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# 56721 21-Jan-2010 19:07
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Anyone know of a place in Wellington that will install a car stereo in Wellington for around $50?? I've talked to a few places (street soundz, hookups) and they quote $80-$90, seems a lot...
The current plug fits my new headunit but the coloured wires are in the wrong places and I don't have the tools to fiddle with it.

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  # 292016 21-Jan-2010 20:05
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um for $50 easiest doing it yourself, what car is it?

Does it have the original plugs behind the wiring loom?(usually two)

if so, easiest way is $30 from Supercheap get the:
Your car brand(ie nissan) to ISO adapter
then ISO to stereo(Your brand here Panasonic, JVC)

Straight plug and play easy option, takes roughly about 5-10 minutes to install including unscrewing the old

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  # 292018 21-Jan-2010 20:16
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2002 Peugeot 307. I saw an ad for those adapter things at Repco, might take a closer look tomorrow.
It's got lots of wires with 2 plugs going into a single socket then wires to a to a single plug that is connected to the current head unit.
New headunit is Panasonic CQ-RX322W.


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  # 292020 21-Jan-2010 20:26
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The converters are the way to go; worked a treat on the two cars I have changed them on!

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  # 293065 26-Jan-2010 09:12
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Yeah that should work, look for a late model Peugeot to ISO adapter ,then ISO to Panasonic adapter and you'll be sorted :) round $30 at Supercheap for both($40 repco i think) only thing is at my local stores, I couldn't see any fingers crossed you can find one

If you can't find one, Ebay usually have them, something like this:

Also that site has looms to connect the steering controls to stereo, which may or may not be helpful depending on the Panasonic model you have

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  # 293089 26-Jan-2010 10:11
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I recently installed a new headunit in my Pug, I opted for using crimp style plugs & sockets to join the new Alpine wiring to the car's wiring. I'd estimate my total time was less than 30 minutes.

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  # 293098 26-Jan-2010 10:51
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Cheers. I managed to find an adapter at Repco (just needed car to Panasonic, $11.89!). Stereo was working perfectly.
Car failed to start 2 days later, have had a few problems with it so don't think it's related...going to garage today...

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  # 293101 26-Jan-2010 10:58
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Yeah, you can use crimps or a terminal block from dicksmith(if you don't have a crimper)

Did you use a multimeter as well? I usually use a mutlimeter, or if i don't have one on hand, just a 12v interior bulb and a bit of wire to the chassis for ground. Helps me find the AAC and 12V+ if I'm at someones house and they ask me to do a quick job on their car

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  # 293674 27-Jan-2010 22:27
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Peugeots like most European cars have an ISO loom already.

Sisters jap import one even came with a box in it that changed the cars own stuff to a sony remote, so the stalk on the dash worked with it, replacing with another sony meant that we didnt have to find another remove converter - which after pricing it up cost more than a headdeck!


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