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Online car audio/video/alarm/installation help for SD members

BayArea 7,332 487 August 11, 2008 at 03:00 PM
I can offer you advise on any purchases you are about to make, what to look for, whats good/not good, and any problems you have that you need to troubleshoot.

My father has been in the business for decades and myself for many years, so this is our expertise. We are an award winning car audio speciality shop, and we take alot of pride in our work. Fiberglass is also something I/we specialize in, so shoot your questions!

Ive helped countless amount of SDers with their questions about purchases and what to look for when buying and installing these sorts of things, as it sometimes becomes overwhelming to any one that's not car savvyBig Grin

Things that you might have trouble with that I can help include : In dash decks, in dash navigation systems, ipod and bluetooth integration,alarms, mobile video, amplifiers, speakers and components, signal processors, subwoofers, boxes, wiring, power caps, installation kits, and installation.


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Please remember to input the following descriptions when asking for advise about a future purchase

Vehicle- Year, make, model
Parts purchased/considering- model numbers of the parts
Goal- what are you looking for (that way i know the part your buying will fulfill your needs)

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For troubleshooting:

-Year/make/model of vehicle
-Problem (bass stop working, amp clipping, etc...)
-Weird noises or lights(ex. red light on amplifier, error message on stereo, etc...)

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As a employee at a shop that is an authorized dealer for many brands, im familiar with most if not all models out there. If you have a question about any single one, just ask!

Remember: Always buy from an AUTHORIZED dealer!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know the seller is an Authorized Dealer?
All you have to do is visit the website of the product you are planning on purchasing and there will be a tab named Dealer Locator. All you do is click on that and enter your zip code and it will list all authorized dealers in a certain mileage radius.

How do I know what will fit my car?
Simply ask me what your car is and I can tell you what size speakers, radio, etc... will fit. Remember, the cool thing about car audio is customizing something that didn't come from the factory. We can make your car special and outfitted to fit your needs!

Im not looking to spend too much, can I have a decent sound system on a budget?
You sure can, ask me what your looking for and im sure I can whip up a system for you that will fit your budget. Good sound doesnt require you to spend good money Wink

*BayArea will not be held liable for any damage that results from improper installation or use of tools. I am only giving advice to help slickdealers get started on their car audio systems and to point them in the right direction.

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Quote from BayArea View Post :
You lucked out..you won't need anything for the install! Simply remove the old Kenwood and reuse the harness and kit for the new Sony headunit.

Goodluck and enjoy!
YES! woot

Thanks man! Will report back with the (hopefully) good news on the install..
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YES! woot

Thanks man! Will report back with the (hopefully) good news on the install..
Glad to be of help. It should be straightforward and rather simple.
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Hi,
I'm looking to install Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers into my truck, along with another head unit but I'm not going to install any amplifier or sub because I dont really have the space. What is your opinion of using Punch speakers without a sub? or are the Prime still a good choice? Are there any other speakers I should look into which work well with only the head?

I'm not looking to crank the sucker to the moon, just want a good quality sound at a decent volume.

Thanks!
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Quote from impygab View Post :
Hi,
I'm looking to install Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers into my truck, along with another head unit but I'm not going to install any amplifier or sub because I dont really have the space. What is your opinion of using Punch speakers without a sub? or are the Prime still a good choice? Are there any other speakers I should look into which work well with only the head?

I'm not looking to crank the sucker to the moon, just want a good quality sound at a decent volume.

Thanks!
Hey,
The Prime series is entry level. The PUNCH series is much better and IMO, worth the extra money.
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Hey,
The Prime series is entry level. The PUNCH series is much better and IMO, worth the extra money.
Thanks! Just needed some reassurance that Punch is still good buy even w/o sub!
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anyone have a how to guide to replace a lcd on a avic f700bt indash.

i can't find anything on avic411.com so direct links would be highly appreciated.
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#1237
2007 Nissan Pathfinder (doesnt have BOSE or NAV system - just base unit)

It's a double dinn slot, and am looking for a cheap stereo - must have AUX input on front.
Any recommendations?
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Quote from wilto View Post :
2007 Nissan Pathfinder (doesnt have BOSE or NAV system - just base unit)

It's a double dinn slot, and am looking for a cheap stereo - must have AUX input on front.
Any recommendations?
Hey,
Most aftermarket headunits nowadays have the aux input on the front face. Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine, and JVC all make quality headunits that will do exactly the same thing when looking into their entry level "cheap" models. Just pick one that you think looks good and you're good to go.
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edit: thank you for looking.. once i finally looked up the right model number for this post i found the right posts on google that showed me how to fix it... my viper alarm had accidentally been put on valet mode
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sorry, wrong post
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I am quite illiterate when it comes to working on cars.

I have a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon and I want to install a Sony Xplod MET-BT2700 radio in it. Will I need any additional brackets or will it fit with the brackets taken off the stock radio?
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I am quite illiterate when it comes to working on cars.

I have a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon and I want to install a Sony Xplod MET-BT2700 radio in it. Will I need any additional brackets or will it fit with the brackets taken off the stock radio?
Hey,
Do you have the base 4 speaker audio system or the premium Infinity system?
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Hey,
Do you have the base 4 speaker audio system or the premium Infinity system?
base 4
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base 4
You will need two installation parts to do this:

1. Dash Kit
http://metraonline.com/part/99-7313

2. Wiring Harness
http://metraonline.com/part/70-7301

If you have steering wheel controls, you will also need this module:
http://metraonline.com/part/ASWC
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#1245
Any chance these will fit in my 1986 Pontiac Fiero? It still has a stock sound system that needs a little revamping.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/73238/walmart.com-6.5-sony-190w-gtf-series-full-range-2way-coaxial-car-speaker?token=AAEBBQAAAAAEPEErjg
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