Yeah, I do like it...the navigation is a bit crude by today's standards, but I don't really use it anyway. I do like it overall though and that's what it came with, too. If I had unlimited budget, wouldn't mind a nice pioneer or kenwood head unit and somehow tie into the steering wheel controls, if possible.
I think there are some signals coming off the radio connector pinouts
and curious what the CAN B BUS + is...it runs to the amplifier and all signals (that have voltage) coming off the harness are 6 vdc, except the constant (2) battery leads (yellow/red, iirc) are 12 v (not switched though)...
I just don't know what the specs are for that CAN B BUS +...it's easy to check if it's switched voltage, but what about the 'power' of that line (i.e. is it constant)...That is where the relay idea came in..If I can grab that 6 v signal (assuming switched on/off from radio) and wire into a relay, which would get it's power from the power distribution center under the hood (there is a 12 v constant male fitting there) and send it to the amp, only when the radio is on This is what I'm looking for...I would also put an inline switch before the relay on the 12 v source though, as I eluded to above...
Was talking to my dad (master electrician) about this last night and he was informing me that it should work like this...So, hoping it will!
I just hope nobody else does what I did and splice a speaker lead they don't need to and that would not work anyway...this is why I normally verify things first, but the time I didn't