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Old 03-04-2001   #1
Mark
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CD Changer-Technically inept!

Can somebody clear this up for me? I have a 100 HLX with a factory fitted tape/radio. Would i be correct in saying that if I wanted a CD facility then all i would need to do is purchase an "autochanger," house it in the boot of the vehicle (wiring already in place by manufacturer), connect it and then use the controls on the tape/radio unit?
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Old 03-04-2001   #2
Graham!
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Yep!

That's a 'Yep!'

Make sure it's a Grundig MCD36!

Then plug & play!

Graham.
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Old 04-04-2001   #3
Martin
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That is if....

your radio has actually got the CD control facility !!!

Also I believe that the early versions of the Bravos (up to late 98 early 99 I believe) had the cable in place but the later versions did not have the cable. But when you buy the CD Changer it comes with a cable.

If your car is an early one the cable (well it was on mine) is coiled up the rear pillar where the passenger side rear light cluster is. A pain to get to I have to say, it took me 2 hours just to find the cable !!!
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Old 17-04-2001   #4
Ian
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Cabling for MCD36

Sorry to add a question to a question, but I've just bought an MCD36 as a present for my wife from www.caraudiodirect.com (BRILLIANT service, btw: the unit arrived 30 hours - yes, HOURS - after I placed the order, and they even returned a phone call, to my mobile, the same day!) and I can't find the cable header to plug it into that other contributors mention.

I've found the slot under the rear passenger seat where the factory installation goes, and have looked for the cables in the boot and under-seat area after removing various bits of trim, but still can't find them. There seems to be some doubt if the more recent models actually have the cable present. This is a Jan 2000 (W) Brava 80 SX (1.2 16V) and the radio is the original AD182H.

Does anyone have any clues where else I should look, or if there is easy access somewhere to the socket on the radio unit?

Thanks,
Ian.
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Old 19-04-2001   #5
Lars
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Left/right

Im am not english and when you refer to "passenger side rear light cluster" is that left or right side

If you stand behind the car and look at the hatch I asume you mean the left side. Because that will be the driver side for me

You also say that the cable is coiled up the rear pillar. There is a bunch of cables coming out from a pillar including the cable for the central locking mechanism. Is it the same pillar or is it the pillar?

Hope you understand me

Furthermore, how do you activate speakers connected to the cabling in the trunk?

Thanks
Lars

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Old 20-04-2001   #6
Lars
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Dont bother answering

I just found out that the radio version in my 96 GT canĀ“t control the MCD36....the bastards.

About the speakers, I think the previous owner had another radio installed, the cables for the speakers are probably hanging behind the standard radio doing nothing.
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