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Old 04-09-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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today i test drove a 5door xr astra and loved it. i am planing on getting one late this fall ... my thing if i decide to go aftermarket on the radio what will i loose from the drive computer and how will i control it .....i am guessing the only way would be the controls on the stering weel could someone help me with this .....and when i do get it it will look like an vauxhall not a saturn


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Old 04-09-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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You can still access all functions through the wheel control but you will loose the ability to change the time as you cant access this from the wheel control. A dealer can do this through tech 2 , or you have to plug in the originalradio

. You will also need the Can Bus adapter cable loom for the after market radio as the Factory wiring is not an iso conector . Im not sure if these are available in the US yet or import one yourself . You may be able to get the adapter so you can still use the wheel controls for your radio (brand dependent) . I know Alpine , Pioneer , Blaupunkt etc have these in Europe.


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