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    Default aftermarket stereo to 2003 1.8 active

    is it a straight fit? basically looking to replace the standard one with a aftermarket double din unit. does it plug straight into the car wiring with no issues?

    i assume i would have to buy a facia adapter so it fits? and i assume to get the steering wheel buttons working i buy the lead specific for the make of stereo, and the matching one specific for a vec c?

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    need the correct iso cable matey...

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    You'll need an adaptor for the wheel controls and a fascia adaptor

    The stereo itself will plug straight in

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    You'll need an adaptor for the wheel controls and a fascia adaptor

    The stereo itself will plug straight in
    you sure john...

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    Half can bus cars have the iso connectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    you sure john...
    Yep, half can still use ISO connectors mate, not quadlock.

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    its the one with 3 buttons either side of wheel, so thats half canbus i assume?

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    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    its the one with 3 buttons either side of wheel, so thats half canbus i assume?
    Yup

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    John, thats twice..............

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