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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Replace useless PCM with a "classic" unit Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of "classic" looking radios. What I mean is a single DIN unit that would provide the modern stuff, like DAB and possibly bluetooth - but not fussed about that.
Is there any recommendations here? Do any of them work with the in dash display (for nav mpg etc) ? Really thinking about ideas now as with the GPS issue the PCM has become more than useless to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one of these and it works really well and doesn't look out of place. They also do one without a CD player.

https://vdo-webshop.nl/en/249-continental-radio-s?page=2


I didn't have PCM, so haven't lost any functionality. I just use my phone for nav with a vent holder.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I bought one of these and it works really well and doesn't look out of place. They also do one without a CD player.

https://vdo-webshop.nl/en/249-continental-radio-s?page=2


I didn't have PCM, so haven't lost any functionality. I just use my phone for nav with a vent holder.


That's really cool looking, thanks. Do you have any pictures of it installed?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't, but there are some here: https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php/products/car-audio/head-units/continental-cdd7418ub-or.html
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, that looks spot on!! any special adapters needed?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered moving the control units around and putting in a modern double din unit that brings.you right up to current in terms of functionality?
I know Alex had done it and it looks factory.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have, but to be honest, I don't need it. I don't need a flashy screen for navigation; Modern phone does this job much better.
I only need DAB and Bluetooth.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.vdoshop.co.uk/acatalog/CDD7418UB-OR.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love these threads, they show me that things I was perfectly happy with now need replacing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvega wrote:
thanks, that looks spot on!! any special adapters needed?


Bergvill FX sell a harness that converts the VDO head unit to the factory wiring.

This is needed because the VDO only has amplified outputs, and the factory Beckers had line-output which then went to the amp in the boot.

I had, and then gave away, one of the VDO's because I wanted to keep line-output to the amp (and I'm an idiot, more than likely).

However, Blaupunkt are imminently* releasing this, the Blaupunkt Bremen 46 SQR DAB:



Which has bluetooth, DAB, USB etc etc, and line-outputs.

I shall be getting one just as soon as it's available, and will then have my Becker Cascade Pro for sale.

*Although imminently may be an entirely new meaning of the word, looking at some forum posts about the release date
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey996 wrote:
I love these threads, they show me that things I was perfectly happy with now need replacing Very Happy


..any issues with the PCM date lately? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is needed because the VDO only has amplified outputs, and the factory Beckers had line-output which then went to the amp in the boot.


I have a PCM 2 (i think) - and I don't believe there's any amps anywhere (no BOSE). I would think that has amplified outputs straight to speakers? (only 4, 2 under the windscreen 2 in the rear )
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Becker Cascade


That looks ace.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I mentioned earlier, you can buy mine if you would like, hopefully in a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm watching this space Smile (where are you located?)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good, not too far then Smile
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