My Freightliner has an override switch for the backup function (have had multiple radios in the truck and all work fine with this). So it's tied into the backup circuit per normal, but has a switch to 'force it' as well. Just be sure you use diodes as needed to stop the switch from turning on your backup lights.I wonder if the backup function could be used as a rear view vice just backup function as well. :idea:
Personal preference I guess, but it doesn't bother me. Any head unit that has Apple Carplay requires the phone to be plugged in for the CarPlay apps to work.Pete - has it been a pita to have to plug your phone in? I think going wireless is one of the features I want to see most on this.
I've purchased this Alpine unit. I'm going to attempt to retro fit it to the SLC. The pic shows how my current rear view monitor is installed between the dash and the centre console, the dimesnions of the Alpine will allow me to fit it in this space; moving the Alpine unit towards the gear stick to allow enough depth. My existing camara should connect to the Alpine.
I just need to decide on amp & speakers and their location.
It would seem the sub of choice (I think Will Cambell used it) is the Lightweight 6.5 inch JL subwoofer mounted in the passenger footwell. is it this model:
JL Audio 6W3v3-4 W3v3 Series 6.5" 4-ohm Subwoofer
I remember Ricardo used a Focal Amp but not sure which one other than it was small and light. It may have been model FD 4.350 4-CH amp?
Not sure on speaker type or location as yet, need to investigate what room I have.Any suggestions comments are welcomed.
The SLC is very tricky since it isn't very wide to get a good stereo separation if speakers are high to bounce off windshield. It may mix too much.Scott
I'd be interested in your stereo plan; I'm real early in my build and would love to include a quality setup in my dash.
Thanks Scott; a lot for me to digest; but greatly appreciate the information.