AE82 Factory Radio Install

After running a Pioneer double din radio in my AE82 for the last 12 months, I couldn’t bare it any longer, I need to get the standard radio back in it – It didn’t look right.

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The reason I went this way was due to the factory radio being faulty due to a jammed cassette mechanism. I was lucky enough to score an identical radio from a CSX seca, being green, It was a simple face swap including the globe covers in amber to convert the originally green unit to my factory orange.

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The housing around the knobs on each of the faces was slightly different and required a little bit of modification to make the two units one.

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The wiring harness that came with the radio was an absolute mess. I took some time to cut out all of the unnecessary wires joined to the factory connector, using heat shrink to tidy it right up and keep it safe.

davdavdavdav​ To combat the bluetooth or lack there of with this setup, I purchased a handy little Cigarette lighter socket powered FM Transmitter with bluetooth.

Jaycar Bluetooth FM Transmitter

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I may end up adding a bit more of a system at some point, but for now I’m just happy to have everything inside the car looking correct!

 

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