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CD30 Nightmare!

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Related' started by neilychap, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. neilychap

    neilychap New Member

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    Hi all. I'm hoping someone can help a newbie out!!!

    I have just bought a new Vectra 2.2 SRI :bananasmi . The problem I have with it is because it is some sort of "stock" car purchased by the dealer I am stuck with the crappy CD30 head unit in it. I did ask the dealer :turd if they could fit the CD30 MP3 head unit but they wanted £500 for it, which isn't gonna happen as it is almost identical and just not worth it.

    Does anyone know if the CD30 can control a CD changer unit - if so which changers would work with it? Failing that, is there a 3rd party head unit I can fit which will let me carry on using the steering wheel controls and the remote display? As a last resort I will try and ffind a CD30 MP3 or something similar from eBay, are there any pitfalls I should be aware of buying a used Vauxhall head unit (security codes, fitting etc)?

    Many thanks for any responses left.
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    DrG New Member

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    if you do decide to buy a cd30 mp3 from ebay, make sure its deactivated/ unregistered from the car is was in previously, as they are vin protected. Also you will be better off with the 'car pass' from the car it came from as it has all the codes on you need. If you cant get this you may well have to either buy the security code or failing that, or the unit has not been deactivated for some reason (car write off etc), you will need to get the unit to a garage that has a tech2 so it can be reset and registered to your car (or take/send it to a radio decoding firm that has experiance with these units, some do). By the way VX will not do this with thier tech2 trust me on this, i tried 2 different one's...

    So if the unit you buy is not deactivated and it has no codes the only options are:
    a 3rd party garage with a tech 2
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    a radio decoding firm that can flash the eeprom and set up the unit with your cars parameters

    it is possible but it is a painful process... my local VX dealer quoted me originally £381.92 for the brand new silver CD30 MP3 not fitted (piece-o-pi$$ to diy), steep but all depends if you can be patient lol, if you can you could save yourself around £200...
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    It would appear that Kenwood do a full range of head units which will work with the steering wheel controls and remote displays in the Vectra. From what I have read on their site you just need an adaptor to get the controls working. They also specifically mention the Vauxhall/Opel remote display compatibility so it looks quite promising.

    In addition, the head units also support DAB, CD changers and iPods and don't cost all that much, especially when you look at how much the Vauxhall ones cost. The spec of the units is also far superior to the usual factory fit option. I will add a new posting if I get it done and let you know how it goes.

    The head units I found that look as though they may work (if anyone is interested, that is) are:

    Kenwood KDC-W707
    Kenwood KDC-W7531
    Kenwood KDC-W7051
    Kenwood KDC-W6531
    Kenwood KDC-W6031
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    cd30-reprogramming

    I can reset these units to the divorced state for you, without the need for the vehicle, you can then remarry it to the new vehicle with tech 2 .
    alternativly if you send the radio and display i can marry them and you wont need to put it on tech 2 just refit them and it will work.

    Regards Les. evanselec@btconnect.com


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    How much do you charge for this, I could do with getting this done?

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