But first, you need to prepare a couple of tools: masking tape, a Phillips screwdriver, a multimeter and trim tools (in the kit).
Now, we move on to the exciting part.
Removing the OEM head unit
- To take out the top cover. Slide the trim removal tool along the back slot so your fingers can fit in. Then, pull the whole facia unit towards you.
- On some models, there are locking clips at the back of the facia. Be careful when pulling it out. If you have these, you will need to use a screwdriver to turn these around as the facia is halfway out.
- Unscrew the six (6) screws around the head unit and the four (4) above it.
- Unplug the cables attached to the head unit.
Vhedia head unit cables
- You may need to pull out the cables from inside the dash on some models as the OEM unit may be below the aircon dials. Move them up above aircon before you can connect them to the various Vhedia adapter cable kits:
- Pre-outs and subwoofers
- 3rd USB cable
- Main USB plugs
- Auxiliary video cables
- WiFi cable
- GPS antenna
- Reverse camera cables
- External microphone
- Main head unit wire harness
- For the USB cables, you can tuck the wires and run them around the side of the dash.
- Plug the main 20-pin wire harness into the main dash cable.
There are a few Eze adaptor kits included in your purchase. The one to use will be the harness with the white plugs. This should match up to the factory plug of your car (and will be the only one to fit correctly).
Also, remember to screw in the FM antenna.
- Sit the Vhedia head unit temporarily and turn the car on. Do a quick test by checking the power, sound, radio signal and steering wheel controls. Also, test the reverse camera if you have hooked this up.
Installing the Vhedia reverse camera
- Locate a spot at the back of your vehicle (we suggest somewhere above the plate holder).
- For the power source, you can look at the underside of your Mitsubishi Triton for the trailer plug to tap into. You can research your trailer pin number and pinout to see what pins are for ground and reverse lights. A multimeter would be handy to check the positive and negative connections.
If you have no trailer plug, you can just use the power to the reverse lights. We included a snap connector you can use for this connection.
- Run your reverse camera cable all the way to the front of the vehicle so you can connect to the head unit.
- An ideal spot to run the wire inside the vehicle is underneath the driver’s seat
- Pop the wire and run it along the trim up to behind the head unit.
- Familiarize yourself with the Vhedia reverse camera cable.
- Here is a quick guide on the connections:
> Head unit end and green trigger wire (to be connected to the main harness)
> Yellow RCA to Yellow RCA on purple cables with “reverse-in” label on 6-pin grey plug.
> Green trigger wire to orange and black reverse in wire on main 20 pin harness (we included a small black connector to join these wires).
- Camera end and red and black power wires (positive and negative connection). These will connect to the + and – of the reverse lights.
- Mount the reverse camera. One option is to screw the camera on the number plate light
Mounting the Mitsubishi Triton MN/ML Vhedia head unit
- Pop off the factory clips from the original facia and put them on the new head unit facia. A screwdriver will help here.
- Insert the 20-pin main plug, reverse camera and antenna into the head unit.
- Slide the unit into its place in the meantime so you can test the unit. Turn on your vehicle.
- For the reverse camera connection, make sure the grey plug is properly attached for the reverse camera connection.
- Ensure the trigger wire (green) is connected to the orange and black wire on the main harness.
- Put the car into reverse and make sure the reverse image comes up and is in right place.
- Pull out the head unit again so you can plug in the remaining cables and tidy up. Use the tape to secure loose wires.
- Reverse camera
- WiFi antenna screwed on. This one can just float loose at the back of the head unit.
- Attach the GPS antenna to the head unit. Stick the GPS unit above the head unit slot. Get it as close as you can to the front of the car and stick it under the top of the dash.
- Plugin the USB.
- Attach the mic cable to the USB harness. Run it through the back of the dash and to an ideal spot behind the steering wheel.
- Tuck the cables behind the dash and slide the Vhedia head unit gently back into its slot. Turn the car around on again to test the functionalities of the device.
If you have further questions regarding installing your Mitsubishi Triton 2007 to 2014 Vhedia head unit, feel free to chat us up or email us. We’ll be glad to help.