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Old 8th February 2019, 22:58   #1
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Question Double DIM Double DIN Questions.

Although I got this Unit back in the summer, only now have I had a close look at it and offered it up to the central aperture in my daily driver ZT-T.





I had planned to butcher the DD Fascia Aperture in the pool of spares ZT but as the 75/ZT [ MG 7? ] item comes ready to fit, posted for only £14.34p not worth the trouble. Is that the case... ready to fit?

One other minor issue. The Aerial Cable is not a straight fit as the ANT location is female on the back of the unit as is the female connection on the car's aerial cable. I could not find a suitable adaptor in my box of useful connectors so I will need to obtain one.

Without the aerial connection there was zero radio reception but the CD worked very well. I had Flock of Seagulls bursting out that superb Guitar stuff soon after inserting the disc. So that works just fine as do the connectors to the car's speakers.

Any pointers for a suitable male to female aerial adaptor would be appreciated from those been there, got one will be appreciated.

I had planned to fit it ages ago but, went on the back burner. What spurred me into action today. My CD-80 lost it's visual display ( are the internal bulbs accessible and replacable if that's what it is. Also tape cassettes no longer accepted. :doh:

Shall look forward to fitting this gizmo and having it working.
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Old 9th February 2019, 13:59   #2
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Hi,


Not sure what connector you have on the back of the unit so I searched two common options:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Male-Fakr...d/232731305995


or


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Aeria...t/202544390884


BTW I needed the Fakra one for my Xtrons
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Old 9th February 2019, 14:25   #3
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Thanks for the reply from Utrect... Sjonnie...

I have since bought off ebay the following items which should enable me to fit my Head Unit :~

CT23RO01 Rover 75 Car Stereo Double Din Fascia Panel Adaptor

@ £14.34p

The Antenna/Aerial connector needed also from ebay :~

3xISO Female to Din Male Radio Antenna Aerial Adapter Converter for Car Stereos

3 @ 99p ...

These parts are due to arrive next week. I will report back on progress after they arrive.
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I'd say: you're good to go


Placing these units can sometimes be a PITA especially if you're not the first owner of the car. I had some issues with my current car which seem to have had some serious open heart surgery in the past



Let us know if we can help you if need be.
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Old 10th February 2019, 12:41   #5
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It's not quite ready to fit.
The fascia adaptor fits over the front of the double din.
You'll notice the double din has no cage to allow fitment like a single din so you need to mount the radio into the car then fit the fascia over the top.
Have a search as they'll be a few threads on the subject if I remember I'll take a few pictures if mine later today.
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Old 10th February 2019, 12:49   #6
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It's not quite ready to fit.
The fascia adaptor fits over the front of the double din.
You'll notice the double din has no cage to allow fitment like a single din so you need to mount the radio into the car then fit the fascia over the top.
Have a search as they'll be a few threads on the subject if I remember I'll take a few pictures if mine later today.
Pictures always help. A thousand words and all that. Thanks.

My unit came with a couple of substantial L-Shaped Brackets .... no screws or bolts. Very little else covering fitting process. The little English language used is .. er... a challenge to understand.

I'll manage it some way. Meantime help from those been there, done that always beneficial. Thanks again.
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Old 10th February 2019, 12:57   #7
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When I had a d/din, I used one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-...28Cx:rk:3:pf:0
Upside down in the link, & I know Trebor did a "how to" for fitting a cage, using the "L" bracket fitted to the bulkhead
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These huge L-shaped brackets are supposed to be mounted to the back of the fascia. At least that was the case with the unit in my X-type. If you haven 't received any screws or bolts you will have to find some that fit. Or buy a fascia that has them included.


Or something like this may help: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Stere...N/183126284091


You place the frame in the fascia and place it in your center console. After that you place the unit in the frame. It is highly unlikely to get a good fit if you place the radio first and the fascia later. You simply don't have a reliable construction to mount the radio to if you place it first. The fascia and cage will provide a stable fitting.


Pictures of the cage I used for my X-type:


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Old 10th February 2019, 16:21   #9
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i made a tray ( in my case out of a plastic box) that sat at the front on the heater controls and at the rear on the ledge held in place by the single 6mm screw. and the dd just slid in . did have to trim a bit of the rigid insulation out .


Also i made my fasica out of and old MGR Cassete radio and cut it so the DD went through it.




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Old 10th February 2019, 18:46   #10
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Thanks for the helpful advice folks. Yes, I did notice the Fascia D-D surround is upside down in some ebay images...

When my surround arrives, I will see what needs to be done and take some images which may help others faces with the same fitting issues.
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