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    Hi,

    I have just bought an ex-Police 54 plate 2.2 SRI 16v Direct Injection Vectra at a Direct Disposal auction.

    All fine and dandy, with Police service history etc. and prepped for sale by Police workshops - new tyres, new front discs and pads and serviced etc. This was a covert car, and has no holes in the roof, or holes cut for strobes etc as the car had front grill strobes and rear matrix sign only. (Lucky really 'cos all the other cars had light bars removed and multiple aerials, so lots of holes in the roof, and fend-off strobes in front and rear bumpers, so holes where they'd been removed.

    The car was also listed as 'Police tuned' - does this mean it has been chipped?

    The only problem is that there is a BIG hole where the radio/CD should be, as they fit their on-board APNR kit etc in place of. The dash has not been butchered, and wiring in place.

    What unit should I look out for as a plug and play solution? I need something quick and easy to fit, as I work away, and there are not enough hours in a day at the moment. I would also like the steering wheel controls to work.

    Any advice please,
    Noddy

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    If you have buttons on the steering wheel the cheapest and quickest option is get a cdr2005 or cdr2006 (with it's code),these are the basic original radios,if you have wheels on the steering wheel the choice is more difficult as any s/hand radio you buy has to unpaired from the donor car.The other option is to buy a facia adapter and steering control adapter then fit an aftermarket h/unit,if you do a search loads of people have changed the h/unit,it's not as complicated as it sounds,honest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    Hi,



    The car was also listed as 'Police tuned' - does this mean it has been chipped?
    Means it's been thrashed to bits trust me i drive them

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    Quote Originally Posted by kns View Post
    Means it's been thrashed to bits trust me i drive them
    LOL - I gathered that bit, by the number of tyres/discs and pads it's had.

    Why else have a fast motor

    Can't remember what the steering wheel controls were, but I collect it tomorrow so will have to check then.

    Cheers.

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    Probably a CD30 mate as long as its got the scroll controls on the steering wheel......

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    Car has scroll controls on steering wheel, I cant be doing with messing around trying to ensure a replacement CD30 has been 'divorced' from original vehicle and then tech2'd into mine, so it looks as though it will be facia plate and after-market HU.

    Cheers,
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