I like car stereos.......

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  1. gordoncbrown

    gordoncbrown Funster

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    Decided to tidy up my dash board and do away with some of the various leads by getting a new stereo with a usb port....... Decided to get a Sony from Halfords ( got a Halfrauds voucher for my birthday ). " It will fit straight in sir. Straight swap no messing about. Now would you like us to fit it for you". At another £30 quid for a straight swap the answer was no. Straight swap .......not. Got the wiring sorted out but the holder seems slightly different and the stereo will only go in two thirds of the way. I'm bound to be doing something daft ( other than going to Halfrauds ). Can anyone advise.:Smile:

    Thanks

    PS. It does sound good though.
     
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    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    I ended up having to change the supporting cage to make the replacement head unit fit. wiring was a simple plug in adaptor so that took seconds. faffing around with the metal cage took about 1/2 hour or so
     
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    There is a special tool you need to get the radio right in the slot ........


















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    .....................Sorry:Wink:
     
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    The cage is part of the stereo, not the car. You need to swap that out too. Once you've done that, it depends how much room you have behind. Sometimes it is tight and the cables (especially if there are adapter boxes) can be hard to get out of the way. Sometimes you need to remove a panel so you can tug them from behind.
     
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    I paid the £30 and it was well worth it. The Halfords fitter had to change the wiring and the mount. He did a great job that looked the business. Saved all the hassle of me doing it.

    All works superb and I'm really pleased with it.
     
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    Theres plenty of room for the cables. I just need to figure out what to do with the cage. Tomorrows job I suppose. Thanks:thumb:
     
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    Had mine changed at Halfords the radio was reduced so the price I paid to have it fitted was the same price before the sale, to me a result. :thumb:
     
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    remove the factory one, just a couple of screws as I recall. then fit the new one into its place and bend over a few of the punched out tabs to hold it firmly to the dash. oh and dont forget to fit the rubber buffer to the back to support the rear. then plug in radio and adapters including aerial and push the unit firmly into place
     
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    then some of this to stop the thing going too far in.....

    dont laugh...mines fixed into the dash with it. :thumb:


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