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    TIPS: New stereo in old car

    Most old-ish cars will not have a wiring loom adapter available for them, so if like me, you chop all the connectors off the end of the stereo and try and join the 2 together.

    I thought of a better way today.

    Take one stereo adapter, this is the one I got for my Focus and don't use now, and chop the Focus end off.





    Now take some joining blocks and connect them to the cut ends.




    You can now wire this up to what ever mess someone has left you behind the dash, and it gives you a nice easy connection from now on for what ever stereo you get. Also makes removal that much easier.





    Then sit back, eat a toffee crisp and enjoy your work





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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    Thats th way i do it, best way IMO

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    What if your head unit doesnt have the ISO connection plugs still on it.....then you use bullet and spade connectors

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    thought everyone did it that way! lmfao

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    then you use bullet and spade connectors

    and then you start crying because you cant get the small round bullet shaped connector to fit into the very small flat spade connector


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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    what i do is, where you have put the connectors on the wires, i use fully insulated spade or bullet connectors, ( car side ) female connectors on the live feed and switched live feed from the battery (stops them shorting on metalwork if you have to disconnect ) and a male on the neg wire to the head unit ( head unit side ) i put the oppostie style connector to what i have described before, i also put a femal connector on the live wires out from the head unit ( amp remote and leccy aerial signal ) and on my speaker outputs from the head unit i use females on all the positive outputs and males on all the negative outputs, and obviously the opposite on the car side,

    although it is a bit time consuming, i find this method removes all risk of shorting out live wires onto the bodywork or the chassis of the head unit, also looks nice and provides a good solid connection

    failing that just strip 'em with your teeth, twist em and wrap some used sparky tape around em

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    I use bullet connectors rather than choc block, but it's all good stuff.

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    bullet connectors and connector blocks are nasty.

    I have always soldered the joins together and used sleeving over all the joints

    you will be amazed how quick a loom burns when its shorted out

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    That is indeed the ultimate way to do it, but IMO it's overkill for a car stereo.

    Nowt wrong with bullet connectors if done correctly.

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    either way you do it, still think its a good idea to stick a standard stereo connector on the end.

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    always got to get the last word eh mark

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    No


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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    This thread was just an excuse to post up some photos of his lap if you ask me.

    Now we see why he mods the womens room

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    Funny how Sapphy has to always mention the womens room, he forgets everything else but remembers that room


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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    That's because I keep getting invites to be featured in it.

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    where can i get a stereo loom connector for a sony without paying 10 squid from halfrauds, i need one for this very job

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    go to the tightwad shop, they give you the connector and a tenner for free, then the sexy young lady behind the counter comes round a gives you a blowjob.


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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    LMFAO!!!

    Do they also slacken off the arse nut?

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    Re: TIPS: New stereo in old car

    The comedian that had my car before me decided that he'd replace the stereo loom with all blue wires, i mean everything: speakers + -, ignition, continuous, earth the lot were all blue wires! Took me the best part of a day with a multimeter and a battery testing them all!

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