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I just installed the Clarion N.I.C.E. Navigation System in my Armada using the factory navigational dash trim. I love the N.I.C.E. unit so far and I'm thinking about ordering the Sirius module that goes with it. I want to add some pics of the results, but I'm over my quota. It's just what I have been looking for. Crutchfield sells the N.I.C.E. unit for $1399, but I found it at www.hookedontronics.com for $887 and the dealership gave me the factory housing for $146. I'll aslo be ordering a leather package for The Beast as soon as they call me back.
 

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SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, I INJURED MY WRIST, ANY WAY, UNTILL NOW I DID NOT SEE A CLARION INSTALLED IN THE NAVIGATION HOUSING, AND I AM WONDERING IF IT REALLY FITS :confused: , ALSO THEY HAVE THE NAVIGATION ON EBAY SOMETIMES FOR $ 700 AND SOMETHING. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IT FITS ;)
 

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SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, I INJURED MY WRIST, ANY WAY, UNTILL NOW I DID NOT SEE A CLARION INSTALLED IN THE NAVIGATION HOUSING, AND I AM WONDERING IF IT REALLY FITS :confused: , ALSO THEY HAVE THE NAVIGATION ON EBAY SOMETIMES FOR $ 700 AND SOMETHING. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IT FITS ;)
Fits pretty good. We had to do a little shaving but it fits and functions great. If I find out how to fix the posting quota I'll post some pics, in the meantim click on my car domain link below.
 

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ggeorgie said:
SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, I INJURED MY WRIST, ANY WAY, UNTILL NOW I DID NOT SEE A CLARION INSTALLED IN THE NAVIGATION HOUSING, AND I AM WONDERING IF IT REALLY FITS :confused: , ALSO THEY HAVE THE NAVIGATION ON EBAY SOMETIMES FOR $ 700 AND SOMETHING. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IT FITS ;)
I'd like to see also. And stop doing that. You'll go blind. ;)

(Hope the wrist gets better soon)
 

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I'd like to see also. And stop doing that. You'll go blind. ;)

(Hope the wrist gets better soon)
THANKS TRIPLE, GUESS WHAT??, I HAVE BEEN RELEASED BY MY DOCTORS FROM MY PREVIOUS INJURIES THREE DAYS AGO AND READY TO GET BACK TO WORK AFTER A FULL YEAR OUT OF WORK, YOU KNOW WHERE??? AND I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS NOW . :damn:
 

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Figured out how to fix the quota.

The Beast said:
I just installed the Clarion N.I.C.E. Navigation System in my Armada using the factory navigational dash trim. I love the N.I.C.E. unit so far and I'm thinking about ordering the Sirius module that goes with it. I want to add some pics of the results, but I'm over my quota. It's just what I have been looking for. Crutchfield sells the N.I.C.E. unit for $1399, but I found it at www.hookedontronics.com for $887 and the dealership gave me the factory housing for $146. I'll aslo be ordering a leather package for The Beast as soon as they call me back.
Here are the pics.
Sorry about the quality, I'll try to get some better tommorrow.
 

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Does it still work with the remote if the infrared sensor on the N.I.C.E. is covered at the bottom? I'm wondering because there are input selector buttons on the bottom of the display that looks like it's covered with the monitor housing in your pics. I guess the remote works if you can select them on the remote and don't need to manually press them on the unit.

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I was wondering about the buttons on the bottom of the screen as well. How are you accessing them ? What about downloading your mp3 files ? I was told you need to take the screen up to your computer, plug in the cable and download directly from your computer. Tell me the truth about the unit....the shop doesnt seem to know what the truth is...

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What did you use to "blend" the non-nav face benzel with the Nav housing?
 

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What did you use to "blend" the non-nav face benzel with the Nav housing?
Looks like he used some funky rubber mat. Personally I think it would look a lot better without all the fake ass wood stickers.

As for connecting the unit to a computer for downloads doesn't seem to hard. If it was me I would run the cable to the glove box or center console then plug it into my laptop from time to time if I needed to upload or download anything to it. But I personally have not seen the NICE unit so I have no idea what else it requires.
 

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ggeorgie said:
LOOKING GOOD BROTHER, ONLY SOME PICTURES FROM ABOVE AND THE SIDES. :bow: :bow:
Here are a couple more pics.

Gunslinger420 said:
Does it still work with the remote if the infrared sensor on the N.I.C.E. is covered at the bottom? I'm wondering because there are input selector buttons on the bottom of the display that looks like it'
s covered with the monitor housing in your pics. I guess the remote works if you can select them on the remote and don't need to manually press them on the unit.
No everything can be controlled from the touchscreen. 1st I powered down by unpluging the unit instead of using the power button. Then we mounted the unit into the housing and wired the power cable to power up and down with the igniton ON/ACC. the unit powers up in the last state you were in. If you were in Nav mode it comes up in Nav mode, if you MP3 Player mode it comes up in MP3 Player mode. All of the setup, input selection, and route info is entered via the touchscreen.

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I was wondering about the buttons on the bottom of the screen as well. How are you accessing them ? What about downloading your mp3 files ? I was told you need to take the screen up to your computer, plug in the cable and download directly from your computer. Tell me the truth about the unit....the shop doesnt seem to know what the truth is...
As far as downloading mp3 files, jpg's, and map information I routed a USB
cable down beneath the console which is tucked away and hidden behind the molding. So all I have to do is take my laptop out to the car, pull out the cable download my info and tuck it back into it's hidding place.

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What did you use to "blend" the non-nav face benzel with the Nav housing?
We used a Dremel tool to cut the bezel so it was even with the Nav trim which leaves about a 1/4 inch gap between them. So I just stopped by the accessory shop and the guy brought out several peices of trim and we picked the piece that had the best fit and finish.

It works like a dream & I'm loving it.
 

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Thank You For The Pics, It Looks Very Proffesional, I Am Going Next.

I Have To Order The Navigation Housing First.
Did You Hook-up The Rear View Cam Or Not Yet? ;)
 

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Looks like he used some funky rubber mat. Personally I think it would look a lot better without all the fake ass wood stickers.

As for connecting the unit to a computer for downloads doesn't seem to hard. If it was me I would run the cable to the glove box or center console then plug it into my laptop from time to time if I needed to upload or download anything to it. But I personally have not seen the NICE unit so I have no idea what else it requires.
I hope I answered everybody's question who has interest in the NICE as an aftermarket Nav unit.

As far as how my wood grain looks PumaFiveOh, I didn't ask for your opinion or approval. You just concentrate on your Armada, I make the payments on this one and pay for every mod I make according to my taste. No where in my post did you see a poll or even the question how does it look so you can take what you think and put it back where it came from.
 

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I FORGOT TO ASK IF THE CLARION COMES WITH THE SPLIT SCREEN (DVD/NAV) COMES ON AT THE SAME TIME , LET ME KNOW. ;)
I'm not sure. I'm just working my way through the manual to find all the subtle features. If you go to Clarion's website you can pull down the PDF manual.
 
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