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    Hi,

    I have just bought myself a 2006 Vectra Exclusive 150 in a lovely petrol blue colour.

    After reading the car manual, I have found that better modals have DAB. Oh no I love listening 2 DAB channels!

    Could anyone let me know what is involved in changing my radio for a DAB radio or if I can do this? I have noticed a DAB radio from a Vectra Design on ebay but I dont want to waste my money.

    Many thanks William

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    Vehicle : Vectra C

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    Engine : Z19DTH

    Year : 2005

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    You will need: -
    a CDC40 radio / head-unit, (No other head-unit will link with the DAB unit)
    a Graphic Info Display
    DAB Unit
    DAB aerial
    They will all need to be tech 2'd into your car.
    The loom for the head-unit and screen are quite a standard item and should be a matter of plug n play..
    The loom for the DAB unit and aerial will need to be sourced!! and added to your car.

    Also the CDC40 has better quality speakers compared to all the other headunits.

    Note the CDC40 doesn't always come with DAB, so ensure that the listing shows ALL the parts listed above.

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    Thanks Robsey,

    That information was really helpfull, however could you let me know what "techd 2d" means? I presume it's got something to do with the radio codes.

    I think I may go for an aftermarket DAB radio which links to my existing FM radio however I have not made up my mind yet.

    Could I ask you to also advise me on another issue. I have noticed that I also have not got a fuel computer, which I miss. Can I also fit this? or would I also gain a fuel computer after fitting a new/used radio with DAB?

    Big thank you

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    response sent via pm, as originally picked up same query via pm e-mail before seeing this post aswell.

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    Any chance of some info too, i am looking at the same route.

    thanks

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    What info do you require?

    Do you wish to install a CDC40 with Monochrome GID screen and additional DAB unit?

    Or do you just wish to have any DAB radio...such as an aftermarket unit?

    Which ever way you go, are you confident to fit the necesary wiring looms / adapter leads.?

    Do bear in mind the costs of equipment, aerial units,adapter leads, tech 2 programming if it's a Vauxhall radio...facia plates for non vauxhall units.
    Then consider the work required to fit wiring etc as required.

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    Just re-reading the thread,

    Is your query about the BC function.
    This function can be gained as follows: -

    If you get a GID screen (big screen with no clock buttons and only one connector socket on the rear). - codes DD, AD, SD or AL
    Ensure this has been tech 2 (programming) divorced before buying.

    Remove the old display (probably with clock buttons on the front and three bulb holders on the rear).

    Fit the GID (graphic info display) in it's place.
    Then get someone to Tech 2 program it in - to marry to CD30 and the other car modules (CIM,BCM etc).

    Ensure that the BC functions are enabled before the technician has finished programming.

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