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The Great HU Install of 2023

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by RainMan_PNW, Aug 19, 2023.

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Did you get in on the recent Best Buy clearance frenzy? What did you get?

  1. Alpine ILX-F511

    35 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. Alpine ILX-F509

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. Alpine ILX-F507

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Kenwood DMX-1037S

    16 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. Something else (let us know in the thread)

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. I bought enough to start my own car stereo franchise

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. No - I was late to the party

    41 vote(s)
    37.3%
  8. No - I didn't need a new head unit

    14 vote(s)
    12.7%
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  1. Nov 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM
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    Azblue

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    The Dirty T

    Sorry, I quoted the wrong quote of myself. This is what I installed:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C1YX8VKW?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2023 at 8:57 AM
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    Finally got around to installing the Kenwood. Everything went pretty smooth thanks to all the great info on here! Only thing I'm bummed on is it now mostly covers the AC/Fan display.

    Before:
    IMG_4520.jpg


    After:
    IMG_4549.jpg

    IMG_4554.jpg
     
  3. Nov 20, 2023 at 9:11 AM
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    RainMan_PNW

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    why not mount the screen in a higher position?
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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    We used the mounting brackets from the OEM head unit in the beginning of the install without realizing the Metra kit had new/adjustable ones. Pretty sure I threw the "extra" metra kit's plasticware away at the end.

    I honestly didn't even realize it was blocked until a few minutes down the road after buttoning everything back up... If it really bothers me in the long run I guess I'll buy another dash kit. :facepalm:

    Kenwood with OEM Brackets attached
    IMG_4528.jpg
     
  5. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:01 AM
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    RainMan_PNW

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    I thought the Kenwood had adjustment built in for the screen location relative to the body. The Alpine is set up so you can adjust what height the screen is attached.
     
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  6. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:07 AM
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    I’ll have to look at it again, but I think it just has tilt adjustment
     
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  7. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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    Kenwood has side screws you can go up or down
     
  8. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:09 AM
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    Yep. I put mine at the very top.
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:10 AM
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    Sweet, thanks guys. I’ll look into this!
     
  10. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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    Now that I'm thinking about it, I did raise or lower it after I installed it. Like @SouthWestGA said, there's two Philips head screws on each side that you remove and then slide the screen up/down.

    IMG_3889.jpg
    Damn, I need to dust...
     
  11. Nov 24, 2023 at 12:18 PM
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    Currently at the Best Buy in Kennewick, WA and loving that their Black Friday sale on the Kenwood 1037s is save $200, so it’s $1249, for a head unit many got on sale for under $400, if I remember correctly
     
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  12. Nov 24, 2023 at 12:18 PM
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    JVC Z1000W, not on sale. Alpine f511 Halo, not available
     
  13. Nov 24, 2023 at 2:12 PM
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    I want to say they were $440 but still :D
     
  14. Nov 24, 2023 at 5:47 PM
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    If someone's missed the boat but still really wants in: There's someone on Facebook that's reselling the Alpine 511 for something like $850? I think? Still a markup from what they paid at Best Buy, but it's new in box and still much cheaper than current new $1200 pricing. I bet there's haggle room in there yet too.
     
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  15. Dec 16, 2023 at 6:48 PM
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    @RainMan_PNW Did you say there was a new setting available after an update that allowed for the front camera to automatically come on below a certain speed? I've been looking through the settings and can't seem to find that. Do you recall where it was located?
     
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  16. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:15 PM
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    RainMan_PNW

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    it was in the Maestro setup. At least on my RR2.
    I thought it was cool for about two days, and then it annoyed the shit out of me and i turned it off.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:16 PM
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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:18 PM
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    There's settings for the Maestro from within the headunit - it was buried in there.
     
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  19. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:30 PM
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    I reached out to Trail Grid Pro and asked if they take care of everything regarding the adapters, Maestro, etc and here's what he said:

    upload_2023-12-17_18-29-59.png

    I just may have to see how breezy it is through them.
     
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  20. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:33 PM
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  21. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:34 PM
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    1) Don't have one, don't need one
    2) I currently have one under the AC controls so I'll keep that
    3) I use Roku
     
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  22. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:38 PM
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    I'm also gonna go out on a limb (based on the Navigation video I watched from them) and say they won't be sending it with the parking brake bypass installed either. I could be wrong though.
     
  23. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:40 PM
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    I thought about that but it's easy to do so I don't mind. Does Alpine do the wire bypass in addition to the screen bypass? My Pioneer needed the screen bypass to enable the feature - wasn't good enough to just do the wire
     
  24. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:45 PM
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    Alpine requires the PAC TR-1 or a few other flavors of programmed timers to send the signal to the HU. Kenwoods only need to have the brake wire grounded. And yes, Pioneers need the bypass and you have to hit the hidden menu or whatever (it's been a long time since I did a Pioneer).

    For the Alpine, this post
    The Great HU Install of 2023 | Toyota Tundra Forum (tundras.com)
     
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  25. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:54 PM
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    Here's TGP's installation video.
     
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    Have you checked already what the camera setting and behavior change is?
     
  28. Dec 24, 2023 at 2:05 PM
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    It’s still downloading… lol. I’ll report back when it’s done
     
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    Cmon bro. I waited for 3 minutes after your comment. What is this, union work? On a break already?!
     
  30. Dec 24, 2023 at 2:22 PM
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    Blame Alpine and not knowing how to use freaking compression lol.

    Doesn’t seem to be anything super meaningful. But they did add some options for the 2nd camera, I think.
    IMG_2282.jpg IMG_2283.jpg IMG_2284.jpg
     
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