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Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 AM
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Hey, I have a 96 vti-s.

I have an aftermarket HU and want to install that and keep the stock pocket underneath. Do I need a mounting kit for this? If I do is it a double-din one? Sorry, I know crap all about cars.

Tried searching, didn't find anything specific.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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You can use the factory radio brackets to install the aftermarket HU. It is called ISO mount. There may be a small gap around the HU, or the aftermarket trim ring may work.

Start without as I described and see, post pics.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:20 PM
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Thanks, I'll try it when I get the wiring harness.

But first...

I changed the two stock front speakers with new ones and now the car will not start or do anything. It has no power or anything.

I disconnected the neg terminal before starting and re connected it when I had the first speaker in, first one worked.

Took the neg off again to install the second one, reconnected the battery once it was in...and NOTHING . No lights on the dash or ignition light thing.

I'm freaking out....

Please tell me I didn't somehow blow my car up.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:10 PM
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Likely, the Ground is loose. Clean the terminal and tighten.
 

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Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
Likely, the Ground is loose. Clean the terminal and tighten.
I've cleaned it with a wire brush and tightened it but still nothing.

I just checked the elecs again and the only thing that works are the hazard lights.

EDIT: So I tried it again; didn't do anything differently and it just decided to work. The light ring around the ignition doesn't light up, though. Everything else seems to be fine.
 

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:37 AM
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The stock pocket wouldn't fit, neither would the "universal" one.

So I put the Aerpro one in without its faceplate thing 'cos it wouldn't fit with it on.

So I'm just gonna glue it on, on top of the other facia. I know I could just shave down the faceplate a bit, but I don't think it's worth the effort of taking all the crap out again. What a damn nightmare that was...

What kind of glue would work for this.


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One more question; can you change the firmness of the driver seat? Feels like I have a boulder lodged in my lower back when I drive.


Sorry for the huge images.
 
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:53 PM
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there may be a paddle on the right side of the drivers seat that inflates/deflates the lower lumbar support.

it is possible you loosened a harness behind the radio during install.

odd that the mounting kit doesn't fit. i don't have issues with Metra kits fitting.

super glue works but discolors the surface, silicone is removable - both would be needed to be glued from the rear so you don't discolor the visible front.
 
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for your help, man!
 

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