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cloudedmind

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Tue 15 May 18 11:17

car stereo


HI, my import c5 has been fitted with a japanese aftermarket stereo, by that i mean all the buttons and displays are in japanese writing etc so obviously i want to change it, preferably for some kind of flip screen jobbie.
i have read elsewhere that the c5 stereo is not a straight forward swap due to the bose speakers and wiring, is this correct ?
so what is required to change the stereo or do you think i would be able to just plug and play as its already been changed ?
finally in a worse case scenario of me messing it all up would anyone recommend a good stereo installer in the west mids area who knows what they are doing with a c5.
thanks for your time and replies in advance Confused

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BlackZeD

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Tue 15 May 18 19:18

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I think a call to Custom Exotics is your first and last port of call.
They have installed one for Dave, Corv99 on here and even got the steering wheel buttons to work with it.


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dex99

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Tue 15 May 18 19:56

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Yep they did, the unit was a Chinese one that got abuse and slagged off on US forum... However it's great , I know 3 people who have it now after seeing mine..
It has radio, CD , iPod input, USB ports, SD card ports, remote control! And can take apps etc... Also reversing camera and new version has DAB function .. I loaded on co pilot sat nav app for 10 .. And it integrates to system, my old windows phone connected, my new iPhone does and works fine.. Custom exotics guys custom worked my centre console to fit a bigger unit.. And got unit connected to my aftermarket steering wheel ,so functions work! Brett one of the brothers at CE is an electrics guru...

Haven't got a great picture I'm afraid... See in next post..

I'm also selling my old set up.. A Tom Tom with C5 wallpaper that connects to phone and also takes music on an SD card.. Integrates to car stereo through FM function



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Tue 15 May 18 20:00

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cloudedmind

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Tue 15 May 18 22:31

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thanks for the replies I will check them out

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