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Hi Everybody, A quick question. Where is the factory fitted CD autochanger installed in the boot of the 147? Thanks for your help,
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You should be able to see the thing when you open the boot, if you can't you haven't got one. (Like most CD changers its a rectangular box that has a cartridge you remove to take CD's in and out of.) Should be obvious.
 
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Hi Bugfix,

Hope to see you with first Alfa soon because then as the weeks drift by statements like "should be obvious" will become distant memories!
LOL

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Hi Simon.
Just a small thing but the dealer who supplied my 147 coundn't tell me where the changer went, and so I did't order one, just as well 'cos with the sub on the LH side it makes the space between the wheel arches tight (Mediababe does like to shop so). It also looks pretty vunerable to damage from heavyish objects.
What I'd like to know is, is it possible to retro fit a MD player to the 147, bearing in mind it has the 'iforgetwhatyoucallit thingumygig not quite a 1553 databus, not quite like anything else' wiring loom? Can anyone help?
 
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Hi Moose,

No offence but I've been around the block to many times to use a Main dealer chap and Norwich is a tad far to travel even for Numan's services! (I appreciate that you probably have to though for your warranty to be honoured etc).

I'd imagine Fish brothers was near ish to you at Swindon, I know they have been Alfa/Fiat dealers for a long time don't know what their like though.

As for Bristol their is only one which is Bryan brothers and they changed from a Toyota Franchise about 5 minutes ago so I would say that is a definite non starter!

Have you been having probs? Apologies if you have already posted on this etc but to be honest I haven't really browsed much 147 stuff.

Oh and as regards In Car Entertainment your better off using a specialist supplier/shop they can pretty much put anything where you want it (CD changer etc ) and won't charge you top of the range prices for bottom of the range products like your local dealer and believe me we all think our car is special especially when new but the fact they fit to a lot of complex equipment to £40,000 + vehicles would mean they would have seen it all before!


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Hiya Mak,
Yeah, just a few problems, see 'Major 147 issue'.
Yeah, I have about 2 years and 8 mths warranty to run (if I keep the piggin' thing) so news of a competent, localish, Alfa approved workshop would be helpful. If BB burn down, don't be surprised!
The 147 has (allegedly)a unique wiring system where every thing runs thru a low tech databus type thingy. I'd like to slip a MD changer under the pax seat but I'm not sure, which, if any, would be compatible.
Dealers, are of course, totally bewildered by my questions on this, and audio specialists want to know more about the cars systems, Catch 22?

Thanks for the response,
Moose
 
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Hmmmm sorry to hear your having so much grief, I think there are really only two ways to buy an Alfa, when its covered about 12,000 miles and someone else has had the probs and its been pretty much sorted, or an older one which you just love because it's really different and your not really worried about the purchase costs.

I just don't ever see a day when you will pick up and run your Alfa as if it was a Nissan, there is much optimism with every new model developed that this time....blah blah but it has always been the way and I think always will be. Obviously the biggest shock is to non Alfa converts, but as most of us know on 155 and some here you except their great points and weaknesses or buy something else, it really is that simple!


As for a specialist, they are in short supply in the south west area as you have probably discovered!

I do know of a good one but you know what it is like when you then recommend somebody!!

Anyway, it is Bateman's Italian Car specialist on Bath road in Bristol tel:01179 720600. He has serviced a family members very new Fiat's over the last 5/6 years (3)and they have never had to go back to him for repeat work, which is really just what any of us is looking for! Quiet chap just gets on with it no fuss etc!

Their is one other, who only services alfa's (Auto Meo) but don't be fooled and I would stay well clear.


Warm regards and sorry it got a bit longer than first envisaged!

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Thanks for your replies, I see there is an autochanger sized flat area on the right hand wheel arch trim panel.
My reason for asking was to help me fit my changer on the cheap! I've succeeded so e-mail me and I'll let you know what I did and what you'll need to do the same, no modifications are required to the car at all. The changer is a Blaupunkt CDC-A08, about £170 from www.bluespot.co.uk who I can recommend.
 
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