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Oha! Thanks lads, will get the screws tomorrow from the hardware store, tought i was going to need sme special tool that wasent supplied with the car. The Radio reception is doing my head in, see if i can solve it.
 

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Oha! Thanks lads, will get the screws tomorrow from the hardware store, tought i was going to need sme special tool that wasent supplied with the car. The Radio reception is doing my head in, see if i can solve it.

If you find a solution can you please let me know as I have the same problem
 

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I've got the same problem, I would be interested to know if you solve it! Or if anyone has come up with another solution.
 

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Update, never got around to take it off or check the connection, but i got my antena stolen last week, so since i was away i went to a crappy chinese shop and bought a silver tunning crapy antena for €2 and tought it was going to be well worse, oh... i was so wrong, can tell you that its 10 times better, so i guess either the original one is really bad or was broken...

My tip is, buy an antena or try a mates antena, going to buy a decent Bosch antena like i always used before on all my cars, the little short Alfa antena seems to be very bad.
 

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I have the std non CN+ antenna and a cheapy Chinise one for the GPS/GSM.

The GPS/GSM works great (but never had the std Alfa GPS/GSM/FM/AM one for comparison).

The CN+ unit has by far the best signal for radio of any unit I ve had, including the std head unit, an Alpine one, a JVC one and a cheapy Chinese one. None of them had decent MW reception, but its almost perfect on the CN+.
 

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I can't get my head unit out. The threads engage just fine, but I cannot budge it. I've had an X-Link aux in for it for months but have given up trying to fit the bloody thing.

They Connect Nav+ system must have been one of the most over priced systems in the world, I think I paid £1200 in 2002, now on my second Alfa and the unit in this one is just as poor as the first. Appalling radio reception and the Navigation is a complete joke. If a destination begins with a 'W' I may as well not bother, it takes 20 mins + to get the 2nd letter in, likewise the third. Tried a different Nav Tech CD and it was the same which makes little sense to me.

Any further tips on getting the unit out? I've wiggled, pulled, teased, PULLED and sworn a lot. Its not budged an mm.
 

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It was one of the first built in nav systems available - its design is 15 years old now and technology has moved on, massively (CN+ has only 8mb of RAM !!). On top of that most manufacturer's systems are overpriced, even today and are generally panned by critics as not being as good as aftermarket ones.

It sounds to me that you might need to upgrade your firmware, this drastically improves navigation and reception. What version are you using ?

Still, mine works ok, it may also be youre are using an old and/or scratched nav cd. Try newer a. What year cd are you using ?

The reception probs may be a loose connection on the aerial, or perhaps even upgrade your aerial to one of the £35 ones from ebay, the reception is very good from these.

How are you trying to remove it ?
 

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Thanks for responding, admittedly the disk is a 2007, but I tried a 2010 disk from a Fiat to see if it would work from post codes and it was the same problem. I never upgraded the disk as I preferred to use (initially) Tom Tom and now Google Maps. I'll check the firmware out of interest, I didn't know it could be changed.

To remove (or not in my case) I've followed the only advice I've found, 2 x threaded bolts inserted in the holes either side of the drive aperture, threads engaged and pull, wiggle, kick, swear, pull harder, give up
 

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To remove (or not in my case) I've followed the only advice I've found, 2 x threaded bolts inserted in the holes either side of the drive aperture, threads engaged and pull, wiggle, kick, swear, pull harder, give up
You're not going to want to hear that mine pulled out pretty well straight away just using two bits of metal coat hanger wire. Can't get it back in completely though.

Keep trying!

I had my 159 ipod connection done by an audio specialist who said it was an absolute sod to get out ( I have connect + of different types in both the 147 and the 159). Reckoned on an hours work in total when he quoted to fit a Dension. Turned into over two hours with two guys doing it. I guess I just got lucky with the 147 one.
 

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No, not at all sure. I tried a straightened out radio release tool (?) that I've always used previously as I expected something needed to be 'released', also a couple of wire nails until I was told it had to be a threaded end. I'll look again, cheers Muz
 

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