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Mark

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#151743 3-Sep-2014 20:33
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I want to swap the radio on my car and want to keep the wire cutting to a minimum, is there a trick to getting the pins out of those ISO connectors that go in the back of radios ?  (I need to move a few pins about to make things work with the new radio)

Thanks.

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  #1121392 3-Sep-2014 20:37
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Just splice the new adapter into the loom. Best to cut it. I had to on mine.

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  #1121394 3-Sep-2014 20:45
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There's usually a barb on the rear side of the pin that you could press with a small screwdriver or similar to then release it from the plastic housing.

Having said that, the ISO to vehicle and ISO to major manufacturer adaptor looms are pretty easy to get. Just plug in and go.

 
 
 
 


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  #1121402 3-Sep-2014 21:00
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An adapter cable is the best solution. However, to answer your original question, you want a pin extractor.

http://m.jaycar.co.nz/m_productResults.asp?keywords=pin+extractor&keyform=KEYWORD




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  #1121403 3-Sep-2014 21:01
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andrewNZ: An adapter cable is the best solution. However, to answer your original question, you want a pin extractor.

http://m.jaycar.co.nz/m_productResults.asp?keywords=pin+extractor&keyform=KEYWORD


With mine i found it wasnt worth it.

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  #1121408 3-Sep-2014 21:09
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TimA:
andrewNZ: An adapter cable is the best solution. However, to answer your original question, you want a pin extractor.

http://m.jaycar.co.nz/m_productResults.asp?keywords=pin+extractor&keyform=KEYWORD


With mine i found it wasnt worth it.

I agree its probably not worth it, the question deserved an answer.

As a community we're pretty bad at ignoring the original question.




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  #1121430 3-Sep-2014 21:35
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Maybe I'll make an adapter up instead, be neater and I can put the original radio back in if I ever decide to sell the car.

Thanks!

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  #1121437 3-Sep-2014 21:52
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You shouldn't need to make an adaptor, places like Super-Cheap and Repco seek them pe-made

 
 
 
 


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  #1121444 3-Sep-2014 22:01
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oxnsox: You shouldn't need to make an adaptor, places like Super-Cheap and Repco seek them pe-made


Not for the weird arse way Grundig have done the pinouts on the Smart radio! :-)  They've put the tweeters on the pins usually for rear speakers, swapped the always on 12V with the ignition 12V ... whats the point in having ISO connectors if they don't follow the "standard" pinout! :-(


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  #1121496 4-Sep-2014 06:16
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  #1122352 5-Sep-2014 09:59
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kiwitrc: Check this site out http://www.nexxia.co.uk/products.asp?s=Harness%20Adaptor&c=Smart%20ISO%20Radio%20Harness%20Adaptors

Disclaimer I do not own a Smart Car ;)


Thanks for the pointer... but they don't actually have any, looks like they are one of those web based shops that have every single keyword possible in the search engines and drop down selections but don't actually have the products. :-(

I'll buy some connectors and spend a happy hour or so making a cable set up .. it'll be good for my brain :-)

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  #1122353 5-Sep-2014 10:04
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So this part number PC2-75-4SM isnt what you are after?

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  #1122435 5-Sep-2014 11:18
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kiwitrc: So this part number PC2-75-4SM isnt what you are after?


Nope .. that's for the Smart ForFour:-)

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