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    Default New Stereo fitting problems

    Hello, just a few queries regarding installing a new headunit.

    I finally snapped and got sick of the FM adapter and acquired a budget sony stereo, with a aux input on the fascia. I fitted this yesterday, but not 100% to my satisfaction. The cage the stereo fits into doesnít secure to the double din space very well, the prongs that you bend back just donít line up with many of the holes in the vectra. I havenít fitted a fascia surround yet, but I cant see this making things any secure. The stereo has a rubber bung / bolt arrangement to anchor the rear, again though this doesnít really line up with any holes in the back of the space, and thereís not a lot to drill a hole in.

    I cant see how the cage could be screwed / bolted into place as the stereo has to slide through it, also if have to take half the dash off to get the screws/ bolts in!

    Donít get me wrong the stereo would take a fair tug to remove, but it drops about 5mm in one corner when I go over a bump. The prongs of the cage prevent it dropping anymore, but I cant seem to bend them in such a way that the stereo is secure where its meant to be.

    Has anyone else had this problem, or suggest how I could fix it ?

    Also I have a blue cable coming off the iso lead from the new stereo, this is to for powering the aerial amp I believe. I havenít connected this at the moment because;
    A) I donít know where to connect it too.
    B) I think my aerial base is fried, as the reception is about the same as It was before (bad interference when I put on the rear window heater, and general poor reception). Does the Siemens2005 unit provide the power to the aerial or does it come from somewhere else ?

    Thanks for reading and any suggestions.

    PS my car is an 04 2.0DTI Energy, with no steering wheel controls (saved me buying the leads to make them work!)

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    Autoleads fascia secured the stereo pretty well.

    If you put the new cage in flush where the old cage was, the HU will sit too far back and look odd. It needs to be flush with the fascia adapter.

    Obvious really, but not without the fascia in place!

    The radio reception isn't amazing, but its usuable. TBH i'm much happier with aux in.

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