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Hi thought I'd give a bit of background first, bought car last year and was going to swap out the OEM radio with the JVC KD-BT11 that i had fitted in my old car, so whet to Halfords to find out what cables etc i would need and was told by them that it was a massive job would cost lots of money was to complex for them to preform, as it involved taking half the front of the dash off and I would need get a specialist auto electrician to do this. i couldn't afford to do this at the time so just got on with the fitted equipment.

Yesterday however I had to change the batt due to a dead cell and of course this meant the fitted radio need the activation code (which of course the previous owner didn't give me) so i figured i phone a local auto election to find out how much to fit the radio i had lying around doing nothing.

Unlike Halfords he didn't seem to think it was that big a job and was happy to come out and take a look at it. Out he comes and quickly removes the old unit and all that needs to be done is to plug in the new unit and all at a cost of £45, exactly like i would have done 6 months ago if Halfords hadn't have told me it was way more complicated than that. :mad:

Anyway new radio is fitted and works fine however I've lost the use of the steering remote just now as I need a PC30-REN - £20.42 and a PC30-JVC - £81.69 to connect this (according to halfords).

I have 2 questions 1. Do i need both these cables as I'm unsure after doing a bit of online reading and 2. Does anyone know where I could get these cables cheaper as I grudge paying Halfords prices.
 

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I have 2 questions 1. Do i need both these cables as I'm unsure after doing a bit of online reading and 2. Does anyone know where I could get these cables cheaper as I grudge paying Halfords prices.
1) No. You do not need both the cables. One is for the audio remote, the other is a CAN-BUS adapter which people like Halfords say you need. I asked Renault themselves about this cable and they said it was a waste of time and not needed.

2) Give "Car Audio Direct" a call. I got my audio remote adapter from them for about £30 for my Megane II. They have an online shop too.

Hope this helps :)

EDIT: Looked myself, looks like you need this @£39.99:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ctsrn007-can-bus-steering-control-adaptor.html

They only do the canbus ones for this car but I guess you're saving more than 50% on what you were quoted :)
 

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Hi there, I have the same problem, only I was wondering if there is a connector i can get that does not need the steering wheel stalk. Ijust want the ignition switch to turn the stereo on when i start the car.
 

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Hi there, I have the same problem, only I was wondering if there is a connector i can get that does not need the steering wheel stalk. I just want the ignition switch to turn the stereo on when i start the car.
Doesn't that depend on the head unit some come on when you start the ignition and some you have to turn on manually, I think is there a setting in the head unit?
 

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Ok seems i've not worked out how to post link yet, sorry about that but just had an email from Car Audio Direct needs part are these.

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ctsrn005-can-bus-steering-control-adaptor.html
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/connects2-can-bus-jvc-adaptor.html

Hope this helps anyone else thats had this problem.
Yeah that looks about right - I forgot about the silly little JVC wire I needed one of those too... :)

Doesn't that depend on the head unit some come on when you start the ignition and some you have to turn on manually, I think is there a setting in the head unit?
That's right I think. Unless your radio has a setting in the menu, it won't turn on with the ignition.

Andy :)
 
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