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CDR-220 replacement wiring harness?


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Hello,

I am replacing the becker CDR-220 (the CD section has stopped working) with a blaupunkt long beach 35 dvd-radio.

I have upgraded a becker unit before in my boxster, but I have seen (read) people talking about wiring harnesses that plug into the car's wiring harness so you don't have to chop up the in-car harness when replacing the unit. (I will keep the CDR-220 so that the next owner can repair and retrofit if they wish).

I thought that Crutchfield audio was mentioned, but I e-mailed them and they didn't know what I was talking about.

Can anyone point me to a source of either an upgrade harness or a source of the connectors so I can fabricate my own harness? (I know all the pin assignments and what they do).

I understand that the connectors are a standard type, but I haven't had much luck finding them and the Australian becker distributor doesn't carry them.

(BTW I chose the Blaupunkt cause it's the neatest looking unit I could find, plus it has 4 pre-outs at 4V. My car is a 99 996 cabrio with the M460 amp and speakers and I wanted to retain as much of the OEM system as possible.)

Thanks for any assistance.

Darrin

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Blaupunkt stereos have the correct pin configuration from the factory. You can just plug them right in (at least my recent purchase was). I actually wanted to use something else but I couldn't find the harness or pins to create my own harness so I went Blaupunkt. The only thing I needed was an adapter for the antenna and Best Buy had that in stock.

Shawn

Hello,

I am replacing the becker CDR-220 (the CD section has stopped working) with a blaupunkt long beach 35 dvd-radio.

I have upgraded a becker unit before in my boxster, but I have seen (read) people talking about wiring harnesses that plug into the car's wiring harness so you don't have to chop up the in-car harness when replacing the unit. (I will keep the CDR-220 so that the next owner can repair and retrofit if they wish).

I thought that Crutchfield audio was mentioned, but I e-mailed them and they didn't know what I was talking about.

Can anyone point me to a source of either an upgrade harness or a source of the connectors so I can fabricate my own harness? (I know all the pin assignments and what they do).

I understand that the connectors are a standard type, but I haven't had much luck finding them and the Australian becker distributor doesn't carry them.

(BTW I chose the Blaupunkt cause it's the neatest looking unit I could find, plus it has 4 pre-outs at 4V. My car is a 99 996 cabrio with the M460 amp and speakers and I wanted to retain as much of the OEM system as possible.)

Thanks for any assistance.

Darrin

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Hi I just wanted to finish off this post.

I got my Blaupunkt long beach 35 DVD radio yesterday and Ubermensch is correct. The blaupunkt radios are pin-for-pin compatible with the beckers (except for the telephone mute) from the factory. They just plug straight into the car's wiring harness. I only had to swap the tel mute pin from 2 to 3 on plug "A". Also the antenna just also plugs straight in. I also made some removal keys for the becker out of an old credit card! It worked great and it was very therapeutic to slice that thing up! This unit looks really nice too, I'm very happy with it.

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Hi I just wanted to finish off this post.

I got my Blaupunkt long beach 35 DVD radio yesterday and Ubermensch is correct. The blaupunkt radios are pin-for-pin compatible with the beckers (except for the telephone mute) from the factory. They just plug straight into the car's wiring harness. I only had to swap the tel mute pin from 2 to 3 on plug "A". Also the antenna just also plugs straight in. I also made some removal keys for the becker out of an old credit card! It worked great and it was very therapeutic to slice that thing up! This unit looks really nice too, I'm very happy with it.

Can you tell me what the pin assignments are and what you used as a guide to make the removal key. Thanks

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Can you tell me what ..... you used as a guide to make the removal key. Thanks

Just FYI .... the Becker removal tools cost only a couple of bucks from Becker. I have ended up with an extra set. PM me an address & I will mail them to you.

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