Still mourning his
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
How do I fit a new head unit?
I have a '97 twinspark GTV and have just been given a lovely new Panasonic MP3 all-singing-all-dancing head unit to replace the frankly pathetic standard whisperer.
Now, I have changed stereo systems on many cars but have heard rumours that is a grand pain in the A on an Alfa (I have also heard scare stories that the stereo is a structural focalpoint and without it the care will fold up into itself, but knowing how people do love to pick at Italian build quality I dismissed this as a joke). So, what experiences has everyone had and how do I get the cheapo, plasticky pre-historic original out. Do any of the plugs fit standard din sockets or were they all hand carved by the Pope's electrician to (occasionally) only work on the car they were first fitted to?
Do let me know. I am dreaming of a day when I can listen to music in my GTV rather than just the usual wind noise, rattles and tinnitus. Here's hoping...