DVD Head Unit

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Evil Errection, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    Hey guys,

    Just picked up my new Head :p its the Alpine IVA-D310E anyway, Im going to install it this weekend I know it wont be that hard but I just like to hear if you guys have any tips or opinions maybe?

    Cheers all
  2. JayKay

    JayKay New Member

    be careful with mounting it, had a friend spend 3500 on an alpine pulsetouch system, then went over a speed bump and earthed the entire system, only reason it stuffed up is cause he was hasty with the wiring and didnt make sure it was 100% secure.

    BTW sweet systems
  3. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    Cheers for that, but yeah I will make sure I dont rush things and its ok I try to avoid speed humps :p
  4. JayKay

    JayKay New Member

    post some pics of your work when its all mounted. I recently installed a midrange alpine head unit and was quite impressed.I labelled all my wires with little tags from jaycar, i did this for future reference, might be an idea if you are like me and chop and change audio gear all the time.
  5. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    Hey thats pretty cool I might do that :rolleyes: ... but i will definatly have pictures up as soon as im finished no doubt :D
  6. cartoonwally

    cartoonwally New Member


    I've done a few installs myself, a few things that i stick to:

    Try to find a harness specific to the 300zx (alternatively make your own :p) this will mean that you won't have to hack up your original wiring harness, and if you are extremely lucky, you may be able to find one that plugs straight into the unit.

    JayKay's idea of labelling the wires is fantastic! never though of that before :p Also along these lines, try to use heatshrink to cover your connections (if you don't have a heatgun, run a soldering iron over the heatshrink) rather than using electrical tape. Also, once you're done ziptie (or alike) your wires together so that its a lot easier to put back in, and they don't get pulled at (takes pressure of the unit).

    Oh and disconnect the battery :p
  7. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Whenever I do them these days I use those terminal block things you can pick up from dick smiths/jaycar for $1.50. You know the ones, wire in one side, do screw up, wire in other side, do screw up :rolleyes:

    Makes it very easy to change wires if you get them mixed up (specially speakers)
  8. Hyper101

    Hyper101 Well-Known Member

    a cigarette lighter works better especially in confined spaces
  9. DUB

    DUB BRAMIS Photography

    Just pulled the same unit out of the ute last weekend. Some things specific to your unit and the zed...>>>

    Mount the unit in the upper part of the twin DIN slots. You can try to mount it a tad lower in the bottom DIN slot but it may contact the gear-shifter.
    Mount the main processor in the space behind the drivers seat, (hope you have a 2 seater, or else you'll be finding another spot) behind the cardboard trim there is a spot perfect for this. Some velcro tape is enough to locate it against the wheel well.

    VERY easy to install, with the AI Net wiring making powering up the headunit a cinch! Easy to take Power, ACC, from the original wiring harness, but much better idea to run new wiring for the speakers now so you can up the power through an amp or two later and not have to fish for the correct wires in an undersized wiring loom.
  10. Evil Tye

    Evil Tye New Member

    I have the same DVD player in my Zed I had it put in by Garys car audio in Preston and its awesome!
  11. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    thanks for the replies ... yeah brad its a 2 seater so not a problem ;) but it doesn't seem to daunting I have a mate that works at Jaycar helping me so before we start i'll pick up a few things to help out ... but as soon as its done I'll post up pics on how I went :)

    cheers again guys
  12. DUB

    DUB BRAMIS Photography

    Cool, I'm pulling out the Pioneer DVD screen and fitting my 310E to the Zed (some time in the near future) to match the other Alpine stuff in there so would be good to see how it looks in yours.
  13. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    Well guys the unit is in!!! I wont have pictures up until tomorrow but boy does it look awesome its was a sinch putting it all in nothing to it and yeah like you said Brad I put the extra unit or brain whatever it is behind my seat :) I have been playing around with settings and features for hours now :D and still im not bored of it.

    Cheers for all the input
  14. ADEMON

    ADEMON Member


    Hey Bud

    That Alpine Unit is what I am thinking of getting, did you get the Alpine digital TV installed as well, if you did hows the reception
  15. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    Unfortunatly I dont ... yet! :p but shouldn't be to long and I will get one and let you know :)
  16. Miksta

    Miksta M Spec


    Sorry just had to :p
  17. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed

    haha I didnt think it would take that long for someone to say that :p dont worry pics will be up this arvo :) ... I promise.
  18. Evil Errection

    Evil Errection Back in a Zed


    well here are some piccies :D sorry about crap quality ...

    Heres the unit just before we started mmm.. fresh out the box :)



    Now here is everything starting to come out or as the saying goes "out with the old in with the new" :p


    here is where I roughly mounted the Tuner Box behind the drivers seat ... I have to clean the wires up though but thats for next weekend :eek:



    After that was installed and all wires had been connected then came the easy part of just putting it all back in.



    and TADAR!! it worked and it looks and works well too.


    well guys I hope you like it once again sorry for the crappy pics but you get the gist of it so let me know what you think.

    Cheers again
    Luke. :)
  19. Miksta

    Miksta M Spec

    Oh yeah

    Now were talking!, you'll never go back to single DIN now wont ya mate :D :cool:
  20. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    good work.

    unfortunately being similar to mine, the screen blocks the direct blast from the a/c vents in the middle. Oh well, when you're stinking hot and want the full blast of a/c i suppose you just flip the screen down for a while.

    Good looking unit too. better than my cheapie touch screen. :eek:

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