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Aftermarket stereo microphone install - Pioneer specific

I recently installed the Pioneer AVH-501EX with the full iDatalink kit. I did not install the included microphone and now I want to.


I want to drill a hole in my dash kit and attach it flush so that only the tip is exposed. In doing so, I would obstruct four sets of three 'vent' looking lines on the microphone sides (see picture). They would be behind the dash kit once installed. My question is: do these vent like looking openings serve as part of the microphone receiver and in obstructing them, am I going to reduce or mute my microphone's quality? Or are they more just for aesthetic and/or 'vent'?
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I recently installed the Pioneer AVH-501EX with the full iDatalink kit. I did not install the included microphone and now I want to.


I want to drill a hole in my dash kit and attach it flush so that only the tip is exposed. In doing so, I would obstruct four sets of three 'vent' looking lines on the microphone sides (see picture). They would be behind the dash kit once installed. My question is: do these vent like looking openings serve as part of the microphone receiver and in obstructing them, am I going to reduce or mute my microphone's quality? Or are they more just for aesthetic and/or 'vent'?
This might have to be a question for Pioneer.

I thought about doing that too for my install, but I ended up just mounting it on the top trim of the A-Pillar. No holes and wasn't sure if the rest of the mic housing would fit underneath the panel.



I'll be interested to see how this plays out.

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This might have to be a question for Pioneer.

Any ideas of how to best contact them? Some companies are very responsive, most are just call centers in India.


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I believe those are air vents. Some mics with noise-canceling capabilities have a mic there. I put my mic on top of the steering wheel column. It was a very easy install. What hasn't been easy is the idatalink Maestro RR for my AVH-4200NEX. I'm replacing the JVC that I had put in before I taught myself to do it. They used a AWSI-1 and used a relay. The Pioneer wouldn't sync so I got the Maestro, and have now yanked the other guys install to start over.
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