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Topic # 77009 9-Feb-2011 21:41 Send private message

Can anyone here recommend a cheapish car stereo installer? I'm only getting a cheap head unit to replace a faulty factory stereo and don't really want to be paying more for the install!

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  Reply # 437572 10-Feb-2011 00:43 Send private message

It should be easy to install yourself mate plus it will save you that little bit of money. PM me if you need some instructions on installing it.

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  Reply # 437593 10-Feb-2011 07:38 Send private message

There is one on Tory St, after Vivian St, across from the Top of Tory stores...




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  Reply # 437615 10-Feb-2011 09:00 Send private message

SLAP in Mt Vic
Berry Mexted in Tawa

Bear in mind it won't be cheap though, average for most car stereo installations is 120-150
Cheapest thing to do:
go to supercheap, get an iso harness to suit your car, spend about 30 min - 1 hour doing it. Usually about 4-6 bolts (if it's your first time at least an hour)




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  Reply # 437618 10-Feb-2011 09:04 Send private message

freitasm: There is one on Tory St, after Vivian St, across from the Top of Tory stores...


I can vouch for those guys, they did a good job on one of my installs.



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  Reply # 437936 10-Feb-2011 19:14 Send private message

From what I've googled it seems pretty straight forward. Its a 92 Corolla and a panasonic headunit. If I chucked my cowboy hat on what's the worst that could happen?



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  Reply # 440553 17-Feb-2011 08:33 Send private message

Well I thought I'd post a small update if anyone finds this thread in the future.

I got the stereo off Trademe and it was through Abtec. I went to pick it up and asked how much to install and they said "$80 although what kind of car have you got? oh, those are easy to do yourself. Here let me show you" He then whips out screwdriver and takes the dash and old stereo out leaving me to just swap the brackets over and slot the new one in when I got home.

Very impressive for a Friday afternoon and I'll defaintely be heading back there in the future.

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  Reply # 492466 12-Jul-2011 14:29 Send private message

vinnieg: Bear in mind it won't be cheap though, average for most car stereo installations is 120-150


I actually got an email from Berry and Mexted Ltd, explaining the prices. It seems an average stereo installation costs between $70 - $90, including GST, wire, tape, etc. They also say the price can go up if stereo pockets or stereo mounting kits are used, or if the dash/panelling needs to be removed.

I told them I would add the comment here (even though it's an old thread), to keep it more "real".

 




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