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Old 14-12-2010   #1
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Swapping out stereo

Hi guys, new here and just picked up an 08 model grande punto last week,having downsized from a 1.6 Skoda Octavia, and so far, I'm more than happy with it recession and all that, especially here in Ireland.



What I want to do is swap out the stereo for a sony CDX-GT35U which are going quite cheap in Halfords at the moment, My question is will a standard sony patch lead hook straight up for my steering controls, or do I need to get a seperate adaptor as well. i.e Autoleads PC99-X89.I have already ordered fascia panel. Given that the sony comes with the following in the box,do I just need patch lead, or patch lead and adaptor
  • Instruction manual
  • ISO connector
  • JASO - ISO for antenna
  • 16pin connector
  • Warranty card
  • Metal mounting cage
Standardising stereo fitment, would make this a hell of a lot easier
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Re: Swapping out stereo

Halfords should able to tell you if you need more than the patch lead to hook up to the stalk control. IIRC they usually require a control box from Autoleads/ Connect 2 for their kit. Again don't quote me if I am wrong on this...
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Re: Swapping out stereo

Yes, you will need both the Sony Patch lead, and also the Autoleads PC99-X89, in order to retain the steering controls. But first you will have to make sure that the Sony Unit is compatible. It should have a blue 3.5mm jack point in the rear.

You cant mix and match manufacturer, i.e autoleads and connects 2. Halfords sell them, will cost about 35 for both, or you can get them off ebay for 20 ish.

They are very easy to install.
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