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Old 04-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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I am in the process of installing a Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS head unit. So far pretty straight forward. I am keeping factory Nav and will add a separate speaker and mute circuit for it. Also front and rear cameras.

When I removed the factory Bose I noticed that it had 4 connectors. I know 2 are power and speakers, 1 is for Nav, but I cannot find any info on the 4th connector. I have read it could be for CD changer which I don't have.

I have searched but can't find any info. Any one know what it's for ?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Here is my harness with ROEM-NIS2, Microbypass and Nav muting circuit using transistor and relay.
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All wired up except for rear camera
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All wired up except for rear camera
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Funny, I'm using my IPad to post. For some reason it rotates the pics. They look ok in my camera roll.
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Looking good. I was debating between the x5500 and x8500. Ended up getting the x8500 instead. Can't wait to get it.
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Default Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Install

Everything is installed and working properly but there is a problem with the Nav speaker.

I built the transistor/relay circuit with it's own speaker to mute the audio when the Nav voice comes on. It work properly but I noticed that the speaker is very warm to the touch. It's connected to L/B on + side and W/B on - side.

The Nav is turned off so no voice directions are active but speaker is still very warm.

Any help on why it's doing this would be greatly appreciated.
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Pics of finished install.

Still don't know if it's normal to have constant 5 volts between L/B and W/B on the nav connector

I have a good 1/2 inch between screen and shifter when in park.
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I have the same head unit and it will not turn on . Any tips? I'm pretty sure I have everything connected
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Still don't know if it's normal to have constant 5 volts between L/B and W/B on the nav connector

I have a good 1/2 inch between screen and shifter when in park.
Can't get my **** too work!
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plug antenna in???

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OP looks good!
Got it thanks!
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Did you have any trouble with getting the screen to tilt and open? I just finished installing mine and it does not want to open. Seems like it is getting caught on the bezzle.
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Did you have any trouble with getting the screen to tilt and open? I just finished installing mine and it does not want to open. Seems like it is getting caught on the bezzle.
It worked fine for me. I tested it before installing it. Maybe it is twisting a bit when you tightened it causing it to bind.
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I am in the process of installing a Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS head unit. So far pretty straight forward. I am keeping factory Nav and will add a separate speaker and mute circuit for it. Also front and rear cameras.

When I removed the factory Bose I noticed that it had 4 connectors. I know 2 are power and speakers, 1 is for Nav, but I cannot find any info on the 4th connector. I have read it could be for CD changer which I don't have.

I have searched but can't find any info. Any one know what it's for ?
Hey man, I installed a similar radio to my 04 z but it didnt come with a rear view camera; Did you install yours ? Which one did you get ? work good ? Hows the quality of it during the day/night? How'd you hide it on your hatch? Sorry I'm just trying to figure out how I'm gonna do it.
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I am in the process of installing a Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS head unit. So far pretty straight forward. I am keeping factory Nav and will add a separate speaker and mute circuit for it. Also front and rear cameras.

When I removed the factory Bose I noticed that it had 4 connectors. I know 2 are power and speakers, 1 is for Nav, but I cannot find any info on the 4th connector. I have read it could be for CD changer which I don't have.

I have searched but can't find any info. Any one know what it's for ?
Did you end up getting it to work with the steering wheel controls? (if you have a Z with steering wheel controls...)
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Sorry for the PM questions canmark.

Just wondering if anyone else has installed the Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS and which install kit (DIN bezel) they used?

I like the one canmark used and I'm guessing by the pics that it's a Scosche brand? The metra bezel looks like the corners have a half-inch radius with a funky recessed edge.

Also, did anyone use the parking brake micro-bypass switch?

Thanks! -Suzi
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I have the bypass on mine and it works
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Did you end up getting it to work with the steering wheel controls? (if you have a Z with steering wheel controls...)
I don't have steering wheel controls. All works fine though
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