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    About to get my new CarPC parts today. Woo Hoo.

    Still no headunit for me.

    Don't break your HU's cause I showed you this...
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    JustinTime,

    Yes, I've tried both. Currently I have made a mold of the male part from the back of the faceplate. I cast a part from the mold, with embedded flat metal strips. So now I can attach my wires and plug into the HU and I don't have to solder on it. I'll let you know if it works.
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    YOu can always order the male and femail faceplate plug connectors from the manufactor, I think mine were $40 from Pioneer if I wanted them
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    Well, I have given up with my stock radio (Honda), and figured that detaching the faceplate on this model is not worth my time. So I *will*n spend some cash and get this done right.

    I am thinking of going with the Alpine 9845 (Alpine CDE-9845), which is basically the cheapest Alpine that will change all the button colors to match my dash (in my case, amber/orange).

    It has a detachable faceplate, so the multimillion dollar question is: has anyone had success wiring the faceplate on this model remotely (or similar Alpine model in the CDE/CDA-XXXX series). I tried removing the faceplate at BestBuy, but they have them kinda glued in there (^%%^$%$!!)

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    I was talking to a Panasonic service technician today regarding this and he said that not only will the length of the wire be a factor but even the solder itself. He stated that they use silver solder in order to have a lower resistance. I wonder if that is what's causing people to have problems with their setups.

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    I really doubt the solder will make a difference if the length of the wires are too long.

    It's a matter of resistance. All wires have resistance and if it gets too long, the electricity will turn into heat and not reach the designated areas.
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    I think what guizai is saying, is that for SHORT wire runs, the type of solder can make the difference between success and failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykolJay View Post
    I saw this one on another board. I was thinking of doing the same with my sunglass holder on my 99 accord. However, I have heard people having issues with the length of extension wires and also on my pioneer p7000r, the eject button is on the back of the faceplate.

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    Back from the dead!

    I'm about to try this hack with a Clarion DB179MP head unit which is on its way from NewEgg....


    One difference in this head unit's faceplate that might help me a bit is that it looks like the eject button and Aux input are both on part of the unit that does not detach.

    However it looks like the faceplate connector has 18 pins instead of the 16 that many others have, which would mean that I'd have to use 3 Cat 5 cables instead of the usual 2... I'm also considering an old printer cable with a DB-25 connection... While it would potentially be easier to work with a single cable instead of three, the heads of these cables are quite large and bulky.... So, I'll probably have to do some test routing before I decide which cable(s) to go with... Any thoughts?

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