Upgrading Car Stereo
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:49 AM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:10 PM
I've been looking at zenecs for a while and they the best things going but your looking at around a grand new. The pioneer suits all my needs so it's what I've gone for. Also, if you require bluetooth, you can pay bout 50quid extra and get the bluetooth version of the exact same unit which is the pioneer avh 2400bt.
Also, don't by from halfords. Amazon are selling them at the moment, brand new, from amazon itself for just under 200quid. This is where my Missus has ordered mine from.
Beware though, the 200quid price is very good for what it is, but you also require a 70quid fitting kit to actually make it work in your car.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:32 PM
I think on halfords the bluetooth version is around the 300quid mark, plus 30quid fitting, plus however much they charge for the fitting kit.
I haven't fitted mine yet no, as it's currently in the post and I'm not allowed it till the 25th november anyway as that's when my birthday is.
I will be fitting it myself though and taking plenty of photos and writing up a guide when it comes to it and I'll also be wiring in a reverse park camera.
There are a few members that have fitted their own aftermarket head units though.
See this members thread here:
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:47 PM
Looking at halfords, for the bluetooth version, halfords are actually doing quite a good deal on it at the moment and it's only about 5quid more compared to amazon.
So if you want it fitted, halfords is definitely your best option.
Including fitting and additional adapters required, I reckon your looking at around 350quid for the bluetooth version which is still a good price.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:48 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:23 PM
Ain't you got a mate that could help with the fitting or something?
Talking 400quid all together, about a 100 more than my missus is paying.
And as it happens, we just realized it had been delivered today. But for some reason her sister or whoever took the delivery, decided to hide it under the dining room table n not bother telling us it was here
Anyway here's whats in the box:
As well as many instruction manuals
But this is as close as I'm getting to it for now til the end of next month.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:46 PM
So the idea is you have to cut away at your existing loom, and transplant this loom onto it if you get what I mean. You need to do this if you actually wanna get any sound out of it lol.
But then you don't want to pee about transplanting the basic loom it comes with, you can buy a pioneer to ford specific loom so it will be plug and play without rewiring anything.
Also, you need a stalk adaptor if you want the stereo to work with your steering wheel controls.
Then you also need an aerial adaptor if you want the radio to work on it.
Again these adaptors are different for every make of car that's why it don't come in the box.
You may also need a different cage, and you will need a fascia adaptor.
All this will come in the fitting kit that I linked and are what halfords will charge an extra 120quid for.
If you contact the seller I linked and tell them your car details, they will confirm it's the right kit and like you said, if you wanna save about 50quid you can by the fitting kit from ebay and get halfords to fit it for you.
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