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Looking for car radio
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:38:42 PM »
I am looking for a car radio with a built-in cassette player. If possible, I would like to find a new one, if they are still being made. If anybody can assist, or has one to sell, please let me know. I am in Germiston, Gauteng.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 08:51:52 AM »
In which car is the radio going to be installed ?
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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 09:30:17 AM »
In which car is the radio going to be installed ?

2005 Opel Corsa Utility.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:39 AM »
My local charity shop always has a selection.
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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 11:04:37 AM »
In 2005 Opel changed the Corsa Utility range. From 2000-2006 the car had provision for a single DIN radio. Dashboard was charcoal in colour.

From mid 2005 to 2013 the car was fitted with a double DIN front loading CD player. On top of the dashboard is the radio display which also has certain car and engine functions information. The lower dash colour housing the radio was either sandstone silver or matte chrome.

In both cars a special antenna adapter is required. The later car needs a radio dash plate adapter. To make the dashboard mounted LCD work with an aftermarket radio a communications adapter is required but I may be wrong here.

   
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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 11:29:26 AM »
In 2005 Opel changed the Corsa Utility range. From 2000-2006 the car had provision for a single DIN radio. Dashboard was charcoal in colour.

From mid 2005 to 2013 the car was fitted with a double DIN front loading CD player. On top of the dashboard is the radio display which also has certain car and engine functions information. The lower dash colour housing the radio was either sandstone silver or matte chrome.

In both cars a special antenna adapter is required. The later car needs a radio dash plate adapter. To make the dashboard mounted LCD work with an aftermarket radio a communications adapter is required but I may be wrong here.

 

Ours has the single DIN radio fitted, and the dashboard is charcoal in colour. I havenít removed the current radio to look at the connections. Should I remove it and take a picture of the connections?

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 11:32:55 AM »
My local charity shop always has a selection.

Where is it located?

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 11:57:11 AM »
Ours has the single DIN radio fitted, and the dashboard is charcoal in colour. I havenít removed the current radio to look at the connections. Should I remove it and take a picture of the connections?

Just look if the antenna adapter is there. The case is aluminium and looks like a small tubular cigar holder. The radio connections will have to be adapted to the replacement radio.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 12:17:20 PM »
Where is it located?

KZN. I'll have a look for you.
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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 03:59:23 PM »
I think I have a pioneer cassette player
Im in centurion - pm me if you are interested.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 12:10:04 PM »
Hi i have this alpine tape deck and shuttle available.
Based in DBN.
tks

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 06:37:29 PM »
Hi i have this alpine tape deck and shuttle available.
Based in DBN.
tks

I think I have a pioneer cassette player
Im in centurion - pm me if you are interested.

Thank you for your offers. I will let you know via PM if I'm interested.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 06:39:54 PM »
I would like to remove the current radio from the dash, but I see that two special metal bars are needed to do this. Unfortunately, I cannot find these bars. Is there another way of removing the radio without damaging it? Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 09:48:34 PM »
Google how to remove radio using old credit card

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Re: Looking for car radio
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 04:32:19 PM »
Google how to remove radio using old credit card

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Thank you so much for your suggestion. It worked perfectly.