Fitting aftermarket radio.

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Lancsbob
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Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by Lancsbob » Fri 03 Jun, 2016 21:05

As i have removed the 6 cd changer which includes the amp to
get extra space in boot so as to render the original radio
not working how would i connect up an aftermarket radio
as all the connections are in the boot.
Am keeping all the original radio/fittings for when i sell car.

Cheers Bob

siwilson
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Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 08:10

Bob,

The good news is the wiring is all there together. You need to bridge the input and the output so the the speaker output from the new radio goes direct to the speakers. Depending on the setup you may also have to add in some kind of crossover for the mids and sweaters in the doors.

Do you know what system you have. Is it the Hi-fi upgrade or Harman Kardon? The wiring is different. Pictures of the connectors would help.
2001 M roadster S54 Laguna Seca Blue

Lancsbob
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Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by Lancsbob » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 08:38

Hi
I havn't actually bought anything just wondering how difficult
it was to fit a replacement radio after removing original.
As far as i know its just a multipin plug connecting radio
but that just routes to the boot which is now disconnected.
If its too technical i can live without it.

Cheers Bob

peter2b
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Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by peter2b » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 08:59

when I got my zed the front of the radio was missing so I got a dab radio took the cd player out of the boot (tied up the loose wires)then just plugged in the new radio into the the plugs the went into the old radio
petet2b

siwilson
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Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 08:59

Bob,

Fitting the new radio is easy. You just need an adapter.

The more complicated part is bridging the amp connector. The amp connector is what I was looking for a picture of.
2001 M roadster S54 Laguna Seca Blue

siwilson
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Re: Fitting aftermarket radio.

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 09:02

peter2b wrote:when I got my zed the front of the radio was missing so I got a dab radio took the cd player out of the boot (tied up the loose wires)then just plugged in the new radio into the the plugs the went into the old radio
petet2b
It's not the same if you have the upgraded system with an amp in the boot. The base system just has a little amp on the back of the left footwell speaker.
2001 M roadster S54 Laguna Seca Blue

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