Double Din Radio in My Chevy Impala Done right (Evo 4G (PART 3)
Heres my 2002 Chevy Impala Ls installed with the Double (2) Din radio. The radio was install with both the factory radio and after market radio using the GM RELOCATION HARNESS with minimum cuts to the dash.
2001 Chevy Silverado Double Din conversion
how to video on 1999-2002 chevy silverado double din conversion/install
you tube video editor said was to long for last clip to See Finished
install on my page or click link please note that a section of the video is
mixed up sorry about that but you will get the idea
Chevrolet Radio Light Bulb Replacement How To
How to replace burned out illumination background light bulbs on 1995 -
2002 Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles. This radio was from a Chevy Camaro, but the same procedure
will work on the Camaro, Silverado, Tahoe,
Suburban, S10, etc. This will fix the dark buttons on the radio when the
headlights are turned on. Requires minimal electronics repair skills. The
replacement bulbs are 60ma 12v and can be found at Radio Shack
2000 Esclade "TVs & System Install"
This is alittle install I did for my boy, he's same guy that owns the 72
donk and 80 cutlass. I installed a Boss In dash Double Din, T View 15"
Flipdown, Peormance Teknique amp, and two west coast customs12" subs. It
all went in a 2000 Cadillac Esclade.
I have a updated video on this truck coming soon!!
Xtrons TD712G - Fitting into Mercedes CLK - My Xtrons Hell...
Its absolute rubbish. 45w per channel? Its less than half that, at best.
The onboard GPS device constantly needs resetting.
You just cant jump in your car, pop in a postcode (TomTom only has 4 digit
postcodes, so wont get you anywhere useful unless you pop in the full
street name etc). This unit will sit and wait and reset and wait and
poweroff and reset... Then your driving along and bam! Satnav kicks in when
it feels like it. I have driven over 80miles before it decided to find a
Its been fun to use for a few days, but its going to be r-i-p-p-e-d out of
my car this weekend and replaced with an Alpine unit.
Then, I am gonna stick a screwdriver through its screen and send it back.
There is no issue with TomTom itself, the software has been great, but the
onboard GPS device keeps spazzing out every 5mins.
This unit is just like all the other cheap double din rubbish on the
market, but with much better advertising.
I really desperately wanted an Xtrons after seeing the videos on youtube
etc but mine is flawed. I havent heard such a quiet HiFi since I drove a
Daewoo Lanos years ago. The Xtrons cant even give a good signal to my
AMP/SUB so no sub woofers... Even changing the cables didnt make any
My Xtrons gets HOT. I mean, really hot. The back of the screen isnt warm to
the touch its baking hot! Eject a disk or SD card and you'll think "this is
way too hot, how does this unit not destroy everything that goes into it".
Radio signal is awful. The screen has a mind of its own, press a Photo icon
and the screen starts to open, then you have to go into Settings to close
Driving on a slightly rough road sends the Xtrons Super Anti-Shock into a
spin and the disk loads and reloads. I am driving a Mercedes, my cars
smooth as slik, one little jolt and my Xtrons keels over.
Disappointed with this unit big time.
Its cheap built, noisy mechanisms inside, quiet audio, invisible buttons on
the screen that do weird things, GPS device reset all day long, it runs
super hot, the screen colours can vary during DVD playback, GPS reception
is poor, the touch screen moves around inside the front facia, Xtrons
themselves dont care -
Wheres my warranty? Best I could get out of some bloke at Xtrons was "so
Their site says "We will replace any faulty items should there be one
within 7 days from purchase". So, not a 12 month warranty then... Explains
why the chap from Xtrons was so rude to me on the phone.
Please dont waste you money on these Chinese head units, I saw older
versions and some 2009 Chinese Double Din head units in peoples cars and
assured myself Xtrons would be the best of the bunch. Its not, its exactly
the same junk.
I am sure some of you will love the fact they are cheap and offer so many
features. Thing is, if the main features of these units dont work well,
whats the point in them? The TomTom software and iGo8 and Route66 both
suffer from the onboard GPS devices constant resetting.
I am not going to fork out a grand on a head unit from a branded
manufacturer either. Better I just stick with a 'Real TomTom' and leave the
car's HiFI to play music.
Plus touch screen HiFis take your eye off the road. I am a driver, I want
booming audio and the ability to change tracks without touching a screen to
bring up a menu, then looking for a tiny marker button to swap tracks.
Which is right above the on screen eject button, bad ergonomic design guys
Seems all these units are made by one manufacturer, then rebranded, they
build an entire series per production run and made minor changes to the
facia and TV or GPS cards. So, if mines faulty, then yours is bound to have
some issues too. Glad I am not alone...
Alpine... Save me from this Xtrons Hell !
iPad 2 in-dash (06 Chevy Impala)
Vibez Performance Car Audio
904 Frances Drive
Champaign IL, 61820
Shots out to the Fishman & Soundman Car Audio for inspiration
Install Headunit in late model GM
How to install an aftermarket CD Player. A lot of the steps are applicable
to any vehicle, but we're specifically install this into a car equiped with
ABS, SRS and the Type II Data bus system. Generally regarded as the most
difficult late model to install into, this video should help a lot of GM
owners out there.
Type II Bus are found in:
Escalade, Avalanche, Cavalier, Colorado, Express, Impala, Mailbu, Monte
Carlo, S-10, Silverado, SSR, Suburban, TrailBlazer, Canyon, Envoy, Sierra,
Hummer, H1, H2, Tahoe, Aztek, GrandAm, Sunfire,... pretty much all GM
vehicles manufactured since 2000 !
A http://DecibelCar.com/ video tutorial