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I am wanting to put a new headunit in my '05, but the stock radio is SO large I am afraid of the trim ring they might put in. Has anyone had a Sony, Kenwood, in-dash tv, anything put in? Did the plastic trim piece all plastic, or is there an opening above or below the unit for storage? Anyone with pictures also?? Appreciate it!!
 

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I installed a Pioneer headunit on my own using the din adapter for the 2004+ F-150, and a 2003+ Ford wiring harness adapter. The harnesses are dependant on whether or not you have a Shaker 500/1000 system in the vehicle. Crutchfield is a great place to purchase a headunit, as they include all harnesses and din adapters that you would need. Here is a photo of my installation with the same din adapter that Crutchfield would send you: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/mark937/IM000186.jpg

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nice setup. Did they send the trim piece with it? I didn't even think of checking them out. Next on my list. Appreciate the pic!
 

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looks good! now all I have to do is get some cash.
 

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Ants2005stang said:
nice setup. Did they send the trim piece with it? I didn't even think of checking them out. Next on my list. Appreciate the pic!
Yes, they do. You just put in your vehicle info, and it automatically adds the needed items to your cart for free. I got all my parts locally because of a friend's employee discount. But it's the same stuff that Crutchfield sends.
 

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rfbandit said:
I installed a Pioneer headunit on my own using the din adapter for the 2004+ F-150, and a 2003+ Ford wiring harness adapter. The harnesses are dependant on whether or not you have a Shaker 500/1000 system in the vehicle. Crutchfield is a great place to purchase a headunit, as they include all harnesses and din adapters that you would need. Here is a photo of my installation with the same din adapter that Crutchfield would send you: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/mark937/IM000186.jpg

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Is that a real engine start button? I saw them online today and bookmarked it, was 70bucks. If its real how hard was it to install?
 

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Is that a real engine start button? I saw them online today and bookmarked it, was 70bucks. If its real how hard was it to install?
It's a real one. I bought it online from handa-accessories. Cost about $40 shipped. It's for a 2004-05 S2000. There are instructions on how to do it on another forum.
 

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delurker- nice setup. Thats what i was thinking of doing. What kinda CD player is that? Very different looking.
 

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I have the Pioneer AVIC-D1 with Navi System. I bought it at savinglots.com at the price of 1199.99. At several local dealers here in NC they want from 1699.99 to 1899.99 for this unit. Took about 1.5 hours to install. Will need to get a VSS signal item to run this. On the 2005 they don't have a VSS signal like the older mustangs. Just a magnet that is installed on the drive shaft and a there is a small item that picks up the pulses of the magnet turning. Love this head unit.
 

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Phil Madren said:
I have the Pioneer AVIC-D1 with Navi System. I bought it at savinglots.com at the price of 1199.99. At several local dealers here in NC they want from 1699.99 to 1899.99 for this unit. Took about 1.5 hours to install. Will need to get a VSS signal item to run this. On the 2005 they don't have a VSS signal like the older mustangs. Just a magnet that is installed on the drive shaft and a there is a small item that picks up the pulses of the magnet turning. Love this head unit.
Ok, Pardon my ignorance. I am planning on installing the AVIC-D1 with Nav in my 06' Mustang GT when it arrives. What is this VSS signal. Thanks
 

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Ok, Pardon my ignorance. I am planning on installing the AVIC-D1 with Nav in my 06' Mustang GT when it arrives. What is this VSS signal. Thanks
VSS = Vehicle Speed Sensor
 

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How does that work with the NAV unit.
 

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Ants2005stang said:
delurker- nice setup. Thats what i was thinking of doing. What kinda CD player is that? Very different looking.
It's an Eclipse head unit - the car's at the shop and I can't for the life of me remember the model number, but I've had it a few years (Mustang is the 4th car it's been installed in) and I'm sure that particular model isn't being made anymore. They still use that style faceplate on the newer models. I'm really happy with it - it was cheaper than most of the high-end decks and has great sound quality and features. It controls an 8-disk cd changer that's under the passenger seat and I've never had any problems with either one of them.

Below it is an Audio Control HPX, which I also really like.
 

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If you are upset at some of the AVIC-D1 Problems Like,
Why so many motion lockdown procedures and Removing the Warning Message that requires you to press "OK" to continue. and No way to download custom background images like the AVIC-N2 allows you to.

If enough people Complain, Pioneer may issue an update to correct them....

Pioneer Customer Service Link
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/contact/us/0,,2076_138787615,00.html


Pioneer AVIC-D1 install

http://www.wieduwilt.us/mustang/default.asp_files/AVIC D1-1.JPG

http://www.wieduwilt.us/mustang/default.asp_files/AVIC D1-3.JPG

Used a 2004 F150 Install Kit works great on the 2005 - 06 Stang
 

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Ddx-8017

I reciently had the DDX-8017 unit install with:

1. Replaced all speakers with JL's
2. XM smart reciever to SIRUS interface
3. KNA-G510 Navigation Unit
4. 6 Channel 450w amp
5. Kenwood Powered Center Speaker (A must for DVD Movies)
6. 12" powered JL Sub in the trunk

This system rocks! I love the ease of use and sound quality. Some people don't like were I mounted the center speaker but I refuse to stick it on the dashboard where it can be easily seen and possible whether damage. The unusual location works great and not noticed right away.
This unit has so many features it'll take you some time to tune it to your specs (Which for a techie is fun) and manual is very vague.

I highly recommend this unit for the 05 Mustang. Having the stock V6 and no Shaker unit made the install much easier from all the complaints I've been reading about upgrading those systems.

Heres a few pics of the DDX-8017 and Kenwood KNA-G510 Nav Unit.
 

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