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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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My AV Aquatics Head Unit Install

I thought that I would share my experience installing the new AV Aquatics head unit. I am by no means a mechanic by trade, but I would consider myself to be an above average do it yourselfer...

So to begin I removed my outer fairing and started disconnecting all the cables to the head unit.
Then I removed the mounting screws to remove the head unit itself...( I find adding some windex to the gasket helps it pull out easier)
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Once the head unit is out

I just slipped the new on in... It's important to note that the stock Harley head unit slides out the back and the AV unit slides in from the front
Again I added some windex applied by finger to the gasket to help it slide in. I have read that some people had some issues getting the unit in place. Mine went in with a little wiggling...
Once it seated just used the stock hardware to secure it in place...
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As for the audio connections... I am using the J&M XT amp... As the amp uses rca connections from the amp to the head unit, it was just a matter of connecting the amp RCA's to the AV RCA's. I chose to use the RCAs to make the connections easier as all I had to do was remove the J&M RCA to wire adapter...

U have the choice to use either the RCAs or u can use the stock speaker lines that are in the 23 pin connector (front) and if u have rear speakers attach the leads to the included harness that clips into the back of the unit...
Then just arrange ur wiring
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Before closing everything up, make sure everything is working

I few points

I would note that as I use my Zumo 665 as my satellite radio receiver I used an RCA to 3.5mm pin cable connected to the rear audio in plugs.

Through the settings u can turn off the internal amp if u are running an external amplifier.

Overall I'd say this is one of the easier installs I have done and I like the set up much better then stock...
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