Peugeot 307 Head Unit

Discussion in 'Peugeot 307' started by Mandarelli, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Mandarelli

    Mandarelli Guest

    Can anyone help me?

    I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    through.

    I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    unit as I will lose my changer.

    Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.

    Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!

    I would be very grateful!
     
    Mandarelli, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. Mandarelli

    tricky4000 Guest

    I hear another Clarion head unit will allow you to do all of this.
    I don't know what the information screen on your dash board will do
    when you disconnect the head unit however. I would start by
    disconnecting the head unit first and observing. Make sure your
    outside temp, trip computer and all other information on the screen
    still works properly.
    Dan.


    Mandarelli wrote:
    > Can anyone help me?
    >
    > I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    > replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    > through.
    >
    > I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    > reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    > unit as I will lose my changer.
    >
    > Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    > still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >
    > Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    > Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!
    >
    > I would be very grateful!
     
    tricky4000, Jul 19, 2006
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  3. Mandarelli

    Clangnuts Guest

    Mandarelli wrote:
    > Can anyone help me?
    >
    > I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    > replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    > through.
    >
    > I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    > reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    > unit as I will lose my changer.
    >
    > Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    > still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >
    > Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    > Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!
    >
    > I would be very grateful!


    The Griffin iTrip works quite well. Short Range FM transmitter. Great
    unless you drive in central London, where it's hard to find a free FM
    frequency.

    Clangnuts
    www.clangnuts.blogspot.com
     
    Clangnuts, Jul 20, 2006
    #3
  4. I did my 406 a few months back. OK, so you've got an ipod so you must
    already make MP3 tracks so you are half-way there. For me, the best low-cost
    solution was a Panasonic (less than 80 quid) which would read MP3 CD's. It
    did take me an evening to rip 160 CD's onto a dozen disks (about 10 to 14
    CD's per disk). But its great. The advantage is that you don't have to worry
    about the head unit getting nicked (its only cheap) or the disks being
    nicked (because you can make another set!). The adaptor cables to hook in
    the stick controls added about another 25 quid if I remember. It was so good
    I bought a second one and put it in my wifes car.

    OK. I just checked the website. For the same price you can now get one with
    a front socket for your ipod too! Check the link.

    http://www.motor-world.co.uk/show_prod.php?prod_id=10636

    HTH,
    John

    PS. I got mine from MotorWorld who also sorted out the adaptor cable jumpers
    (for free!).

    "Mandarelli" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Can anyone help me?
    >
    > I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    > replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    > through.
    >
    > I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    > reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    > unit as I will lose my changer.
    >
    > Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    > still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >
    > Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    > Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!
    >
    > I would be very grateful!
    >
     
    John Ricketts, Jul 20, 2006
    #4
  5. Mandarelli

    jossmer Guest

    In message <>,
    Mandarelli <> joss stops reading and ponders a
    while before scribbling this reply
    >Can anyone help me?
    >
    >I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    >replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    >through.
    >
    >I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    >reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    >unit as I will lose my changer.
    >
    >Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    >still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >
    >Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    >Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!
    >
    >I would be very grateful!
    >

    Best advice I can give is for you to find a dedicated I.C.E shop that
    does fitting. They should be able to advise you on what options are open
    to you for your specific needs.
    Avoid such places like Halfords etc. go for the independent shops.
    --
    joss
     
    jossmer, Jul 20, 2006
    #5
  6. Mandarelli

    David Hearn Guest

    I think you're missing one of the benefits of iPods. iPods interface
    with iTunes. Here you can purchase music (in AAC, not MP3 format) which
    will only play on an iPod. You can also subscribe to podcasts and get
    them automatically synced with your iPod when new ones come available.
    No faffing about with ripping from CD and then burning etc - just select
    the music you want and it's synced.

    I don't have an iPod - but I can see some of the benefits of it.

    D

    John Ricketts wrote:
    > I did my 406 a few months back. OK, so you've got an ipod so you must
    > already make MP3 tracks so you are half-way there. For me, the best low-cost
    > solution was a Panasonic (less than 80 quid) which would read MP3 CD's. It
    > did take me an evening to rip 160 CD's onto a dozen disks (about 10 to 14
    > CD's per disk). But its great. The advantage is that you don't have to worry
    > about the head unit getting nicked (its only cheap) or the disks being
    > nicked (because you can make another set!). The adaptor cables to hook in
    > the stick controls added about another 25 quid if I remember. It was so good
    > I bought a second one and put it in my wifes car.
    >
    > OK. I just checked the website. For the same price you can now get one with
    > a front socket for your ipod too! Check the link.
    >
    > http://www.motor-world.co.uk/show_prod.php?prod_id=10636
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
    >
    > PS. I got mine from MotorWorld who also sorted out the adaptor cable jumpers
    > (for free!).
    >
    > "Mandarelli" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Can anyone help me?
    >>
    >> I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    >> replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    >> through.
    >>
    >> I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    >> reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    >> unit as I will lose my changer.
    >>
    >> Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    >> still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >>
    >> Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    >> Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!
    >>
    >> I would be very grateful!
    >>

    >
    >
     
    David Hearn, Jul 23, 2006
    #6
  7. Mandarelli

    Nom Guest

    In article <>, Mandarelli
    says...
    >
    >Can anyone help me?
    >
    >I have a Peugeot 307 cc 180. I also have an ipod and am keen to
    >replace the factory fitted head unit with a new one that ipods can play
    >through.
    >
    >I also have a multi changer which I still want to use - hence my
    >reasoning not to buy a connection that plugs in the back of the head
    >unit as I will lose my changer.
    >
    >Complicated I know! And to make things even trickier I would like to
    >still use my paddle controls for the new head unit.
    >
    >Any ideas on a reasonably priced head unit - or where I can find out?
    >Halfords cannot advise! THERE MUST BE ONE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE!


    OK, you can't use your standard Peugeot multichanger with your new headunit, so
    forget that.

    What you need, is a new Headunit with a CD Changer. You'll also need a Facia
    adaptor to fit the unit into your dashboard, and possibly an ISO adaptor to
    connect the wiring.
    You'll then need an adaptor to connect your steering wheel controls to the new
    headunit.
    Choose a headunit with an iPod interface, and voila - all your conditions are
    met (except for reusing your existing CD changer).

    Any local car audio store will be able to supply and fit (if required) all the
    above - get our your Yellow Pages and give them a call !
     
    Nom, Jul 31, 2006
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