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Frustrated by Car Stereo, Again

I’ve been working on a project to replace the Becker CDR-210 CD Receiver head unit in my wife’s Porsche for a while, and the project keeps running into delays. The Pioneer DEH-P6200BT that we carefully selected was on backorder with Crutchfield for several weeks.

When it finally came in, I discovered that the old Becker required special removal keys unlike the standard keys I already had… so another few weeks for those special keys to be delivered went by.

Those keys came in and I could finally pull out the Becker only to discover that we don’t have a standard factory installed system I expected, and the wiring harnesses Crutchfield graciously supplied me don’t match (which is not their fault, it’s mine for incorrectly assuming we had a factory unit). The good news is there is an extra amplifier hidden somewhere in the car. The bad news is now I have to figure out how to bridge the harnesses to connect to the mystery amp. Sigh.

I have pictures of the wiring label on the Becker and the plugs that are attached to the car in case someone is interested in the project.

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