Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > Audio/Visual Electronics
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Audio/Visual Electronics Wired up? Everyone's got some sort of electrical modification... let's hear about it here.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2011, 03:15 AM   #21
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Souldriver View Post
i heard some people say you do need it, and others say you dont. to tell you the truth i cant find what the pac really does.
Need. No. Want, should, yes.

It simplifies the install. Gives:
  1. VSS(Vehicle Speed Sensor) for GPS, so you can still get a decent guestimation of where you are when the GPS signal might crap out. And other unit speed display purposes.
  2. 5v remote turn ons for the factory amplifiers(faker 500/1000 systems), so you don't have to step it down yourself with a resistor or 5v regulator.
  3. E-brake sensor, saves you from running a line from the e-brake for this (assuming you weren't going to bypass it to start with).
  4. 12v delayed accessory line on from can-bus, as many later models don't have the actual 12v line run to the harness. The factory head-unit gets turned on by the can-bus signal instead.
  5. Reverse sensor, to switch to a reverse camera if hooked up without having to tap additional wiring.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin

Last edited by wayne613; 09-07-2011 at 03:18 AM.
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 09:23 AM   #22
d.girardi
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2004 ford mustang
Location: AL
Posts: 173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaquib1992 View Post
Wow so you have it in your car currently? How are you liking the touch screen? Is it at all plastic-y? Or feel like one of those cheap squishy screens with low touch sensitivity?

And thanks for the link man! I might just get it off there since it's free shipping too.
I like the touch screen alot. I wouldn't say its iphone quality, but its good. I don't have any troubles with it, and having physical buttons for your most used buttons is nice too.
d.girardi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #23
d.girardi
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2004 ford mustang
Location: AL
Posts: 173
Default

No edit button on phone. I really like vminnovations. I have only had to deal with their customer service once, and that was because they called me to let me know an amp I ordered was out of stock. they seem to have lower prices than crutchfield and sonicelectronix
d.girardi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #24
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

None of 'em that I know of use screens like the better androids and iPhones. All resistive touch-screens, not capacitive like the aforementioned. Expensive as hell for that size without a major level of mass production.
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #25
ttocs
6th Gear Member
 
ttocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 6,936
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaquib1992 View Post
I'm in Fort Wayne, but I go down to carmel for long weekends so whichever city has a better shop nearby will probably be where I go. And thanks for the offer but I think I'm just way too far from Evansville lol, but I still really appreciate the offer man thanks!

By the way, do you by any chance know of some good shops for the work near there? I would also be willing to drive down or up a little farther if necessary to get to said shops. Thanks again guys!
depends on what kind of work you need done. E'vill is 3 hrs from indy though, can't go any further south in indana then there...

We are the toe-fungus of the state.
__________________
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2395420
ttocs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 06:08 PM   #26
Souldriver
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 2007 Ford Mustang GT/CS
Location: NY
Posts: 85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne613 View Post
Need. No. Want, should, yes.

It simplifies the install. Gives:
  1. VSS(Vehicle Speed Sensor) for GPS, so you can still get a decent guestimation of where you are when the GPS signal might crap out. And other unit speed display purposes.
  2. 5v remote turn ons for the factory amplifiers(faker 500/1000 systems), so you don't have to step it down yourself with a resistor or 5v regulator.
  3. E-brake sensor, saves you from running a line from the e-brake for this (assuming you weren't going to bypass it to start with).
  4. 12v delayed accessory line on from can-bus, as many later models don't have the actual 12v line run to the harness. The factory head-unit gets turned on by the can-bus signal instead.
  5. Reverse sensor, to switch to a reverse camera if hooked up without having to tap additional wiring.
ok i see now. the only one that applies to me is number 4. im guessing thats what keeps the radio on when you turn the car off and before you open the doors.

for another $70-$120 ill live without that one. but thank you for clarifying. that almost should be stickied.
Souldriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #27
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Souldriver View Post
im guessing thats what keeps the radio on when you turn the car off and before you open the doors.
Aye, but you likely already have it run to your radio harness, think this (can-bus activated with SJB 12v delayed accessory line not run to radio harness) didn't start until the 08's. So you didn't have a shaker system originally?
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin

Last edited by wayne613; 09-07-2011 at 08:36 PM.
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:30 PM   #28
aaquib1992
4th Gear Member
 
aaquib1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 2008, V6, PP
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,716
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne613 View Post
Aye, but you likely already have it run to your radio harness, think this (can-bus activated with SJB 12v delayed accessory line not run to radio harness) didn't start until the 08's. So you didn't have a shaker system originally?
So are you saying the shut off radio thing when the door opens is only a feature on 08+ models? Because my car has it, I am just curious whether it will have that after I go aftermarket?

Also, I was hoping to get your input in this thread! Do you think going with a touch aftermarket is worth the trouble/cost? I'm not really an audiophile, but was looking to spruce the interior and people really vouch for this units reliability so I thought I'd take the leap- nothing wrong with my shaker though.

Do you have any recommendations for touch head units?
__________________


Steeda CAI, 91 tune, GT axle-backs w/ H-pipe, P/P stock TB. Dinosaurs!
aaquib1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #29
aaquib1992
4th Gear Member
 
aaquib1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 2008, V6, PP
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,716
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttocs View Post
depends on what kind of work you need done. E'vill is 3 hrs from indy though, can't go any further south in indana then there...

We are the toe-fungus of the state.
I just need the head unit installed, and I might get some infinity speakers or something for the door to go with that- not sure on the speakers yet though.

Basically just some simple audio stuff from a reputable shop so I can get a warranty (peace of mind). Thanks man, I appreciate the help!

Lol, if you're the toe fungus then I guess Ft. W is the dandruff on the hair? haha.
__________________


Steeda CAI, 91 tune, GT axle-backs w/ H-pipe, P/P stock TB. Dinosaurs!
aaquib1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #30
aaquib1992
4th Gear Member
 
aaquib1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 2008, V6, PP
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,716
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d.girardi View Post
I like the touch screen alot. I wouldn't say its iphone quality, but its good. I don't have any troubles with it, and having physical buttons for your most used buttons is nice too.
That is good, I was just worried about a low quality screen bothering me or something. Yeah I wanted to upgrade to the larger head unit but then I lose all buttons lol.
__________________


Steeda CAI, 91 tune, GT axle-backs w/ H-pipe, P/P stock TB. Dinosaurs!
aaquib1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:35 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
01, bad, cx501, ddx418, googlecom, head, headunit, install, kenwood, mic, mustang, screen, st, touch, unit

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup