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#1 Nav

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:44 PM

Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has replaced the original stereo in a 240z with a more modern one themselves?

Keen to know if it's a straight forward process and if it's easy enough to do myself

Thanks
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has replaced the original stereo in a 240z with a more modern one themselves?

Keen to know if it's a straight forward process and if it's easy enough to do myself

Thanks
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No different to any other car really, I think you'd be hard pressed finding an original head unit in a 240z these days. The original radio would be worth a little bit of cash to the right buyer.

A multimeter is essential but other than that it's pretty straight forward to install a head unit. It would only be a challenge if you are installing a big amp / subs etc.. still do-able but might require some wiring changes and perhaps an upgrade in terms of alternator (later ZX internally regulated unit puts out more amps).



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

http://www.japanesen...hlight=hakosuka

If you havent already, have a read, possibly one of the best JDM build up threads ever.

Anyway, this guy some how found or installed an AUX jack into his original Datsun stereo so his Ipod/Iphone could plug in and play his tunes through the original stereo.

What a legend.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:19 PM

This is what I did to get retro looks but modern tech: http://www.viczcar.c...5.html#msg25895

Edit: also the new speakers to go with the head unit here http://www.viczcar.c...c,3782.225.html

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:32 PM

http://www.japanesen...hlight=hakosuka

If you havent already, have a read, possibly one of the best JDM build up threads ever.

Anyway, this guy some how found or installed an AUX jack into his original Datsun stereo so his Ipod/Iphone could plug in and play his tunes through the original stereo.

What a legend.


:o that's an awesome idea. I hate the look of new head units.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:50 PM

Looks like he's put a Becker Europa Stereo in it, which can be retrofitted with the aux jack at the below link. Looks fantastic and is period correct.

http://www.beckeraut...sistor aux.html

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

http://www.mobileele...en-has-arrived/

could look at a processor. Kinda pricy but gives you all the features of a top quality cd player but still keeping stock stereos.This is the cheaper, more standard one at $550 tho.

I plan on upgrading every bit of audio in the car to 90's, early 00's stuff. Wiring would be a must id say. But depending how much you wanna delve into it, will depend on what you need to do.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

:o that's an awesome idea. I hate the look of new head units.


Hey Hey we agree on something :), I hate them also too flashy OEM units always look nice.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:56 PM

Just do what I did in my Valiant Pacer.
Put a Sony head unit in the glovebox, then mount a wired remote somewhere that's inconspicuous.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for the input guys.....much appreciated. Will keep the original unit as I would like the car to be as original as possible. Its got the original carbies, matching engine numbers...etc. So don't want to change it too much

However a CD player and an FM stereo would be nice while I'm driving around :)

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

You've got me looking at installing an AUX jack in the stereo in my Clubby now. This mob do the conversion on later model stereos but might prompt some ideas for ya:

http://www.asr-audio...io-stealth.html




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