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Old 10-20-2016, 04:35 AM
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Anybody know what brand/model changers are plug n play with the CDR-23 head unit? This is for my 03 C4S, btw.
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Are you replacing a defective OEM unit or attempting to retrofit one into a car that didn't come with that option?
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Attempting to retrofit. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:25 PM
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Never done a retrofit like that on a 996, not sure it can easily be done. The factory CD Changer is on the fiber optic loop and also has a 6-Pin harness for power and other communications(need a diagram to be sure there). You would likely need both of those factory harnesses and some post-installation coding by the dealer or a Porsche service shop to turn on the options.
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Thanks, Nick. Guess I won't be removing the storage trays yet.
Sounds like an iPod hookup would be cheaper and easier. Have to look into it.
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No problem, happy to help!

For a simple AUX solution, try these guys out: http://beckerautosound.com/porsche-p...24-aux/2865219 (it's a mono input, but at least it's an input).

Or, if the budget isn't tight, track down a Gateway500 from Dension. It plugs into the fiber optic loop and acts like a CD changer to give you direct full-quality input. It does still require coding the CD Changer option from the dealer though.
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i have a cd chnager to go with the cdr23 if you want one. 100$
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Thanks, I'll keep you in mind. Have a lot of stuff going on right now.
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I have tried one from seicane which works well for my car, maybe you can take a look at it too to see if it works well for you or not. Good luck to you.
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I did a search on seicane's website for a porsche cd changer, but nothing came up.
As time goes by, my percieved need for a changer has waned. Maybe I'll get a sport exhaust and listen to that instead! ��
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