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Soundstream Reserve VRN-7HB

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by SR5 Limited, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Nov 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    GPS, CD, DVD, and only $269?
    Stay tuned for a review. I’m installing myself, hold my Diet Coke I got this!
     
  2. Nov 16, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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  3. Nov 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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    I gotta hook the DVD player up to the parking brake? Is it grounded or does it need power?
    That IS the question.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    Well, if Soundstream is still making equipment like they used to?
    Designed and engineered in the USA!
    D5D7E9F8-9C7C-4B5E-9008-BA63C1C719AC.jpg
     
  5. Nov 17, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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    Here’s the parking brake to enable the DVD player. BF3F8F5A-185F-4AE9-AF71-168291629463.jpg
     
  6. Nov 22, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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    Well, that was easy.BC28508D-20D7-4295-BABE-FDCF83312961.jpg
     
  7. Nov 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    Ahhh, the quality I would expect from Soundstream. Gets more stations than factory, sounds better, too!
    And I can play movies!!!!1F75FE7A-7C6C-4835-880B-9A4BD3887D2D.jpg
     
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  8. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM
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    Hey, you can disable the “breake” detection for the DVD player.:)
     
  9. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    would this be better in my 2002 than a Pioneer would? and weird question is it possible to put the temperature controls below the unit if I cut my housing up?
     
  10. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    Well, I would say better than pioneer or Ken wood, but it’s $269, so price match the options you need. You should have a double din stock so it will fit, without modification, but ask Crutchfield, they even give you step-by-step instructions to take the dash apart. They have these on sale at Crutchfield for $169 without some features. Get them before they are gone.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    cool thanks I wanna do a CB and backup camera as well then try and tackle the smoke smell lol seems to have come back with winter humidity
     
  12. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:39 PM
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    Has anyone hacked the OEM 2021 audio system to permit video while in motion? I miss that from my old car where we did a brake bypass so I could run video while driving.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    I forgot to hook the passenger air-bag back up.:burp:


    Just took a minute. It all just snaps together.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    This has a front camera RCA input. The “green “ buttons constantly change, there are seven colors.
     
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  15. Nov 23, 2021 at 5:18 PM
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    Well, my wife isn’t happy with the radio. It doesn’t have XM or steering wheel controls. I’m prob gonna trade it in on a new Corolla. It is almost 8 years old.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    And, when I drive down the road seems people flash their lights at me then swerve into my lane.:)
     
  17. Nov 23, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    Now, I have a flat tire with a screw in it. Luckily it’s in the middle of the tread away from the sidewalls. I LOVE this car it’s kept me safe and I even put a deer in the trunk!!!
     
  18. Nov 23, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Two screws, never seen that before.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    I’m having these installed Sunday! “Black Friday” buy three get one free. And insurance replacing the two damaged BFG’s on there now. One has a bump on the side and the one with two screws.


    EDCF62B6-6541-4DA0-BA56-9DB51C397022.jpg This radio is nice because it tunes in stations better. And sounds amazing. I don’t know how I ever lived without a DVD player. Only draw back is the GPS starts every time it’s on? I will figure it out.
     
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  20. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    This is in a 2014 Corolla “S”, fully loaded, keyless entry, push button start, and sunroof. It’s got about 170k miles on it. It’s been so good to us. CD9AE398-959F-49D2-B7BD-9215921FA91C.jpg
    Except the radio, and an actuator in the HVAC broke.
     
  21. Nov 28, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    I was going to get Infinity speakers. But, the tires set me back over $700 installed. Some Black Friday sale.
     

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