no worries mate, no rush. I'm sure you have plenty of other things to do too
Like i say i connected it all up and i have sound (so i guess i wired it in correctly) for approx 10 secs before it turns off. In that time i have no display on the MID panel and cant adjust station,volume or any settings viua either the panel or the steering wheel. The stereo was apparently working in the vehicle it was removed from so i have no reason to believe its faulty.