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Old Plastic Makes It Hard To Shoot A Video...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tony, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Tony

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    Thanks to my old radio dying, I was going to put in a new radio in the Z. But this time, instead of just twisting the wires together and taping them up (this car doesn't have a factory plug on it anymore) I decided to solder and heatshrink the wires for the new radio plug. Just as I start soldering the very first wire, I look over and I see no mic action. The battery on my receiver died and I lost all of that footage. I decide to go ahead and use the onboard mic to finish the project and I finally get all of the soldering done.

    It was when I was pushing the housing for the radio into the plastic adapter that things went sideways. On an LT1 4th Gen Camaro, the plastic adapter has a foot on the left side that goes to the dash. Well, while pushing that piece of metal in, that leg snapped straight off. I tried to glue it, but it's just too old to hold anything.

    The wife and I head to walmart to get a new one, and they dont' have one. I'm going to have to order one of these friggin things. Or am I... It can't be that hard to MAKE this one work.... :thinking:
     
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    Because of the recess design of this adapter, there is no way I can make one in the time I had. I decided to just make a set of legs for it and screw them on. This actually worked surprisingly well. This install is going down as the hardest head unit install of all time, that is for sure!
     

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