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Post by jond » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:43 pm

hi I want to fit an aftermarket stereo to my 1988 gt2 at the moment there are 2 block connectors fitted to the original radio with 8 pins in each one(2 rows of 4) will the new radio fit or will I need an adaptor



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Re: stereo

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:48 pm

You car will have ISO connectors if they have never been butchered! You can buy specific adaptors that fit into these and connect into the new stereo. Ask where you buy the new stereo.


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Re: stereo

Post by the edmundator » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:21 pm

Most stereos come with an ISO adapter these days, so you should find it's simply a matter of plugging it in. The only problem you might encounter is that there is no switched live as standard on the scirocco, so you will need to either wire one in, or you can just alter the configuration of the adapter to run the switched live cable off the permanent live.

I can sort out a picture to explain what I mean if you need it.


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Re: stereo

Post by jond » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:18 pm

thanks I think I know what you mean is the switched live there so I don't loose my preset stations when I remove the key also it looks like the original wiring so hopefully the radio should fit straight in



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Re: stereo

Post by the edmundator » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:19 am

Since the standard scirocco wiring only has a permanent live, the switched live needs to take a feed from that (modern looms have connectors that you can simply plug in - yellow (switched) into red (permanent)). Otherwise the stereo simply won't turn on.


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