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ksnh 01-09-2011 10:58 AM

Dual HVAC Double Din Kit: Completed Install Thread
 
This thread is for COMPLETED installations only of the JDM Dual HVAC Double Din Kit (see dwolson2's main thread HERE).

This is intended to be a clean, uncluttered reference for those who plan to install the kit. It is NOT for follow-up questions and comments, which should be addressed via PM or e-mail to the author of the post in question. He/she can then edit their post for clarification or content if necessary. Alternatively, you can post questions/comments to the original mega-thread via the link in the first paragraph.

My hope is that we will see at least one install here from every possible model year and audio/nav combination, so that the only task for those about to pull the trigger will be to find the post for their specific vehicle and read the content for parts needed and installation feedback.

To keep the scrolling exercise simple, please stick as closely as possible to the following format (cut/paste/overwrite outline if easier):

Car:
-2006 LGT 5EAT

Factory electronics:
-Standard radio, no sub
-No Nav

Parts used:

-JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911 from avoJDM Parts)

- SVX Dc parts (AE64.com)
(14 pin audio cable, i88 adapter)

- JDM Hazard Switch (JDM part #107-090-001 from Japanparts)

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):

Humorous example: Set car on fire when turned on. Lost job (no car) and house (no job); wife and kids took off (no house).
_________________________________

Thanks!

-Kurt

almostinvincible119 01-09-2011 11:54 AM

Let me get this straight...this mod actually made your car light up?

dwolson2 01-09-2011 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by almostinvincible119 (Post 3229797)
Let me get this straight...this mod actually made your car light up?

Epic...

Car:
-2006 LGT 5EAT

Factory electronics:
-Standard radio, no sub
-No Nav

Parts used:

-JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911 from avoJDM Parts)

- Jam in the back first one to do it harness...lol

- OEM Modded Hazard Switch

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):
I am the godfather!!! Mua ha ha ha
Kenwood DDX710
12" drop down screen
Alpine 4 channel
Hifonics Brutus 2005D
No sub currently(the one I had separated from the surround after running it for 6-8 months)

UBSTANKN 01-09-2011 08:00 PM

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Just installed this week, sorry the picture is terrible, hopefully I can get some better ones in the near future


Car:
-2005 LGT Wagon LTD 5MT

Factory electronics:
-Standard radio, factory sub under driver's seat
-No Nav

Parts used:

-JDM Dual HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911 from avoJDM Parts)
- SVX Dc parts (AE64.com)
(14 pin audio cable, i88 adapter)
- OEM Hazard Switch (See comments)

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):
-Props to the godfather for making it all possible :)
-Kenwood DNX9960 with Sirius and iPod (Sirius box stuffed down the passenger side of the center stack and the iPod cable is run through one of the mounting bolt holes in the center console)
-I found the best place to mount the Nav and Sirius antenna was behind the cubby on the metal support bar the runs along the dash. I get a perfect signal and it's out of sight.
-Regarding the Hazard switch: It was my assumption that by cutting out the plastic behind the dash and rotating the switch, life would be all good. The problem is the US switch has 2 mounting points that are flush with each other. The JDM switch's 2 mounting points are not even so you need to make some modifications. I haven't finished fixing mine yet.
-The picture shows how the kit fits out of the box without modification

-Mike

Seth1784 01-10-2011 01:15 PM

Car:
2007 LGT Sedan 5eat

Factory electronics:
Standard radio, non navigation, no sub

Parts used:
JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911 from avoJDM Parts)
SVX I88 harness (blanking out if there was any others hahaha)

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):
Audio equipment: Eclipse avn 5495 headunit, bluetooth adapter from parrot, back up camera from eclipse, audison bitone processor, focal krx3 3 way component set (partial active), audison lrx 400.1 x 2, audison lrx 250.2, audison lrx 300.4, image dynamics idmax 12 d4 v2 x 2... (work in progress, running the components and two amps with the bitone and headunit at the moment)

some reason i have a speed pulse wire issue, i've got it on the correct one under the dash but for some reason i get no signal from it. i'm not really sure why... however the unit still knows where i am and it averages out my speed where it works without it.

