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06-28-2019 02:34 PM
Glen54 Will gladly post pictures of the finished product. Just waiting for the tray to get to M-B for the cassette holder. Not planning on doing anything interesting with the Fader control.
06-27-2019 11:39 AM
raed_jan Glen,
I'm happy that you were able to do the job your self.
I'm wondering if you will share some final pics with us? also if you ended up "re-purposing" the fader slot in the transmission wood trim for any other use (a USB stick for example..... Like what I did!)
06-17-2019 04:15 PM
Glen54 Really enjoying the new sound system. The Doors never sounded so good....

Regarding the rear head rests, I checked my Data Card and there they are:

SA code 430 Headrest in the Rear, Left and Right
06-17-2019 08:12 AM
355190E26 Glen congrats on completing your stereo system project. How does everything sound now that you have 4 channel sound?
Hope all of you had a great Father's day as well!
06-16-2019 11:58 PM
partnumber187
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Originally Posted by dolucasi View Post
Surprised yours have rear seat head rests, most cars do not (sportline and limited aditions do). Perhaps that is why it is not mentioned in Haynes.
On the open tray installation I seem to recall I had to take out the console again to mount that. I think the head unit is most likely in the way. Don't be surprised if that is the case. At least now I have a convenient place for garage door opener, sunglasses, iphone holder mounting.

Happy Fathers Day to all!
That the car has rear headrests stood out to me as well.

As for the pocket, they're extremely convenient. But in every car I've owned that had one I've ended up losing it because I, like raed_jan, am an adherent of the 2din head unit.

Congrats to Glen for his successful job and adding a notch to his wrenching experience belt, and Happy Fathers Day, friends.
06-16-2019 03:39 PM
dolucasi
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Just wanted to let people know that this project is finished thanks to all the help I got through this forum. I ended up running the cables through the passenger side channels with the plastic lids. Only had to take out one seat that way. Everything is in an working, except the power antennae which has a damaged circuit board.

One side note on this project, as I'm not very experienced at working on vehicles I rely on the Haynes manual for a lot of help. So when it came time to remove the rear seat and rear seat back I went to Haynes. The manual noted that removing the seat and the seat back is only a two wrench level of difficulty so it shouldn't be a challenge. Anyway the seat came out with a bit of a struggle but I got it out. When it came to the seat back it was very difficult. I read the few lines in Haynes several times as I thought I must be doing something wrong. After much struggling and foul language my wife suggested removing the headrests. Took them out and the seat back came out very easily. I re-read Haynes again and no where that I could see does it mention removing the head rests. As I said I'm new at this. (can't you tell...)

One final note, I priced the open tray to replace the cassette holder that dolucasi noted. The cost in southern Ontario is $61 plus tax and the part has to come from Germany.

Thanks again for all the help.
Surprised yours have rear seat head rests, most cars do not (sportline and limited aditions do). Perhaps that is why it is not mentioned in Haynes.
On the open tray installation I seem to recall I had to take out the console again to mount that. I think the head unit is most likely in the way. Don't be surprised if that is the case. At least now I have a convenient place for garage door opener, sunglasses, iphone holder mounting.

Happy Fathers Day to all!
06-15-2019 08:54 AM
Glen54 Just wanted to let people know that this project is finished thanks to all the help I got through this forum. I ended up running the cables through the passenger side channels with the plastic lids. Only had to take out one seat that way. Everything is in an working, except the power antennae which has a damaged circuit board.

One side note on this project, as I'm not very experienced at working on vehicles I rely on the Haynes manual for a lot of help. So when it came time to remove the rear seat and rear seat back I went to Haynes. The manual noted that removing the seat and the seat back is only a two wrench level of difficulty so it shouldn't be a challenge. Anyway the seat came out with a bit of a struggle but I got it out. When it came to the seat back it was very difficult. I read the few lines in Haynes several times as I thought I must be doing something wrong. After much struggling and foul language my wife suggested removing the headrests. Took them out and the seat back came out very easily. I re-read Haynes again and no where that I could see does it mention removing the head rests. As I said I'm new at this. (can't you tell...)

One final note, I priced the open tray to replace the cassette holder that dolucasi noted. The cost in southern Ontario is $61 plus tax and the part has to come from Germany.

Thanks again for all the help.
06-11-2019 12:22 PM
raed_jan Glen,
If your car worth keeping, I suggest going with a double din install.
See mine.
Also see the scope of work to do it.

Good luck
06-09-2019 10:35 AM
dolucasi
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Originally Posted by partnumber187 View Post
IMO the better option is to run the cabling down the sides of the car. There are channels with plastic lids for the factory wiring. As mentioned the seats don't have to come out, but it will make the job easier and it would be an excellent time to clean the carpet.
I did the same for running cables to the added powered subwoofer. Still hard to push the wires thru the channels but the fishing steel-tape (for running wires in conduits) really made it easy. This is where the original speaker wires were also pulled thru, so I just followed the same path.

On the fader wheel, it is only useful if you have kids/passengers in the back and you are constantly adjusting the fading.
Degrades sound quality and available power from the amp. I kept it in for originality but perhaps best to bypass it.

- Cheers!
06-08-2019 05:18 PM
Josh Drop the knee bolster pieces on either side of the dash, and you should be able to guide the wires to the center console fairly easy enough. You may have to remove some of the ducting, but I didn't have to. Taking the glove box out on the passenger side will make it super easy to access the right front speaker.
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