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I'm about to replace the head unit in an Astra GSi, one of the last series, prolly about a '96. It has the Dash display, and six speakers (F,R + Tweeters in the doors)
Anyone done one before and know anything I should be carefull of?
Guide to getting the Head unit out?
How are the speakers connected?
Any info would be great.
10-07-02, 01:20 PM
find one that will plug in. blaupunkt comes to mind.
(thats actually what is in the car as OEM anyway..)
its a simple swap then.
Yeah I know it has a Blaupunkt Tape deck factory.
He knows that I can't hook up the dash display but isn't overly fussed. The guys has bought the head unit already.
I just needed to know how the Fronts are hooked up really - ie: do the tweeters have a seperate power feed or are the linked to the door speakers. I'm hoping it's painless. I hate when car manufacturers put in stereos that can't be replaced easily cause they think what they have put in is the ducks guts.
16-07-02, 12:22 AM
as chris mentioned a blaupunkt will plug straight in
in other words you do not need to muck around with any wiring
and the tweeters run of the front output of the head unit
some other brands with the euopean style plugs
are some sonys and some JVC units
just ask around at a local car audio store
they might be able to help
to remove the head unit in the asta you'll need to undo the
allan key grub srcews and then use a set of "keys" which
are the same as what comes with a new blaupunkt
they are also the same as a lot of factory mazda ford and commodore head units so try some dealers for them
our local holden dealer sells them here.
once the unit is out you'll need to remove a screw which is
located right in the back of the cradle and from memory it is a t20 torx screw
then the cradle can be removed
a new cradle can then be installed, the new unit should plug in, providing it has the euro wiring plugs
one thing to be carefull of is that on some head units with the euro plugs the constant 12v and the swithced 12v are assed about.
Head Unit is a Eurovox...............
Comes out just like a VT Commodore one, ie: two bent pieces of coat hanger wire........
The wires in the back end are not on a flying lead! urgg!! I'm going to sort it out next weekend.
16-07-02, 11:29 AM
it should chase back the factory euro plug. if he is replacing the oem unit with the eurovox unit then you may have some fun.
I have the pinouts for the unit if you want them
wiring colours as well.
The factory Unit is a Eurovox. There is no wiring harness. Their is a plug at the back of the DIN slot that the pins in the back of the FACTORY head unit - the Eurovox one - line up directly with. I need to the speaker wires from the source and i'll be fine. Finding a switched 12v and the speaker feeds should be easy. I'll make a new direct 12v and earth. Just some rooting around thats all.
"Ask my local car audio store" Umm yeah - Do you have any idea where I live??? :) :)
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