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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 19-03-2017, 22:47 Thread Starter
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I want to install a radioCD

I've bought a used radioCD for my 25, but the connectors don't match with the car connectors.

this is the radio and the bottom of the radio.






And these are the car connectors






And I don't know what's the function of this connector




Anyone know if a extra connector is needed?
Or how to install the radioCD?
I don't have any schematic installation for the radio or the car
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The cd player you have bought has standard ISO connections. As for your car, I don't recognise it, I thought newer 25s had ISO connetions and early 25s had BMW connections. What year is your car?

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Also what brand was your old stereo?

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Radio you bought has, as said, standard ISO connectors A, B and C.



On your pictures I see ISO A connector, black one if I am correct? This is power ISO connector. If you have it you also must have ISO B connector for speakers which is the same shape as that one but brown in colour.



Second picture looks to me like you have some aftermaret adapter for steereing wheel controls installed? Do you have steering wheel radio controls?

Third connector I do not recgonise, I have no idea what it is for.

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Your new used radio CD is branded "MG".
From which MG was it extracted? Did you ask the seller?
It should no be very old for you may insert a SD card and even, if I'm right, an USB device. It looks weird.
Don't you have any label at the back of your radio CD or elsewhere at the top or the bottom.
The best bet would be to get a clear and precise identification of that model in order to find out a comprehensive leaflet or user book.
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This one should match yours exactly:

MGTF MGF MG ZR (new genuine MG ) CAR RADIO CD MP3 PLAYER USB (GT MG SPARES LTD) | eBay

You may have a look on the label (last picture) and / or ask the seller.
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My car is from the year 2001 and yes, it has the steering wheel radio controls.

According to all your answers, the radio is correct with standard ISO connectors, the problem is in the connectors of the car, the black one looks like an ISO, but it has 10 slots and the ISO connectors has only 8 pins.

The link that dorchester has put, is exactly the model of radio that I bought but without the cable for external devices, but it is the same model.

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My car is from the year 2001 and yes, it has the steering wheel radio controls.

According to all your answers, the radio is correct with standard ISO connectors, the problem is in the connectors of the car, the black one looks like an ISO, but it has 10 slots and the ISO connectors has only 8 pins.

The link that dorchester has put, is exactly the model of radio that I bought but without the cable for external devices, but it is the same model.
I had a 2001 25 and it had the bmw connections. Try pulling more of the loom out and see if it is an adapter. Also what stereo did you have fitted before you bought the new one?
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Your connectors are unusual. Are there any more within the console? What was the unit you've removed?
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Those plugs remind me of the ones on my steering wheel adaptor control box.

I would follow all the cables as far as you can, you may well find ISO plugs at the end of them.
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When I bought the car, it didn't have a radio.

Ok so, I'll try to follow the wires if I could find the ISO plugs.
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I do recognise that white connector - but for the life of me I can't remember where, I think its on my 75, and "in my case" might have had nothing to do with the radio though..

and I think the connector "C" in the diagram is for things like steering wheel control etc..

and the black one? a CD changer?

I think its defo worth following the cables back into the loom to see if they are connected to any other connectors... i.e a big BMW one..

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Have another look, the other standard ISO plug may be hiding around in there.
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