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David P

Member Since 12 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2013 02:01 PM
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Replacing The Triple Deck Radio/cd Unit With An Aftermarket Player

12 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Hi folks

There's plenty of reference to this issue all over the net, but I can't quite find a definitive guide. The best one I've come across so far tells you how to get the old triple deck unit of a Mk6 Fiesta, but then suddenly all the advice seems to jump to which fascia/wiring adapters you need. I already have a double fascia adapter and a wiring bit that will in all probability work, but no one mentions the fact that after you've removed the triple-decker you seem to be left with a hole that has two plastic bars running across it.

Now, I haven't started digging into the dashboard on my daughters car yet, so maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree and all will become obvious should I take it apart, but it seems that there are two options: Hacksaw the blighters off (eek!) or get a whole new fascia. I've seen pictures of completed jobs so I know it's possible. I think I've also seen a picture of a replacement whole fascia that is sold to take a satnav that will do the job, but that could have been a dream.

To be honest I'll probably chicken out and get someone else to fit it, but I'd like to know how it's achieved. I'm sure the stupidity of this question will cause understandable hilarity, but humour me and if the winning advice comes from someone who lives near Beckenham I'll buy them a pint (I think I'm safe there).

Best wishes.