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    Has anyone done this? I have read a couple of articles and quite like this idea. I haven't had a look at the back of the stereo unit yet to see if this is possible, any views?

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    I'd also love to know about this. I have the standard CD30. I have yet to see a Vauxhall with the CD30 MP3 version! I't would be better to get an aftermarket stereo for better sound and MP3 playback but I like to keep everyting matching so connecting an ipod or something to the CD30 would solve some of my problems but if anyone can recommend a decent cheap double din stereo thats cheap and keeps steering control function I would love to hear it ). P.S I have seen CD30 MP3 for sale on ebay for around 100 pound but I think you still have to pay Vauxhall 30 quid to tech2 it to the car.

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    You could always get a Parrot MKI 9200 fitted.

    Its a handsfree kit with removable screen, but more importantly allows all of the following formats of music to be used:

    Ipod via a dock connector / SD card / USB port (flash drives) / standard headphone jack.

    Its the biz !!!

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    The parrot solution is on the expensive side. I am going to have a look at the back of the unit this week. Hopefully a cable connection or something like that will or I will try the FM transmitter which has mixed reviews but only costs acouple of quid.

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    For my Girlfriends Astra which has a CD30 I bought a JVC Modulator. It works a treat, it needs powering, and has an FM line out which goes into the back of the radio and a line in which the antenna for you car plugs into. You do need a fakra conversion kit like this

    It has dip swtiches for the FM station and then I just bundled it all behind the glove box and all that is left on show is the dock connector for her ipod through the ashtray. Which means she can use the ipod to change songs etc.

    The modulator has 2 RCA inputs so you can connect any sound source at all to it.

    It doesn't charge the ipod, nor does it control the ipod but that doesn't matter to her, all she cared about was being able to listen to her ipod without changing the stereo.

    She has been using it a few days now and loves it, the sound is nice and clear, but more importantly it is consistant. Not bad for about £20 plus about half an hour installation time

    Cheers

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    got a vectra recently. 2006 and it has the standard cd30, havent been able to get the headunit out to have a look at the back so im wonderin is ther a way i can line in my mp3 player to it.. cd changer possibly?? any advice would be great

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    Damien thiss looks the business, how did you power the unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin IC View Post
    got a vectra recently. 2006 and it has the standard cd30, havent been able to get the headunit out to have a look at the back so im wonderin is ther a way i can line in my mp3 player to it.. cd changer possibly?? any advice would be great
    There isn't, hence the array of threads asking what mp3/ipod solutions are there for the Vectra

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    Damien thiss looks the business, how did you power the unit?
    In the Astra the 12v cig unit is permanent live but further down the loom is a 12v switched supply which I think is for the illuminated cig lighter in the smokers pack. As this is switched I wired the unit to this, the JVC unit has an inline fuse installed already. I then just earthed it to the chassis. And thats it.

    I seem to remember when I had my vectra the front 12v socket was switched anyway so you can piggy back onto the back of this.

    Hope this helps

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    think i have found the anwer to my problem, there is fm transmitters(wireless) and fm modulators(wired) id prefer the wired option as i reckon it would have clearer sound. anyone know of a decent modulator or am i just wastin my time??

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    Are you not reading this thread, my post further up contains one, JVC Modulator !!!!

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