I'm thrilled to announce that installing an aftermarket head unit to my 2004 MC
is a success! I'm so happy.
The whole process took about 2 hours that's only because I had trouble finding the tools I need in a messy workshop (my stepdad's). When I started doing it though, it was a breeze with all the adaptors already connected. I slide the HU in with a little resistance. The adaptors are bulky but after some careful placement, the HU finally went in. Thank God I have small hands!!!!
I ran the mic cable along the headliners then down A-pillar, along door seal and across from under the steering wheel. It was the easiest part of the whole process. I have to use a bit of tape near the A-pillar. I realised I can just tuck it along the side. I might try fixing it later.
The steering wheel interface adaptor I bought from Dynamic Sounds
has worked beautifully without problem. I can still control volume and track skipping with my steering wheel control. So happy!
The radio antenna adaptor fitted perfectly. I also bought it (the kit) from Dynamic Sounds
Below are progress pictures I took.
One EPIC FAIL is - I forgot to eject the CD before I took the factory HU out. Any idea how I can eject it without power?