Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 spec B

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Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 spec B

Postby minidee » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:47 am

So after the HU and double din facia had sat in my walk in robe for 15 months I finally had it installed into my car and I must admit it was worth the wait.
Simon from SJS installations in Frankston came out and installed my HU including handsfree and SW controlls for only $140. I supplied him various links that detailed the pin outs for the 20 pin din plug and the 14 pin audio connector and he just smashed it out of the park!

The HU I bought was a Kenwood DDX 4016BT ($270 from JB hifi) http://www.kenwood.com/au/car/visual_navigation/ddx4016bt/. It comes with a loom that allows you to directly connect to the OEM steering wheel controls so no need to buy a separate steering wheel control interface.

I bought the facia off ebay for around $160 and an antenna adaptor from autobarn https://www.autobarn.com.au/aerpro-nissan-d-diversity-lead-ap348a for $15.

Simon cut off the mating connectors from the old McIntosh unit and turned them into adaptors for the new unit. Kept the McIntosh amp and original speakers.

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I highly recommend Simon for your own installs.
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Re: Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 sp

Postby BMCracer » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:11 pm

Nice one :good:
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Re: Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 sp

Postby dogsfoot » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Did you get any engine noise coming through the speakers ?
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Re: Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 sp

Postby minidee » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:50 pm

dogsfoot wrote:Did you get any engine noise coming through the speakers ?


Not that I've noticed. The only thing that I'm not happy with is the radio reception particularly for am has really dropped off. It wasn't great with the oem HU but is def worse now. Not sure if it's because the power antenna wire isn't connected or if something else. The antenna in the rear window really isn't the best to begin with anyway. I've been streaming the am radio with my phone which has been crystal clear and stereo too.
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Re: Double Din McIntosh replacement completed in 2005 3.0 sp

Postby dogsfoot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:46 am

yeah, pretty sure subarus need the power wire for aerial connected.
I contacted Simon about the cable and he`s going to see if he can make one up.
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