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Old 05-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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can I pull the factory stereo and install a car head unit?

wondering how these stock units work?


I have a higher end car head unit that I'd like to make use of, if possible, and swap out the 4 indoor speakers to higher quality ones as well as install 2 marine speakers outdoors, selectable via a switch if so desired.

the head unit i'm looking to use has usb support and an aux in that I can use for my sirius and streaming from the internet occasionally.

is this something that is doable? or are these factory stereos only upgradable to newer models?

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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What you seek is doable!
Be ready for the rats nest of wires behind your current unit
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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Yes, the factory units run on 12 volts, so it can be done.
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excellent. it's not so bad or a rats nest. checked up in behind there already.. out with the marrettes and crimp butt connectors and in with solder and heat shrink
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I did the exact same thing you want to do! I`ll get some pics of what I did. very easy to do. wired just like a car except for the rats nest of wires someone already mentioned. if you`ve wired up a car before, it`s very easy.
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I did the exact same thing you want to do! I`ll get some pics of what I did. very easy to do. wired just like a car except for the rats nest of wires someone already mentioned. if you`ve wired up a car before, it`s very easy.
thanks dodge guy, my only real challenge is to mount it properly and fill that large gapping hole somehow
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thanks dodge guy, my only real challenge is to mount it properly and fill that large gapping hole somehow
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Keep in mind that if your existing unit is also the DVD player (like many of the Concertone units), then you loose the video capability switching to an auto-style stereo.
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Keep in mind that if your existing unit is also the DVD player (like many of the Concertone units), then you loose the video capability switching to an auto-style stereo.
thank you FI .. actually, mine is bare bones basic.

from googling i've come up with it as an RV2000 as pictured below
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excellent. it's not so bad or a rats nest. checked up in behind there already.. out with the marrettes and crimp butt connectors and in with solder and heat shrink
most likely a better set up for a collection of wires behind the unit with your set than the factory set up. Mine was a giant mess so I used plastic speed straps to bind all the lines and vacumed out about a pound of wood chips.
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