Yay me! Here's the story: Unfortunately, about a month ago I wrecked my first car (2001 Hyundai Santa Fei). It wasn't a terrible accident but the damage assessment was about %50 of what the car was purchased for so my parents decided to junk it. Being the selfish and materialistic guy that I am I was most concerned about getting the aftermarket stereo (Pioneer Premier DEH-600UB) that I had Best Buy install, out of the car before it was turned into scrap. We went to pickup up the title, registration and insurance check and with various tools including a kitchen knife and a Crutchfield master guide I managed to get it out without damaging it (Score one!). We got the new car a few weeks later (a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fei. Insurance paid for most of it) and I thought installing the stereo myself would be cake because 1) I had taken one out before and 2) the wiring harness was already put together. So I pop out the front panel to find that the sockets connecting the wiring harness of my stereo to the car are completely different . I basically gave up and spent most of today trying to get in contact with Best Buy for an appointment to get it installed ($50 fee) and when I finally got through, they're installer said he was free until the 26th. I am insanely impatient, which is terrible most of the time but this time it worked out well for me. My impatience overpowered my lack of faith in my wiring skills and took me to Lowe's Home improvement for some wire crimps and a crimp tool. I figured I could splice the wiring harness for the stereo with the car's stock connector and It would work out fine. After 2 and a half hours, a few slight hardware modifications, and lots of frustrated grunts resulting from some very strip resistant wires, I finished. I hit the ignition and when I saw the words "Premier" flash across the screen I ran through my house cheering . My dad was convinced that I was destroy the car but, I figured matching color coded wires couldn't have been that difficult and it paid off. I saved more than $30 bucks and 2 weeks worth of time doing it myself. Better yet, I can hook up my iPod to the car and control it from the deck itself. The stuff on the radio isn't terrible but I'll take my iPod over the stuff any day. Yea, so that's my story. Anyone else want to share the first encounter with "serious" electronics ?