October 5, 2020 Lily Dean

A head unit is an integral part of your car audio. It’s the brain of the whole audio system and by changing the settings on the head unit you can change your sound output.

Head units are also sometimes called ‘car stereo’, ‘in-dash stereo’, and a few other names. They are typically placed in the center of the car’s dashboard, in a place that is easily reachable by both the driver and the passenger. Most cars come with a head unit of sorts already installed but many choose to replace their head unit because they want to give the car a new look or want to increase the number of audio features and settings. For example, if your head unit only plays music from a CD or tape, you may want to get a newer one that also has Bluetooth technology. Or maybe you simply do not like the interface of your car manufacturer’s head unit and you want something that is easier to use and more suited to your needs.

Head units aren’t only responsible for audio nowadays, although that used to be their main function. Modern head units can play videos, have car navigation systems installed, and are able to recognize voice control or even gestures.

How to replace a head unit

Whichever unit you choose, make sure it is the right size for your dashboard. Check if you will need any additional parts to complete the installation yourself. Depending on the model you may need to purchase some wires or an antenna. Make sure to unplug the battery terminals before you start so that you won’t risk having the exposed wires shorted.

After that, you can finally take the old head unit out. This step is specific to each car model so it is recommended that you use the car’s manual to find out how to take the head unit out. A small screwdriver or a flat blade will probably be needed. After you get it out, disconnect all the wiring and the antenna from the back of the old head unit.

Take your new head unit and assemble it according to the instructions. To mount the new head unit in the dashboard you will have to use one of the two methods – either the cage method which means putting a metal sleeve around your unit, or the ISO method which entails using brackets supplied with the new unit.

Now just connect all the wiring from the back of the unit. Take a look at the manual if you have to. Reassemble the dashboard, reconnect the battery and you’re all done!

What head unit is best

This will depend on your personal preferences but if you care about the number of features in your head unit then the Kenwood DNX997XR will be just right for you. The Kenwood head unit has anything you might need in your car – multiple cameras support, Garmin navigation, HD Radio, smartphone support for both Apple and Android, and an extensive audio system with room for three additional amplifiers if you wish to even more improve the car’s sound quality. You literally can’t go wrong when it comes to this Kenwood head unit.

April 12, 2020 Lily Dean
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April 11, 2020 Lily Dean

Release: Genuine Windows Live Messenger Lite 8.5.1302.1018 Release 7

Run Windows Live Messenger without installing, modifying the system, or unpacking anything,
even as a guest user, or a computer with restricted access, with all functions enabled
such as winks, animated backgrounds, packs, handwriting, etc.

– Windows XP Version 2002 or later, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista

– This release has nothing to do with Tigin’s versions, and has numerous differences,
while his versions are usable, they lack proper testing, and attention to detail
– WLMLite does not share any settings, custom emoticons, backgrounds, etc with any
installed versions, it is entirely seperate and portable

WLM Lite 8.5

– WLM 8.5.1302.1018 Core Files
– Adobe Flash ActiveX Control (Winks, Animated Backgrounds)
– Microsoft Tablet PC Components with KB886179 Security Update (Handwriting)
– Microsoft VC++ 2005 SP1 Runtimes

– WinHTTP Services 5.1 (Support for systems without IE6 SP1) not needed

Build Date: 12.02.2007
Build Size: 16.0 MB (16,846,294 bytes)
Compressed: 15.6 MB (16,383,388 bytes)

Change Log:

– Kills subprocesses when the last instance is closed, uses COM Object registered in virtual
environment, this was the only alternative, since WMI requires admin rights, so it will
fail under restricted account, and using a seperate process that drops into the sandbox (stub),
and starts killing processes triggers suspicious behaviour by some antivirus apps
– bugfixes:
– Sandbox is autocreated in current folder
– Runs much faster on second run, Vista never had this issue, it was XP only

– updated to Thinstall 3.300, updated WLM version to 8.5.1302.1018
– WLM Mess Patch Revisions:
– All advertisements (including webcam ads), search bar removed, SQM disabled
– Most common and popular additions have been added, however I do not rearrange or remove
options or features which people may find useful, since this is intended for a general
audience and not what I specifically would use, if you would prefer not to have tabs,
or msn today you can always disable it in the options
(yes, it’s trivial to remove, but not everyone wants them removed)
WLM Lite 8.5– MSI Installer self-repair dialogs are fixed, so regardless if you have WLM installed or not,
you will never see an MSI dialog
– Fixed manifest issue with Vista, now uses updated controls, and fixes open dialog glitches
– Reduced file size to 16.0 MB by removing unneccessary files, cleaning registry scripts
– All cache files, custom emoticons, temporary files, program settings, etc. are all stored
in the WLM Lite folder off the directory where WLMLite is located
– Intelligent sandboxing added:
– all locations where WLM Lite stores settings, account files, and temp files are sandboxed,
leaving the rest of the system for normal use
– Sandboxed locations: AppData, CommonAppData, LocalAppData, Contacts, Cookies, Local Settings,
Program and Component File Directories (to prevent conflicts with installed versions)
– Updated program icon to distinguish from the real WLM
– Updated version info for WLM Lite (mention of release author, website)

