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    Radio Change

    Right, got my mk4 astra as first car, its only got the cassett player in it, and was thinking of getting the one with the CD player in it, but hear that they can be terrible with code issues, anyway around this?

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    Also was looking at getting the steering wheel with the audio controls on it, but as my car did not have this in orginaly will i then need to put a shed load of enw wiering into it, to make it work?

    Option 3, if i could get the sterring wheel to work are there are radios (preferdbly with CD and some way to play my ipod) that would work with the steering wheel? + Keep some or all of the original display?

    any help would be great thanks!!!!


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    Theres a few different companies that do CD players that work with the steering wheel controls but you will have to fit the wiring kit that comes with it

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    Cheers, how hard would you say it is? Because being honest i am 17 and new to this, haha.

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    Very few manufacturernow do head units that work with the display, though all the major manufacturers make some that do work with the steering wheel controls.
    Look out for "Steering Wheel remote compatible" in the features list.
    you will need the Astra compatible control module & the manufacturer specific patch lead.
    Once you have the correct leads it's all plug & play.
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    Cheers! Any idea how hard it would be to get a steering wheel with controls to work in my car, which didn't have them in the first place?

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    you would need the wheel, controls, steering column squib to suit & wiring from squib to head unit.
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