Upgrading Shaker500 - Ford Mustang Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
V6 Member
S197 Member
mtu245's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 556
Upgrading Shaker500

Alright so as the title says. I'm in the process of hooking up the Metra dash kit 99-5826CH w/ mini touch screen. With a Single Din Pioneer HU, some Alpine component speakers up front with an external amp. Plus another amp for a 10'' subwoofer in a sealed enclosure.

First off, holy cow is this a lot of work!! I only finished hooking up the Headunit and Dash kit today. I prepped ran all the wires for the sub, speakers, and amp install tomorrow. So it should be easy tomorrow...hopefully. it was a PITA to run a 4gauge power wire through that small grommet on the passengers side. Lol looked way easier in the write-ups I read. My cable was way too big and had to cut and cut to find my wire to push through. Oh well its done now.

It is time consuming to tear the mustang down too, so make sure you plan for that. It is actually pretty easy to tear down the car. Just I was a little cautious of how hard to pull if things started breaking.

Anyways I will have to share some more feedback when I'm finished. I planned on taking pictures and doing a full write-up, but tbh I just didnt bother and just kept trucking along today. If anyone has any questions about it though feel free to ask.

Some plus though is that with the aftermarket HU and Metra kit you can still run SYNC through it. Steering wheel controls all worked without any programming. And when you hit the SYNC steering wheel buttons it automatically switches inputs on the HU and plays sync as on priority. I was impressed. Only issue is that if you amp your speakers, which I'm doing tomorrow, the SYNC prompts are supposedly super loud afterwards. Because there is no volume control for that ''SYnC lady''. So I think I might ditch the SYNC, but I will try running it to see how loud the prompts actually are.

Anyways a little review so far. Here's the equipment I bought in case someone is planning the same thing for their Shaker500.

DashKit: Metra 99-5826CH
Wiring Harness: AXXESS FRST (has SYNC and Steering Wheel controls). The 8' woofers in the doors work great too. The harness provides a Sub RCA for the door woofers. You just plug them into your pre-outs on your aftermarket HU.

Thanks for the read and I will update more tomorrow.

Sent from my Sony Tablet S using AutoGuide.Com Free App

2011 Kona Blue MT82 V6 Mustang Pony Package 3:31 Gear Ratio, Interior Upgrade Pkg, Security & Shaker500/Sync
Mods (in order of installed): AM Bama SCT SF3 Tuner w/ 87 Hybrid Tune, Airaid CAI, Hurst Billet Plus 2 Short Throw Shifter, Lethal O/R H Pipe w/ Stock Exhaust, Blacked-Out Tints on Rear Windows, Full Ceramic Tint on Front Windows, Metra Touchscreen Dash Adaptor, Single DIN Head Unit, 6.5'' Component Speakers Fronts, Stock Rear Speakers, 10'' Sealed Subwoofer, 4ch. and 1ch Amplifier. LED licence plate lights, LED interior dome lights, FRPP/Dynamic shocks and struts, SR Performance lowering springs, GT500 Strut Mounts, BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar, BMR LCA's, BMR Relocation Brackets. Rear Seat Delete.
mtu245 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012
GT Member
V6 Member
lcurle's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,868
Look at the grommet on the drivers side

2012 V6 Ingot Silver MT
2012 V6 Grabber Blue AT
1991 Ford F150
2005 Honda Civic
12v Guru
lcurle is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1