It is important to note this has gone through extensive testing in virtual environments both clean,
and after installation, in XP SP1, SP2, and Vista, to ensure a quality release for the web.

Do not ask me about “WLM Lite” releases made by other authors.

– updated to version 8.1.0178
– all cache files, custom emoticons, temporary files, etc. are all stored
in the WLMData folder off the directory where WLMLite is located
– all program settings are stored in wlmlite.reg, in the same
folder where WLMLite is located
– optimized for portability, independence from the system
– unread mail count on welcome screen functionality removed
– autostart functionality removed
– added multilanguage support, however you must supply your own
msgslang.8.1.0178.00.dll in the same folder as WLMLite

– updated to version 8.0.0812

– integrated Microsoft Ink to support handwriting, handwriting features
requires no installation of Ink on the system

– integrated Flash Player 9 to support winks, and animated backgrounds, flash features
requires no installation of flash player on the system

– standalone version of wlm in a single exe
– requires no installation, does not unpack or install any files
– does not modify the registry, with the exception of storing
your msn settings in hkey_current_user
– runs from guest/limited access accounts
– runs on as little as Windows XP with no service packs, patches, updates, or IE6 SP1
– perfect alternative to the feature lacking web based msn messenger clients

August 20, 2009 Lily Dean

After 2 years since the previous release we finally have a new MultiLive version.

It will allow you to run multiple instances of your Windows Live Messenger.

MultiLive 2009

MultiLive 2009
Tested on

Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build: 14.0.8089.0726)
Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build: 14.0.8050.1202)
Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build: 14.0.8064.0206)

December 11, 2008 Lily Dean

Messenger Key recovers passwords for ICQ, MSN, Google Talk and Yahoo instant messengers. And its free!


– All versions of Mirabilis ICQ starting with ICQ 99 are supported
– Mirabilis ICQ Lite is supported
– MSN Messenger is supported
– Google Talk Messenger is supported
– Yahoo Messenger is supported
– State of the art password recovery engine – all passwords are recovered instantly
– Multilingual passwords are supported
– Full install/uninstall support

April 7, 2008 Lily Dean

(1.1.2) Support for MSNM 6.2.0208
I have added support for MSN Messenger 6.2.0208, and I have also made the file size even smaller
Update (1.1.1) 2 New Features
Added 2 new features:

Remove User Is Writing Message
Disable Nudge Shake (disables window from shaking when nudged)
Update (1.1)
I’ve added a few new features — Remove PSM Bar, Remove Contacts PSM, Remove My DP Container — and re-added Mess.be Custom Games.

MSN A-Patch 1.1.2

Another thing, I’ve changed the download to a ZIP file and I’ve also cut down the filesize to 78kb, as opposed to 590kb

A-Patch has been updated to include MSN Messenger 7.0.0777 ! 

Now it is able to patch MSN Messenger:


Some features include Polygamy (Multi-MSN), remove buttons from the Contact List and Instant Message window, remove Ad Banners, remove What’s Hot sections, add the ability to choose your status from the systray before you sign-in, show Idle status and much more! This patch has more than 30 features!

February 8, 2008 Lily Dean
This is almost the final download of Messenger Plus! Live. This is build 4.0.0226 and fully compatible with all the latest wlm builds.

Only test it and remove it immediately.

Messenger Plus! Live 4.0.0226 Beta

How to get it to work

Just edit the following file.

Windows 2K = C:/WINNT/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC/hosts
Win 98/ME = C:/WINDOWS/hosts

And add the following line: extern.msgplus.net

January 30, 2008 Lily Dean

Multiple Live for Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178


– Remove banners
– Run multiple Windows live Messengers


by Veronique: Make sure u shut down msn completely BEFORE patching.

I had the error first too. After shutting down msn it worked.
And btw u dont have to copy the file into the msn folder. It auto locates the right path.

Howto get it to work on VISTA

by Guri: Its Working With Vista 2
u just neeD to Run it As Administrator.
Open with Right Click Properties >> Compatibility and Check Run As Administrator and than RUn the Patch