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Old 14-06-2007   #31
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Mine went in fine, Sony unit. Wonder why?
Mine too (JVC)
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My first post so hello to all of you.

Since you are able to take pictures, can you please post one of the front dash board speakers? In mine I have only two holes to attach the speaker to and I was wondering if I am not missing some type of adapter since the car came without speakers.

Had a look at mine tonight & the speakers are a shade smaller than yours but the fitting is the same (except mine were fitted behind the 2 lugs).

Wonders why the mounting only has 2 lugs when all speakers generally have 4 mounting holes?
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

They are only 10cm speakers, so no real need for 4 mounts as they are not very heavy and don't really produce enough bass to warrant a strong base for them to sit on
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

Hi Niall,

fitted a hands free system a while ago, which plugs in through the radio, for cut out on answer, it was a nightmare,

you basically have to stip the whole of the panels off the lower dash, and gearstick surround to get at the the two screws which hold the radio box on. when you do get in there, there is not enough room to swing a mouse let alone the cat that goes with it, the hole at the back of the dash ( unde the radio cap) is so small that cables are lucky to go through, suggest checking radio to be fitted has same connectoers, and check alarm systems work properly after, as dont forget the the original is key coded to ingnition key,

Halfords decided they coulnt fitt my system after an hour, went haome and manged it in 3

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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

I can strip the whole dash now in under 6min (timed ) because I've done it so many times for access to behind the radio to fit various accessories and charger leads for phones etc.

Once you've done it a few times it's easy peasy

As far as the wiring goes are you any good with a stanley knife? Enlarge the existing hole, you'll find all your wires fit in nice and easy then... I've got an iPod bus cable, iPod power cable, remote cable, RCA pair cable, and the pioneer loom in there now with no problems
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

Going back to the subject of the binnacle, anyone know if there is a similar item on the market? I'm thinking maybe something wider & longer.
The current object looks a bit like an afterthought - the way it sits in an obvious recess, it should have been made so the sides just cover the 'crease' on all three sides - they could also have made it so that it clipped into place, perhaps squeezing the sides to remove it.


I know you used to be able to buy plastic pods for radios to mount under a dash & I've seen some on feepay for range rovers but they are rather square.
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

Yeah, we use them on Landrover's, not quite the thing you'd expect to see on the Dash of a Doblo as they aren't pretty unless they're in a Landrover.

The only other thing you could do is manufacture it somehow so that it clips off as you said, but for now just practise taking that dash apart
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

I have an 04 doblo with the cassette player in, oh my god i have to change that. I am looking to fit a cd mp3 player in and after reading all these threads on here i dont know if i should attempt it or not. I think i will need a fascia plate for it but cant find any on the net at all for the doblo. Can someone help me please. I want loudness and quality and is willing to spend money to get a good sound.Thanks
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

You don't need a facia, the Tape is a standard DIN Size, the same as any aftermarket CD Player. You don't need a wiring adaptor either.
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Tried my dad's Pioneer Head Unit from his Transit in the car today and I must admit I was impressed with the difference in sound even with the standard speakers!

As I had planned to get a pioneer anyway, I gave them a call and they said that the unit would fit the Doblo with no adaptors, as it already has an ISO connector going into the original radio. Pioneer supply a lead with their Head Units that allow a standard ISO connector to be plugged into the selected Head Unit, and after inspection of the lead on their site they proved to be right.

So hopefully soon I will be graced with better sound
It's because of you Niall that I want one now all donations gratefully recieved
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I realize that the message is two years old but -
I am an oap and facy changing my radio cassette for a cd.
The thought of stripping dash boards etc. puts me off as I find it difficult to bend and squirm into wee spaces. Question is - can you remember which Pioneer model you fitted to the Doblo or will they all fit??
Hopefully - thank you
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

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Hi
I realize that the message is two years old but -
I am an oap and facy changing my radio cassette for a cd.
The thought of stripping dash boards etc. puts me off as I find it difficult to bend and squirm into wee spaces. Question is - can you remember which Pioneer model you fitted to the Doblo or will they all fit??
Hopefully - thank you
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I fitted a JVC in mine and it went straight in without any modifications.
The model I have is a JVC KD-G321
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

I have hands like shovels so my choice of career was never going to be gynaecology but I managed to swap my rad/cass for a Halfords cheap & cheerful rad/cd/mp3/sd card.
Only extra needed was an adaptor for the aerial plug
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Re: Replacing the radio..... JEEEZZ !!!!!!

Sony buetooth mp3 cd headunit jobbie didn't fit at first when we tried it.

What I discovered was a tab at the back of the Din unit space that shortened the depth the headunit could fit in. Simply put a blade down the slot on top of the headunit dash part (where it splits in two), and cut the tab off. This gave the unit the ability to sit in the space properly.

The next issue were the cables not fitting easily, put after about 4 days of trying to get the cables to fit in the hole they come through and no more than needed, it finally fitted perfectly.

Admittedly, its never going to come out again, but it sits flush and works perfectly.
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Hi guys, I'm new around here. Just bought my first ever van, a '55 Doblo Cargo 1.3 SX.

The stock radio was pretty awful and only cassette. I have installed my Alpine unit with thanks to this guide.

I post on quite a few forums and think they are a fantastic source of knowledge. That's why I took photos throughout my radio change. So I can give something back to this forum.

Just checking it would be OK to build on this guide, possibly re-write a few steps so they relate to the photos I have a little more?

Also, I have a Parrot CK3100 kit (this and the Alpine radio I fitted to my car, a Mondeo Estate).

Anybody fitted a BT handsfree kit to the Doblo?

I cannot see how I am going to fit all of the cables in, there is a LOT of loom that needs to fit behind the radio. The only solution I can see at the moment is making up my own looms (the alpine has it's own loom to convert ISO to some Alpine connector).

I cut the stopper thing out from behind the radio which free'd up enough space for the Alpine loom so any help from people who have somehow managed to fit more cabling in would be great!

Also, I have 10cm in-dash speakers. I note there are grills on the door cards, anybody know if there is wiring in the doors for speakers or can larger units be fitted in the dash?

Thanks.

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Hi again, can any one advise on how I can get all of the cabling for my parrot kit up through the dash into the back of the headunit? It's such a tight space and so much cabling!

I was thinking of perhaps installing all of the parrot kit somewhere else and making up my own loom that extends the ISO connector?
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