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Thumbs up Installed CD changer in Scenic 02

I***8217;ve just fitted a VDO cd changer to my Scenic 02, this maybe of use to someone.
Here***8217;s how it goes! I ordered a VDO CHM604mp3 6 disk changer from price Inc delivery £130.00 complete with 5 meter lead brackets, cd holder. This took 3 days to arrive, good website and you can track your order (although they do send them from France!).
Installation was easy.
Step 1 removed the tray unit from under the passenger seat (only to screws)
Step 2 drilled holes in top of unit 6mm bit and mounted brackets
Step 3 removed all transport screws from changer and covered with sticky patches supplied
Step 4 mounted the changer on brackets and replaced in car
Step 5 Removed radio/ cassette from dash using removal tool from Halfords £3.99
Step 6 Plugged supplied lead into matching blue socket in rear of radio (Must admit I took the chance and didn***8217;t disconnect the battery or unplug the radio. I hate having to re-enter codes. Being lazy but would recommend you shouldn***8217;t do this. But I had no problems)
Step 7 Removed passenger floor heater vent trim (1 screw)
Step 8 feed lead down back of radio, I then passed this under gear lever / handbrake trim, remove to screws in the rear handbrake trim (where vents are) feed lead through and under passenger seat. There is a panel here which if you remove the plastic grommets you can store the remaining lead.
Step 9 Connect the lead to the cd changer.
Step 10 Load cd***8217;s, put kettle on, make tea and enjoy your new sounds!!!!

Being a MP3 cd player I have managed to get 118 tracks per cd, that***8217;s over 700 tracks in total!
The changer works with steering wheel remote and gives full info on display (no***8217;s of tack and cd no***8217;s. No fancy details like artist or track title but I can do with out that).
Radio cassette has got ***8220;tuner list***8221; on the front; this is essential so leads are compatible.

This all took 1&1/2 hours from start to finish.
A local installer quoted me £200.00 + Lead £50.00 + Fitting £50.00 = £300.00
Wonder what Renault dealer would charge?

If you thinking of doing this, give it a go***8230;. It***8217;s easy! I***8217;m not a experienced but a little common sense is all you***8217;ll need

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