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My goal was to keep the car appearing stock but with modern stereo tech.

I mounted the deck on top of the glove box angled down. This unit does not have a CD player so no need to have access for that. The location is not ideal if you want easy access to the face daily but for me it works fine. I drive this car to work and back quite often and I’m happy with the setup. I typically only need to do the settings on the face (Bass, treble, etc) once and the remote handles the rest. I can’t see the readout on the face but I’m ok with that. I can receive calls with my remote but have to pull over if I wanted to start a call. Next time I’d get a unit that has voice activation to make a call, etc. I paid $80 for this unit and another $20 or so for the remote so very economical.

I have a pair of 4 inch Alpine speakers up front and a pair of Sony 6x9 speakers in the rear. I used the stock speaker grills since I want the car to appear stock.

I ran the bluetooth mic up the A pillar and poked it out the top. It works well there for phone conversations even on the highway with the windows down. Since I can’t see the Alpine unit I needed to run an infrared extender so that the signal from the remote can work the stereo. I put the tiny IR receiver in the floor vent so it is concealed and works well. The other end of the extender is attached to the stereo.

Overall it is not super expensive but sounds decent. I wired everything independent of the factory wiring so the original wiring harness is intact if I ever wanted to go back to the original AM radio.








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Take your time building it and do it to the best of your abilities if you have the right attitude you will enjoy the hell out of it even the tiniest little jobs

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