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ryanreed

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car radio and heater swap around
« on: 19:13, Sat 20 February 2010 »
hi.

im thinking of swaping my heater controlls and sterio around as i have a pioneer screen with sat nav systom and it wont open properly where it is.

iv seen it done on a couple of fives before but was just wondering how hard it would be and where to start..

please help, any would be good as i have no clue.pics would be brill.

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #1 on: 20:34, Sat 20 February 2010 »
This is something I wanna do as well after I've got through the mountains of welding and engine rebuilding I'm doing. I think the 1st person to do it was Jamie Shaw with his blue carisma 5, it involved a bit of cable lengthening and other messing about iirc.
Ring carisma on 01206 865200 and ask him. I sure he'd tell he how he did it

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #2 on: 16:20, Sun 21 February 2010 »
Carisma still going?? Thought it went under when Jamie went to jail for fraud  :lol:
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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #3 on: 16:37, Sun 21 February 2010 »
Fraud lol............. ??

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« Reply #4 on: 17:09, Sun 21 February 2010 »
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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #5 on: 18:03, Sun 21 February 2010 »
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Booze fueled rampage lol
I'm surprised it made a national newspaper? The website's still going anyway you just can't do anything on it.

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #6 on: 18:08, Sun 21 February 2010 »
It would be nice to know the answer to the original question though....  :roll:
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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #7 on: 18:25, Sun 21 February 2010 »
well   :lol:  :lol:  At some of the comments lol

Erm right well IIRC , when I did it ..... I cut the cables that run from the matrix to the control facia. (x2 of them) Just basicly to shorten them in (hien) sight! *spelling*

then I also cut the power supplys and earth and any other protruding wires then Extended them , with some good quality Electrical wire and then used some low thickness solder to rejoin the wires back onto the plug.

I then threaded the cables / plug through the exsisting gap left by the headunit and also pulled through the shortened silver adjuster cables and then carefully put them back into the correct posistion.

(Head unit Detail)

Almost the same to behonest as above , Cut the wires to extend them . threaded them up through the gap left by the heater control panel Inserted the cage (I used some silicone cellant to glue this in place not a hole tubes worth though  :lol:  :lol: two good lines worth)

Left to dry over night, clipped the power plug back into place then pushed back firmly into the cage  hay prestoooooooo

Only thing that I never did was extend the Radio cable , but this is quite easy to be honest

Some ones more than likely got a much better way of doing it ! . but theres just a rough rough guide

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #8 on: 19:45, Sun 21 February 2010 »
when i done mine i just jammed the flap so its on hot air all the time (in case of over heating  :lol: ) and blowing up and left the cables off didnt have to cut anything untill i put the screen in had to cut the clock bit out or when the screen opens it hit the indy stalk

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #9 on: 19:54, Sun 21 February 2010 »
cheers chaps.

ill give it a bash at weekend.

any ideas on how to fill round the heater controlls when its relocated to where the radio was as there is a gap around the sides.

cheers

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #10 on: 20:23, Sun 21 February 2010 »
i made up a surround to fix around the stereo i made it out of mdf give me a minute i go find it and get pic of it

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #11 on: 21:23, Sun 21 February 2010 »
here go on this link you will see a pic of the stereo surround


http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae16 ... 0024_9.jpg

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #12 on: 22:49, Sun 21 February 2010 »
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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #13 on: 13:00, Mon 22 February 2010 »
how did you get that pic up  :?:

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Re: car radio and heater swap around
« Reply #14 on: 23:14, Mon 22 February 2010 »
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how did you get that pic up  :?:
It's just your link with the image function added. You coulda done it!
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