On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 21:53:22 +0100, Lynyrd Skinhead wrote:
I wouldn't bother, as it will be overpriced and when you want to put it in
a new car you will probably find the connectors are different. I was most
pleased when I bought my Activa as I finally got around to putting an MP3
CD player in the car (my previous Xantia never got a CD player as I just
never got around to it) and it cost me about 150 quid all in including
connectors and adaptors.
Matthew Corr ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily,
sounding much like they were saying :
There's a couple of different options.
You can either add a CD player to the existing head unit - I'm not sure
about Xants, but for s2 XMs with a Philips head unit, it's a fairly
standard changer, often on fleaBay.
The other option is to replace the head unit and use and adapter to retain
the steering wheel controls - do a google or check some of the better car
audio websites/dealers for the options. IIRC, you'll be looking at Sony or
Kenwood head units, plus about £60 for the adapter.
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 15:56:55 +0100, Matthew Corr wrote:
Yup, I have a pioneer head unit (some mp3 and cd player, model number
escapes me, cost about 130 quid) with a smart lead adaptor (i think i paid
about 20 quid looks like they are 40 quid now!) that allows me to use most
of the steering wheel controls, it isn't perfect but the volume works as
do the skip track buttons unfortunately the mute doesn't work :( try
looking around on http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk for all the necessary
bits, if you shop around you could probably get them quite a bit cheaper.
Oh and you can get a fascia adaptor also, i think i paid about a tenner
for mine (it was a complete ripoff and didn't fit properly so I had to
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