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#1 salsheikh

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:09 PM

How the hell do you get the cage and hu to sit in the right place as its either too low or too high or at the wrong angle. Plus the cage dont seem to fit securely enough. Shame theres no centre locating pin on the pioneer hu to help. Any ideas? ?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

I did get the fiting kit with all the bits off ebay but the cage fiting is really bad, poorly designed and doesnt seem fit for purpose

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

Did the Pioneer not come with its own cage as they normally do?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:33 PM

Standard cages tend to be too deep for a Ford dash.
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

standard cage is no good as there is a massive void between the hu cage and the actual space given. Even the replacement cage used for fitting is too small so gonna make an mdf frame with holesto fill out the gap and give the cage something to hold onto.

 

has anyone bypassed the handbrake cable method? do you earth it or use this gizmo:

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

I won't condone bypassing the handbrake switch but that device is your easiest option. ;)

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

Yep I bypassed using the handbrake cable method, worked fine for me.. although I rarely use the DVD player to be honest.

The cage I used with the kit is positioned fine for me, it was a faff getting it into position, but when you bend out all the forks and mount the head unit in place its pretty rugged and doesn't budge.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:25 PM

How did you bypass the handbrake link? Did you earth the wire?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Yep, spliced it straight into the handbrake ground.. worked fine for me.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

Well its only taken me 2 days but I have finally fitted the stereo. I found the aftermarket kit to have 2 different brackets which helped as one is adjustable. The main problem was the trim provided didnt allow the stereo trim to sit far back enough for the stereo to slot into the cage so out came the dremel. I had to trim all 4 sides to allow the hu to fit.

Next on the list is to fit 0awg cable and make a custom amp mount in the boot. Ive got an idea on how it will go but will probably need all weekend to do it as things never go to plan.....unlike the A-Team

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:42 PM

Just realised I said I spliced the green handbrake wire to the ground wire on the handbrake but I meant the ground wire on the stereo which works fine as an overide



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:56 PM

yep ground wire did the trick.



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