Radio/cd player swap

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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?
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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.


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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.
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