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I just ordered a 2002 S60 T5 which is coming with the single CD in-dash unit (which sounds pretty damn good for a stock unit, much much better than the stock on the A4 I currently drive). Anyway, wondering if this comes with the wiring to add an aftermarket CD changer? Is there anyone out there that added a CD changer to their S60 which is controlled from the stock unit?<P>Thanks! Jfilez
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jfilez:<BR><B>I just ordered a 2002 S60 T5 which is coming with the single CD in-dash unit (which sounds pretty damn good for a stock unit, much much better than the stock on the A4 I currently drive). Anyway, wondering if this comes with the wiring to add an aftermarket CD changer? Is there anyone out there that added a CD changer to their S60 which is controlled from the stock unit?<P>Thanks! Jfilez</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, but it was installed by the dealer. The T5 does have the wiring built-in already, however, in order for the radio to control the remote changer you have to put in a software modification into the radio. This requires some special tools and also means that the serial data interface to the aftermarket CD changer had better be an EXACT match to the dealer-installed unit otherwise it won't work.<P>I know it's no help, but my cd changer works very well. Good luck
 

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i installed a changer into my volvo..mine did not come with the wiring pre-installed since i installed all the wiring myself and just had the dealer download the software. saved myself about $200. i figured if i can afford the car, i can afford the changer. looks real slick with the new panels they provide for the changer. just do the install yourself, it's not that hard, and have them do the software...
 

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What changer did you install? Did you get a factory changer from your dealer or something and install it yourself or did you buy the changer from a car audio store? <P>Should I tell my dealer that I want to have the stock unit prepared (software downloaded) for a cd-changer and also I want to purchase the changer from them. If I look at the specs for the 2002 T5 it says that one of the standard options is "Pre-Wiring for Multi CD Changer"
 

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The 02 T5 does have a pre-wiring for the car. The safest bet is to buy the factory cd changer but it's 1000 bucks!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jfilez:<BR><B>What changer did you install? Did you get a factory changer from your dealer or something and install it yourself or did you buy the changer from a car audio store? <P>Should I tell my dealer that I want to have the stock unit prepared (software downloaded) for a cd-changer and also I want to purchase the changer from them. If I look at the specs for the 2002 T5 it says that one of the standard options is "Pre-Wiring for Multi CD Changer"</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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i got the factory changer, total cost was $800..just was real nice to my dealer and asked for a discount...and i also complained since i couldnt get it at time of order. works great, looks good in the trunk with the new panels..dont bother paying the dealer to do it...only took about 1 hr to do...i dont think you can have the car preloaded since each radio has it's own code, at least thats what the dealer said...any other questions, just ask
 
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