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A few questions re head-unit install - E39

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How the hell do you remove the cage that holds the OEM cassette/radio headunit it; saw the 4 screws (2 on each side, inside), but it's still stuck fast... Where else do I need to unscrew?!

 

Re a replacement unit; when I unplugged the unit to get the Parrot kit out; this is the plug that goes into the back of the OEM head-unit:

 

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it's not a familiar connection to me. Is there an adapter I need to connect it to the likes of a Kenwood head-unit or similar?!

 

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Do the Xtrons/Eonon head-units or similar Android units come with the necessary adapter etc?!

 

Getting myself more & more confused :lol: Car hifi/electronics are NOT my strong point!

Edited by d_a_n1979

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Hi dan this Takes me back to when I did my eonon unit. I too the whole lower dash off to get the cage pit plus it made it much easier to run wires etc.

I don't think I would have got the cage out otherwise as it's recessed in at the sides.

Your connection looks like a normal flat pin one I think so it should connect straight up.

 

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When you say lower dash; do you mean the aircon control unit etc; or the actual knee bar that runs where the glovebox is etc?

 

Any suggestions/instructions?!

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Lower dash as everything around the glovebox and around the stereo. It was actually easier when I did it to wire and connect the head unit into the removed dash trim and then reinstall the whole thing in one piece

 

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There's some screws around the glovebox, at the side and under the dash trims from memory. Not hard but quite time consuming

 

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Can anyone further confirm what ISO lead I'll need to connect an aftermarket head unit (i.e. Kenwood etc)?

 

Every time I do a search; it brings up the 17 round pins, but nothing that looks like it'll connect to the connection that goes into the back of the OEM cassette/radio head unit! It's the first picture ^^ that is the connection I have!

 

Apologies if it's just me being stupid!

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Cheers

 

All sorted, I think

 

Ordered the installation kit and a Kenwood Bluetooth head unit from Dynamic Sounds. 

 

Great to deal with over the phone and had me sorted in 5 mins! 

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After all the questions and answers; he's what I've fitted :mrgreen:

 

 

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