So here are a few more shots.. The orignal volvo speaker hole was way too small, so i had to buy a $20 metal cutter to do the job. Needless to say, since no one would be seeing this, i couldn't give a crap how it looked as long as the damn speaker fit. It took 2 days, but yeah,
Took a knife to the rubber groments. I'm telling you, the swiss don't want you touching their cars lol.
I also had to drill new holes. Then i went to Home Depot and bought some washers and some 8-32 x 3/4" screws. It was almost a perfect choice, and i thank my last job for teaching me so much about screws. No, not SCREWING RAF, screws. I don't work where you do
I will add grills soon.
ANd here is the Mess-o-wires. I'll clean it up, but i'm letting everything sit for a bit as the adhesive is setting. THe EQ isn't installed yet, but will be when i go for a good tuning. I still have to figure out a few things.
All done. yes that lotion on the floor. You do NOT want anything but really moist and soft skin when dealing with sharp shards of metal sticking out every which way. Yeah, i stuck my whole hand in that hole without any protection on but lotion. It's a great lube for many things. Not THOSE THINGS....
That switch all the way to the right has absolutely no use. That will change soon. I think i will attach the night vision to that. . yes, that is my GPS on there in that tray. BT baby!
Problems seen thus far
I'll need an audio switched. I can't run the HD radio through the mic of my pocket PC and then have everything form m speakers come out The best thing is just get a $5-$10 audio switched and mount it somewhere.
Another problem is that the HD radio has no volume controls. This is a light problem and needs to be addressed ASAP. Radios need things like volume controls lol.
Mounting the axim is also going to be an issue. Even though the cradle can be secured, the axim will not be secured in the cradle. i may have to fenangle something for the interim.
Still to go:
- getting th ECM 5710V to turn on
- Audio switcher until the above happens
- NEATLY routing those wires
- Setting up the Axim Dock.
- Removing the old stereo head unit
- Volume knob.