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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cham-Bana Illinois
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Order through Crutchfield. they include the wire harness kit adapter, and dash adapter free of charge. they also include the cut sheets on how to remove the factory deck and install the new one. I have found that the few extra dollars you save shopping elsewhere are usally eaten up by buying elsewhere. Plus you get the full warranty of an authorized dealer.
I have alpine as my unit in my car. No complaints.
If the head unit of choice has a USB input, it offers you a bit better sound quality usually over the "AUX input". Those are usually just a jack to hook the headphone output of your player of choice to the headunit.
The usb options also will usually keep your Ipod/MP3 player charged. They are non proprietary so any ol USB cable will work. My Alpine did not come with a USB input. It does have the Alpine "Ipod" cable. Keeps it charged, allows me to search, do/play basically everything I need to control the Ipod from the dash.
"No one wants to fight the naked guy."