Now, like I was saying, the Pioneer has a chassis ground lead that looks like this.
I had to cut it and make a longer lead and fish it through the dash to where I could find some metal. Everything inside the dash is plastic. I found a spot under the parking brake.
I ran the wire under the carpet over to the parking brake.
I added the Pioneer connector and bolted it back down.
I hooked the wire harness and radio antenna into the deck and put it in place. Then I reconnected the negative battery cable. I wanted to check out the wiring and make sure everything worked while I still have the dash apart.
It works on CDs
And it works on DVDS!!
And the RELAY WORKS!!!!!!!! Here you can see I am in "DRIVE" and the movie is on!
Now you just have to put the dash back together! Again, I used the Metra kit. The outer bezel is ok. I have a slight gap at the bottom of the unit, about 1/8". I don't know if it is just this kit or if all of the would be like this. It took me awhile to get everything lined back up. I'm probably just gonna live with it.
Here are the pics:
Overall, this isn't too bad a process. I've installed many single din decks before..which are easier as you have the metal bracket that you secure and then you just slide the deck in until it "clicks". This is my first Double Din unit. The cutting wasn't bad; I just had the Dremel on low (15000 RPMS) and went slow and kept test fitting! Once I got close, i switched to the sanding bit which was nice as you could have a pretty straight line as long as you didn't put too much pressure.
I'm happy with the results as my stereo is "alive" now compare to the crappy factory. I'd recommend a dvd unit; especially this Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD. I have multiple options at my disposal: DVD, CD, Ipod, USB, SD card!!! I haven't tried a backup movie yet...but I'm sure it will play DVD+-R's just fine. There's even a vid on You Tube where it DOES accept 32GB SD cards..I think it just has to be a class 2 card. Well, I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. I wanted to update it as the other one is around 3 years old. ---------DirtySCREW