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Paulluap 01-19-15 01:19 PM
Hi Everyone. My name is Paul and I'm from New Zealand. Chris has suggested that I write a thread on how I built my motorised car stereo. This thread will be about how I built the motorised head unit and hopefully give you ideas on how to build your own. I built this unit back in 1995, Most parts...
Chris from Washington 11-22-14 03:59 PM
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Night mode Alpine ILX F309
Anybody knows how to automatically dim the background light at night? I am using android auto and it seems that it does not switch to night mode automatically. Anyone has the same problem? Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
2 Days Ago 04:11 PM
by angus705
2 Car Audio Discussion
Possible Uses for Head Unitís Built-In Amp, 5 Channel Amp Install
Hi, Thank-you for any input or suggestions: I have purchased a 1996 Ford 15 passenger long Van which I am changing into a 11 pass "fun party/camping trips" van. At appropriate times I want to be able to throw open the side double barn doors and other doors and blast the music from the 6- 6x8...
5 Days Ago 09:40 AM
0 Car Audio Discussion
Please help volvo speaker upgrade
Hello guys, I have a 2013 volvo v40 with medium level trim. I already have a 250watt MB quart subwoofer and a 2 channel alpine bbx amp (i know i will have to get a 4 channel amp). Now i want to upgrade the rest of my sound sistem but i dont know how much i have to pay for speakers to make it...
1 Week Ago 05:15 AM
by Kostiqui
0 Car Audio Discussion
Member roll call
Who is still alive? Tag users you remember in the tag user box above, and let's see who comes back. This old forum is still here, just waiting for someone to post something! Use the classifieds, post in the garage, post something! ( 1 2 3)
1 Week Ago 09:51 AM
by ridr4lif
24 Off Topic
What Could Go Wrong and funny Gifs
We haven't done this in awhile Post funny gifs you've found :argh ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2 Weeks Ago 01:21 PM
by Chris from Washington
304 Off Topic
Need advice for my project
Hello everyone! I am planning to install german-maestro concept line speakers in my e36 m3 coupe. I have to put a squeeker with 4" speaker into my door, 5.25 speaker in the legs and 6" or 6x9 (with adapter) behind. I plan to put coaxials behind and composites in front, but i have more questions...
2 Weeks Ago 06:48 AM
by OnYrMrk
1 Speaker Help
New install problems
Iíve done a lot of my own installs nothing fancy but I know enough to get buy. I have 2 subs 12Ē in a band pass box run by a 2/1 580 watt amp. Iíve never had a box before with 2 subs and only 1 speaker input in the back. The stero sounds fine but out of nowhere the subs just stop and the green...
2 Weeks Ago 06:42 PM
by Chris from Washington
8 Amplifier Help
Alpine iLX-107 head unit draining my car battery in only a few days ??
I'd like to hear from others who have installed the Alpine iLX-107 head unit and if anyone is having an abnormal amp draw resulting in low or dead car battery. The short story - I have a 2008 Mustang GT with the Shaker 500 sound system and no battery issues at all. I have a Optima yellow top...
2 Weeks Ago 09:56 AM
by Chris from Washington
3 Deck Help
Going multiple amps in a 02 Tahoe, upgrade alternator or extra batteries?
I want to put 2 Kenwood amps in my Tahoe, (i believe the stock alternator is 135 amp) and each amplifier draws 65 amps. What do I need to do? New to electrical upgrading.
3 Weeks Ago 02:03 PM
by Chris from Washington
1 Car Performance and Modification
Head unit restarts when touched
I have an Alpine CDA-9813. Anytime I touch the faceplate (to change stations, adjust settings, et), the head unit restarts like I just turned the car on, replaced the faceplate after its been removed or pressed the power button on the remote. Iíve checked and cleaned the connection pin with...
3 Weeks Ago 04:10 PM
by soulcain
2 Deck Help

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