My M&D 8.5 LCD/DVD Install--2007 SE
Just for the record, I just completed our install of a M&D 8.5 LCD with DVD using the instructions on this site...and particularly in this thread.
We have the Bose Sound System without NAV (or entertainment) in our 2007 SE. We did have the Harness in our Console as described in this thread.
I actually purchased the dvd console pocket and brackets as suggested and used it in the install. We added a Composite Video AUX to the rear console just below the lighter as a second source. We've already tested it with a Video iPod and it works perfectly too!
Everything works! We have blasting sound from the whole sound system. The steering wheel controls work, the front and rear controls still work exactly as factory, and the dvd remote works through the factory IR to control everything.
Personally, I am amazed.
However, I need to disconnect the Monitor IR to eliminate interference in the wireless headphones...I have verified that covering the IR emitters on the LCD eliminates the interference (and the headphones then sound great!), but what is the best/easiest way to accomplish this permanently? I don't really want to CUT any wires, but what are my options...
PLUG: I purchased my M&D stuff from tech12volt right at New Year's--great price and he graciously worked with me to get superfast shipping so that I could get the install done last weekend--THANKS, James!