hazard switch i'd recommend getting the jdm one, using the state side one is a royal pain in the ass to get sitting correctly/smooth button push/holding in place on the screws. i'd highly suggest spending the money for less headache come install time.

everything is pretty much a piece of cake though, really the best thing i've done to my car that isn't go fast oriented.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...m/IMAG0089.jpg

dwolson2 04-10-2011 05:29 PM

Read the first post., go here: HERE

Some people will never learn

David_S_Walker 04-11-2011 10:59 AM

Double DIN Kit install
 
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Hello,

Car:

Subaru Legacy Spec B Twinscroll 2004 (Gen IV) Wagon imported into the UK in 2010

Factory Audio:

JDM Radio/CD & MD along with a Panasonic Sat Nav system

Parts used:

Subaru JDM Double DIN kit
Used Sony BT5000 Single DIN Head Unit (Bluetooth & iPod compatible)
Subaru single din cubby hole/pocket
Aerial Adaptor
ISO Wiring Adaptor to connect from the Sony to the Car loom

Install:

Very straighforward. Removed the JDM system and assembled the Double DIN kit. connected it up and all worked first time. I didn't bother with a new head unit as I had a seperate Sat Nav unit and felt that the Sony set up still had plenty of mileage in it having used it in my previous Legacy a BG5 GT Twin Turbo

Best regards,

David

hp7909 04-11-2011 11:35 AM

Alpine CDE-W203E
 
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Hi,
Car: 2003 JDM Legacy BP5

Factory electronics:
  • Standard single CD radio, no sub
  • Single Zone A/C (N.B. JDM car not USDM)
  • Nav (but doesn’t work here)
Parts used:
  • JDM single zone A-C Silver AV Panel Set (Part #H6217AG902SC from Japanparts.com)
  • PC2-44-4 Subaru ISO Lead & PC2-36-0 Female to Bare End ISO Connection Adaptor
  • Alpine CDE-W203E (basic but just needed something decent that can receive a) local radio frequencies & b) playback MP3/WMA/AAC discs & USB flashdisk. Plan an upgrade in the near future)
Comments:
Install went extremely well & straight forward. Hazard switch fitted as standard & no need for the i88 harness since the factory one fits JDM kit without requiring any modifications or additions (therefore did not need SVXdc's i88 adapter harness). The stereo doesn't fit completely flash but satisfied as is :cool:

Humorous: Customs here stung me with 25% duty on the AV Panel set :mad:

utskiperson 04-19-2011 11:03 PM

my x-post from the main 100+ thread.

Quote:

first post, figured i'd make it good.

lurked this thread for a couple weeks, got in touch with SVXdc and japanparts. couple weeks later and this is my end result... :) pretty happy with it!

day.
http://legacygt.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1303274062

and night.
http://legacygt.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1303274062

couple notes:
-used jdm hazard button
-12v relay to bypass parking lockout
-painted the panel around the shifter, but not the inner silver part. worked well. matte black paint matched really smooth
-laketown speed and sound helped me a lot to get the dash kit to fit with minimal gaps (still a small one on the right side, but it's minimal) THOSE GUYS ROCK!
-removing the horizontal locking position of the clips on the shifter bezel allows the shifter to sit in place without being shoved to the right from the climate control panel
-used axxess to hook up steering wheel controls (provided by SVXdc)
-used pioneer p4300dvd. has a nice dimming feature that turns down the brightness with headlights which is nice and it makes the audio from my ipod (and other sources i imagine) sound 10x better through the HK Speakers.

quick unrelated question, can anyone confirm if this would work on an '09 outback without modification?
http://www.japanparts.com/db/parts_d...=&SEARCH_page=
^jdm dual console box? i read a bunch of threads on it, one person had to mod their EDM box a bit to get it to work, but the consensus seems to be the JDM box works with not modifications.

finally, last but not least, THANK YOU SVXdc!!!!
^seriously, if you are going to do this mod, go through that guy, he rocks!

citka 04-20-2011 02:02 PM

Car: 2005 Outback XT
Head Unit: Pioneer AVIC Z120BT
Additional Gear: Sirius Sat Radio

Comments: The install was pretty straight forward. The bummer part was there was not enough room for the sirius modules behind the dash. I ended up having to put them under the driver seat.

