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Kenwood DDX419 Installed

 
Old 11-29-2012, 09:35 PM
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Default Kenwood DDX419 Installed

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone in the Audio/Electronics forum!

With all your help I was able to Purchase all the correct items and install the head unit in about 4 hours taking my time. If i had to do it again it would only take 45 mins.

Stuff i bought for my 2006 BOSE no onstar

Kenwood DDX419 - didn't use trim piece, or metal sleeve

Metra 95-3304 - fit good, use side brakets.

Metra 40GM10 - tapped up connection so wouldn't come loose

C2R-GM24 - opened up and placed a peice of tape over speaker to quite it down, it doesnt sound like stock and it sounds like crap, so now you can barely hear it, so thats just less of the crappy noise you hear.
-Wiring, connect radio plug illunation to TC button, grey with black stripe. also connect radio ant connect wire to blue wire on the pac interface.
besides that, connect the red, yellow and black, then just connect the rca's to the preout, and BOOM done!

No alt wine, and i also remembered to zero out the bass and treble on the stock head unit before i removed it.

I mounted the bluetooth mic above the mirror and just ran the wire around the windshield to the drivers side, down the across to the radio.

thanks again guys best money i've ever spent!

heres a lil pic



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Old 11-30-2012, 11:28 AM
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Nice! Looks great
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by carlrx7 View Post

No alt wine, and i also remembered to zero out the bass and treble on the stock head unit before i removed it.
Nice install.

Why zero out the bass and treble?
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Originally Posted by J Christensen View Post
Nice install.

Why zero out the bass and treble?
Yeah why?
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on some of the premium bose systems (our corvettes dont have the premium bose) if you didnt zero out bass and treble before removal those setting would stayed locked into the system
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UPDATE***

I talked with Kenwood and they were able to walk me through a way to use my IPhone 5 via sync cable to play pandora!





two thumbs up for Kenwood customer support!

-Carl
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Just installed one of these in my '08 Z, replacing DNX9960. My installer (30+yrs experience) played hell getting the steering wheel controls to work, finally reaching the "right" T/S person who sent "special" SWI instructions for '08 vette....

Finally realized that you don't have to use a USB + audio cable if you switch input to AV2 from IPOD.

Prince Barney is VERY pleased so far!

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Originally Posted by carlrx7 View Post
UPDATE***

I talked with Kenwood and they were able to walk me through a way to use my IPhone 5 via sync cable to play pandora!





two thumbs up for Kenwood customer support!

-Carl
Is it difficult? I would be interested as well. Can you post instructions?
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For the iPhone 5 to work with only the USB cable alls I had to do way hit standby on the menu and change the source from iPod to the other option

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How is the performance of the remote phone mic? I have tried my mic at several locations in the car, and volume levels 1, 2, and 3. The other party that I am on the phone with always has problems understanding my part of the conversation due to echo. I hardly even use the bluetooth phone feature, and that was the primary reason I bought the radio.

Anybody have advice for mic placement or a better mic to use?
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I put mine here, haven't heard any complaints, but I'm pretty much against do anything in the car besides driving, so my conversations are always short and sweet.

some pics of the mounting location i chose.





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Default Kenwood DDX problems with Bluetooth and Voice Dialing

People complain about not hearing me clearly on the speakerphone. This was the one aspect of my old DNX9960 that seemed pretty good. I have not tried fooling around with the mic loudness adjustment. I have yet to successfully get the voice dialer to work. With the motor off, in a garage, she once asked "which David do you want to dial, David so-and-so, David such-and-such", etc. I'm sure that headers and my mild-to-wild switch are not helping. Still looking for solutions.
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