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I'm in for the LONG HAUL... :<)

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Wicked, I need to change mine this year. The one thing that annoys me about the AUX connections on all head units is that there's no pre-amp to boost the volume of the audio on input. You have to whack the volume up to silly levels on the head unit. Then when you park it up and forget about it, you turn the radio on and hello instant deafness!

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As I am planning to butcher the Toyyo loom adapter, soldering in the existing tails from the AIWA to suit, I see a gr8 opportunity to 'pre plan' power/earth connection for the Plip Lock unit :wink:.

I will run away a red & black tail, about 2 foot, and thus easily giving me a 'quality connection' up above the brake pedal - no loom chop required. Seempilz..!

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Are you going to implement a dashcam wiring thing to it as well? Might be a good idea if you're doing all of the above.

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I'm not having a 'dashcam' atm.

My 'loom adapter' arrived the other day.... OF COURSE >> I CUT THE ENDS OFF :laugh:

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I have just to solder the tails from the AIWA radio.... :wink:

 

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Soldering didn't go too well..... :wacko:

The tips all silvered but I could not get them to fuse to each other... Very Odd :huh:

Trusty 'Choccy blok' connectors to the rescue... Weyy aye!!

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4 screws and fascia off... 4 screws in bracket supports HU [removed]... Toyyo HU is 'inside' the DIN Hole >> AIWA has a collar so is 'outside'/slid through the DIN Hole.

Holes in Toyyo bracket lined up, at the rear, so all is tight as a drum in there :wink:

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*all sorted...

Fed the +12v/Earth tails through the dash and they are coiled loosely, just down by the clutch pedal.

Absolutely Steaminn... 'buried the needle'... Rockkinnonn YaY :balloon:

 

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Just popped £13 (delivered!) for 4x NGK plugs. Amazon UK.

Likely I might find cheaper but, hell! - I'm too damn lazy ;)

 

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... postscript to radio install/USB stickplayer.

I have got it to 'pair' with my phone so [by simply tapping my phone] I have music from my phone belting out.

Same selection... so no real gain lol

No one ever rings me though :(

 

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Would one of the pairs of wires be aluminium or something? I know you can still do it but you need a huge amount of heat applied to the wires for the solder to take.

Looking good though! Were the NGK plus iridium? Or just your bog standard sparkies?

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On 15/02/2017 at 11:32 AM, mickburkesnr said:

Would one of the pairs of wires be aluminium or something? I know you can still do it but you need a huge amount of heat applied to the wires for the solder to take.

Looking good though! Were the NGK plus iridium? Or just your bog standard sparkies?

Don't think they are super-duper lyke :<)

I prefer NGK in any wheels of mine.... (Even in my IMP days!)

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** Daughter rang me = hands free works fine ;<)

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Bought some new wipers today.... on it were bosch but a bit screechy.

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The car has been modified with 'euro std' fitting.

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Greenline = £10 the pair.... well, better than £11ea @ Halfrauds!! :wacko:

 

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Ooof!  Sparkplugs x4 just plopped thru letterbox :happy:

 

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These peek out from under the rear seats, N/S.

**One will not accept the seatbelt tongue so I can't carry 3 in the back. :wacko:

** DOH!! The clue is in the picture...... Only the 'CENTRE' will accept the lap >>> It won't latch the shoulder :blush:

In my defence.... I was told of this 'fault' & I don't travel in the back.... lolz

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Back now from our short break @ Carlisle. 505 miles of effortless wafting :cool:

... marred 'only marginally' by some frantic scrabbling for grip [we had to stop, going up Kirkstone Pass, as a herd if cows came clattering down!!] and these tyres (already on my Alloys as bought) are a bit meh!

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Have a piccie of us resting on the way down the other side, towards Carlisle.

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I will be out looking for a good deal on a set of 4 195/55-15.

The ones on are 50s.... 55 gives the correct rolling radius of 165/80-13 that were originals :smile:

**TYRE NEWS**.... 'let your fingers do the walking'.....

Likely will drop in to ATS (top of my High Street) and sort out supply/fit 4x :-

Landsail LS388. 195/55-15 @ £44.95 fitted.

http://www.tyrerevie...il/LS388-AS.htm

... cannot be harrassed with ffinn about :-P

 

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