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n.../DoubleDin.jpg

jssmith6 04-27-2011 10:15 PM

how much did our government rape you guys for the din to pass through customs?

David_S_Walker 04-28-2011 03:51 AM

DIN Kit customs charges
 
PM sent as this probably isn't for discussion in this thread

Best regards,

David

itsme 05-01-2011 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jssmith6 (Post 3367580)
how much did our government rape you guys for the din to pass through customs?

Mine was $440 total and including the JDM hazard switch. But it was so worth it.

itsme 05-01-2011 11:37 PM

What color paint did you used?
Quote:

Originally Posted by citka (Post 3357162)
Car: 2005 Outback XT
Head Unit: Pioneer AVIC Z120BT
Additional Gear: Sirius Sat Radio

Comments: The install was pretty straight forward. The bummer part was there was not enough room for the sirius modules behind the dash. I ended up having to put them under the driver seat.

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n.../DoubleDin.jpg


citka 05-02-2011 07:46 AM

To be honest, I don't recall. It was a color my paint guy had sitting in his paint locker. Just got lucky with it. He finished it off with a flat clear coat.

utskiperson 05-02-2011 12:20 PM

matte/flat black spray paint worked very well to match my shifter, if that helps :)

jssmith6 05-02-2011 05:44 PM

nice thanks for the price update. i'm about to order mine and needed an estimate.

itsme 05-02-2011 09:51 PM

2005 LGT LTD 5mt wagon

I just left mine black.

My HU is the no name $279 shipped ebay DVD, NAV, bluetooth, sd,USB, and TV Double din in dash.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/DSCN0069.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/DSCN0070.jpg

I have it connected to a 4x100w amp running 4 Pioneer 4-way 6.5" door speakers and 1 brigded mono amp running 1 10" sub.

citka 05-03-2011 09:10 AM

I'm confused. How do you bridge a mono amp?

itsme 05-03-2011 10:30 AM

I'm sorry I meant to say bridged sub amp.

cstechie 05-06-2011 06:15 PM

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Car:
2006 LegacyGT Limited Sedan

Factory electronics:
Standard radio, non navigation, 12" Sony Xplod Sub

Parts used:
JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911)
14-Pin Subaru Harness & i88 harness (from AE64.com)
Kenwood DDX812 Head Unit
Philips Screwdriver
Pry-tool (screwdriver)

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):

I didn't want to drill or cut anything, so it looks like I will buy the JDM Hazard button and live with the teeny/uneven gaps beneath the JDM HVAC unit.

Wiring was easy enough to figure out - everything was color-coded (matched)!

Words of advice to the next guy - Take Your Time! I rushed and scratched a few parts of my car - shift knob, leather seats, face of stereo... :(

mr.hicksta 05-08-2011 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jssmith6 (Post 3381119)
just purchased the face from jvo. I'm kinda retarded when it comes to wiring. which 14 pin do we want to purchase? i'm seeing 14 pin forward, reverse, and combined. my plan is a single din with the storage area underneath, and my sub and amp. thanks.

Look at this thread: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ad-113589.html

And then go to www.ae64.com and it lays out what harnesses you need.

1454 05-15-2011 04:53 PM

So, I got to thinking about the fitment issues and was wondering if we could buy the sides and ashtray from japan to see if that would fix our issues? They may not fit, I was just wondering if someone had tried it?

Seth1784 05-16-2011 07:36 AM

seriously folks, read the first line of the first post in this thread... questions belong in the other thread.

dwolson2 05-16-2011 09:31 AM

mods, do you think you could clean up the thread and remove extra posts(including this one....) Please....

1454 05-18-2011 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seth1784 (Post 3392275)
seriously folks, read the first line of the first post in this thread... questions belong in the other thread.

