How Difficult is it to Supply Instructions. I recently purchased a connects2 fitting kit from Halfords. The kit consisted off the metal case, two plates. connects2 steering wheel control. connects2 installation guide. i connect 2. connects2 adaptivconnects2 patch lead. connects2 astra h. Fitted this to a Passat with RCD (single CD) stereo. As the other reviewers have commented the instructions are absolutely awful (just a few badly .
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Had a brief go at installing this over the weekend, without success, most likely because I fittung actually connect the earth wire coming from the Connects2 box, which I’ll get on to now The very ropey installation guide here that it comes with seems to suggest pushing the earth wire into the back of the headunit, but there’s nowhere obvious to do that on the Stream.
Does the metal case of the connects of the HU class as an earth point, as there are a couple of small screws I could partly undo and attach the earth wire to, or is this a very bad idea? If so, are there any obvious points around the centre console? Regarding removing the glove box I had a look around connecta2 it was starting to get a bit dark by then. Is it simply a case of unscrewing all the screws around the edge of the box and it’ll pop out?
After a instructionz panic, I read the manual and discovered taking the car for a short drive would reset those! Not used to working on a car with such modern electronics!
I’ve been reading some conflicting info on whether or not I’ll need my radio code if I disconnect the battery. As I’ll be putting the same HU back into the car will the ECU recognise it and remember the code, or will I still need to enter it when I reconnect everything?
Some HU allow a setting so that the code is automatically stored and entered when reconnected, I dont know what the criteria is for setting it one way or the other, not sure if the Stream supports this. Best to err on the side of caution and be prepared first.
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Speak to your local dealer, IF you need a code and dont have it, they should be able to give it to you. Any idea if they’d be able to give me the code over the phone or would I have to onstructions there in person?
You wont need the code if the radio is going back into the same car. The car will ‘recognise’ the radio and not ask for a code. Im not sure, not having had to do it.
Best bet is give them a ring, see what they need. Keep in mind if they can do it some dealers charge for it, some dont. I dont think it lnstructions that much from those that do. If you got the car from them, you could do the ‘reading the manual when noticed it said to enter code, you didnt give me one’. Yeah, that sounds like a good angle, thanks.
Need to call them about some other stuff anyway, will be good to have the code even if Fitfing don’t need it now. Just to confirm, I had the battery disconnected and stereo out over the weekend, then back in and everything was fine, no code req’d. Have updated first post and thread title to ask slightly different question now, any help appreciated. Thanks prolfe, will see if I can check out where the airbag connector is tonight, see how fiddly it is. Thanks for the tip.
Yeah, there are a couple of v. For the earth point, I found another torx screw with a washer, attaching the plastic surround to some unpainted framework. Trapping the earth wire between the screw and washer worked perfectly.
I decided not to remove the glovebox in the end, and aimed to feed the cable up through the storage box at the top above the vents instead.
Getting that unit out was fun! There’s only three clips holding it in, but you have to apply a lot of force to get them out. Once the vent unit was removed, there’s LOADS of space around either side insturctions the stereo area, very handy for storing the Connects2 box and extra cabling.
Couldn’t work out how to remove the wiring from the hazard light switch to remove the unit fro mthe car and don’t have a cordless drill so couldn’t get a hole sorted to get the cable through, so had to pack the cabling in the dash and refit the vent unit for now, but will get that sorted soon.
Also, while I was there, I found this Anyone got any idea what it’s for?
You can run instructiosn cable into the top cubbie box through the door hinge bit, theres plenty of room, no drilling required. I ran my gateway ipod cable there, can do pics if need be. That connection belongs in the air ducting right behind the head unit. There are two, each sat in their own bit of the duct right by each other. Easy enough to fit or re-fit in your case just a straight push fit and turn ninety degrees. Ironically, I’ve just discovered that the CD player in the HU doesn’t actually work, after attempting for the first time to stick a disc in yesterday!
Disc goes halfway in and won’t go any further, then displays an error message. Feels like there is already a disc in but hitting eject just brings up “No CD”.
Will probably have to remove the Connects2 unit before I take it in to get looked at, as they’ll insyructions somehow try to blame it on intructions. No, all it needs is a bit of a harder push to open and close, not much, just a bit of extra pressure.
Ill get pics now. A usb plug pushes easily in the gap, some fatter connector may take a bit of working through, the slot can flex a little.
The cable ends up at the side of the HU. Will see how it goes, might still be a bit neater to take a drill to it, so it comes out of the back of the storage area, but that’s a nice simple solution.
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Posted 9 June, edited. Previous post below to give context to earlier replies Hello again. Thanks for any help offered. Edited 3 July, by BigC. Share this post Link to post Share citting other sites. Posted 9 June, The code is stored in the instrument cluster. Through this it is automatically decoded convenience coding. A manual entry of the code is normally not necessary.
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So you should be safe. Posted 14 June, Thanks for that edited-in pdf figting Rhoobarb, only just knstructions Posted 15 June, Then disconnect the light, and then disconnect the air con pipe into the side. Posted 22 June, Posted 29 June, How’d you get on?
Posted 30 June, Posted 30 June, edited. Not had a chance to give it a proper look yet. Perils of having a young child! Is there no screws at all on the bare metal casing parts of the stereo? Posted 3 July, Right, finally managed to get it sorted today.
You can see it right in the middle here: I ran my gateway ipod cable there, can do pics if need be As for that connection, not sure: Was it just loose? Was there any identification numbers on it?
Hi, That connection belongs in the air ducting right behind the head unit. Posted 5 July, edited. Does it not snag at all? Posted 5 July, Look forward to seeing them Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.
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