Replacing CD Player with the Original

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Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:46 pm

I have bought a cassette player and want to replace the CD player with it. Do I need to take off the whole centre console?
Also when trying to unscrew the passenger parcel shelf the screw moves but doesn't come out.

Any ideas guys?



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by bengould » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:39 pm

No. You "should" be able to take the surround off the front of the cd player and then put a radio key down either side of it. Then it will just slide out. Different radios use different keys but most of the time if it's an aftermarket head unit you can just use 2 long thin screwdrivers or two thin flat bits of metal.

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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:02 pm

As stated, use a couple of thin screwdrivers and for the rear parcel shelf push the screws from below until you can get a bite.


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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:37 am

Cheers for the info guys. Gonna have another go today and will let you know the results!!



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:09 pm

So I have eventually pulled the CD player free. However there are 13 wires on it and only 6 for the cassette player. I am struggling to know which is which.



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:46 pm

Look on the sticker on the radio, it shows you which wires you need. Red is live, black is earth, the blue one is for an electric aerial and the two plugs are speakers. Take a picture of what you've pulled out and I will tell you what's what.


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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:34 pm

Will upload them shortly. The metal holder/case that held the CD player won't allow the cassette player to go in properly. Will it be ok to take that out?



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Here are the images of the CD player radio wires and the back of the cassette player.

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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:27 pm

Red =live
Black = earth
Blue = electric aerial
And the 2 plugs are the speakers.

It looks like you've pulled off the live?


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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Yeah that came off...



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:47 pm

Do you know what the wires that attached to the car are?



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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:02 pm

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Will I need to put a connector on the end of the stereo's wires?

I am new to this and need a step by step guide of instructions.

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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by ianaudia4 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:44 am

The black block in the picture has the live, earth and the other one is the speakers.


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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by the edmundator » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:04 pm

I would buy one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Female-ISO-Le ... 4897.l5660

Then you don't have to mess around with the car's original wiring at all.


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Re: Replacing CD Player with the Original

Post by ianaudia4 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:56 pm

Good find Ed. Yes, just connect the appropriate wires (red - red, black - black etc, etc) and plug into your existing ISO plugs.


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