Those who have already completed an install probably wont check the other thread. I posted my comment HERE for a REASON. It was a thought for those who have done the install to try for better fitment. Unless someone else has already tried it. It's a message board, try not to take the place so seriously. It's one thing to post a new thread about something that has been discussed to death, and it's one thing to post something on topic about others installs.

itsme 05-18-2011 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1454 (Post 3395942)
Those who have already completed an install probably wont check the other thread. I posted my comment HERE for a REASON. It was a thought for those who have done the install to try for better fitment. Unless someone else has already tried it. It's a message board, try not to take the place so seriously. It's one thing to post a new thread about something that has been discussed to death, and it's one thing to post something on topic about others installs.

The only reason they did that is because this is the thread for questions. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ad-113589.html

This is just thread to show actual install.

Seth1784 05-19-2011 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsme (Post 3396020)
The only reason they did that is because this is the thread for questions. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ad-113589.html

This is just thread to show actual install.

exactly and a lot of us still read the questions thread. dunno how many answers the lot of us have answered already.

jssmith6 05-19-2011 06:28 PM

Install Complete
 
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Car:
- 2005 GT

Installed electronics:
- Replaced OEM radio
- Sony CDX-GT930UI
- JL W3 with Kenwood Amp.

Parts used:
All parts from avojdm.com minus the wiring
- JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter (part #H6217AG911) - $358
- JDM Hazard Switch (part #83037AG001) - $24
- 2 Din Cubby Box from (part # 6612BAE0) - $18
- 14 pin audio cable, i88 adapter (AE64.com) - $40

Install:
Pretty Straight forward with all the help with the install thread.
Plan from here is to paint the middle console to match the face plate and keep the sides silver.

RJS5689 05-28-2011 05:39 PM

Add another one to the completed list. I'm using a Pioneer AVH-P4300 with my JDM Dash kit.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/rjs5689/1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...9/HUnight2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...89/HUNight.jpg

jssmith6 05-30-2011 03:30 PM

have any of you guys noticed that the temp display (and everything in between) is not as bright as the before? maybe it's just me.

RJS5689 05-31-2011 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jssmith6 (Post 3409918)
have any of you guys noticed that the temp display (and everything in between) is not as bright as the before? maybe it's just me.

It's not just you. The other day I thought my display was in the dimmed mode, but it wasn't. The display is actually pretty hard to read in bright light.

str8dwn 06-03-2011 08:44 PM

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Car:
- 2007 GT Wagon (since sold)

Installed electronics:
- Replaced OEM radio
- Eclipse AVN6610 w/XM module
- JL 300/4, 500/1, 10W6V2 in Stealthbox
- JL Mids/Tweets, Full Streetwires cables

Parts used:
All parts from Japanparts.com
- JDM Twin HVAC Double Din adapter
- JDM Hazard Switch
- 14 pin audio cable, i88 adapter (AE64.com)

Install:
Took 4-6 hours, but I was routing of all new cables for the amps.
Sold everything to another member before I sold the car. Went easily back to stock thanks to SVXDC!
After trying both the Cleansweep and RF 360.2, I can tell you this i the best way to go. Pure, clean sound with no interference or multiple knobs to mess with.

citka 06-07-2011 10:20 AM

Beautiful work str8dwn. How did you get the JDM Double Din panel to line up so well with the USDM parts? Was it a lot of shims and fitting?

str8dwn 06-08-2011 06:03 AM

Thanks. No shims. Just filed the tabs on the bottom of ac panel and where they insert into top of shifter bezel.

1454 07-07-2011 03:11 PM

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Here's my install. The shifter bezel doesn't fit like I would like, but ill file the tabs later and make it look right. I need to paint the side pieces and shift bezel anyway.

Car: 05 legacy gt

Hu: Kenwood Ddx418
No navigation with bluetooth ~405 after tax.

