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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Talking AVIC-D3 Installed!

I got my D3 in today, and just couldnt wait to put it in.

Here's my wiring harness, soldered and taped:


My "modified" RCA harness that allows video playback during driving


My dash with my OEM DEAD CD player that Toyota wanted $670 to replace, pre surgery


GPS Receiver Mount


Here's where I ran my GPS antenna wire, note that I did tuck it behind that panel afterwards, this was just to show how I ran it


Center console out, excellent chance to clean out what was underneath...dirty!


Belly of the beast


Test fitting the OEM Nav dash piece with the D3, way too freakin wide of an opening!


Using Pioneer's supplied trim ring, still not wide enough!


So, I took a trip to the fabric store, picked up a piece of foam stuff...its sticky one one side and straight foam on the other...here's the test fit before cutting and gluing


Here's a test fit with the receiver in my cutout in the foam


Here it is all put together


The unit itself is pretty much flush with the dash, it looks like it sticks out because of the way the piece is shaped, but there really wasnt a whole lot I could do about it due to the radio brackets behind it anyways. If I had it recessed 3/4" of an inch like the OEM Nav, the controls would be hard to reach =/


It's in and cruisin! FM Radio Screen


Navi Map


Pulp Fiction


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All in all, it was a pain in the ass, running RCA's from my amp to the front which I hadn't needed before since I was using a line out converter. I also had to run the wire for the backup camera to the front as well...I didn't take a pic of that, but I can snag one up later.

I also snagged up a PAC SWI-PS box that will let me use my steering wheel controls, but I can't figure out how to program it so I'll save it for a rainy day.

So I could have spent $200 and had this all done by a shop, but I wouldn't have gotten my DVD bypass, and I learned alot at the same time...this was the first time I had seriously ripped apart the interior of this car since I bought it

During the process of custom making my trim ring, I managed to get superglue freaking everywhere....its all over my hands, fingers, and unfortunately, my dash piece I just bought today--theres 3 marks on the front of it I might do something about it soon

I'll get some better pictures tomorrow when it's light out...either way, here it is...enjoy
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Ah geee! This is the one I want! : )

WOW, it's nice and so sexy.

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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #3
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mmmm sexy unit... does the D3 have dvd playback?
also you should look into those clear sticky screen protectors.... a cheap investment to protect that screen
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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DVD/DivX playback
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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So you can burn movie/video files* and play them?

*i.e. AVI, DivX 4 & 5, XviD3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG4-SP, WMV9, Motion-JPEG, etc..
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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #6
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finally pioneer makes a double din navi that actually plays dvds.... looks hottt
if i didnt have my 880prs i would of definatly gotten me one of these
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Old March 16th, 2007, 05:59 AM   #7
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Lookin' smooth
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #8
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friggin nice!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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So you can burn movie/video files* and play them?

*i.e. AVI, DivX 4 & 5, XviD3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG4-SP, WMV9, Motion-JPEG, etc..
Pretty much, Nero will convert almost anything to make it work with it for me

I'm in the process of building a Dual Layer MP3 DVD which will basically be 8GB worth of music
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #10
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Clean install, that interior looks sooo smooth and calm..
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Old March 16th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #11
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Looks good James. Star 94.
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Very Nice, your interior is nice
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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #13
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #14
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You just made me wanting to spend more money now, THANKS A LOT



ITs hte SEX I tell ya!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #15
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I had been trying to keep mods to this car limited, but now after this I want to do more more more

There's a sick deal on TRD rims on ebay, and then I want to install the XMNavTraffic tuner too
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Old March 18th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #17
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That looks great! I picked one up for my Evo too, but haven't gotten around to installing it yet.

Question for you though, for that bypass mod, how exactly did you pull that yellow wire out? and whats the proper way of putting it in the hole on top?
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Looks very nice. I wish I could afford one. Good Luck.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #19
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That looks great! I picked one up for my Evo too, but haven't gotten around to installing it yet.

Question for you though, for that bypass mod, how exactly did you pull that yellow wire out? and whats the proper way of putting it in the hole on top?
Long time no see

I just pulled really hard on the yellow wire and it came out...easier said than done of course, because it's tough to hold onto the plastic connector while pulling. Anyways once it comes out, its going to have a little metal clip on the end of it which needs to stay on it, then you just push it into the hole above where the wire came out of originally.

Make sure you ground that yellow mute and the green parking brake wires
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~65k
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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:40 PM   #21
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Seeing this makes me want to get the D3, i sold my D1 to get one of these.. then held off and looked into a carputer.. however now i'm leaning back towards a D3.. Clean install man. Looking good.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:07 PM   #22
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Long time no see

I just pulled really hard on the yellow wire and it came out...easier said than done of course, because it's tough to hold onto the plastic connector while pulling. Anyways once it comes out, its going to have a little metal clip on the end of it which needs to stay on it, then you just push it into the hole above where the wire came out of originally.

Make sure you ground that yellow mute and the green parking brake wires

Lol yes definately long time no see, always good to hear from ya tho

I'll post pics once i install the D3 in my car hehe
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That's a very nice. I have been drooling on one of these for awhile. I am thinking of the Pioneer AVIC-HD1BT, but it's probably too expensive. How much did you pay for the everything? Also, what is the XMtraffic tuner for? Do you have to pay a monthly subscription like XM radio?
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$999.99 from Crutchfield includes: D3, Useless Single DIN Dash Kit, Backup Camera, Wiring Harness

$54 from the Toyota dealer for the Navi trim piece

$20 from Home Depot for a soldering iron

$0.98 from Jo-Ann Fabrics for the foam I used to fill the gaps around the unit

$0.75 from Walgreens for super glue
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$999.99 from Crutchfield includes: D3, Useless Single DIN Dash Kit, Backup Camera, Wiring Harness

$54 from the Toyota dealer for the Navi trim piece

$20 from Home Depot for a soldering iron

$0.98 from Jo-Ann Fabrics for the foam I used to fill the gaps around the unit

$0.75 from Walgreens for super glue
Enjoyment from your new unit.....PRICELESS!
Nice setup!
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Old March 28th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #26
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That's not bad at all... I wish I knew how to DIY. I would be cheaper.
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That's a very nice. I have been drooling on one of these for awhile. I am thinking of the Pioneer AVIC-HD1BT, but it's probably too expensive. How much did you pay for the everything? Also, what is the XMtraffic tuner for? Do you have to pay a monthly subscription like XM radio?
The XM tuner allows me to get real time traffic updates from the satellites and pumps that through the navigation unit to keep me out of traffic jams

It's a few extra bucks over a regular XM subscription I believe...
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Old March 28th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #28
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wow nice set up it almost looks stock hah i like the green light buttons it matches the stock stuffs
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Old March 28th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #29
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You can change the color of the interface to custom RGB values straight from the interface...pretty cool
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Very nice job. What did you have to solder? Where did you get the info for the DIY on this, I'm very familiar w/ typical HU installs, just never done a nav one myself. The bypass is simple enough, I'm more concerned w/ the reverse and speedo wires.
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