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Blaupunkt Seattle in 2000 C4

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Hello all. First post on this forum. I'm a new 911 owner (2000 C4 Coupe). Just wanted to share my experiences installing a Blaupunkt Seattle in my newly acquired 911. I apologize if this information is well known, but I couldn't find it online and Crutchfield doesn't know anything about my 911 in terms of compatability, so I wanted to share in case someone else finds this useful.

In summary, this is a no-brainer. This was the easiest car stereo install I've ever experienced (granted I've only done a half-dozen or so in my life). As I found hinted out on the net, the German auto makers and car stereo manufacturers seem to have actually standardized both physical and electrical interfaces.

The situation is that I was replacing the stock Harman/Becker CDR-22. Why? The CDR's CD eject mechanism seemed to be broken (CD came out and went right back in, fast fingers needed to change CDs). And I also wanted MP3 support and an Aux input for a MP3 player (via extra adaptor I ordered along with the Seattle). Might get a CD changer in future, but I haven't decided to give up trunk space at this time for one at this point. I'm still using the 911's stock amp and speakers. The internal amp in the Seattle is unused at this point.

I already had the stereo removal tools (although they are different from my Audi, the set I got for it included ones that worked on the 911), so it was just a matter of removing the CDR, unplugging the connectors, plugging them into the Seattle and sliding it back into place (w/o the sleeve). Hard to believe, but it was that simple - took 5 minutes going slow. Lots of connectors came with the Seattle, but I used none of them.

I will mention that I did find one posting stating that the switched and constant on power wires needed to be swaped for the case of an install in a '97 911, but I did not find this to be the case for my 2000.

In terms of the appearance of the Seattle in the 911, I'm fairly happy. I wanted something that would not distract from the car itself and it seems like most of the car stereos these days look like a Radio Shack threw up on them with gaudy LCD screens displaying flashing graphics nearly constantly. The Seattle is a little guilty of that, but not too bad. I used its menu to select the amber color for the buttons and that matches the other interior lights in the 911 fairly well. The big blue light in the power button does look a little out of place I have to admit.

Hope someone finds this useful. Happy driving.


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  • 3 weeks later...

One follow-up: When you change your stereo, you need to put a piece of tape (non-conductive) over the middle third of the side of the stereo nearest the driver, otherwise the car will honk every time you lock it.

No, I'm not making this up :-)

Thanks to gdscntry's post in the following thread:


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