Install and Remove Entertainment System

Discussion in 'I.C.E & Electrical' started by Peter_D, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Peter_D

    Peter_D Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    QLD
    First Name:
    Pete
    Drive:
    Cab Colt & Evo 6
    Can anyone share there experiences with removing and installing head units, speakers, amps and subs etc. Any hints, tips, traps, pitfalls, any information at all?

    Information such the quickest and easiest way to remove door trim would be helpful.
     
  2. bradc

    bradc 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    8,253
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    New Zealand
    First Name:
    Brad
    Drive:
    Facelift Manual 400hp VR-4 Legnum
    the door trim is easy, there is a screw hidden behind the door handle, and another one at the bottom of the little plastic grab handle, there are a few others around the door but they are easy to see and just unscrew.
     
  3. naughtika

    naughtika OzVR4 Stalker Moderator Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,671
    Likes Received:
    543
    Location:
    Brisbane, QLD
    First Name:
    Christian
    Drive:
    '96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
    front & rear speakers on sedans are actually 6 3/4" so you might wanna get some wood spacers made up.. to fill up the hole..

    and oh yah.. it was a b!tch to run new cables to the front doors and as well as form the battery to the cabin..
     
  4. SiliconAngel

    SiliconAngel 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,314
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Perth, WA
    First Name:
    SA, Trevor
    Drive:
    '99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
    I assume the speakers in the front doors of the Legnum are the same (ie 6&3/4")?? What's the depth of the space like? What is the maximum depth a speaker could be? Does that mean standard 6" drivers go in the doors ok?

    Hahaha so what's new??! I've installed probably 30 or more car stereo's, and its NEVER an easy job! :(
     
  5. naughtika

    naughtika OzVR4 Stalker Moderator Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,671
    Likes Received:
    543
    Location:
    Brisbane, QLD
    First Name:
    Christian
    Drive:
    '96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
    i've got eclipse 6 1/2 inch splits in there... and didnt have any issue..
     
  6. SiliconAngel

    SiliconAngel 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,314
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Perth, WA
    First Name:
    SA, Trevor
    Drive:
    '99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
    Good to know, thanks Chris! :)
     
  7. Gly

    Gly Guest

    when fitting new cable thru the rubber door tubes, i used a large plastic cable strap, cut the large knob end off. feed it thru the rubber,
    and then seccured the new cable to the end and pulled it thru,
    much easier than pushing the cable thru.
     
  8. Gly

    Gly Guest

    oh and to remove the trim around the factory stereo,
    pop up the trim around the shifter first,
    take out the ash tray,
    put you hand in the ash trap hole and pull forward towards you,
    the whole lot should just pop out,
    its held in by 6 clips, two at the bottom, 2 in the middle and 2 at the top.

    then unclip the ac cabin hose, and 2 wire looms at the the back of the the a/c
    2 blubs come out by twisting them (ash tray and lighter lights)
    and 2 clips for the lighter power and earth.

    the triptronic modles will need to be pulled down to the "drive" position to get the surround off/out of the way
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 11, 2007
  9. Gly

    Gly Guest

    also dont forget to power the factory signal booster for the radio when installing an aftermarket stereo. (cant remember which wire is is sorry)

    reception will be real shit if you dont.
     
  10. SiliconAngel

    SiliconAngel 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,314
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Perth, WA
    First Name:
    SA, Trevor
    Drive:
    '99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
    You're a veritable font of useful information aren't you Gly?? :)

    RE signal booster, I assume working out exactly WHAT that is becomes self-evident once you take the factory head unit out?
     
  11. Gly

    Gly Guest

    signal booster amplifies the radio signal picked up from the in glass arials in the car.

    it just needs a 12v ignition feed... (amp/aux wire or radio arial wire thats usual on the back of most aftermarket stereos will do the job nicely)

    its in the loom of the original plugs that go into the back of the stereo...
    theres only 2 or 3 spare if you use the all the factory wires (power/speakers etc)

    i just put 12v on each one while the stereo was on, you can hear the stereo/radio sound get better/louder when you get the correct wire. (if your in a poor reception area)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 11, 2007
  12. SiliconAngel

    SiliconAngel 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,314
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Perth, WA
    First Name:
    SA, Trevor
    Drive:
    '99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
    Hmm bad reception area over here? Oh, you must mean the metro area in general! *smacks head*

    Thanks again for the useful info :)
     
  13. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Yea cheers for the info Gly, seriously considering gonna buying a stereo today and installing it for something to do, or just an excuse for time to spend playing around with the car, :p
     
  14. blakamin

    blakamin Guest

    I'm new here and I just like to say thanks to all... this made putting my mrs stereo in her new car real easy! (she wrote off her old v6 mazda so I made her buy a Legnum:D)



    edit: even if the drivers front speaker wasn't working due to a broken wire in the door jamb... grrr is about all I can say! (bypassed the wires with another twin-core) took about 2 hours to trace the fault due to me not driving it with the stereo on until I fitted the new/old one!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2007
  15. mallen

    mallen Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SA
    First Name:
    Matt
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum VR4 Type S
    How hard should this be? We're giving it a bit of force and it's not popping out...

    This is a facelift so is it different?
     
  16. Sydo

    Sydo Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Victoria
    First Name:
    Andy
    Drive:
    Me Crazy
    Try opening the glove box, and poking your arm around to the back of the climate control. Push firmly and the whole front centre panel will push out without damage to the clips.

    :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
  17. leebutts

    leebutts 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,365
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    New Zealand
    First Name:
    Lee
    Drive:
    2001 Golf GTI
    It was really tight on mine too, I ended up starting in the middle around the sunglass holder - prising with a flat head screwdriver covered in a cloth. Once the middle two clips popped the rest came easy.

    Just cross your fingers and keep applying more force.

    cheers

    Lee
     
  18. Gly

    Gly Guest

    both pre and post facelift are the same,
    somtimes the clips are pricks to pop, just use a bit of force.

    if you still cant get it out....
    only then use the flat head screw driver to help ease it out,
     
  19. Sydo

    Sydo Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Victoria
    First Name:
    Andy
    Drive:
    Me Crazy
    Guys please don't attack your console with a screwdriver until after trying the technique I mentioned above. Trust me, it works. :)
     
  20. SiliconAngel

    SiliconAngel 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,314
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Perth, WA
    First Name:
    SA, Trevor
    Drive:
    '99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
    Scratched carbon fibre makes baby Jesus cry... :(
     

Share This Page