User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Ex police stereo install?

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    East Anglia
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Ex police stereo install?

    Hi Guys
    Sorry if I get anything wrong, please feel free to kick gently!
    Ok, just bought an ex-police 3.0 diesel on an 07 plate. All good but came without any stereo so did some looking around.
    Now, I'm definitely not a teenager any more and I'm not a technophobe either so I like things as simple as possible - "yes" or "no" is always good, I can even handle "yes, if you do this..." but "maybe" gets very confusing for me.
    Before going out today to buy a stereo I was looking on Ebay and found various options which appeared to be everything solved easily. However, I then began finding issues with fitting a stereo which hadn't been paired with the cars security. So my first question - is this right?
    Anyway, I gave up on that idea when I started to find comments about using the correct leads and I would then be able to use the steering wheel controls to adjust the digital display where the clock is. Excellent news. At the moment this is just a clock/date both of which are wrong.
    So I figured that was the solution and went out today to buy - the idea of a Bluetooth head unit was great for me too.
    Unfortunately it didn't work out quite like that. I was assured that I would only possibly get volume and track changes and no way would I ever get to access the clock/trip computer or anything else. Demoralised I came away with a Kenwood Blutooth head unit, Autoleads cable and fascia.
    However, when I went to fit this evening I decided I wasn't entirely convinced or happy so thought I would ask the experts on here first.
    Any thoughts, comments, advice or links would be much appreciated? I only spent £210 and don't mind increasing the budget if the results are worth it.
    Regards, Andy

  2. #2
    Full Member Niall83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Belfast
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Have you a picture off the current screen that in your vectra? We all then could recommend a paired screen and head unit to plug and play that could be bought on ebay. The loom hasn't being cut has it?
    AirBox Mod-Angel Eye head lights-HID 5000k-Colour coded grill-GID to CID-Auto Dim rear view Mirror, Rear Parking Sensors, Signum Fog surrounds, 19" Audi A5 rep Alloys, Eibach 30mm Pro-kit Lowering Springs.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Shropshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    What is the loom like? How mangled is it? Do you reckon you could fit a factory one again?

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    East Anglia
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Thank you.
    I'll get some pictures in the morning, no apparent cutting or anything.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. want to install my aftermarket stereo
    By Slick_richie in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th May 2012, 11:05
  2. stereo full install q's
    By jays_225 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th May 2011, 21:42
  3. New stereo install this weekend help !!
    By bigtime5001 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12th December 2009, 21:48
  4. Pics of my stereo install
    By Marc Hutton in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th October 2008, 21:36

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •