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hello there i am looking at purchasing a new cd/dvd player that has the motorised touch screen built in.
I have a 156 1998 will what leads will in need to connect this and the seller keep talking about single and double Din, what is this?
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An ISO is a industry standard (Industry Standard Organisation) plug/socket which fits all car harnesses (looms (wiring). If the stereo does not have an ISO socket, then it uses its own propriatry connector and you will need to use a convertor to ISO.
In short, the non standard connector will work with a non standard connector:D
 
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DIN is another industry standard name used to measure a set dimension for a stereo (height only). For example the standard Alfa cd/cassette players are single DIN meaning 1 unit high. Double din is essentially two units stuck together (well a little more actually, but you get the point).

BTW - I don't have a DVD player in the car which has a flip out screen, but I do have is one with output connections to screens which I have in the caravan. This I can whole heartedly recommend...its a Blaupunkt Las Vegas DVD 35 and its a superb unit. It never looses its presets/EQ etc when the battery gets disconnected, it comes with a remote, plays both formats of DVD and its cheap too if you get one from here (like I did) - http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/154246/art/blaupunkt/las-vegas-dvd35-dvd-mp3-c.html
 

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will this unit just fit in the 147 and work exactly the same as the original , ie . steering wheel controls work
 

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I have a 156 1998 will what leads will in need to connect this and the seller keep talking about single and double Din, what is this?
the 156 has an ISO plug, BUT it does not follow conventional ISO wiring patterns! that is, some of the wires are not in the usual positions (ie: +12V 'constant' powerwire, +12V 'switched' powerwire). you would need a multimeter to triple-check you have the right wires, and do some changes to suit, accordingly.

depending upon the current-draw of the screen (they can draw a reasonable amount, depending upon what functions it has, and whether you're running speakers directly from it), you may want to run a new +12V 'constant' powerwire directly from the battery (fused of course). also worth running the groundwire directly to the chassis below, rather than rely on the factory groundwire. these can be weak links, and therefore limit power to the headunit, causing it to malfunction if voltage drops too low.

the 156 caters for only a 1-DIN unit. there should be no major probs fitting the new one. presumably the new unit has a 'brain' box too, that is to be hidden away; the brain connects to the car for all the powerwiring, and audio/video connections, etc. then a single cable connects the brain to the main unit in the dash.

exactly what model headunit is it? if you are unsure about installation, i strongly advise paying a professional installer to do the job, and have it done correctly from the beginning.

any idea where to get this adaptor , thanks
what model headunit do you have? if it's an alpine, then alpine produce their own, with ones suitable for the 147/156/GT. same with pioneer (i've heard the pioneer can swap the wires around by mistake, making the R-side buttons function like L-side ones, and vice versa; this requires a simple fix of swapping the wires around on the adaptor (cut-shut with solder/heatshrink).

otherwise, 'connect2' is another brand to suit other brands of headunit.

http://www.connects2.com/c2home.aspx?AcceptsCookies=yes

specialist car audio stores and some online stores will offer them. cost will vary, but can be UK$30~60.

some will be fairly easy plug-and-play. others - and depending upon your skills/experience - may best be fitted by a pro.

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will this unit just fit in the 147 and work exactly the same as the original , ie . steering wheel controls work
I understand that if you get a Blaupunkt head unit the steering wheel controls will work straight away without any adapters as the stock units are Blaupunkt (in the 147's and later 156's).

The only thing that will never work with all other aftermarket head units is the station display on the dash.
 

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thanks for the info on the blaupunkt , can anyone confirm that a new blaupunkt will work just as the standard 147 head unit , thanks everyone
 

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it depends on the model of blaupunkt. but yes, those that have the steering wheel input feature will plug-and-play. lower models simply don't have this feature.

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Whatever you do don't buy a Wharfedale one. I have one and it is always going wrong and parts are unobtainable from Wharfedale, I had to buy new ribbon cables that attach the front to the rear and the only place that sold them was Farnell.

Nowadays Wharfedale Branded stuff is made in China by someone else and is not as good as Wharfedale stuff used to be.
 

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Blaupunkt needs an adaptor as well. And it is not cheap.
I got my adaptor off ebay, seller lowcostcaraudio and it was £9.99.

Dunno what you call a later 156 but mines an 03 and needed an adaptor for a Blaupunkt Bremen MP74.
 
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