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Old 12-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #351
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final install

this is how looks all installed and wired and working !!
This was harder and more involved than replacing the three rear roof panels
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:09 AM   #352
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Looks great!

How about a side shot with the screen up and extended showing clearance behind the screen?
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:11 AM   #353
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Brad, here are the measurement
5/8 on top and 1" on the bottom of the screen.
But I had to tilt mine a little, to clear the knob of the amp behind it.
So on a straight install you have about 7/16-1/2" on the top.
If the screen touches anything on the top the button labeled "open" will NOT function. Its a matter of millimeters.
I tilted mine with the rear strap that is fastened to the amp.
If you look at where the face plate touches the dash, you can see a little gap on the top versus the bottom
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Old 12-25-2015, 01:08 PM   #354
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Thanks Peter!

The unit actually sits farther out from the dash than I thought it would although I'll probably still have to space it out a little farther on my Argosy but not to much.

I wish I was far enough along that I was ready to install the radio

Someday!

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Old 12-25-2015, 02:56 PM   #355
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Finally was able to go for a test drive with the new trans pan and trans temp gauge.
temp varies a lot with the range being around 160 -180, goes up at traffic stops drops down fast once you get moving.

Brad, you will be very happy with the new fan clutch. Very smooth and quiet operation. Best I had.
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Old 12-25-2015, 04:44 PM   #356
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Nice!

Be interesting to see if the oil temperature ever gets hotter than the engine temperature.

Ran across this little blurb on a website called "Steel Solders".

"How hot is too hot? The ideal operating temperature for automatic transmission fluid is between 175 and 225 F. At approximately 240 F, important additives in the ATF begin to cook. The result is the formation of varnish inside the transmission. At approximately 260 F, internal transmission seals (which are typically manufactured from a polyacrylate material) begin to harden. The end results are leaks, both internal and external, simply because the seals lose their elasticity. At approximately 295 F, transmission clutch plates begin to slip because the oil is breaking down further. At approximately 315 F, seals and clutches effectively burn out. Carbon forms in the oil and for all intents and purposes, the transmission is junk. Just for your information, a typical transmission will die within 2000 miles if subjected to 300 F+ heat."

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Old 12-25-2015, 05:14 PM   #357
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Looks good Peter!
What gauge wire did you use for the Trans temp gauge to sender?
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:16 PM   #358
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Looks good Peter!
What gauge wire did you use for the Trans temp gauge to sender?
I used 16 gauge, I hope that not too heavy?
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:28 PM   #359
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Thanks Peter!

The unit actually sits farther out from the dash than I thought it would although I'll probably still have to space it out a little farther on my Argosy but not to much.

I wish I was far enough along that I was ready to install the radio

Someday!

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You may want to add this to your wiring diagram:

1. Ignition wire needs to have its own switch, if you don't wire to your ignition. (if you just turn to unit off, it will continue to get warm and run the fan)
2. To operate the DVD player at all times, wire the handbrake (pink) to ground (disclaimer, its illegal to operate a DVD player while driving!)
3. The backup camera uses the green wire to turn on the camera in reverse. Wire that green wire to constant power using a toggle switch to trick it into thinking you are in reverse
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:40 PM   #360
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Last post on the subject. Had to dig into the dash again, lost ground to the left seat switch, had to run a new ground wire.
Added switch to turn camera on at will and did the dvd override.
Now of to new adventures:
dual fan in front of radiator any idea where to look for them?
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Last post on the subject. Had to dig into the dash again, lost ground to the left seat switch, had to run a new ground wire.
Added switch to turn camera on at will and did the dvd override.
Now of to new adventures:
dual fan in front of radiator any idea where to look for them?
Peter, you can see a picture of the twin 10" fans that I installed on my Argosy radiator. Scroll down to post 20.

Are you adding fans as a precauction or are you having cooling issues?
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You may want to add this to your wiring diagram:

1. Ignition wire needs to have its own switch, if you don't wire to your ignition. (if you just turn to unit off, it will continue to get warm and run the fan)
I think thats pretty much true with all modern radios.

Which reminds me I need to add a switch to my F250 diesel. I don't drive it much anymore and the new radio tends pull the batteries down after a few months.

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2. To operate the DVD player at all times, wire the handbrake (pink) to ground (disclaimer, its illegal to operate a DVD player while driving!)
3. The backup camera uses the green wire to turn on the camera in reverse. Wire that green wire to constant power using a toggle switch to trick it into thinking you are in reverse
Yep, made those mods to my two Fords. Well worth doing
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I used 16 gauge, I hope that not too heavy?
Nope, 16 gauge is the right size.
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