Re: Wiring Details for Jensen Install?
Thanks for the info Rudy!
Got er all hooked up and things are working as expected.Who knew that the LT doesn't have any front speakers, but it has 2 sets of rears! Threw me at first, but then a quick search on here confirmed I was not the only one that noticed this. (And of course I hooked them up wrong the first time out.)
I have not taken it for a ride yet (in the middle of checking the valves) and I am wondering about the wire marked 'speedometer' on the wiring diagram. Did I lose mine? I am ONLY using the wires that I could mate to what was coming out of the Jensen amp unit.
For the life of me, I cant figure out why the speedometer would be integrated into the stereo system.
If anyone can provide details on this, it would help.
And the Jensen unit is a nice replacement for the less than stellar (ok, it REALLY sucked) stereo of a stock LT. In her defense, it is like 15 year old technology (at least) and I was thrilled to be able listen to a CD at all when riding. It served me well for a long time, but I was never really happy with the sound I would get out of it. Occasionally, it would sound 'acceptable' but most of the time it was crackling, fading, skipping, and begrudging giving me something to listen to.
The Jensen sounds pretty darn good. A TON better than the stock one ever did. You can almost say you are immersed in sound between the front and the rear speakers. I never really got that sense from stock. The tuner pulls a lot more stations. And this was in my closed up garage, so I expect it to improve, if nothing else. This is a BIG improvement. I hadn't received my iPod cable yet, so I tried the next best option, using the RCA to mini-plug cable between the iPod and the Jensen. Sounded even better than the radio.
While I am really, really happy with the sound, the jury is still out on the 'usability'. I am a little concerned with being able to read the display. The closer you are to 'straight on' the better you can see the display.This is kind of important if you are going to be accessing your iPod at 65 mph. I tilted mine up as far as I could (farther than anyone else I had seen) but I am not convinced I can really use the stereo without making a concerted effort to lean forward while looking down at the display.
Hopefully this turns out to be a non issue. Aside from the readability of the display, overall I am very happy with the overall unit. The size is darn-near perfect and the sound is 1000% better than what we are all used to. The iPod control is a huge advantage as well. 15 years ago, it was incredible to have 6 CD's at your disposal. Now you can have thousands of CD's to choose from.
If you are on the fence about this mod, I would say do it. It is a huge improvement.