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installing a dvd player?

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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Printed Date: January 24, 2022 at 12:08 AM


Topic: installing a dvd player?

Posted By: beatjunkie
Subject: installing a dvd player?
Date Posted: October 05, 2004 at 9:15 PM

i have a  feew simple questions...

im replacing my previous jvc cd player with a kenwood 815 flip out dvd player..

can i go out and buy a kenwood wiring harness thats meant for a kenwood cd player and use the harness on the dvd player or do i need something different?

also, are these dvd players hooked up the same way as a normal head unit?

are there any how to's on this?

Thank you very much and i appreciate your knowledge.

-mike




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Posted By: godsegoizhuge
Date Posted: October 05, 2004 at 9:55 PM
as for the harness, you'll want to use the one that comes with the radio itself. since you have to mount the control module somewhere else in the car. As far s like a normal head unit, yes and no. It'll be like installing a cd player w/both a changer and satalite tuner. As in you'll have a cable that goes from the radio to the brain module and then you'll have the harness from the brain module that you'll have to run up front to get all of the power/ground and speaker connections. I have this unit, it's really nice. you'll love it.




Posted By: jeffchilcott
Date Posted: October 05, 2004 at 11:38 PM
like wireing a normal deck just more wiring, fire up the ol soldering gun and get ready for fun

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Posted By: beatjunkie
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 12:39 AM
what do  i need a soldering gun for? cant i just use wire connectors?




Posted By: pimpincavy
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 11:10 AM
I tired using wire connectors for awhile in my car.  The damn things kept falling off!  I would'nt suggest using them.

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Posted By: rogerstudio2
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 1:55 PM
beatjunkie wrote:

what do  i need a soldering gun for? cant i just use wire connectors?


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Roger




Posted By: rogerstudio2
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 1:59 PM

For a good Soild connections its best that you soldering gun,it keeps a good flow of current going through at all time

I don't care for connectors always seem to come apart.



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Posted By: Rushman
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 10:12 PM
you learn as you go. I solder everything now but before I crimped everything for years. Ive had a few come loose , caused lots of head aches. Crimp connectors probly what gave me carpal tunnel.....lol. Havent had anything come loose since ive taken the time to solder everything.




Posted By: jeffchilcott
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 11:38 PM
$15 soildering Iron from radio shack will save alot of head scratching and cursing later on

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2009 0-1000 Trunk WR 154.0DB 2009 1001+ Trunk WR
2007 USACI World Champion
2007 World Record
2006 USACI Finals 2nd Place




Posted By: beatjunkie
Date Posted: October 06, 2004 at 11:53 PM

thats funny. i work at radio shack....

how can i find out how to use a slodering gun?





Posted By: jstruckman
Date Posted: October 07, 2004 at 12:32 AM

put wires together, heat with soldering iron, apply solder, it is pretty damn easy, oh yeah, dont forget the heat shrink tubing!!!!!!!!

Jazzy





Posted By: Sweekster
Date Posted: October 07, 2004 at 1:37 PM
Um, here's an earlier post that pretty much covers how to do it. I'd suggest getting some old wire and solder and just practing your technique (everyone's is slightly different).

Hope that helps

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