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The Nokia Cark 91 kit, is it relatively easy to fit your self? (on a 2001 mkIII) or does it require specialist knowlege/tools to do properly?
i have heard it's just basically 4 wires, i suppose that would just depends on how easy those 4 wires are to find/get at? can anyone help?
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one wire to the battery live
one to earth
one to ignition live
and a wire to the Radio to mute it when the phone rings (not needed if you can opperate the volume yourself)

you can make it more complicated if you want to route the sound from the Phone through the Cars speaker system but you would need to buy aditional equipment
 

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If you get the phone mute loom it is actually much easier, as you don't have to do any wiring,it is just plug and play!

Keep your eyes peeled on eBay for a no-holes bracket. You might also find a suitable audio mute lead.

One final thing - if at all possible, go for the audio mute lead - the sounds is so much clearer coming through the car speakers, rather than through the crappy little Nokia speaker, plus it is something less to screw into your cars trim. I was using the Nokia speaker on my wife's car, and the phone's volume was always turned right up. Now it is loads clearer, and is only about half way up.
 

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thanks for the help lads.....
just ordered a no holes dashmount off e-bay for £10 inc p&p.
i bought an audio plug-in for my CD6000 that goes into the CD changer port a while ago, and provides a pair of stereo phono conections i used to connect my 6230 as an MP3 player, does the mute lead connect to the same place on the 6000? and would i be able to get stereo sound from it?

i'm not sure what lead i will need can you find it here? as it's where i bought my other lead from.
http://www.soundlinx.co.uk/index.html
 

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right.... i've got the Cark 91 kit (off e-bay)
but no wiring diagram, which of the 4 wires do what? (red, black, yellow, blue.)
my guess is:?
black-earth
red battery 12+
yellow ignition 12+
blue-mute

does anyone know?

i've thought about the telemute lead, but i'm not sure if i can play my MP3's through it?
which i can with my existing soundlinx box.
thanks,
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I fitted an internal T ariel to the inside of the winscreen. You can run the cable under the head lining and down the inside of the passengers side A frame trim cover. (If you pull it off, bit of a bugger). I fitted the unit under the carpet on the passengers side way up high.
 

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cheers for that ;) i'll put the box there then, i just bought a tax disc aerial off e-bay though.... so i'll have to just run it down the inside edge where the dash meets the door trim.
 

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Pull off the A frame trim. There is all the cable management there to run cabling, it also leaves a gap down the side of the dash/a pillar. Large enough to get wiring through. Bit of a bugger but its worth doing.
 

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Don't think you will be able to use antenna with pop-port

Audio mute is completely separate to soundlinx and won't interfere.

Soundlinx uses CD changer input.

The audio mute just intercepts the power and speaker cables, to send audio through car speakers, and use audio power to power car kit.
 

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this is the soundlinx adaptor i have, i'm going to use a 3.5 monoplug to 3.5 stereo adaptor to connect to the phono/3.5jack lead i have off this unit to the speaker output from the nokia kit, and just switch to cd changer on the head unit when i get a call, (i mostly use my phone as an mp3 player in car as well so it will probably already be on cd changers channel) i should get sound out of all 4 speakers then, just a pity it's not stereo....
 

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Now I understand your point better.

As the sound from the CARK-91 is mono, you will probably only get sound from one side.

Secondly, you may get feedback from the car speakers when using the phone through the soundlinx thingy. And sound quality will probably be poor.

I played some MP3's through mine last night, and the quality wasn't good. No-where near as good as CD.
 

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just got it connected up. you right about the sound quality it's a bit poor for mp3 ok for phone though.

the mono to stereo adaptor it splits the mono to L&R mono channels, so i get mono sound from both speakers. i might still get a telemute lead as well for the phone, as the soundlinx one could have an ipod connected to it with a 3.5mm jack stereo channel, to the cd changer hookup.

thanks for all the help anyway lads! :L

i had a cheap plugin hands free for £10 off e-bay with a 3.5mm jack out socket .... lasted about a year before it fell apart, but the sound was crystal clear.
 

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done loads!!!!!!

For the novice, fit the main junction box on top of the carpet in the centre tunnel. Remove 1 screw in the passenger foot well on the tunnel cover, fit the junction box to the carpet with some velcro. Ensure that you take the antenna cable behind the air bag on the passenger a pilar.

Hope this helps.

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cheers i think thats where i put it, behind and under the cd/radio, i didn't use the velcro though, good tip. i'll do that thanks :L

the aerial is a tax disc one, so i should ba able to route it down the side of the dash and tuck it into the gap.
just waiting for the mounting bracket i bought off e-bay to turn up now...it's late...
 

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Let me know if it doesn't turn up, I have them in stock - though not trying to sell anything, thems the rules! but you could optain it with confidense! :whistling: :whistling: :L

Daddy V!
 
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