Originally posted by luken18r
I need a new CD deck for the ZJ. Best Buy has an Aiwa CDC-Z127 on sale this week. anyone have this deck? how is it??
I just bought one this morning and installed it. I got the Aiwa CDC-X227, is it the same $89.99 radio?
You need a dremel to open the stock radio slot about 5mm or so and square out the corners. I mounted the radio bracket from outside the center console panel which made for a much better fit. I used the old wire harness from stock radio and spliced the wires. The old harness has labels for the speakers and the power and ground was obvious (red and black). You need the rear bracket to secure the radio in place but don't bend it too much because the metal is pretty soft. I screwed it into the plastic vent tubes.
I was going to get 4x6 speakers for the fronts but the speakers were fine, it was the radio that really sucked. Sound is great and very little distortion when the volume is high to overcome the road noise.
I'm very happy with it because it sounds much better than the crappy radio that was in there and I don't have to worry too much of it getting stolen (I won't be out too much money).