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#1 Leeintheconquest

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

I finally have some good tunes in the Quest!!   Over the weekend I installed a Kenwood Dual Din head unit and steering wheel control adapter.  Works great and looks even better.  It was breeze to put in as well.  I did open up the mounting holes on the factory brackets a bit but not much was needed.  I think the best part is it looks like it could be a stock unit.

I'll try to get some pics up soon.





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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:41 PM

Is this a New Model Kenwood unit, &  if so, let us in on it & the adapter used. I know there has always been alot of interest about a swap & utilizing thne steering controls. I have an 88' that came w/ a double din something... but no access to the steering wheel controls.  Thanx!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

Yes on pics  I'm interested
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

I'm going to take the wiring diagram for the stereo from the FSM and draw in the adapter wiring at some point as well.  I found the wiring on this forum, but a diagram to me is far better than words.

The Kenwood is new.  It is a DPX308U model.  The adpater is a PAC SW1 Jack.  There are many models of head units out there that are steering wheel control compatable with an adapter.  I found all major brands offer it on some models.

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#5 Leeintheconquest

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

I attached a drawing I made in the previous post.....as I'm not to good with posting pics on this site yet.  Hope it helps.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Can you post pictures of the Kenwood unit installed in your car?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

I'll see if I can't find some tonight or take some new ones for you.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Pics please. I thought about installing one in mine.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

Well I have pics for you guys for can't seem to get them on here......as usual.  This should not be this difficult.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

looks good for a double din.  I wish i could do that install but i'm so paranoid someone might get brave and break into my car and try to steal it.  Plus i moved my HVAC there so i could have cup holders installed in my car lol

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for the picture, looks awesome.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thanks guys.  I don't drive her much and live in a good area so I'm not to worried about any one stealing it.........the stereo would be the least of my worries if that happened.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

Like that a lot.Love the double din vs single and having to use that useless tray(spacer) piece of crap.finaaly getting close to being able to drive with good tunes.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

Looks so good with the stock starwars color, how much was the unit?
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

I bought one for my blue '88 last month, I got it from Crutchfield for $200:

http://www.crutchfie...od-DPX308U.html

I love it so much, I'm gonna order one for my red '88 soon.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Nice does the double din change colors?
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

View PostTRACK BEAST, on 03 July 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

Nice does the double din change colors?

Oh yeah, it has about 24 colors to choose from.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

awesome. might as well get one of these for my quest!
White 87 TSI   
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Fiji Blue 88 SHP
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R04 Red TSI
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

Ya it looks good.  Love the USB port.   The orange matches the rest of the guages great.   The unit was was pretty easy to install as well.  Did open up a couple of the factory mounting holes as they didn't liine up quite right, but think this will change from car to car.  I did install the steering wheel controls adaptor but I'm not sure if would again.




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