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Old 03-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy So my Scosche kit went up in smokes

So i finally got around to installing my Head unit with the Scosche kit and when everything was all dont i turn the key and white smoke just poured out of the touchscreen... I always triple check my connections so i know it wasnt my fault at all. So i called up Scosche and they told me to just send the touchscreen adapter only. I didnt have to fight with them or anything which is pretty cool. Lets just hope the new adapter works and hopefully it didnt mess up my radio cause that didnt turn on either.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Seriously? Smoke? Wow!
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Seriously? Smoke? Wow!
Yea it sucks, and now it smells like burnt electronics lol
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Eeewww hate that smell. Smells like burnt beans lol.
Did you get yours from the first cut of Production or second? I got mine off second cut and have not had issues.


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Yea it sucks, and now it smells like burnt electronics lol
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:55 AM   #6
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Eeewww hate that smell. Smells like burnt beans lol.
Did you get yours from the first cut of Production or second? I got mine off second cut and have not had issues.
Eh not sure I ordered mine from sonic electronix about a month ago. Is there a way to figure out if it was first cut or no?
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #7
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Bet all you guys wish you had the calculator now, i mean metra kit.

I cant tell you how many threads on this site said the scosche kit would be out at the beginning of the summer, so i waited 4 months until september and nothing. And, now that its out half a year later, I read a thread everyday on one breaking. Glad I didnt wait. Ive had the metra for 6 months and its been flawless. sorry to hear about all of this going on with this kit, but its hard to bash the metra when its proven effective for a long long time now
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:02 AM   #8
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but all you guys wish you had the calculator now, i mean metra kit.
I think they both have there pros and cons. btw i like the looks for both of them
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #9
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dooski - i dont think sonic electronics pre ordered in time to get any off the first cut although they thought they had. I was waiting list number 3 but you never know you could of gotten it before me. They received the second cut of the product around 2/5 nd shipped out on 2/6. I got mine 2/9. If those dates match up with you then you got second cut

austin james - im one of the guys and no i didnt wish i got the calculator. More power to you but that metra kit is not my kinda party at all. My non issue build including the sosche kit can be found http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206016

Also i thought there are longer and older threads talking smack about metra issues but i could be wrong
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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I got the scosche kit. It's been flawless. No problems what so ever. I would never settle for something that would make my camaro ugly in any way (metra kit).
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #11
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If by "proven effective", you mean "hasn't lit on fire", then yes. There are people that have been through like 4 of those kits during the course of 6 months. I'm on my second one in a year, and it's shot as well (LCD keeps going out). And lets not even talk about the kits that come with sticking buttons and poor fitment...

I'm not jumping on the scosche bandwagon by any means, I'm waiting for people with the Alpine to get some use feedback before I change over. I've always had great results with their products, and I'm sincerely hoping that their kit lives up to all my other experiences. Just too early to tell.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #12
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I've had my Scosche kit installed now for 3 weeks. Also got it from Sonic. The only issue is the steering wheel volume etc. didn't work. They are going to replace the unit no charge. I had a Metra kit in the car for 2 weeks and hated it. I Really like the look of the Scosche kit and do not have any complaints to date.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #13
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you may want to call scosche directly on this steering wheel issue. My understanding is if you get another unit it will not solve issue. They have told other members this will be fixed in a firmware update. The current firmware update does not fix this. Hate to see you have to go through trouble of shipping out if not needed.

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I've had my Scosche kit installed now for 3 weeks. Also got it from Sonic. The only issue is the steering wheel volume etc. didn't work. They are going to replace the unit no charge. I had a Metra kit in the car for 2 weeks and hated it. I Really like the look of the Scosche kit and do not have any complaints to date.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #14
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so you have to send it back to the factory to get the smoke put back in?
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #15
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you may want to call scosche directly on this steering wheel issue. My understanding is if you get another unit it will not solve issue. They have told other members this will be fixed in a firmware update. The current firmware update does not fix this. Hate to see you have to go through trouble of shipping out if not needed.
After resetting my Scoshe unit It would not come on again. I called Scoshe tech support yeaterday about. They said to send it and they will replace it. I asked him would this have the new software and firmware and he said yes it would have it. I'll wait and see if it does.
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I hope your replacement comes back fine Caddy. I know you been having everything from tech to vendor issues in getting this kit so i feel your pain.

I talked to schosche today and they say just keep calling them to check if the new firware update is ready to resolve the SWC issue. So i will buy a USB extension to hook up to the scosche in case its not ready by the time i get the new 9990 HD from kenwood.

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After resetting my Scoshe unit It would not come on again. I called Scoshe tech support yeaterday about. They said to send it and they will replace it. I asked him would this have the new software and firmware and he said yes it would have it. I'll wait and see if it does.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #17
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I hope your replacement comes back fine Caddy. I know you been having everything from tech to vendor issues in getting this kit so i feel your pain.

I talked to schosche today and they say just keep calling them to check if the new firware update is ready to resolve the SWC issue. So i will buy a USB extension to hook up to the scosche in case its not ready by the time i get the new 9990 HD from kenwood.
I am just about to say the hell with the Scoshe kit and radio This is getting frustrating.
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