: 24" Monitor Install

12-09-10, 12:24 PM
I got the hard part over with. I'm not sure if it was more difficult psychologically having to drill into the pristine headliner or logistically. I found the reinforcements, which happened to be perfectly placed, marked them and used self-tapping 1/2" long screws to mount the bracket. I drilled a couple of extra holes in the bracket so that I have 6 screws holding the bracket to the roof.





I was able to fish a coat hanger from the B-pillar to the monitor underneath the headliner. The wiring will run down the inside of the B-pillar and along a channel along the passenger seat.

Next, I have to remove the passenger seat to gain access to the channel where the wires run. Then I'll yank the radio out and plug it all in.

12-09-10, 12:44 PM
nice work Jimmy! I love these posts.

12-09-10, 01:34 PM
Wow, that's a big display!

12-09-10, 02:29 PM
nice work Jimmy! I love these posts.


Wow, that's a big display!

It's a big car! ;-)

I took it back down so I could see the "footprint" it left in the ceiling so I could safely cut the hole for the wiring.


There's a lot of junk to tuck up in there so I may have to cut the headliner a bit more :-(

12-10-10, 11:34 AM
That's a nice job :)

12-10-10, 02:48 PM
That's a nice job :)


I got all the wires tucked up in there, run down the B-pillar and got the monitor re-installed. Now I just need to complete the run from the B-pillar to the head unit. Outta time this week. Might pick it up again Sunday night or Monday.

12-12-10, 05:41 PM


All we had handy was a Grateful Dead DVD.

12-12-10, 08:01 PM
Looks bigger then my first TV but that could be cause the rear seat is bigger them my first apt.

12-12-10, 08:38 PM
Looks bigger then my first TV but that could be cause the rear seat is bigger them my first apt.


Got it all put back together. I wanted to run an A/V cable to the back of it for a second set of inputs, but it's too tight behind the radio. I had to put a 90-degree adapter for the output to the monitor. The output for the rear audio is a 1/8" stereo jack which seemed to work okay. But there was no way to get the RCA inputs jammed back there. Some day when I'm feeling ambitious I'll take the monitor back down and hook a/v cabling up to the second set of inputs on it. It's good for now though.

The AVH-3200 head unit decided that it hates the $35 cable I bought for the iPod. When I plug the cable in (with nothing attached to it), it says "incompatible device". If I use a regular iPod cable it's fine. The whole point of the $35 cable was to play videos, which it now does not do. I'll have to call Pioneer tomorrow.

12-13-10, 07:57 AM
Done! All buttoned up. I couldn't get the wires down the inside of the B-pillar like I thought. It's not hollow the whole way down (which kind of makes sense). I took it down the outside of the pillar, behind the trim. I was able to poke it into the pillar about 6" above the floor and back out at the floor so it misses the seatbelt retractor mechanism.

I soldered all the connections so I don't have any trouble later. There's a TON of room in the RH kick panel. I put the noise filter (little black box) for the TV and a ton of extra video cable in there. I'm a little disappointed about the aux input issue, but I'll deal with that some other time.

Updated vid:


And to answer earlier questions about the AVH-3200DVD: Yes, it will send the video to the rear output if it thinks the car is moving. You just get a standard background up front.