I'm looking to install a pioneer head unit model AVH – X7500 BT into my 1988 GT auto. I'm wondering if the retractable screen is going to clear the gearshift. It looks like it's going to be close.
Not to be trite, but before anybody makes a comments about me wanting to watch videos or DVDs in my car on driving, that is not the case in any way shape or form. I have their last years model (AVH – P6300 BT) installed in another vehicle and absolutely love the machine. I have yet to watch one video on it, I haven't even tried functionality. What I like about the Pioneer unit is that it has a very capable amp included so I don't have to go crazy with a bunch of additional amplifiers. Plus, the screen gives me a ton more functionality at my fingertips than many other single din units on the market, and the kicker, is at the AUX input is on the rear of the machine. This comes because the screen is on the front so there's no place to put the AUX jack. I hate having the 3.5 mm (1/8 ") jack in the front of the machine. It makes it very unsightly when I connect my portable satellite radio unit. I have mounted very cleanly in my 95 Firebird and also in my 1988 GTA. What I like about this year's model is the active equalizer that comes with it. I used to always install the Pioneer EQ – 6500 in all of my single din installs (especially since it filled the din and a half opening). I just happen to like the ability to control the sound. Plus there's a bunch of other features that make this head unit desirable. But to be clear, I love to drive, I really don't like movies that much. There is much better scenery outside the windshield.
So simply put, am I going to run into clearance issues between the screen extending and the gearshift? Have you seen anybody else with a similar set up?
Thanks very much for your time.
(Edited to fix spelling mistakes. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and sometimes it doesn't like my accent)
Can someone have too many Pontiacs? I'm trying to find out. I just added a 1988 Fiero GT t top!!! 2004 Grand Prix GTP Comp G. 2005 Grand Prix GXP. 1988 TransAm WS6 L98 digital dash. 1995 Firebird Formula LT1 build. College beater 1986 Acadian..now a dune buggy. 1968 Bonneville complete with oars, high tech am radio, and 6 body trunk. 1984 2M4 that was wrapped around a pole by..well...i dumped her.
[This message has been edited by Edmonchuck (edited 05-22-2014).]