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  1. Sounds like you might have saved me some...

    Sounds like you might have saved me some troubleshooting. :)

    Any idea when the update was released that makes the box freak out? Or a good source to buy an old version of the box? I'm thinking...
  2. Interesting. I wonder if that's my problem. You...

    Interesting. I wonder if that's my problem.
    You can remap all the buttons except volume up/down can't be skipped :(
    But the other buttons are functional? So in theory there are still 4-5 usable...
  3. I'll give that a go next chance I have to goof...

    I'll give that a go next chance I have to goof around in the truck. Hopefully monday!

    It's interesting that radio type to work with the joycon would be different. Seems like there must be...
  4. Got the ASWC-1 and Joycon EXR in the mail a...

    Got the ASWC-1 and Joycon EXR in the mail a couple days ago. Installed them last night. For a quick fix I tried going straight to radio type 4 since it worked for you and I assume all joycon's...
  5. That sounds like a lot less work then I was...

    That sounds like a lot less work then I was expecting.

    However I may need to get a different wiring harness because I am currently using the old meta model because it has low level speaker inputs...
  6. Need Help Connecting Steering Wheel Controls to PC

    So I am looking for advice on how to connect my 07 NBS Silverado's stock steering wheel controls to my car pc.

    Here is a picture of the wiring diagram for the steering wheel control.

    70485
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    Give it a voice and call it KITT

    Give it a voice and call it KITT
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    It's like a free online class! Great...

    It's like a free online class!
    Great information as always.

    Perhaps the blown headlight was unrelated as I monitored to voltage on the dash and never saw any spikes above 14.2, but it did dip...
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    Well I'm going to give this thread a bump since...

    Well I'm going to give this thread a bump since the dimming headlights was not corrected as I had believed.
    It is better but not 100%--in fact a headlight just blew out when I turned the bass to max...
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    Solved! Finally got around to re-grounding the...

    Solved!
    Finally got around to re-grounding the wiring harness. Ran it to the psu and both sources of noise go away. Appears it was a ground loop after all.

    Thanks for help and suggestions!
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    So I had a free hour today (had to deal with...

    So I had a free hour today (had to deal with laptop hdd crash last weekend :shakefist: ) and here is what I tried and found:


    Ran 8awg from psu to battery negative -- caused little to no change,...
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    Well put! Taking my own thread slightly off...

    Well put!

    Taking my own thread slightly off topic:
    Fortunately I have had a number of tech jobs in different fields where a large part of the job was troubleshooting... both new installs and old...
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    Good information. I never considered that the...

    Good information.
    I never considered that the PSU itself could be causing the noise. I will run a temporary ground to the battery negative when I get a chance and go from there.
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    So I was about to order an aftermarket heatsink...

    So I was about to order an aftermarket heatsink and got the idea to unplug the system fan to see if noise persisted--it did.
    So I turned off the truck (with pc on and fan plugged in) and sure enough...
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    PC Causing Noise, Suggestions?

    First, I have narrowed the problem to the PC: plug in an mp3 player and the noise dissipates.

    I am assuming my issue is with grounding (the psu, motherboard, graphics card, or pc case). I am...
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    Thanks to you both! Battery Isolator looks...

    Thanks to you both!

    Battery Isolator looks like the best bet for my situation. But alas! It appears I have much to learn. I'd like to do things the 'right' way, whichever way that may be...
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    Big 3 Upgrade Question

    When upgrading the big 3, can I leave the existing ground wire and alternator wires connected or is it a must to disconnect them?

    I'd prefer to leave them in place and run a new wires to my second...
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    I don't have a lot of experience with these...

    I don't have a lot of experience with these issues, but troubleshooting is a good place to start.

    Some steps to narrow in on the problem:

    1. Try using a laptop or mp3 player to run sound direct...
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    They say ignorance is bliss.. Far from it in...

    They say ignorance is bliss..
    Far from it in this case.

    I had a moment of clarity and THINK I found the low audio issue. I did not understand the difference between line level/high level inputs...
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    I'm willing to adjust my budget as necessary so I...

    I'm willing to adjust my budget as necessary so I would prefer to buy at the best price/performance point. Also would prefer a setup that I can return to stock if/when I sell the truck--though I can...
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    Ideally, I would put a preamp in the dash however...

    Ideally, I would put a preamp in the dash however I'm happy to run cables where ever necessary (Under center consol or behind the backseat if I must). There isn't a ton of room behind the backseat...
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    Wow, you guys rock. I need to spread some...

    Wow, you guys rock. I need to spread some reputation when I have a chance to process everything.

    The charging issue, I am embarrassed to say looks like big3. I never bothered to check, but it...
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    Low Stock Audio and Charging Issue

    I have hit 2 road bumps in my installation.

    First issue is a low audio output from the factory Bose system (relative to the Head Unit and no car pc).
    I am 90% sure the bottle neck is the Metra...
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    Awesome info. The new audio card has actually...

    Awesome info.
    The new audio card has actually eliminated the problem; There is still noise in the line, but it is very low and no different when in windows or not.

    I will definitely look into...
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    Still no solution to this. I did get a PCI audio...

    Still no solution to this.
    I did get a PCI audio card and it has greatly reduced the feedback. However, it is disheartening mini-box has not responded to my email yet. I have yet to hook up the J8...
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