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Thread: iPod in the Vectra, finally found a fix/bodge for CCR2006

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    Default iPod in the Vectra, finally found a fix/bodge for CCR2006

    Been wanting to get my ipod linked up to my vec for ages but had no luck due to the CCR2006 radio with a complete lack of auxillary interface. I wanted to avoid the crap look of having wires hanging from the tape deck and the poor quality of FM transmitters.

    Today I pulled out the radio and gently rised off the top, I fed the lead from a £3 Sainsburys cassette adaptor into the tape deck and out through a hole in the back of the head unit. I then inserted the tape into the deck, making sure nothing was blocked by the cable and then clipped the lid back on the unit. I was left with the lead with the headphone plug hanging out the back of the radio next to the normal connectors. I fed it through the dashboard and then slid the radio back in place.

    All I had to do next was drill a hole in the back of the tray below the heater controls for the cable and voila, I have a working ipod set up without cables hanging out. Sounds great, now I just need a cradle for it...

    Of course I can't now remove the cassette adaptor from the deck, but seeing as I have never actually put a cassette in it anyway, it's not much of a loss!

    Hope this is of some use to the other poor sods with an ipod and the irritating radio...

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    what a great idea!!!

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    Thats what we like here! Imagination and cleaver ideas! Well done! Its such satisfaction when you find a solution for something isn't it! No matter what the reason is!

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    Interesting solution! Like you, I can't recall the last time, if ever, that I've put a cassette in my unit - so that feature wouldn't be missed.

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    Apologies for the lack of photos! Unfortunatly it was dark by the time I'd finished messing about! I'll take a few tomorrow and put a "how 2" together.

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    Gr8 idea, top marks that man.

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    Ideal mate,now i need is a ccr2006.........

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    Excellent idea! What's the sound quality like with these cassette adapters?

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    take care.when my knacked up last month. I went to the audio repair shop I was told they get alot in faulty .and replaced it for the cdr

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    Tonight I've done the same thing. Radio was an absolute ***** to get out, those Halfrauds double din removers are really crap. In the end I had everything around it removed and finally it came out... Fed the wire through like you described above and after sliding the radio back in, made sure the plug came out of the ashtray for easy access

    Top tip!

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