An intro and a confirmation/question thread.
I am a new owner of a 2009 Pontiac Vibe, base model, 2.4L engine. It has been great to me so far, a great successor to a 2002 Toyota Camry that was totaled last month. It left big shoes to fill...
I also put in a new Kenwood DPX503BT double din receiver into the car, and it plays great. I got the dash kit and harness from Crutchfield.
I noticed there were not many posts and photos of car receiver setups for the 2009-2010 model years, especially as these require a separate 12v red wire to be hooked up to the interior fuse box. It required an unnecessarily long amount of time to try to figure out this step, from reading other pontiac models that required this extra pin connection.
Basically, I used the pin that came with the wiring harness to pinch into the Ignition fuse slot along with the original fuse, after checking with a voltmeter. Trying to pry out the fuse and putting it back in with the wiring pin to that poorly positioned fuse box under the steering wheel took an ungodly amount of time.
Hopefully I executed this correctly and hopefully somebody who has put in something similar can provide me with any comments. Every feature on this stereo seems to work fine, just want to make sure it does not get fried in the case of a short due to misplacement.
Thanks and great meeting you all!