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martinw

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'We're going to get a bad name for ourselves soon!' ----- has it happened? Is Tesconian the bad name???

MartinW - Dolphin Grey 1.4SE
 

Phil

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I have just ordered a Nokia 6310i and intend to get the nokia Bluetooth car kit. The chap at l8shop said it is as easy to fit as a car sterio, the only hard bit being to find a power supply to take it off. Bearing in mind this kit does not need a bracket for the phone is there a power supply under the passenger footwell and do you reckon I could fit it? + will i need to take the car apart?

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deheld

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quote:Originally posted by Phil
[br]I have just ordered a Nokia 6310i and intend to get the nokia Bluetooth car kit. The chap at l8shop said it is as easy to fit as a car sterio, the only hard bit being to find a power supply to take it off. Bearing in mind this kit does not need a bracket for the phone is there a power supply under the passenger footwell and do you reckon I could fit it? + will i need to take the car apart?

Cheers

Phil

Try to fit it in the compartment under the radio. You can purchase a DIN sleeve for that (to fit an equalizer). Or just install it in the back of the compartment. My ParkPilot is installed in that compartment.
That way you can use the power from the radio, you have the constant and switched power there. But first call the dealer and ask if they recommend using the power from the radio for the carkit.
It is a known problem with VolksWagen that if you attach it like that the electrical switch in the ignition key can et damaged.
So call the dealer and if they say that it's okay I would install it under the radio.

Good luck !



Dennis de Held

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runboy

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Dennis-so have you had the radio and/or part of the dashboard out to fix extras in. If so, how easy would you think it is to take a cd changer cable from the rear of the radio into the glovebox. And has anyone had the glovebox out?.

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Steve - 1.4SE petrol, 2002, Silver
 

royfox

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Steve,
My glovebox was taken out when they installed the phone kit. It looked fairly straight forward.

I would image to conect a head unit and cd is very easy especially if you are locating it in the glove box.
 

deheld

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quote:Originally posted by runboy
[br]Dennis-so have you had the radio and/or part of the dashboard out to fix extras in. If so, how easy would you think it is to take a cd changer cable from the rear of the radio into the glovebox. And has anyone had the glovebox out?.

Cheers.

Steve - 1.4SE petrol, 2002, Silver

Nope, the dealer did it for me :)
But I did install extra's on other cars, Alfa romeo's, Opel's, Volkswagens and Fords. It used to be a saturday job for me. Installing radio's and phones in cars.
Removing the radio won't be hard. With most cars the glovebox is inserted and screwed into the dashboard. I saw mine removed when they installed my satnav computer (the cd player is in the glovecompartment). I think it's easy to remove.
And, as an extra bonus, there should be a cable tunnel which leads to the passenger footwell. My TMC receiver is installed there. There's lots of room there and access to all the cables.

Maybe the carkit can be installed there, it's only separated by a very thin alu panel and two carpets from the interior.

Good luck !!



Dennis de Held

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