2004 350Z Enthusiast Install
RAM should be in today so going to begin the install. Touchscreen is finished and install details can be found here:
Screen mounting turned out better than expected. I had read that the Xenarc was a perfect fit, but DANG!
I have decided to pull the Bose and all periferals for it (preamp, axxess unit for XM/Ipod+text) and reinstall the original crap radio. Only going to be used as a clock anyway. Should be able to offset some of the cost of this upgrade by selling it as an "Enthusiast/Base upgrade". It is a really nice system, but can't see keeping it just for a clock.
Does anyone have the RadioSHARK.exe patch available for radioshark v.1? Links are down.
Day 3 -- Install pretty much complete
Was able to get the subwoofer amp underneath the glove compartment. This made things a lot easier for the computer and extra stuff. Got everything up and running. XM is working kind of hit and miss. Going to have to look at that.
The only things that show anything in the car that didn't come from the factory is the GPS, the Cellular antennae, and now the wireless antennae that is right next to the cell one.
Tired, will write more later. Not liking the temperature in there. Running around 160F. Ordered 4 50mm fans. Going to see if I can get it a bit cooler in there. Don't like that kind of heat in an enclosed space. The XM is putting out a bit too which isn't helping.
Since I had to rebuild the computer, I blacked out the builders logo. ADDENDUM: After getting everything up and running, it appears the computer WAS in fact built well. The problem was the builder went with a new style connector that appears to have caused all my problems. I have reported back to the builder these issues.
Also there is a picture of where the Motorola IHF1000 control unit is hidden.
Day 4......COMPLETE!!! Woohoo
Ok, this isn't very exciting considering the company here, but keep in mind I am trying to keep the car looking as stock as possible. The XM Antenna is temporary, the one on top of the car got damaged and the one in the picture is from a home unit setup. Actually works pretty good! XM works fine now. Problem yesterday was the antenna.
Only problem I still have is static coming through the Line-In (XM). If muted, it goes away. Wondering if there is a way to keep line-in muted except when XM is active. Can manually mute it, then turn on XM, then when turned off, it doesn't remute.
Other than that, it's great. Sound is 10x better than the Bose.