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I will be installing the USA-Spec in my 04 s60 R this weekend. I do not have an IPOD yet but would like to run a Roady XT through the AUX in. Does anyone know if the radio power is enough to power the HU, USA-Spec, and roady? I have searched through the board on the install but if anyone has any other tips or pictures I would really appreciate it. Also any thoughts on mounting positions for the Roady would be helpfull. I am looking for the cleanest look possible. Thanks for the help.<br>Travis
 

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Re: USA-Spec (Reno R)

Here's my roady2 in my S80. <br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0217.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's my antenna<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0215.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I used a pro-fit ultimount <A HREF="http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VHs2qoQZSHN/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=251950&I=042UL747BG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.crutchfield.com/S-V...747BG</A><p>As far as the power source question. I tapped the "big red" wire for usa-spec power and grounded off one of the screws on the back of the head unit. <p>I powered my roady using the rear 12 outlet behind the center console. I'm no eletronics expert, but the main power wire for the head unit is pretty think. I'm sure it would be fine to power the head unit, usa spec, and roady.<p>If in doubt, just tap the fuse box.<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: USA-Spec (Reno R)

I just installed the same setup with a Sirius Sportser in my S60. Had trouble finding a good looking mount, but ended up getting one here, <A HREF="http://www.proclipusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.proclipusa.com</A>. It fits perfectly and was a very clean install. For the S60, they have a few options for mounting locations...I installed mine directly above the center console...leaves plenty of room to access the vent. These mounts are a little pricey, but well worth it for the clean install. I'll provide pics soon.
 

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Re: USA-Spec (pdwyer)

Have the Sirius sportster and was curious about how the proclipusa clip looked installed. Also where did you run the wires and what source did you use for power.
 

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Re: USA-Spec (caliS60R)

caliS60R...I'll get some pics this weekend and give you a rundown of how I set it up and ran the wiring, which you see a total of about 2 inches in the entire vehicle...very clean install.<p><B>------------------UPDATE-----------------------</B><p>Ok, so here is my install.<p>I ran the antenna from the rear window shelf and through the vent opening (see pic). It was a bit tricky and took a lot of patience getting it through that vent opening, but once I did I ran the antenna wiring along the passenger side door sill trim, then under the front passenger seat to the middle console.<p>I ran the power source for the Sportster from the rear cig lighter that faces the rear seat (see pic). A bit tricky, once again, running the wiring through that black panel below the cig lighter, but once I got it through I ran it under the middle console (under the cup holder and gear shifter).<p>I ran both the power source and antenna wires together up behind the climate control and radio (both of which I pulled out but did not disconnect any wiring). My audio line out came in from the glovebox where the USASpec device is located (see pic; right now it is just sitting in the glove box but I hope to eventually attach it with velcro to the backside of the glovebox pocket). All 3 wires (power, antenna and line out) sit perfectly along the top edge of the radio unit and show only a few inches from where they connect to the Sportster to where the are sandwiched between the radio unit and trim.<p>I highly recommend the ProClip bracket...durable, clean install and literally just clips into the trim...doesn't move a bit. If you end up using the ProClip bracket, I had to drill holes in the bracket for the screw pattern that matched the back of the Sportster cradle. I ended up only using 2 longer screws (that I had to go out and purchase)...using all 4 seemed overkill.<p>My advice:<p>1) Be patient. This isn't a 30 minute job. I spent a few hours over 2 days to get it how I wanted it.<p>2) Use plastic spatulas when prying at plastic parts...they work wonders.<p>Good luck!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jpatrickdwyer.com/images/01.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.jpatrickdwyer.com/images/02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.jpatrickdwyer.com/images/03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.jpatrickdwyer.com/images/04.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.jpatrickdwyer.com/images/05.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pdwyer at 12:03 AM 8-12-2006</i>
 

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Re: USA-Spec (pdwyer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pdwyer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">caliS60R...I'll get some pics this weekend and give you a rundown of how I set it up and ran the wiring, which you see a total of about 2 inches in the entire vehicle...very clean install.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nice install! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I do not have the USASpec yet, but will hopefully be getting it soon. <p>Question on that clip - how badly does it block the airflow coming out of those two vents? I have my SportsterR mounted on the windshield because I did not want it blocking the vents. <p>Also, with regard to your power....if you decide that you do not want the lighter plug in the rear, or you need that plug for another purpose, what I did was to purchase a lighter power socket from Radio Shack and hardwire it into the power supplying the front lighter by means of a t-type tap. I hid that down in the center console behind the passenger's footwell trim panel and plugged the Sirius power into it. Voila!<p>Also, when you go to mount the USA spec to the back side of the glovebox, it's very easy to gain better access. Unclip the tension string-thingy that's on the right side of the top of the glovebox, then reach behind the glove box and feel around for the stops. If you move the glovebox slightly closed and push the stops outward, you can release them, and the glovebox will open pointing almost all the way down. <p>Hope I am not repeating information you do not already know!
 

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Re: USA-Spec (needsdecaf)

Good idea on the extra cig lighter! I may have to try that seeing I've got a gps and portable dvd the wife likes to watch on longer trips. Speaking of portable dvd, one thing I've done is run the audio out of the dvd player and into the rca hookups on the USA-Spec device and then get in-car audio...sometimes too distracting though if the wife watches good movies!<p>The ProClip bracket, in my opinion, doesn't really block the vents much...never noticed a decrease in air flow. If anything it covers a little more of the right side vent and the left one is almost entirely unblocked. It extends out slightly more than what the photos show. Best option out there I've seen. Plus, they have other mounting locations for their brackets for the Volvos...this one was just the best location I thought.<p>Good luck!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andy Wehmeyer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why not tap into the wire at the front cigarette lighter under the radio? </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>That is what I did. However, I did not want to cut the power supply wire for the SportsterR in case I wanted to temporarily put it in another car. So I bought the lighter plug and tapped it into the existing lighter plug and buried it in the dash. Voila, no wires shown!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Also, with regard to your power....if you decide that you do not want the lighter plug in the rear, or you need that plug for another purpose, what I did was to purchase a lighter power socket from Radio Shack and hardwire it into the power supplying the front lighter by means of a t-type tap. I hid that down in the center console behind the passenger's footwell trim panel and plugged the Sirius power into it. Voila!<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did the same thing with the lighter power socket (except I got it from autozone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> ). I used a piggyback fuse and I connected it to the fuse for the original cigarette lighter. I have the unit in the little pocket behind the dash in between the glove box and the head unit. Works great.<p>I also have another suggestion. I did a similar install with an XM Myfi. I used the included vent mount. However, I ran the wires through the vents themselves. If you take off the vent cover you can fish the wires through the slots in the vent. Then there is enough room to route the wires out of the vent through the first connection. Then you are back to the routing that you have now to get it to the USA Spec and power outlet.<p>Here is a pic and a link to my project description:<br><IMG SRC="http://members.cox.net/lrogers49/XM%20Pic%20(9).jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://members.cox.net/lrogers49/2000_volvo_s80_t6.htm" TARGET="_blank">MyFi Install</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by luke8302 at 12:17 AM 8-27-2006</i>
 
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