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PostSubject: '95 Head unit install and speakers   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Sep 06, 2007 3:05 pm

hey i am trying to install my friends head unit in his 95 riv and was wondering if anyone knew how to. also how do i install the front speakers?
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Sep 06, 2007 4:37 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Sep 06, 2007 5:06 pm

hey thanks everyone. i am not a riv owner i own a taurus sho but this seems to be a lot more helpful for my friend then with my forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyWed Sep 12, 2007 11:21 am

98riv wrote:
This is from the website in my sig [url=http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalBuickRiviera1FSpkR.htm
http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalBuickRiviera1FSpkR.htm[/quote[/url]]


This won't come up anymore?
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Sep 13, 2007 9:01 pm

1998 Riv wrote:
98riv wrote:
This is from the website in my sig [url=http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalBuickRiviera1FSpkR.htm
http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalBuickRiviera1FSpkR.htm[/quote[/url]]


This won't come up anymore?

I just checked it and it is working.

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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyFri Sep 14, 2007 10:35 am

Yep, works for me now.
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PostSubject: i need some help with my new deck   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptySat Nov 24, 2007 3:36 pm

for christmas im looking to buy a new deck, it has to be a touch screen with DVD, so im looking at some cheap decks, i found one that i like

http://cgi.ebay.com/JENSEN-VM-9311-7-LCD-MONITOR-NEW-MP3-DVD-VM9311_W0QQitemZ280174452585QQihZ018QQcategoryZ32825QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

but will they work with our "sunshade dash"

i love the look and it has everthing i want, but since the screen is motorized i dont want it to hit the top of the dash headshot

please help me out
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptySat Nov 24, 2007 5:53 pm

More than likely you're gonna have to have the unit mounted sticking out of the radio slot...so the screen will clear the dash....which IMO ruins the look, hence why i havent done this. I've seen some Riv's for sale and on cardomain with aftermaket decks and with a DVD it always looks bad, cause it sticks out.
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptySat Nov 24, 2007 6:13 pm

maybe you could put it where the cd holder is? I've taken mine out, still trying to think of what to put there.. i've been working on piece of hobby wood with the Riviera in cursive carved into it, and I want to put a peice of clear plastic behind it then do some LED backlightning.. i think the screen would look nice there
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptySat Nov 24, 2007 6:22 pm

i dont have a Cd holder yet i have bench seat
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptySat Nov 24, 2007 6:25 pm

oh yeah.. much different interior.. what about that open spot under your cigg. lighter tray
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PostSubject: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 7:38 pm

Looking to install and aftermarket head unit and was wondering if anyone has used the Scosche GM1583B kit or something similar. How did it fit, look, etc. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 8:43 pm

i dont think that kit will work b/c of the shelf. you need a lot of room for the wire harness.
my kit fits well, but i dont know what the part # is. just a gm kit for buicks with a block off plat on the bottom half. the rivs head unit depth is very shallow so you may have a problem fitting the dash back over the new unit, or you can cut away some of the plastic at the rear of the deck.
are you getting a PAC SWI-x too?

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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 9:06 pm

i havent used one on the riv but i had one on my stratus coupe, and it was a great fit
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 9:33 pm

that looks like the same kit I had before I had my EQ. Actually that one has a raised face plane. Mine was just flat. But anyway, it mounts fine. Matthew, does your kit set the head unit forward from the dash?

Like Matthew said, I would just cut the plastic out from behind the head unit area to give some more freedom. If you do that, you should have no trouble at all using the flush mount kit like that.

Before I had the EQ and all the extra wiring, I was still able to mount it flush without cutting the plastic but it's definitely worth it to cut that booger.
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 9:41 pm

a picture is worth a .... well its just easier to show than tell happy

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FWIW i had more fitment problem with my old alpine than i do with the new
kenwood, so maybe they are making them smaller than they used to? or it
could just be manufacturer differences. eihter way, there is really no way to know how it will fit until you get it in there. but it shouldnt be anything major.

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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2007 10:29 pm

I had to cut my plastic for my clarion...and with all the pre-outs its still a little iffy but i manages to make it fit.. i had to trim a little bit on the side to get my bezel to fit right..
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyFri Dec 14, 2007 10:54 pm

I don't think I am going to go with the pac swi-x. I rarely use my steering wheel controls. Thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyTue Dec 25, 2007 1:33 am

Does anyone know if this unit will fit into the Riv. Do we have what is considered a double DIN? Thanks http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?i=113DPX302&tp=5684
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyTue Dec 25, 2007 9:03 am

PM sent, also i think 96-99 is DD i think the 95 is 1.5 din, any one want to correct me im not sure
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PostSubject: Head unit install question...   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2008 12:48 pm

Ok so i went to a shop today to get my sony head unit installed because ive had terrible luck installing head units on my own... Anyway when i get there the guy tells me since it was a premium sound system he has to order a special adapter and it will cost me about 120 bucks to get it installed... and another 75 to retain the steering wheel controls... the 75 sounds about right for the controls ( it includes the interface) but i think hes trying to screw me with the unit install... anyone else agree?
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2008 12:52 pm

i dont understand what premium sound has to do with anything...doyou meal the harness connector? or the actuall deck installation kit? is it a standard deck?
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PostSubject: Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Install?   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2008 12:55 pm

he said something about needing a ribbon adapte for the wiring harness.... but i found another place in town that'll do it for 75 with the adapter and dash kit so that seems a bit more reasonable.
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PostSubject: Need a new head unit   Aftermarket Head Unit Install? EmptyTue Feb 05, 2008 5:44 pm

I need a new head unit im sick of mine it skips and scratches my cd's BUMMER........ im debating between doing my own instally and gettin her done professionally............ i think i can do it on my own...... but i might go for one of those flip out touch screen styles.......... My favorite setup i've seen so far is Mr. Rivieras....... it looks pro....... shocked if i do it myself i could always do that suede dash i was talking about
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