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post #1 of 4 Old 01-21-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,Has any one replaced there CD head unit? I have ,for its model, a standard fitment Sony single disc unit (which I believe is called a double din unit?) and would like a head unit with usb port on the front.Looked in Halfords and they have a Alpine CDE-W203Ri.Let me know your thoughts, I think its best to stay with the double din size.Regards Steve

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Have a look on ebay first. Just do a search for "double din car stereo" and a load will come up. Two that have taken my eye are a Clarion for about 75 deliveredhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Double-Din-Car-Stereo-RDS-Radio-CD-MP3-USB-Player-Free-iPod-iPhone-Adaptor-Lead-/230726869583?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item35b8 64a24f#ht_4856wt_1185and a Kenwoodhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kenwood-DPX-404U-CD-MP3-Car-Stereo-Double-Din-Tuner-USB-Aux-iPod-iPhone-/280770495925?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item415f 39c5b5#ht_3471wt_1185for 128There's an alternative to changing the entire head unit though and it's called an Xcarlink, seehttp://www.xcarlink.co.uk/product.ph...&cat=19&page=1 I'm not sure if this will be compatible with the Sony head unit you have. You'd have to check with them if you decide to go down that route. I had one on my last car ( a picasso) and it was great. I used it to play MP3s off an SD card but it could also use USB sticks as well. There's plenty of choice whatever you decide to do.

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That's the sort of head unit I was thinking about, I was wondering what people where using and if they managed to still use the controls at the steering wheel?



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If you read the specifications for the units, they include the sentence, "OEM Steering wheel remote wired interface capability" so yes, they do.
They also have customisable back lighting so that you can match it to the rest of the dash lighting.The XCarlink also works via the steering wheel controls in the same way as a CD autochanger, which the device emulates when connected to a compatible head unit. It can play common music files from SD cards or USB sticks with the correct file structure. It will also read the mass storage memory of USB connected MP3 players if the same file structure is used.Another unit which caught my eye was the JVC KW-XR811http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JVC-KW-XR8...ht_1750wt_1185
Which also includes Bluetooth for your phone and for streaming audio. They also make the cheaper but less well specced 611 and 411, but at 171 the 811 would seem to tick all your boxes.

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