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Re: Seeking Stereo Replacement for '89 100Q

At 01:04 PM 7/15/97 -0400, Michael D. Callaghan wrote:
>I just bought a 1989 100Q. The car seems fine in all respects (so far),
>except for the cassette deck. It doesn't work very well.
>I have no desire to rip the car apart, and I've looked through the list
>archives for "stereo." I found much useful info, but I'd like to summarize
>my desires here, and see if anyone can make a specific recommendation.
>I want to replace my head unit with a 3rd party unit that has a cassette
>deck. I don't want to replace any of my factory speakers (I do not have the
>Bose system), or run any more wires, if possible. 
>I read in the list archives that Crutchfield sells a wiring harness that
>will convert a head-unit's output to be compatible with my current setup.
>Is this indeed accurate?
>I want to buy a head unit, pull out the current one, and replace it. Just
>like that. Is this doable?

In my newly acquired '94 90CS Quattro (which I received sans radio to begin
with, but with speakers), I had installed a Pioneer
AM/FM/Cassette/CD-Controller (and an alarm. ;-) I didn't do the
installation of course, but they used all the other "factory" equipment
(speakers, wiring, antenna). Works great. Fits right in. I don't think any
special wiring harness was required; I think I would have heard about that
had it been necessary.

So, you should be able to replace the head unit without difficulty,
assuming you know what you're doing. In my book, the right way to install
something is to have someone else who knows what they're doing do it. :-)

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