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Hey everybody!!! I finally got it all done. What you are looking at is a Pioneer AVIC Z1 Navi/DVD/CD/MP etc.. with a PS2 slim in the glove box.
go to this link to check out the AVIC Z1...it is a MONSTER!!!
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/division/demo/0,,2076_310069681,00.html

-Custom made dash trim peice to accomodate the Navi. Made from a Metra single DIN kit. (PITA!!!!)

-Inside of the dash was cut with an airsaw to gain the depth needed!!! (PITA!!) No metal was cut during this, just plastic.

-Glove box cut in back to run PS2 wires through.

...It was alot of work and only had time here and there so it took about a week and a half. (good thing its not my only car!!)





the trim peice had to be filled in over 1/4" on each side to get the tight fit, and along with cutting out the single DIN cubby hole, I had to shave about 1/8" from the top and bottom sides.


I didnt get it to sink into the dash as far as I had hoped, but Im satisfied with it. I would have had to do some major cutting to get it in farther.,...this was hard enough! :rant2: (that hairline crack on bottom left is in the paint from stress of the tight fit. Its un-noticable inside the car)


PS2 fits nicley on the shelf. I still need to velcro it down.


...and the controllers rest nicley in this little cubby hole.


...and finally, during the install. :thumbsup:



Like I said, all in all it was worth the time and effort, its a sick setup and so far everybody has been very impressed with it. Including me, and Im hard to impress. lol.
 

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Oh yea, I also installed the Bluetooth hands free unit. It's awesome.... you can dump your phonebook into the Headunit, and its all touch screen from there! Music mutes down and caller is heard through the center dash speaker. I put the mic on the gear shift selector... you can see it in the pix.
 

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That is a sweet setup. Good thing you are using a PS2 and not an Xbox 360 or you whole car would probably catch on fire.. lol
 

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Looks awesome! Did you encounter any problems with wheel controls or anything?


PS. nice taste in movies there. (donnie brasco and casino)
 

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Congratulations - this looks awesome!

Is there a conection to the ignition or do you need to switch on the unit separately?

Does the unit exchange any other informations with the car?

Can you use the stock cd-changer with this Avic Z1 ?
 

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wow looks clean. i have an 02 dts too and im tryingto install an avic d3. what did you buy to keep the bose, chimes, onstar etc? well thats if you had them in the first palce. How much cutting in the inside did you do? how deep does the radio measure?
 

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peripheral electronics, soundgate and PAC (Pacific Accessory Corporation) all make adapters to retain these features. (Replacing the stock head unit removes the ability to use the phone options, onstar, steering controls, the anti-theft, and factory amp. You also need an adapter for RAP).

below are links to Peripherals' adapters
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# Retains OnStar® and Bose® Amplified Systems
# Mutes Radio When OnStar® is Active and Audio
# Plays through Front Factory Speakers
# Data Controlled RAP Accessory Output
# Retains Vehicle Warning Chimes
# Retains Rear Audio Controls and Rear Headphone Jacks
# Antenna Adaptor Included

http://www.peripheralelectronics.co...gory=OnStar/Data-Bus/CANBus&strSearch=GMAHLAN


to keep Steering Wheel controls

http://www.peripheralelectronics.com/prodGrid.asp?category=Steering Wheel Control Interfaces

oh and his radio is 6.5" deep according to amazon.com
 

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You did a great job !
 

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thanks - im looking forward to doing it on 05 dts.. soundgate looks like it has just as many adapters (if not more) to help retain the factory options but the audio place im going to be bringing my car is a dealer for peripheral electronics so im hoping they are more familiar with those products. ive also read that some people mount their factory stereo to keep the options - and run their audio through their new head unit.

swanginlac - what did you use as a filler between the radio bevel/bezel and the radio? (obviously it had to be cut - just curious what you started with)
 

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how did you remove the entire dash? im going to install a avic d3 and want to remove the stock 6 disc cd changer. i cant remove it without removing the dash first. please help. i also know it will make the install easier. please respond thanks
 

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get socket wrench
get a 7mm bit i believe it is
get a screw driver bit
stick it into the 7mm bit
and remove it that way
 
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