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Replacement head unit for US spec C6


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Young Bill

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Wed 05 Dec 18 21:30

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


I've fitted the Sony head unit. Not difficult at all. Tip would be to solder the PAC kit and the connections before fitting in the car. Check it all works before the rebuilding of the console. I took loads of photos of the process and put them on the Corvette Scotland Facebook page.


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1987 C4 Vert
1975 C3 Project.
2007 C6 base, light mods.

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Mattyboy

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Fri 07 Dec 18 08:44

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Young Bill wrote (View Post):I've fitted the Sony head unit. Not difficult at all. Tip would be to solder the PAC kit and the connections before fitting in the car. Check it all works before the rebuilding of the console. I took loads of photos of the process and put them on the Corvette Scotland Facebook page.

Thanks for the tip about soldering . I have applied for the Facebook group so I can look at the photos.

Matt

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Young Bill

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Fri 07 Dec 18 10:10

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Just search for PAC and you will find the post. Any issues let me know. Smile


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1975 C3 Project.
2007 C6 base, light mods.

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Fishy Dave

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Wed 02 Jan 19 15:49

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


I installed my new stereo head unit last week and on the whole I am very pleased with it.

A couple of snags only, firstly that I've had to order an adaptor to convert the GM only small aerial connection to a regular sized Din (Halfords don't stock these). Secondly that the PAC instructions specifically tell you to cut off the RCA plugs if you don't have a Bose amp, so, I got chopping, only to find the instructions are wrong and I shouldn't have cut them. As a result I am getting a loud hiss and far too much amplification, nothing I can't sort out though.

I am very pleased with the appearance and function of the unit though, it's like operating my Android phone. Connect to wifi and the Android store and it had duplicated my apps, so I can now view my Gopro, Dashcommand, Harry's Lap Timer and more. The Bluetooth handsfree works well too, all for the sum of 155 from ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Android-8-1-Double-2-DIN-GPS-Navi...

The PAC unit was 55, although Amazon is showing these as more expensive now https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HFFG7EQ/ref=oh_aui_de...


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GCVETTE

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Thu 03 Jan 19 01:37

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Very nice. Thumbs up

My Euro spec C6 CD player doesn't work and the radio isn't great, so might look into this.

Cheers! Clap


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2007 C6 Z51 3LT (European) - Le Mans Blue 2018 -

Former Corvettes:
1999 C5 - Black 2005 - 2007
2007 C6 Z51 3LT (Imported) - Atomic Orange 2007 - 2009

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Young Bill

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Thu 03 Jan 19 11:12

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


GCVETTE wrote (View Post):Very nice. Thumbs up

My Euro spec C6 CD player doesn't work and the radio isn't great, so might look into this.

Cheers! Clap


Here's a link to my install.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/207608069584931/search/?quer...


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1975 C3 Project.
2007 C6 base, light mods.

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GCVETTE

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Thu 03 Jan 19 11:28

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Young Bill wrote (View Post):GCVETTE wrote (View Post):Very nice. Thumbs up

My Euro spec C6 CD player doesn't work and the radio isn't great, so might look into this.

Cheers! Clap


Here's a link to my install.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/207608069584931/search/?quer...


Thanks, I can't view it just yet - request to join is 'pending'.

Ironically, I lived in Scotland (although Vettless at the time) until a few months ago.
Looking forward to taking it to the Highlands as some point.
Cool


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2007 C6 Z51 3LT (European) - Le Mans Blue 2018 -

Former Corvettes:
1999 C5 - Black 2005 - 2007
2007 C6 Z51 3LT (Imported) - Atomic Orange 2007 - 2009

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Young Bill

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Thu 03 Jan 19 11:41

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


That's you now Smile
Give us a shout when you do and we'll get the clan oot Smile


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1975 C3 Project.
2007 C6 base, light mods.

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GCVETTE

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Thu 03 Jan 19 11:46

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Young Bill wrote (View Post):That's you now Smile
Give us a shout when you do and we'll get the clan oot Smile

Cheers.

That would be great, I was living just about Invergordon.
Any owners up around those parts? Scratchchin


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2007 C6 Z51 3LT (European) - Le Mans Blue 2018 -

Former Corvettes:
1999 C5 - Black 2005 - 2007
2007 C6 Z51 3LT (Imported) - Atomic Orange 2007 - 2009

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GCVETTE

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Thu 03 Jan 19 16:06

Re: Replacement head unit for US spec C6


Fishy Dave wrote (View Post):I installed my new stereo head unit last week and on the whole I am very pleased with it.

Having re-read that, I'd not come across 'Dashcommand'.
How does that App work and interact with the car?

Also, probably not, but I have all my music on a 160gb iPod Classic, so is there an option for an external audio in?
Scratchchin


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Former Corvettes:
1999 C5 - Black 2005 - 2007
2007 C6 Z51 3LT (Imported) - Atomic Orange 2007 - 2009

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