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Forum: C5 General
06-21-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,121
Views: 206,019
Posted By J. Kent

AHA! Maybe THAT'S why my new red-top battery went...

AHA! Maybe THAT'S why my new red-top battery went dead while I had the car in storage for the winter!
So my CD changer was so badly jammed I had to remove it and dis-assemble it to get the 12 discs...
Forum: C5 General
06-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Well, I had the shop do the installation and I'm...

Well, I had the shop do the installation and I'm happy with it. The Metra bezel isn't bad and the DD Pio is way better than the single DIN options. Backup camera is nice too.
Installed an "Eject"...
Forum: C5 General
06-16-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,979
Posted By J. Kent

Thanks GCG! Very helpful. The installer...

Thanks GCG! Very helpful.
The installer specified the Metra 2004XSV, which is the AXXESS.
Will let you know how I make out with this.
-Kent
Forum: C5 General
06-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,979
Posted By J. Kent

GCG: I find your posts on this subject to be...

GCG:
I find your posts on this subject to be extremely helpful and knowledge-based. So I have some questions.
Next week I'll have a Pio 2500NEX double-DIN unit installed by a local shop. He'll...
Forum: C5 General
06-15-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

I went to a semi-local shop and ordered the Pio...

I went to a semi-local shop and ordered the Pio 2500NEX double-DIN, a Rydeen backup camera, Metra bezel and associated installation parts. It'll all be installed next week. Total cost was higher than...
Forum: C5 Tech
06-14-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By J. Kent

Wish I'd known about this when I installed LED...

Wish I'd known about this when I installed LED bulbs in my '03. Had the same problem but my solution was to install the Bi-xenon Radioflyer ACA Projector Headlights. Nice headlights but MUCH more...
Forum: C5 General
06-13-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Thank you all. I think I'll go with the Pio 2550...

Thank you all. I think I'll go with the Pio 2550 + backup cam and have it installed professionally. Will report back.
Forum: C5 General
06-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Thanks 50thz06. Good points. I'm quite sure my...

Thanks 50thz06. Good points.
I'm quite sure my iPod Touch is Carplay compatible.
There are single DINs with Carplay such as the Jensen VX4014 but the pop-out screen does not have an adjustable...
Forum: C5 General
06-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Good point Grandpa. Maybe I'll check the local...

Good point Grandpa. Maybe I'll check the local guy and see what he can do. I was planning to DIY to save money but it's worth looking into.
Time for a C-5: You really have me reconsidering the DD....
Forum: C5 General
06-12-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Thanks for the info on viewing. I don't think I...

Thanks for the info on viewing. I don't think I want a double DIN but will take another look. I absolutely don't want an external amp or a sub.
Forum: C5 General
06-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Jensen VX4014 From my initial post:

Jensen VX4014

From my initial post:
Forum: C5 General
06-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Back to my original question: Will a single DIN...

Back to my original question:
Will a single DIN radio with a non-adjustable screen work in a vert or will it be totally washed out and useless?
Forum: C5 General
05-15-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,162
Posted By J. Kent

This is what I followed. Also remember: LEDs...

This is what I followed.
Also remember: LEDs are polarized but the plug on the wiring harness can be inserted into the stock bulb socket either way. Check each one before connecting everything. If...
Forum: C5 General
05-15-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,162
Posted By J. Kent

from post #42 (I think). Unfortunately I did not...

from post #42 (I think). Unfortunately I did not keep a record of the corresponding colors on the harness but you should be able to figure it out from this info

OEM tail lights:

Left lamps...
Forum: C5 General
05-09-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Thanks UCM. That looks like a good, economical...

Thanks UCM. That looks like a good, economical option. Not really Apple Carplay and no CD player so I'm going to keep looking.
Still wondering how 'vert owners are doing with flip-out screens. Do...
Forum: C5 General
05-09-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By J. Kent

Best iPod Carplay for C5 vert?

I'd like to put a new radio in my '03 vert. My CD changer died so I want to use an iPod for music and bluetooth for the phone would be nice. I've looked through several threads and here are some...
Forum: C5 General
04-19-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,121
Views: 206,019
Posted By J. Kent

screws

Replaced the old T15 screws around the perimeter of the trunk opening with stainless steel: #6 oval head Philips screw, cup washer and fender washer. The old ones were starting to rust a little and...
Forum: C5 General
02-14-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By J. Kent

Glad to find this thread because I have questions...

Glad to find this thread because I have questions about single vs double for my '03 C5 vert.
I was looking at DDs but the Metra bezel seems crappy so I wanted the bezel from Vette Nuts but $390 just...
Forum: C5 General
01-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,121
Views: 206,019
Posted By J. Kent

Decided to take it out of the winter storage unit...

Decided to take it out of the winter storage unit and take a drive. Discovered a dead battery! Apparently, leaving the iPhone charger plugged in, even without the phone, drains the battery.
Bought a...
01-02-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,697
Posted By J. Kent

UPDATE: I got the GB40 ($99), charged it up and...

UPDATE: I got the GB40 ($99), charged it up and it started my '03 5.7L no problem. No need to spend double for the GB70 IMHO.
And why did my <1 yr old red-top battery die? I had left a USB charger...
01-01-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,697
Posted By J. Kent

If you go to the 2nd vid, the NoCo is the only...

If you go to the 2nd vid, the NoCo is the only small unit that passed.
Now here's my confusion: It was tested on a 3.5L V-6. Some members here say the GB-40 will not start a 'vette. But the "claim"...
Forum: C5 General
12-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By J. Kent

OH! What a dope! I was looking under "forums" and...

OH! What a dope! I was looking under "forums" and "C5". Helps to know how to navigate :ack:
Thanks!
Forum: C5 General
12-14-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By J. Kent

Thanks but that's "for sale/wanted." I thought...

Thanks but that's "for sale/wanted." I thought Jack was referring to an audio/electronics discussion section.
Forum: C5 General
12-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By J. Kent

I've used Tire Rack in the past but their...

I've used Tire Rack in the past but their shipping has gone up and then you have to pay an installer.
Lately I've been very happy with my Mavis Discount Tire in Warwick, NY. They found a slow leak...
Forum: C5 General
12-14-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By J. Kent

I give up. Where's that?

I give up. Where's that?
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