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Paradox: Aftermarket OEM DVD/Nav

Has anyone had any experience with this brand?
http://www.oeradio.com/product_CH-4100.html

It looks like a good alternative to retrofitting an REC unit and offers several more add-on features (dual zone, iPod, 5.1, in dash DVD, GPS, etc). For around $350 it seems like a great bargain for something that fits in with the OEM style!
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Well I am about to find out how good this unit really is, cause I just bought one!
I tracked down a guy that was part of the original business (OEM Radio is now closed) and got a few insights to the piece;
It originally sold on Crutchfield for around $1100, and was offered at several dealerships as an aftermarket option. With the company closed they are just liquidating the remaining units.
The parking brake feature has no internal override, so a simple ground will allow you (your passenger) to watch movies in motion.
Same with the NAV- type and drive.
There is no RDS (so song titles won't display from the radio), but they include an iPod cord that imports display/control to the headunit.
Since it was designed for the Mopar group, no extra wire harness is needed- plug and play!

All in all it sounded like a solid unit, so I decided to be my own guinea pig. $400 shipped for both the headunit and NAV module- will update when it gets here next Wednesday!

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Help: 12V Acc Sources

Okay, I threw this one at Meatball, but he is MIA right now and my new stereo gets here tomorrow.
I need a 12V, 10A non-CAN Acc power line for the head unit, and then one (or two) for the headrest/overhead screens. I was planning on tapping into the driver's side power outlet since it's right there, but down the road I want to add seat heaters (ideally second row too) and believe this is where they draw power as well. How many accessories can be safely run off one outlet? For all those who have done either install, what sources did you utilize?
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Just pull another wire from the battery when you install your seat warmers if you think it will be an over kill.

You can tie into the wires under the second row seat for those warmers if needed.



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Just pull another wire from the battery when you install your seat warmers if you think it will be an over kill.

You can tie into the wires under the second row seat for those warmers if needed.
Simple solutions always elude me. Thanks. So you think tap the head unit and screens from the driver's socket, then run one new main to four capillary wires for the seat warmers? It sounds like you reference some seat-warmer wires already under the second row, but I know I'm not that lucky.
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Simple solutions always elude me. Thanks. So you think tap the head unit and screens from the driver's socket, then run one new main to four capillary wires for the seat warmers? It sounds like you reference some seat-warmer wires already under the second row, but I know I'm not that lucky.
I would power the head unit from the existing head unit power source. Power the front seat warmers from the switched power socket so your seats are off if the motor is not running and power the rear seats from any existing hot wire under the second row seats which is where things like the sat receiver are located.



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...that sounds like a great plan, but if I understand correctly, the power source for the OEM radio is CAN/BUS controlled (why it can stay on after the key is out and shut off when a door opens) and won't work for the aftermarket unit, which really throws a stick in my spokes. Will probably tap the switched power up front for now, and worry about the screens and warmers when they get here (and redo things if needed). It is nice to know that there is a hot wire under the second row, though. That will definitely come in handy for something!
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Sounds like a plan, keep us posted on the project.



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Alright, getting ready to put this stuff in! The NAV unit calls for a GROUND, 12V, and ACC; does that mean a constant 12V and a switched 12V?
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