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# 214002 23-Apr-2017 15:50
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Does anyone on here know whether I need to take everything apart (as shown in YouTube videos) or will it be easier as an aftermarket stereo has already been fitted?

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  # 1769275 23-Apr-2017 16:48
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From memory the black plastic surround should pop off exposing 4 screws holding the radio in place.


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  # 1769286 23-Apr-2017 17:17
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use a large putty knife something that has a wide non flexing area rather than a screw driver start from the bottom with slow even pressure. you will also need to tap into the stereos 12v accessory wire to power the expander

 
 
 
 




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  # 1769304 23-Apr-2017 18:37
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Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a try



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  # 1770408 26-Apr-2017 08:16
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The plastic did pop off but still needed to take it all apart cos 2 of the 4 screws were hidden.

I also found out that ESP panel clips has broken off (must have been from previous installer).

Now I've seen it's a standard aerial connection, but it goes into a block connector of some kind.

Not sure how to connect it up?

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  # 1770412 26-Apr-2017 08:26
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[URL=http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/killicka/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170426_081952.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o488/killicka/Mobile%20Uploads/20170426_081952.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Also found this. Do you think it's aux so I can use my phone?

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  # 1770472 26-Apr-2017 09:21
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Can't edit so will try again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1770483 26-Apr-2017 09:38
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The latter appears to be a pre out, designed for connecting to an amplifier, output, not input, based on the text I can see in the photo. I'm assuming this is running off the back of the head unit? Sorry not too sure on the aerial connection.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1770538 26-Apr-2017 11:05

You can get adaptors for those aerial plugs to change them to normal car radio aerial connector.








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  # 1772395 29-Apr-2017 12:22
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Aredwood:

 

You can get adaptors for those aerial plugs to change them to normal car radio aerial connector.

 

 

 

 

Do you know where from? I've been to Repco, Supercheap & Jaycar and they didnt have it


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  # 1772707 30-Apr-2017 08:12
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Hope it works better than the job Toyota did on my Alphard when they imported it. The FM reception is useless unless the signal is really strong.

 

 






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  # 1772719 30-Apr-2017 08:56
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You can go cheap or can go with quality.....

 

 

 

Try this these as the suppliers...

 

http://www.edl.co.nz/index.php

 

Another place (but imported product so unsure of quality)....

 

https://www.bandexpanders.co.nz

 

 

 

 




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  # 1789055 27-May-2017 10:20
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Quick update and finally got an expander fitted, what a relief, 4 CDs were starting to make me go crazy haha.

The only problem is I can't find radio Hauraki, pretty much my favourite station. Am I doing something wrong, or was the 14mhz one the wrong one to get?

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