An option for those that don't want to tear up their dash...

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  1. AJ_72

    AJ_72 Veteran Member

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    This thing is kind of a cool setup. It has the basic of the basics, but that's all most people need or want anyway. The size is a bit large, but I'm thinking with a little fabrication it could be under hung from the dash using a gauge pod.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_78428_JBL-PRV175.html

    It can be bought from Crutchfield for ~$220 if you need piece of mind of buying from an authorized dealer. Sonic shows it as having the manufacture's warranty, but I've read from other sources that they tend to fib a bit about being an authorized dealer.
    If you want it as cheap as possible, Amazon has it for about $167.00

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    Here's a copy of the owner's manual for those that feel the need to read.

    http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/822/822PRV175.PDF
     
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    That would be awesome mounted in the console.
     
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    Where do you put the cassette tape?

    ;)


    The size is very odd.... Over 4" across the face.

    You might be able to re-engineer the interior of the glove box to make it fit but the big round control panel would look out of place in/under the dash of our cars, IMO.

    There's really no good place to mount it that's accessible to the driver other than the console and the wiring exiting out the back might become a space issue.

    And... Your auxiliary connections would need to be made during installation with accessible pigtails because there's no place to plug anything into the control panel.


    Neat idea if you're building a custom dash.
     
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    Then don't buy it. :p
     
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    I think it would work well in the console either in front or rear of the shifter bezel. I have seen guys put cupholders there so why wouldnt this fit? Here is one in front of an automatic
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    And on the 4-speed cars it would go behind the shifter


    Put a remote 8 track in the glove box and all us old crusties would be on cloud nine! :)
     
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    ^That might work.

    You would need to measure carefully because there's a steel hump under there and I'm not sure it's deep enough with the wires exiting the rear of the unit.

    The factory shifter has a plastic strip which slides through there too.
    (Probably the reason this one has a boot around the shifter.)
     

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