Radio/cd player swap

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Wag
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Radio/cd player swap

Post by Wag » Wed May 09, 2018 8:14 am

Can anyone advise on the ability to remove the old clarion radio/cd player, and install another make?
What do I need to do to fit it properly so it looks OK in the dash?
03 plate 2.0 HDI 110 estate.
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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by GingerMagic » Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 am

Do you mean like an aftermarket Pioneer or something?
If so, you only need a fascia infill which is about £8 on eBay ( I had one before and the fit and colour match was good )
You will loose the remote stalk function, unless you buy an expensive patch lead, and your display won't show the tracks or station etc - but this will be displayed on the radio anyway.
I like the standard Clarion, but each to their own.

I've just fitted a dab Pioneer into my T4, and I'm impressed with it - £70 ex display from Halfrauds.
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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by PeterN » Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am

If you look on Ebay you should be able to find a fitting kit for not a lot of money, I have a Kenwood in one of mine, sounds brilliant but you don't get the remote control or display on the dash but as the Kenwood and most others have a proper rotary volume control I don't miss the remote, they also have their own display of course.

There may possibly a conversion kit which will enable the remote and display but I don't know of one.

Peter

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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by caprixpack » Wed May 09, 2018 10:31 am

Here's what I did with mine, it's about half way down the first page.

http://www.406oc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=24856
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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by archangel2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:20 am

i still have the original unit fitted .............. NO idea what it is ............ BUT cant read the display tooo well

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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:04 am

Does your display have a button either side?
If so you probably just need new bulbs in the back to light it up....
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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by archangel2 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:25 am

significance of button on both sides ?

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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by GingerMagic » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:07 pm

There are two main types of display ( there is a 3rd but it's basic and not common )
Type B - same as yours - has a button each side and is illuminated by 3 bulbs on the back.
Type C - Sat Nav version - has no buttons but an infra red receiver - this is a pixelled screen, illuminated differently.
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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by archangel2 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:34 pm

how do we get it out of the dash?

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Re: Radio/cd player swap

Post by GingerMagic » Fri May 03, 2019 12:09 am

Pop out the blank piece each side ( careful as they scratch easily ) and there are 2 torx underneath each one.
Undo these and it just pulls out.
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