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Any "do-it-yourselfers" out there? <p>Told the wife that I would put a DVD player in our XC90. Since it has a moonroof I am wondering if that might interfere with a roof mount DVD player.<p>But if anybody has experience with a DIY install of an aftermarket DVD player, particularly in an XC90, I would love to hear about it.<p>Thanks!<br>
 

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Re: Anybody Install (DIY) a Roof Mount DVD Player? (tpezzolo)

I had the local stereo shop install one for me in my 06 XC 90. He said it wasn't too hard. I thought about doing it myself but could find the spare time to do it.<p>Here are a few pictures. It doesn't interfere with the moon roof at all<p> <IMG SRC="http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/slaws4/DSC02002.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/slaws4/DSC02003.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/slaws4/DSC02004.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/slaws4/DSC02009.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/slaws4/DSC02011.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey thanks! Great pics. That helps me alot. Do you know the model number on that unit? I'd like to get something just like that, and I'd like to figure out how much it costs, and what the bells and whistles are.<p>Thanks again!<br>Tony
 

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Tony,<p>The model of DVD player I have is Kenwood LZH-100W. It has a 10.2 inch screen. I think I paid about $680 for everything installed. It came with two wireless headphones . I think DVD players have come down in price since I purchased this one. This Kenwood player has had no problems so far. Our kids use it all of the time.<p>Here is a web site that has a pretty good price on them.<p><A HREF="http://www.lesscoelectronics.com/KENWOOD_LZ_H100W_10_2_OVERHEAD_FLIP_DOWN_W_DVD_p/lz-h100w.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lesscoelectronics.c...w.htm</A><p>Hope this helps
 

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Sorry that I've never taken pics, but I did put one in ours myself. It was a big pain in the butt, but it was the first one I've done. <p>I was going to have a pro install, but most places I went to said "no go." Finally found a Best Buy that would have done it, but things went sour there and my wife wound up taking the car back. So it fell to me.<p>I'm not sure why all the fuss from the other places. I did not need to add any extra bracing. There is a metal cross bracket in the roof right behind the moonroof. The shade slide over top of this bracket, so it is a perfect mounting location. Just have to use screws shallow enough to not interfere with the shade.<p>Biggest pain was dropping the headliner to run the wires. I am feeding the audio through the aux input of the Gateway unit.
 

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Just remember the safety portion. The Volvo kits may be more in price, but they all pass the crash tests to ensure the components wont turn into missiles in case of a collision.<p>Very clean install in those pics though.<p>Tim
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Qbrozen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Biggest pain was dropping the headliner to run the wires. I am feeding the audio through the aux input of the Gateway unit. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Any advice about dropping the headliner or running the wires? I will be doing one of these installs in the very near future. Can I send you an email if any questions come up during my install?<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tpezzolo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Any advice about dropping the headliner or running the wires? I will be doing one of these installs in the very near future. Can I send you an email if any questions come up during my install?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Make sure you run your wires out of the way of the side curtain airbags. <p>Here are the instructions for the Volvo roof kit. May help a bit. XC90's come with the wiring already up there. <p><A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/ii/Details.aspx?uid=f1040da7-56d7-4d40-abd5-9f2d974038ef" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...038ef</A><p>Tim
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tpezzolo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Any advice about dropping the headliner or running the wires? I will be doing one of these installs in the very near future. Can I send you an email if any questions come up during my install?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sure. You can email me. I'll provide whatever info I can remember. I always intend to take pics during installs, but never actually do it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As for dropping the headliner, my advice is to not try to shortcut it. There were many times I stopped pulling trim and tried to squeeze my arm up there, only to waste 20 minutes pointlessly fumbling for wires, etc. You will need to pull all pillars, grab handles, visors, and moonroof trim. Run all your wires, cut your hole, mount your plate, etc. Then put it all back, connec the player to the wires, and screw it in place. I'm sure for experienced folks, this is all relatively painless. <p>And, as stated above, route your wires so they don't interfered with the airbags. I tucked mine behind the bag brackets, then came across at the crossmember behind the moonroof. Power wires I brought up on the driver's side from the fuse panel, and audio I did on the passenger side from the glovebox where I mounted the Gateway aux input. I have no idea about wires already being up there. I certainly didn't find any.
 
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