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Topic # 151277 20-Aug-2014 08:50
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Anyone seen any? Need to replace the jdm minidisk player in our new car. 




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  Reply # 1111793 20-Aug-2014 09:01
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What features do you want? Mechless? Bluetooth? USB ?




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  Reply # 1111795 20-Aug-2014 09:03
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No sorry, but have used Abtec a few times in the past without complaint.

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  Reply # 1111797 20-Aug-2014 09:03
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DIN/Double DIN?

Few good deals around, but depends on your budget and what features you need.

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  Reply # 1111840 20-Aug-2014 10:01
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rscole86: No sorry, but have used Abtec a few times in the past without complaint.


Abtec replaced the extant head\video unit in my car on behave of the car dealer when I bought it.  The did a terrible job leaving cut cable ties and the like rattling around in the dash.  It took me taping things up and then an auto electrician having a go to stop the rattling.  And then - from the sound of it - another cut cable tie worked itself loose during my last long journey.

-100 from me on Abtec

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  Reply # 1111860 20-Aug-2014 10:06
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To clarify, I have not used them as an installer, only used them to purchase head units.



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  Reply # 1112071 20-Aug-2014 13:24
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Just looking for a single DIN bluetooth cd player with ipod control. Looks to be around $200 to $250 is the going rate for a PI one cheers, will have a look what abtek can supply too, I do my own installs so not worried on that side.
 




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  Reply # 1112080 20-Aug-2014 13:36
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Super Cheap have some good father's day deals on at the moment. Pioneer BT Mechless for $135.

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  Reply # 1112081 20-Aug-2014 13:37
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Well they did. Can't see it on their site now - might have sold out.



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  Reply # 1112095 20-Aug-2014 13:59
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Good point, Supercheap, repco, JB etc are all going to have specials, will have a look for one there.





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  Reply # 1112169 20-Aug-2014 15:44
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stick to well known brand names.

the no-name chinese brands tempt with many features and low prices but invariably sound like doo-doo

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  Reply # 1112178 20-Aug-2014 15:53
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Yep. Also, if the one you're pulling out is a well known brand, buy one the same and you can just clip it in.

Alternatively if you're pulling out a factory radio, the cabling conversion kits make it easy. You can get them at Repco and Super Cheap.

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  Reply # 1112181 20-Aug-2014 16:00
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I have the Pioneer BT Mechless - love it and could not recommend highly enough. Got it for way less than $200 about a year ago (in a sale at JB).
Have not missed the CD player one bit.

I did get an Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel remote adaptor (Amazon) and that IMO was a great investment (worked first pop between the Pioneer and My Nissan OEM steering wheel buttons)3 - harldy ever actually touch the headunit now.

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  Reply # 1112350 20-Aug-2014 19:30
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Go for a parallel import one IME, they come supplied with a loom that ends on ISO plugs, whereas the primary importer ones from sony and pioneer sold here have a stupid useless loom that ends in a bunch of wires that you then have to buy 2 looms at repco at their insane prices.

Also the low end PI headdecks usually have RDS, whereas when I last looked it was disabled on the cheap local models so that they could pretend it was a premium feature.




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  Reply # 1112361 20-Aug-2014 20:10
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I did get an Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel remote adaptor (Amazon) and that IMO was a great investment (worked first pop between the Pioneer and My Nissan OEM steering wheel buttons)3 - harldy ever actually touch the headunit now.


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I purchased one of these on amazon aswell, works great between pioneer H/U and my Toyota Blade... use the steering wheel for everything......


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  Reply # 1112384 20-Aug-2014 20:40
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Cheers, no steering wheel buttons on the Civic unfortunately, its pretty basic. Will have a look around and see this weekend. It has a Gathers minidisk player in it. Doubt it is factory so I'm dreading opening it up to see the state of the wiring in the console. Last time I did a friends Primera import we opened it up and the wiring was twisted and sticky taped. Hopefully it still has the factory plugs but will know more once I get into it. Might just end up going to PI if no decent specials are around. Had a couple from there so far and they have been fine.





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