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Megger
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Hi everbody!!
I've looked through the postings to try and find an answer to this, but can't see one. Appologies if it's there somewhere....

I have just bought a mk3 and I want to swap my Sony h/u and changer from my mk1. I see that I will need a fancy adapter to change the facia to the single DIN style slot. These seem to easily available. The new car has remote radio controls on the steering column. Is it possible to get this to work with the Sony, if not, is it possible to remove the remote control?? :thankyousign:
 

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MEG Commander
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hmmm, i know you can use the steering wheel remote with some pioneer units but im not sure a bout sony. What is the model number of the headunit?
 

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MEG Colonel
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you can get an adaptor lead for the steering wheel controls from autoleads
 

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Megger
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The model number is XR-C5100R. Quite an old unit, as it was fitted to the car some 10 years ago! However, in the instructions, there is an option for a 'stick on' remote control. How this worked, I don't know.
If I can't get this to work, I might consider getting a new headunit (more money!)
 

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Just me
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TBH I would look at a newer unit. What year and spec is your MK3?
 

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Megger
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Thanks for the response guys.
The car is a 2001 (Y) LX TDDI (nothing fancy!). I've had a mk1 TD for about 8 years, it's been a fantatic car, but its now showing its age.
Upgrading the radio is something I've been thinking about.

The Sony unit that is fitted to higher spec cars looks nice. I assume that these units will work with the remote column?
 

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Just me
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The later Sony's do work, but are not a straight swap, you have to change the whole dash as well!

I would guess you have a Ford 6000 fitted, that will have a changer socket on the back so you can use a changer with that or buy a 6006 that is a 6 disk changer built into it
 
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