2003 Pioneer deh 4500BT stereo install help needed

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Hi all,

I have recently got a Pioneer DEH 4500BT from an old Vauxhall Astra MK3.

Could anyone advise on the correct wire configuration to get the most out of this stereo.

Any help much appreciated :)
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If you swap the wires on 4 and 7 of the ISO power plug (probably the red and yellows) you can get the thing to power up and keep radio stations.

If, after the swap it won't stay powered up, particularly on high volumes, you will need to break the pin 4 wire and make it a live with ignition supply, like the cigarette lighter socket.

You also have a 'connects 2' box and this may not be compatible with the C3, there are specific connects 2 boxes for the C3.
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Swapping the pins dosen't seam to give any better results. I want the stereo to turn on and off with the car. Looks like the connection for this is diverted to the connect2 box.

Only just started tinkering with this kind of work and unsure and don't want to destroy my unit
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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R9anSmart wrote:Only just started tinkering with this kind of work and unsure and don't want to destroy my unit
The connections also go to the BSI, so any wrong moves can take out the BSI (smoke) and then you have a non functioning and expensive to repair C3.

You may be better off getting someone else to do it.
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Hello.

Maybe this can help you :)
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C3driver52 wrote:
R9anSmart wrote:Only just started tinkering with this kind of work and unsure and don't want to destroy my unit
The connections also go to the BSI, so any wrong moves can take out the BSI (smoke) and then you have a non functioning and expensive to repair C3.

You may be better off getting someone else to do it.
If I could be pointed on the correct setup to buy so I can just clip it together that would be amazing
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If I could be pointed on the correct setup to buy so I can just clip it together that would be amazing
There you go :)


"""EDIT"""

https://www.manualsdir.com/manuals/48575 ... 500bt.html
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Synety wrote:
If I could be pointed on the correct setup to buy so I can just clip it together that would be amazing

There you go :)


"""EDIT"""

https://www.manualsdir.com/manuals/48575 ... 500bt.html
Any pre-made solutions as a whole package I can purchase?
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Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)

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Any pre-made solutions as a whole package I can purchase?

Can't say for sure if it would fit but it would be my best guess. :)

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/351497231517?_mwBanner=1

"""EDIT""" it is important that you pick the right one according to the fuse.

So if your sockets fuse is in left side make sure lead is also left side.

Sorry for the terrible English I am from Denmark. :)
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Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Synety wrote:Any pre-made solutions as a whole package I can purchase?

Can't say for sure if it would fit but it would be my best guess. :)

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/351497231517

"""EDIT""" it is important that you pick the right one according to the fuse.

So if your sockets fuse is in left side make sure lead is also left side.

Sorry for the terrible English I am from Denmark. :)
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