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spodosaurus
20-01-2005, 09:43 PM
Hi all,

Does anyone know if there's an adapter that'll connect the mitubishi
wiring (2000 lancer) to a new kenwood head unit?

If not, what about an adapter with wires that I an plug onto the dash
wires connector so that I just solder the wires from the adapter to the
kenwood harness that came with the radio?

I haven't done this before, and right now it's looking like I'm going to
have to get out the wire cutters, soldering iron, and heatshrink. I
don't mind doing this, but if there's a way that I don't have to snip
off the molex connector that connects to the current clarion head unit
I'd prefer it.

TIA,

Ari

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Mark
21-01-2005, 04:04 PM
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know if there's an adapter that'll connect the mitubishi
> wiring (2000 lancer) to a new kenwood head unit?
>
> If not, what about an adapter with wires that I an plug onto the dash
> wires connector so that I just solder the wires from the adapter to the
> kenwood harness that came with the radio?
>
> I haven't done this before, and right now it's looking like I'm going to
> have to get out the wire cutters, soldering iron, and heatshrink. I
> don't mind doing this, but if there's a way that I don't have to snip
> off the molex connector that connects to the current clarion head unit
> I'd prefer it.

Have you had a look in Super Cheap Auto and the like? They usually have
'generic' harnesses for makes of cars.
My car was a custom job though, had to wire the entire thing myself, took
much longer than I was expecting. First time around, just twist the wires
together and put a piece of electrical tape over the top, when you get it
right, come back with the solder and tape em up again or heatshrink it if
you desire.
Make sure the antenna plug is clean, use an iso wipe or babywipe if
available, if not, use something that won't leave fibres if possible.
Biggest problem all up is if it's a high powered deck, make damned sure the
earthing wire is a clean and solid link from the head deck to the battery...
for days after I installed it my Kenwood head deck would only run at 20%
volume, cleaned the battery joint and burnt the cheapo speakers that came
with it in a week.

-mark

PS, if you got Avalanche speakers with it, don't bother soldering them in.
Hell, don't bother screwing them in, they won't last you long.

spodosaurus
21-01-2005, 08:43 PM
Mark wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>
>>Does anyone know if there's an adapter that'll connect the mitubishi
>>wiring (2000 lancer) to a new kenwood head unit?
>>
>>If not, what about an adapter with wires that I an plug onto the dash
>>wires connector so that I just solder the wires from the adapter to the
>>kenwood harness that came with the radio?
>>
>>I haven't done this before, and right now it's looking like I'm going to
>>have to get out the wire cutters, soldering iron, and heatshrink. I
>>don't mind doing this, but if there's a way that I don't have to snip
>>off the molex connector that connects to the current clarion head unit
>>I'd prefer it.
>
>
> Have you had a look in Super Cheap Auto and the like? They usually have
> 'generic' harnesses for makes of cars.

Thanks for the tip, Mark. I tried SuperCheap today and they the harness
adapters for just about everything except Mitsubishi :-( They looked up
the exact part number and checked their computer but they couldn't even
order one in for me. I'll try some of the car stereo places and other
auto parts stores tomorrow.

Cheers,

Ari

--
spammage trappage: replace fishies_ with yahoo

I'm going to die rather sooner than I'd like. I tried to protect my
neighbours from crime, and became the victim of it. To jump to the end
of the story, as a result of this I need a bone marrow transplant. Many
people around the world are waiting for a marrow transplant, too. Please
volunteer to be a marrow donor:
http://www.abmdr.org.au/
http://www.marrow.org/

spodosaurus
22-01-2005, 07:13 PM
spodosaurus wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Does anyone know if there's an adapter that'll connect the mitubishi
>>> wiring (2000 lancer) to a new kenwood head unit?
>>>
>>> If not, what about an adapter with wires that I an plug onto the dash
>>> wires connector so that I just solder the wires from the adapter to the
>>> kenwood harness that came with the radio?
>>>
>>> I haven't done this before, and right now it's looking like I'm going to
>>> have to get out the wire cutters, soldering iron, and heatshrink. I
>>> don't mind doing this, but if there's a way that I don't have to snip
>>> off the molex connector that connects to the current clarion head unit
>>> I'd prefer it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Have you had a look in Super Cheap Auto and the like? They usually have
>> 'generic' harnesses for makes of cars.
>
>
> Thanks for the tip, Mark. I tried SuperCheap today and they the harness
> adapters for just about everything except Mitsubishi :-( They looked up
> the exact part number and checked their computer but they couldn't even
> order one in for me. I'll try some of the car stereo places and other
> auto parts stores tomorrow.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ari
>

I placed an order for the Aerpro harness from gimmecarparts.com.au, so
hopefully it'll come in soon (has to be sent from over east). The Aerpro
website has a bunch of easy adapters (no soldering involved) but it
appears that they're for the American versions of the vehicles. They
call the lancer the mirage over in the States, and they don't market our
Mirage over there. However, the radio connector is different than the
one on my car for the same year from viewing the photos of the adapters
at aerpro.com, so I'm just going to have to hope that the one from the
Australian aerpro catalogue at supercheap auto is indeed the correct
part, then connect the wires from the kenwood harness to those from the
aerpro adapter I just ordered. I would have hapilly paid more for the
quick connection set of two adapters (car to ISO, and ISO to radio) but
their website isn't accurate.

Ari

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I'm going to die rather sooner than I'd like. I tried to protect my
neighbours from crime, and became the victim of it. To jump to the end
of the story, as a result of this I need a bone marrow transplant. Many
people around the world are waiting for a marrow transplant, too. Please
volunteer to be a marrow donor:
http://www.abmdr.org.au/
http://www.marrow.org/

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