I have the CD Boost Head unit. The car is auto changer prepared with the lead running through to the o/s/r.
I have been qouted £260 for a changer from MINI. Halfords have qouted £200 all in including fitting for their one which I think is a Sony.
I am handy DIY wise and could fit the MINI unit. My questions are :-
1) Which is the best way to go and has anyone else fitted one of the Halfords jobs
2) Does the MINI one have to be programmed in, or is it just plug and play
3) Is there a better way of doing this than either of the above.
I would add that I do not want to change the head unit and that I am tight as a ducks bottom in very cold water.
Personally, to answer question number three, I think the best way to go is with an iPod, especially if you're a DIY type. The adaptor install isn't difficult. Of course, unless you go my route and get yourself a damaged unit off EBay cheap (cracked display, still works fine) this route will likely cost quite a bit more than just going for a changer.
I bought my Sony 6-disc changer and a Connects2 unit so that it plugs into CD prep leads online for around 150 quid including p&p. Have a look on e-bay for a cheap Sony changer and order the connector from Mikey at www.ministuff.com.
Re: 2) It's plug & play. The HU will automatically detect a changer when its connected.
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