Just installed Pioneer X5500BHS in my 2012 Express (LOTS of Pics)
It all started because backed into a concrete pylon that was short (below the tailgate) and out of my rear view mirror line of site. So I said to my self I will not repair or replace the bumper until i can get a back up camera installed.
Then it began..a new mirror cam? a factory touchscreen head unit? or a new aftermarket system.
I went the the aftermarket.
I also painted the a/c bezel on both sides in black and the entire center bezel black...(Flat Black).
parking brake bypass order and installed.
I reviewed many different post on this site for remove and other advise..so thank you all for that.
The pioneer has rear USB which is capable of charging your iphone and a rear aux input. I found this plug thing on ebay, which allowed me to install in the dash both inputs rather than leave the cable ends in the glove box or something.
I also ran into reception issues on both AM and FM. The adapters are notoriously horrible so i hacked the factory antenna and made a straight motorola plug and the reception issues were solved.
The camera is not yet installed as it did not come in on time (ebay!!!!). Also, coming is a single 10" sub and amp under the rear passenger side.
Here are some pics.
MOST OF THE STUFF
THE BEFORE PIC
THE SIDE BEZEL REMOVED BEFORE PAINTING
CENTER BEZEL REMOVED FOR PAINTING
CENTER BEZEL REMOVED
RADIO OUT. YOU CAN SEE THREE HARNESS, RADIO, ANTENNA and SAT ANTENNA
NEW RADIO CONNECTED
CUTS IN DASH MADE, RADIO FITS...thanks again to the forum
RADIO TRIM ATTACHED
Dash apart...i was running cables to rear for future camera and amp
PANEL WHERE I AM GOING TO INSTALL USB AND AUX INPUT
OPENING I MADE IN SUBDASH TO ALLOW USB and AUX Plug to Fit. (you can see just below the copper thing
ALL BACK TOGETHER.
Looks really good! Great write up with lots of pics! :rep:
I actually really like the full flat black center bezel. I might have to look into doing that on mine now. I just installed a Kenwood DNX690HD a couple weeks ago so I had a fairly similar install as you. I'm also running a single 10" under the rear passenger seat.
What rear view camera did you order? I plan on ordering one for mine pretty quick but want to make sure I get the right one that's going to install nice and work properly.
a universal camera from ebay.. i will post pic and link when i get it.
Can you tell me more about your sub....which box? any pics?
I don't have any pics at the moment. I'll try to get a few for you later (if I remember... lol).
It's a 10" Exile shallow mount sub in a shallow mount box. I've had it for years, used to run it behind the seat in my regular cab S10. So when I got the Ram I figured I might as well throw it in there for some better sound. It's not exactly the ideal set up... I definitely plan on changing it out for a JL Stealthbox down the road. It is essentially just laying down under the passenger side seat on top of the storage area. I did have to space the seat up 3/4" in order to make it fit. Kind of hard to explain how it's installed.... I'll post some pics here as soon as I can.
Great pics and write up. I'll be following your progress.
great job on the install my friend looks perfect , you said you purchased the usb and aux plug on ebay, do you remember the sellers name or what the part was called im looking to do the same with my pick up also what did you use to trim your dash for the double din to fit? thanks in advance
hey man you saved me a lot of research lol im installing the same one tm , what cuts did you have to do to the dash that you stated ??
Nice install! :smileup:
Much help did the little one give you?
I also cut in order to install the USB and aux jack
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