I used the part number from the original install thread along with the jdm hazard switch. I think it was like ~440 for both pieces shipped. Then the harnesses from svxdc. I think it was like ~85 shipped, but I also bought a steering wheel control module and plan on buying a new steering wheel with audio controls out of a newer one. I think it took me two hours total to install.

brthtkg 07-08-2011 03:57 PM

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Car:
-2006 LGT Spec. B 5MT
-Cobb CAI
-Cobb DP
-Cobb Stage II

Factory electronics:
-Factory NAV (with movement hack)
-Stock speakers (hoping to change that soon)

Parts used:

-JDM Dual HVAC Double Din adapter (JDM part #H6217AG911 from japanparts)
- SVX Dc parts (AE64.com)
(14 pin audio cable, i88 adapter; i85)
- JDM Hazard Switch (from japanparts)

Comments (include make/model of your aftermarket head unit if any specific integration issues):
-Shout out to the godfather(s) for making it all possible
-Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD with Sirius and iPod (Sirius add-on down underneath the passenger seat and the iPod cable (w/ video capabilities) is run through to the glove compartment; I like this due to a key lock capability on glove compartment)
-Pioneer's Sirius add-on caused me a bit of hiccup when I connected the proprietary cable incorrectly which cost me 30 minutes due to tech support being no help...figured it out myself after I RTFM'd closer
-I found the best place to mount the Sirius antenna was behind the rear seat passenger on rear deck near D pillar barely noticeable) see below

http://i53.tinypic.com/10r5wrm.jpg or http://i53.tinypic.com/157fb6p.jpg

-It is quite amazing how much the stock speakers are brought to life from this new stereo proving the stock HU is worthless!
-Completely happy with the new install
-Busted a mean fart while installing and it took close to 30 minutes to clear and as such my install took forever :mad:

acesnales 10-02-2011 04:52 AM

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Hi all,

This is my install in an '08 LL Bean Outback. I didn't like the idea of painting everything black, so I found a local paint and body place that custom mixed me some metallic gray/silver. The match was pretty darn close, but was different enough that it would have been noticeable next to an OEM part, so I painted everything. I used and OEM Subaru cubby below the radio since I chose a single DIN HU. I am pretty happy with the results.

Some tips for painting:

Pretty much everything comes apart so no masking is required. The knobs and buttons can be removed from the JDM AC controls, the gear indicator (P,R,N,D, etc.) pops out, the SI Automatic plate can be removed, etc. I still had to mask the "guts" of the ash tray and cubby assemblies to just paint the door and not get overspray on the mechanism. I even took the clear window out of the JDM AC controls to get a totally clean paint job. It is held in place by two sided tape, but it can be reassembled without the tape. Makes sure you don't leave any dust inside!

Some tips for alignment:

The JDM parts aren't a perfect fit, and IMO cannot be made to fit perfectly without tremendous effort and skill. In addition to the already discussed issues, the top of the JDM surround slope slightly in the wrong direction, leaving a small wedge shaped gap between the surround and bottom of the dashboard. The whole JDM assembly wants to sit shifted slightly to the left in the opening. The lower left corner of the JDM assembly will line up too deep compared to the trim pieces. Below are some of the things I did to improve the fit, but all said and done, it isn't 100% perfect and the side trim pieces took some effort to reinstall.

I cut and filed the tabs on the lower original part of the shifter surround/ashtray assembly. I also enlarged the holes in the metal mounting brackets that the JDM surround and radio bolt to. I used some washers to push the left lower corner of the JDM AC controls out flush with the side trim (this also necessitated a longer screw).

The alignment really is better than what it looks like in the picture. The flash really highlights the gaps in the trim. In normal light, it is not noticeable unless you are looking for it.

Huge thanks to SVXdc for the quality wiring harnesses and expert advice and to those who tried this first!

Adam

cholmes1 10-03-2011 12:41 PM

Nice work. What HU did you use from Kenwood?

thesmokingman 10-04-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brthtkg (Post 3458973)
-It is quite amazing how much the stock speakers are brought to life from this new stereo proving the stock HU is worthless!

I fully concur with this statement. The stockers sounded so much better after my 920bt. I had a whole setup ready, separates in front, coax in the back, with amps... but the stockers sounded so decent that the desire to swap them out was abated.


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