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    Hi,

    I've recently purchased a CDC40 opera unit from Ebay which has just arrived, which I would like to fit in place of my current CD30.

    The Vectra is a facelift (56) model and I've got the 3 line orange display that has all the various BC information (single BC).

    I know I need to have it Tech2 paired with the car and also need a new radio code via VX but what else will I need?

    I see there's the DAB wiring but I'm not overly bothered about that, will the existing wiring block to the CD30 and aerial fit the CDC40 unit?

    Thanks,

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    Hi there - having just done a complete upgrade from CD30 to CDC40 Opera, I can speak from recent experience.

    The plug does come out and there is a leverage system you need to know about. It basically levers the massive plug out of the back of the stereo unit. It did appear to have some sort of safety lug, which you have to dis-engage first - before the lever will move.

    This plug will fit straight into the CDC40

    The aerial simply unplugs.

    Do you know if the unit was divorced from the original car - if not you have just bought the biggest ( and expensive ) doorstop
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    Hi Brent,

    Unfortunately it hadn't been divorced correctly so I've sent it back! Fortunately I'm getting my money back

    I've also been reading up and I'm fairly sure I would also need the matching Display that goes with the CDC40?

    Mine's just the standard Orange one with two line display and BC functions (not the really small one with the clock buttons on it)...

    Cheers,

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    Yes you are right - you would need to replace the display unit as well.

    I bought mine from eBay and got a real good deal. It came complete with CDC 40 Opera and the display unit was still attached to the air vents. Paid just £ 159.00 inc delivery and it is in great condition.

    Because it was bought like this, there was no need to have any Tech2 work done to make the stereo work. The whole job took less than one hour and now it sounds great.

    It did have the BC done - so that the trip computer for mpg ( etc ) works and a forum member did this for me.

    I do know that the seller who I bought from has another unit on eBay at the moment, so PM me if you want his details.

    Good luck - it is worth persisting with it.

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    Hi mate - if this is an use to you, there is another CDC40 compete with screen and vent mounts for sale.


    It is from the same buyer I bought mine from.


    eBay - Item number: 390310565712


    Good luck

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    What is the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timkel View Post
    What is the difference?
    Because the stereo comes with the graphic display - the unit does not need to be divorced from the original car.
    Hence by purchasing as a complete unit - it can be transferred into another vehicle without the need to be divorced.

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    i mean between the stereos lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timkel View Post
    i mean between the stereos lol
    Sorry -

    There is a vast difference.
    CD30 - single player CD - with rubbish sound
    CDC40 - 6 player CD ( internal ) and great sound.

    More functions with trip computer ETC.

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    Oh ok thanks,no mp3 compatibillity then?I'm looking to upgrade mine ,but i want to use my ipod.

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