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I purchased an Alpine CDA-9807 cd player today online. Is there a place where I can buy installation kit trim to go around this headunit? I'm not sure if it comes with it.
 

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no. trim rings are never included, and neither are wiring harnesses (unless specified). crutchfield (www.crutchfield.com) includes these things for free if you specify your car, if that's the online place you ordered from. otherwise, you'll be making a trip to best buy or circuit city to get them. should run you about $25 total.
 

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dont forget the antanae adapter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Are the trim ring & adapter marked as SRT-4 parts, or should I ask for 2003 Neon parts?
 

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2003 Neon works. You can always pull around to the install area and let them take a look if they or you are unsure of what it is. Yeah, remember to get the antenna adapter like the previous person said. The Circuit City guy reminded me about it.
 

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they are indeed 2003 neon parts ... :(
 

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Is this all I'm going to need?:

Trim Ring
Wiring Harness
Antenna Adaper
 

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Are these the correct parts?

Scosche Installation Kit - CR1277
Scosche Adapter - CR01
Scosche Antenna Adapter - CRA

The install kit & adapter on crutchfield are $4.95 for each, and the antenna adapter is $7.95. Does this sound correct?
 

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Sec I'll go take some quick "Install" pictures for you.
 

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The Vanilla Coke DIY

Make this a sticky :twisted:

Step one: find the screw in the vents and remove, there is one in each of the vents.


Step two: pull of the heating/airconditioning knobs, all of them.



Step three: pull around the edges of the silver plastic covering and remove it gently.

Step four: remove the four screws holding the factory unit in place.



Step five: pull out the unit and unplug the antenna and factory wiring harness.

Step six: plug the factory harness into your aftermarket harness matted to the headunits; also do the same with the anteanna adapter.

Step seven: place the units DIN chassis in the adapter and rescrew in the four screws into the dash.

Repeat steps one and two and your done :wink:

The wiring plug colors match the aftermarket headunits, just follow the colors and crimp together too btw.
 

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=D> thanks for those pics, it'll help out a lot. I should be picking up my car on Tuesday, and the headunit is being delivered on Friday.
 

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No problem, I woulda showed the harnesses and stuff, but I'm still debating what I'm gonna do.

I may be an ass at times, but atleast I help people 8)
 

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no prob. basically all I have to do is unplug the harness from the stock unit, plug the stock harness into one end of the new harness, and plug the other end of the new harness into the new headunit right?
 

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So... anyone want to sell their stock unit cheap?

My girl's 2002 Stratus has no CD, and she'd like a stock one. $700 to have dealer do it = hell no.

I know she's looked on eBay, so it'd have to be cheaper than they go for on there ($75-100). I bet she'd go for $50+shipping, but don't hold me to that.:)

I guess I should make sure they'll swap out, too. I'd like to assume that most DCX radios would swap. Any opinions on that?

-bZj
 

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no prob. basically all I have to do is unplug the harness from the stock unit, plug the stock harness into one end of the new harness, and plug the other end of the new harness into the new headunit right?
uh, not quite. they dont make harnesses that are specific to every stereo on one side, and specific to any car on the other, and every combination. that would be really expensive to manufacture. your stereo will have a wire harness with loose wires. then you go buy a wire harness for your car, which connects to the stock connectors in the dash, and also has loose wires on the other side. then you connect the two by either splicing or soldering the loose wires. its easy. they're color coded, and you only really have power, ground, constant power, dimmer, remote (not always), and + and - for all 4 speakers. you can solder each pair together and insulate with elec. tape, which will give you the best connection. if you cant solder or dont have the tools, then just get some electrical tape (called 'black tape' by non-electricians), twist each pair together, and wrap a few inches of tape to hold it. works fine. you can also use some small wire nuts, which you can buy at walmart.

have fun! if you're confused or need help, lemme know.
 

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Jeremy Smolik said:
ourformerselves said:
no prob. basically all I have to do is unplug the harness from the stock unit, plug the stock harness into one end of the new harness, and plug the other end of the new harness into the new headunit right?
uh, not quite. they dont make harnesses that are specific to every stereo on one side, and specific to any car on the other, and every combination. that would be really expensive to manufacture. your stereo will have a wire harness with loose wires. then you go buy a wire harness for your car, which connects to the stock connectors in the dash, and also has loose wires on the other side. then you connect the two by either splicing or soldering the loose wires. its easy. they're color coded, and you only really have power, ground, constant power, dimmer, remote (not always), and + and - for all 4 speakers. you can solder each pair together and insulate with elec. tape, which will give you the best connection. if you cant solder or dont have the tools, then just get some electrical tape (called 'black tape' by non-electricians), twist each pair together, and wrap a few inches of tape to hold it. works fine. you can also use some small wire nuts, which you can buy at walmart.

have fun! if you're confused or need help, lemme know.
The wiring plug colors match the aftermarket headunits, just follow the colors and crimp together too btw.

I guess I could have been clearer, check this out. This adapter plug was for my old Frontier, the same pricnipal applies though. Match up the colors and crimp and tape. Soldering is a pain in the ass, and ghetto black taping sucks.

 
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