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    Car Computer Install: Head Unit Removal

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    Sean, from mp3Car, shows us how he removes the factory dash panel from his Nissan Altima. It's important to do a little research to see exactly how your specific dash panel is removed. Print instructions found online and bring them to your car for reference as you work. In this specific vehicle, the HVAC controls will be integrated into the mp3Car Direct Fit Kit so they will be removed from the factory dash panel and attached to the replacement kit.

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    are there any mp3car recommended sites to go to to get those vehicle specific instructions?

    it should also be important to note that many older cars need model-specific radio removal tools. like many ford radios--one good trick for those radios is to use a metal coat hanger, instead of paying the $5-20 for the 2 'keys'. a ford-specific forum should have more info on this.

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    Just use a crowbar or plastic explosive.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Crutchfield has vehicle-specific instructions for HU removal.

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    Yea we recommend buying your wire harness from crutchfield because they will give you the step by step vehicle specific instructions.

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    You may also use metraonline to get instructions for disassembly , it's free.
    And wrapping the head of that driver with e-tape rather then. A cloth, and that soft spongie dash will leaves impressions if pushed to hard
    Last edited by Zerohour2100; 10-01-2011 at 01:40 AM.

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    Just one question, for someone wanting to install a screen like this in their car but with no seperate amp, what are there options?

    I dont want to go buying seperate big clunky high end amps for the stock speakers etc.
    Maybe just a small amp similar quality wise to what is in my stock radio but which i can pop in behind this bezel and can connect to the wire loom, with inputs like RCA or 3.5 phono.
    Also be nice to have a potentiometer i could wire into the bezel to control the volume of the amp.

    I've seen small amps on ebay but i'm just curious what kind of ways you go about running the audio from these set up's.

    Thanks

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    most people that are looking for a factory-replacement amp usually use the 'motorcycle amps' off ebay-- the reviews i have read here before say that they are as good r possibly a little better then the factory deck in terms of output.. most of those amps are about the size of a dollar bill, so fitting them into a dash usually isn't too much of a problem..

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