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Old 12-06-2012, 11:11 AM
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

"had to reset my lockpick also due to a recent trip to the indian reservation..."

Interesting... don't know why the trip to the reservation was linked to you having to re-set it.

Nevertheless, I routed both the USB cable and the Ipod input cable over to the glove box without removing anything other than the trim around the radio when I installed the lockpick. Patience is key, and you have to pull it over to the glove box cavity from the area which is on the passenger side, below the HVAC plastic.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Thanks! Did you velcro the lockpick or just have it resting on the cover/tray of the glovebox?

Something worked itself loose about 30 minutes after we got off dirt/gravel road. The radio started cutting off/blinking every few seconds until it totally won't power on.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Any updates on this product?

I am thinking of getting the lockpick v.5, but have some reservations due to some of the problems. My wife drives the vehicle primarily and dont want her to have to deal with an intermittent radio.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Mine's been steady after flashing the update, my first diagnosis of something loose was not accurate, it's a bug in their new software.
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I have a 2013, is the flash update for the GC or the lockpick?
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The update was for the lockpick.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

would you or anyone else recommend it?

I called around to a few car audio places near me and lockpick was the brand they used
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I'd recommend it, it's a nice piece of equipment that adds/enables features to your stock equipment. I use it for the backup camera input and soon the video input to send video from my phone to the radio screen.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I got my lockpick v.5 installed yesterday. I installed it with the black box in the glove compartment for easy access, didn't take too long. Works good so far.
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Cool, I relocated mine in there too for easy access when updating and sometimes when it needs a reboot.
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I apologize upfront...this is a lengthy writeup. This is my 1st so was not sure how much detail to put into it. Hope it helps.

LOCKPICK CHRY550 INSTALL

[*]Tools needed. Electrical tape, 7mm socket or nut driver, flashlight, trim remover(optional)[*]Lockpick instructions – go to the Coastal Etech website and read their instructions and watch the install video to get an idea of what you will be doing. They give a good overview and some details but are not specific to the WK2. This install is for the Lockpick chr550 but applies to the regular lockpick as well (minus the ipod cable)[*]Bezel removal – you can spend 30 seconds by grabbing the bezel from the bottom and pulling or you can spend 5 or more minutes using the trim stick and prying the bezel off. I chose to use the 30 sec method and it is described as follows. Open the door to the center stack cubby. Reach above door and grap bezel from behind bezel. Pull bezel out from bottom. Work your way around from bottom to the top by pulling the bezel until it pops loose. Work you way around the entire bezel doing this until it is completely free from the dash. Don’t worry, it will not break. It has plastic clips that will come off before the bezel breaks. [*]Bezel harness – The AC/Htr controls have two wire harness connected to the back. Remove these harness by pushing on the quick disconnect clip and pull the harnesses free. Put the harness in a safe place like the back seat floor.[*]Radio removal – There are 4 screws securing the radio. Use the 7mm socket or nut driver and remove the four screws. Grab the radio by the metal housing rand ease it out. There are 2 large harnesses, 1 small harness, and two antenna cables on the back of the radio. All harnesses and cables are connected to the radio by quick disconnect connectors. Push the quick disconnect clips and disconnect all harnesses and cables from the radio.[*]Progress status/Observation - At this point, the center stack should be completely exposed. Behind the radio you will see a metal housing towards the firewall. It holds the back of the radio and the harnesses. Note that the bottom of the metal housing is recessed in the bottom which provides additional room for storing the extra lockpick wiring. There is also an opening at the very back of the housing which allows you to pack some of the wiring as well. You will need to do this in order to push the radio back during reinstallation.[*]Lockpick wireharness - Connect the wk2 harness and the lockpick harness connectors. Connect the Grey to grey and white to white. These connectors only fit one way so you can’t connect them to the wrong connector. However, check the pins in the female connector to ensure that they are all straight. If any of them are bent, the connectors will not full seat. Run the lockpick multip-pin connector (looks like a PC ide cable connector) from the back and above the metal housing towards the dash opening. Connect it to the lockpick box. It should connect on the right side box towards the firewall. The USB and iPod cables should connect on the dash opening side of the lockpick box. Connect these now. I used electrical tape around the USB cable and the lockpick box to ensure that it stays put. Push the box up into the dash. It will sit above the radio just under the dash board. I ran both cables to the left and over the left vent housing and snake it down into the cubby. There is an opening in the top part of the cubby on both sides that allow the cables to run into it without drilling holes. The only other place that I thought would be good for running the cables is if you want to run your cables towards the passenger seat floorboard area under the dash. Shine the flashlight up from the under the dash to find a cable path.

[*]Lockpick – The lockpick box is pretty big and there are only a few places to install it in the dash in the radio area. I chose to put the box right above the radio. The lockpick box has to be positioned with the multi-pin connector towards the firewall and the USB and iPod cables towards the dash/radio front and on the right of the lockpick box.

[*]Connect the harness to the radio and put the radio back into the dash. There is a lot of cables behind the radio so you will have to push it back of the housing and down into recess area to allow enough room for the radio to go back in to the housing. Test the radio before inserting the screws. If everything powers up and you get sound, you can put everything back again.
Hi, I don't know if anybody is still monitoring this thread. Do you remember the settings on the dip switch? I have an 8 dipswitch, but all the pics I'm seeing are the 5 dipswitches.
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What version of the lockpick do you have?
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