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    Wiring loom needed to fit aftermarket head unit?

    Hi all,

    Sorry for all the postings in the mk4 forum but just got my first Astravan and Im trying to sort a few things on it!

    Basically, I have the standard CDR500 radio/cd with the steering wheel controls and I want to fit a spare head unit I have lying about which is a newish Sony Bluetooth/mp3/handsfree thingy.

    Whenever I've put head units in all the VW's and Audi's I've had, it's just simply been a case of unplugging the old one and plugging in the new one using standard ISO connectors, but I have been told that in the Astra I might need a wiring harness/adaptor to fit the new stereo, is this correct? If so which one??

    I realise that by fitting a different head unit I will lose the controls on the steering wheel and also the display on the top of the centre console but I'm not concerned about that.

    Thanks
    2004 Astravan Sportive 2.0DTI 16V and Porsche 911 Carrera.

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    it should just be a straight swap, you'll need an adaptor to get the steering wheel controls working. you can get it from halfrauds for bout 30, there are usually 2 bits you need. you need http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...k&iozone=PLPz1 that and the multistalk adaptor for sony to go with it

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    The MK4 Astra uses ISO connectors too, if anything it's easier to do than a VW/Audi as you don't have a permament live on the electric aerial wire to worry about

    All you need to make sure is that you have a aerial adaptor which is the same on the VW/Audi's
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    Thanks chaps!
    2004 Astravan Sportive 2.0DTI 16V and Porsche 911 Carrera.

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