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996 CDC-3 Changer Install


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What year is your car? If it is MY03 or later, you will need a CDC-4 unit.

At the least, you'll need to purchase a mounting support bracket with associated mounting hardware and a wiring harness. (No Porsche is pre-wired for any option. Every car is built "to spec".)

Support MY99+....996.645.231.00.......MSRP US$ 18.41

Cable cover

cd changer.......996.610.207.00.................$1.78

Screw M4 x 8....999.075.067.09 (2).............$0.41

Sheetmetal

press nut M6....999.500.078.00 (2).............$4.00

Hexagon head-

bolt M6 x 20....900.378.188.09 (2).............$0.37

U-clamp..........999.507.532.02.................$0.37

There are a couple of wiring harnesses listed in the parts catalog, neither of which I am familiar with enough to list as appropriate for your needs. One costs $99.20 and the other $27.08. You might need both. You may need to ask a reliable, "top end" radio installation shop or your dealer for the exact cabling neeeds.

The physical installation is pretty straight forward. The most time consuming part is running the cable from the CDC-3 to the back of the radio hesd. You will need radio "keys" to pull the head unit.

I hope this information will help get you started. You might search this site for more complete DIY instructions.

Bill

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Ok, I bought a CDC-3 brand new six disc OEM changer on Evil Bay. anybody know if this is an easy install? are there already wires somewhere ? Anyone know what to do?

Thanks for your reply, my car is a 2001,it has the CDR220 audio unit. I have tried a few combinations of query titles for a search on this , but found nothing so far. Amazing that the looms are all different depending on options. I already have the radio keys. Maybe i will check with the dealer in Tampa, See what he can do with my wallet, i got the unit for $155 so i guess i can spend a couple of bucks to see it installed correctly if i can't find anything conclusive here. Thank You

Bob Leslie

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I have done the CD Changer for a CDR 220 radio. I have photos for cabling information to the back of head unit if needed. What cables, brackets, etc came with your purchase?

Thats exactly what i need to know, I was trying to get ahead of myself because i don't receive this unit until the 8th of this month, so i don't know what exactly i am going to get but the unit is supposedly in original package, unopened. Can I get back to you when i receive it? I'll photograph what i receive and get together with you on installation, perfect !

Bob Leslie

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I have done the CD Changer for a CDR 220 radio. I have photos for cabling information to the back of head unit if needed. What cables, brackets, etc came with your purchase?

Thats exactly what i need to know, I was trying to get ahead of myself because i don't receive this unit until the 8th of this month, so i don't know what exactly i am going to get but the unit is supposedly in original package, unopened. Can I get back to you when i receive it? I'll photograph what i receive and get together with you on installation, perfect !

Bob Leslie

Sure PM me when ready. We'll post progress for future use.

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