up for access to help route the wires. As I carefully raised the lid it popped free completely. The passenger side tray lid above the air bag doesn't use fasteners. It just clips in.

The design makes sense. The passenger side tray lid and the driver side domed lid fit the same openings to help to accommodate left hand drive.

So running wires from the pillars to the radio and center switches got much easier after I learned how easy it is to remove the lids.

PassLid.jpg

PassLid01.jpg

With the small speaker cover off it was easy to grasp one edge of the tray lid and pop it loose. After the speaker cover was back in place I found that I needed to use an angled brake adjusting tool to get under the edge. I had that brake tool out already. A trim tool would be even better.

As an aside, the foam on the aftermarket speaker is to help to hold it in place and reduce possible rattles.

vic

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Might as well include the installation info that I have.

2006 Radio Installation

10/25/2016
Pioneer MVH-X370BT
Bluetooth, Memory Stick, Aux in, No CD player. Capable of at least 3 phones with Bluetooth.
The newer similar model is MVH-X380BT.

Pioneer Wiring = Purpose = OEM

BLK = Grd = Brown (16 gauge, not light gauge speaker)
Yel = Constant 12v B+ = Rd/YL
Red = Ignition = BK/RD
Blue/white = Power amp or antenna = BK (16 gauge)
Wht = L Frt Spkr + = BR/RD
Wht/Blk = L Frt Spkr - = BR (light gauge)
Gray = Rt Frt + = BR/RD
Gray/Blk = Rt Frt - = BK
Green = L Rear+ = ?? (None on Sound10)
Green/Blk = L Rear - = ??
Violet = R Rear + = ??
Violet/black = R Rear - = ??

OEM not used

Blu/Red/Wht = Speed
Yellow = K line TCM/Radio (Not on Soumd10)
DG/YL/BK = Mute
GY/DG/RD = Lamp Driver
Blue wire? = Sound10
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Default Re: T1N Passenger Side Lid?

BrennWagon went under with the wires vs over. More than one way to skin a cat.

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You can go under the dash pretty easily too. Just feed the wires down the front right side of the stereo housing, pop the shifter panel up, and run them out either side and then up the a pillar. Thatís how I did it. Pulling out the glove box allows unimpeded access to the passenger side
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Vic, what brand radio/model did you end up installing?
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Vic, what brand radio/model did you end up installing?
From above.

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2006 Radio Installation

10/25/2016
Pioneer MVH-X370BT
Bluetooth, Memory Stick, Aux in, No CD player. Capable of at least 3 phones with Bluetooth.
The newer similar model is MVH-X380BT.


Pioneer Wiring = Purpose = OEM

BLK = Grd = Brown (16 gauge, not light gauge speaker)
Yel = Constant 12v B+ = Rd/YL
Red = Ignition = BK/RD
Blue/white = Power amp or antenna = BK (16 gauge)
Wht = L Frt Spkr + = BR/RD
Wht/Blk = L Frt Spkr - = BR (light gauge)
Gray = Rt Frt + = BR/RD
Gray/Blk = Rt Frt - = BK
Green = L Rear+ = ?? (None on Sound10)
Green/Blk = L Rear - = ??
Violet = R Rear + = ??
Violet/black = R Rear - = ??

OEM not used

Blu/Red/Wht = Speed
Yellow = K line TCM/Radio (Not on Soumd10)
DG/YL/BK = Mute
GY/DG/RD = Lamp Driver
Blue wire? = Sound10
As usual, my choice was very much price driven. We've been happy with the unit. No CD was a minor mistake. We do miss the CD player because some friends have books on CD that we could otherwise borrow. We've used a cell phone for book access while traveling.

I'm certain that there are many choices. People with more knowledge than I have offer reviews on various sites.

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... some friends have books on CD that we could otherwise borrow.
Why does the word "rip" spring to mind?
(even Windows' Media player will do it, as fast as your CD can spin (i.e. 8x to 24x))

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Why does the word "rip" spring to mind?
...)

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Because the word LAZY is my reality it doesn't come to mine.

Actually, somewhere I do still have an ancient CD player with an 1/8" audio output which would work in the van. Refer up to my first sentence.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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