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    Cool Advice for new install please!!

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    I have just acquired a Pioneer head unit, and fascia adaptor. Before I spend another 20 quid on the wiring adaptor, does anyone know - or can anyone find out....

    I read somewhere that the only problem with Vx wiring loom is that the switched and constant live wires are the wrong way round, so you would lose all your settings every time you turn the ignition off.

    Is this right? If so, it seems stupid to fork out any money at all when I could just cut and re-splice the existing wires...

    look forward to any opinions

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    should be a red and a yellow wire, just swap them around, usually they will have plugs on to make this easy.

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    what he said.

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    nice one chaps.

    will try to fit it today while at work - got my wire coat hanger ready to rip out the old one!!

    let you know how it goes

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    Just to set the record straight -

    the Vx wiring loom is NOT compatible with ISO standard, so I will sadly need the extortionately priced wiring adaptor.

    more suprisingly, the antenna cable is non-standard too. suspicious that none of the main ICE suppliers have an adaptor.....

    if anyone knows anywhere cheap to get hold of the wiring adaptor from, it would be appreciated. also, anyone else who has done their install already, where on earth did you get the antenna cable adaptor from?

    here's hoping.....!


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    Have you bought a facia kit yet? You will get one from vx plus the wiring loom that you should need for about £25

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    When I bought the vx facia adapter, the harness adapter was with it. Also I fitted a Sony head unit, the small adapter plug to connect aerial to head unit was with it.
    Any car accessory store should have the aerial adapters.

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    Halfrauds even do a compatible wiring loom in their fascia kit. They also supply arial adaptors for about £1.50.

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    this is the one you want
    i know it says for the astra b4 anyones comments
    but its also listed for the vec with CANBUS
    you will see it has got the canbus style aerial adapter (not the normal £1.50 ADAPTER)


    http://www.raysmith.co.uk/product_in...oducts_id=3066
    or http://caraudio.ie/view_product.php?partno=PC2854
    Last edited by vectra 2.0 t; 16th July 2006 at 15:23.

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    vectra 2.0 t

    thanks!!!!!

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