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Installing an after market stereo
Stuart_89
03-09-2008
Fist off you will need an old wire coat hanger. Using some wire cutters cut out four straight pieces about 8cm's long. They need to be long enough to be pushed through the four small holes on the standard stereo.<br />
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Hey Stilo04, just this week i purchased a Facia plate from a WORLDWIDE seller on ebay, i have posted the web address below from ebay that i used. It was the cheapest and the most top rated seller that i could find for what i wanted:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=150384747246

That one that just turned up 3days ago is a single compartment with an additional compartment for storing accessories (so you aint got a missing empty space in the middle of your car!)
I'll TRY to put a pic up with this message also so you can see and decide for yourself if its what your looking for, good luck!!
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

I just installed my stereo with use of this guide.... just one little thing i wanna add for any other people!!
If your facia (like mine and this guide's) comes without any small holes prepared for its removal... it might be a good idea to drill four small holes like i did before clipping it in! i couldn't imagine what swear words i would use if i clipped it all in and realised i couldn't remove it again!
So make sure your facia has the removal holes... it not, make them with common sense lol
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

ive easily removed the facia plate a few times, ive taken it all out and sold it on since this guide. To get it out all i did was remove the CD player, then through the big opening put my hand in and pulled the clips towards each other/away from the points they clip into the dash and it easily pops out.

di which ever way you prefer, they both work
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

HI THERE
SORRY I DIDNT KNOW HOW TO POST A MESSAGE THATS WHY BOTHERING YOU. I HAVE A FIAT STILO AND AM ABOUT TO CHANGE THE CASSETTE PLAYER, MANAGED TO GET THE STANDARD ONE OUT BUT WONDERING IF I NEED A CAGE BRACKET FOR THE NEW HEADUNIT? IF YOU COULD GET BACK THEN IT WOULD BE GREAT. THANX
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

hi i am changing my stilo radio cassette player and got a cd player for it but the headunit didnt come with a cage bracket, is it neccessory to have a cage bracket? nightmare changing the cassette player of a stilo
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

post your query here

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Re: Installing an after market stereo

you will need a facia plate to fit the new headunit. As the headunit is much smaller than the the standard stereo.

the facia plate basicallys fills the gap and snuggly holds the new head unit. The metal cage then slots through the facia and is secured in place by bending the metal tags. The head unit then clicks/locks into this metal cage.

So yes you need a metal casge to securley fit the head unit. Any brand new head unit should have come with a cage, try speakig to the person you bought it from, other wise pop down your local halfords or car audio shop and they will surely have one you could buy.

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Thank you for your help stuart, i did try to put the new stereo back in myself, once i conected the new stero on and before installing it fully i gave it a try to see if it works but it didnt come on then i disconnected it and put the old one back on and that was working so i didnt know what i had done wrong and then i took it to my nearest audio shop (Enigma), they done it and charged me 35 quid. I did use your thread to get the old one out. thanx for posting
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Post Re: Installing an after market stereo

Have just bought an aftermarket facia panel, seem's to be made by a company called Autoleads. Their part number seems to be FP-01-05. This is the facia with one cubby hole beneath the main slot for your aftermarket stereo.
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

I have a strange problem. When my standard Visteon radio / CD player died, I ordered a new radio, a Sony MEX-BT3900U. If I plug the power ISO with that of my Fiat it doesn't work. Of course, because I have read on this forum that the red and yellow wire must be connected to each other.

If I do that, I hear the mechanics of the CD player working. But when I attach the front panel, the display isn't working. I can load a CD, and pushing the eject button the cd comes out, so the front panel does make contact. I call Sony and they say, that it means a defective front panel. Now I got sent a new radio, but exactly the same problem! Again, no display.

Now I'm confused. Would the voltage may be the issue (too low, too high?)
Someone else an idea?

(I have not tested the radio in another car, to see if it works then (unfortunately, no one nearby has a standard car radio installed).)
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Hi guys
I need some advice on fitting a new xtron dvd HU to sons 06 Punto. At the car ISO block I have red, black, pink/grey/pink wires. Red and pink/grey give >10v with ign off. Red stays live with ign on pink/grey goes off, pink does nothing noticeable.
I'm connecting HU black to car black, HU red to car red, and HU yellow (+ACC) to either of other two but HU doesn't power on with ign on or off.
swapped hu red to car pink/grey and hu yellow to car red, unit now powers on with ign BUT no instruments work (speedo,temp guage, fuel guage etc). Spent two days scratching head. CAN ANYONE HELP??
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Many thanks could not have done it without the guide
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Brilliant guide thank you. Helped me out a lot
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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Brilliant guide - thanks very much, helped loads and saved me a fair few quid!

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Re: Installing an after market stereo

Guys a quick heads up, DONT cut the orange wire, I did, now screwed up my ecu I believe, (car wont start)
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