Join Date: Jan 2009
location: South Florida
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Situation is somewhat fixed!
The guys from Quick Connect mailed me a pigtail harness that allows me to plug the kit into the "aux" input of the radio and I permanently wired it. When I listen to music, through my iphone, I have to physically change the radio to "Aux". The subwoofer now works fine and the sound is decent. The big problem, when a call comes in and the music is muted, the subwoofer is not. You here the subwoofer playing and you have to lower the volume.
If I had to do it over, with the money spent on the kit and harness, I would by an aftermarket radio with navi and bluetooth and a camera. The Pioneer Avic units are now dirt cheap and I think there a great value.
The downside to doing this, you will lose the display up top, except for the AC Controls and maybe the compass. I also think the dash kits from both Metra and Schose are mediocre at best and I do not like the overall look. The dash seems to plain, in my opinion. I personally like the factory look.
In addition, I think that Parrot has the best bluetooth kits from a sound quality, hands down. They are easy to update the software and the noise cancellling is excellent. The sound quality is better than any factory or aftermarket unit I've heard. That was very important to me. The only problem with the 9200 is with an iPhone. You cannot stream the "Video Voicemail" through the bluetooth. In order to get around it, you can dial your phone number direct and then it will work through the car speakers or hear it through the phone.
Bottom Line: There is no utopia yet!
2008 Polished Metal Metallic, V6 Sedan
15% Tint All Around, Parrot MKI-9200
Autozone Grill Mod, Mud Flaps
Rear Deck Lip Spoiler
Retro-Solutions 55 Watt, 5,000 Kit
18" Coupe Wheels
17 mm TSX Rear Sway Bar
Motevo OEM Navigation
K & N Air Filter