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sybaris
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby sybaris » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:54 pm

Just received my cd changer. An Alpine CHM-S630 from a E36 BMW.

After I saw all the forms of install the changer in this topic, I think I will use the Norman´s solution that I saw in other post until I find an orinigal bracket from a spare car.
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby Bruce69 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:40 pm

I'm looking to get a CD player in my newly acquired XJ40 ('91) and assuming the head unit can't easily be replaced this installation interests me.

The questions I have are:
1 - Will any Alpine/Jaguar CD player with the 8-pin DIN plug work with the standard head unit? Or is it just CHA-S620/630 and the LXF-4160BA/CA?
2 - I've had a look in my boot (all trim panels removed) and I can't find the receiving DIN socket. Do I need to install it or is it tucked away somewhere I've not seen it?
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby abercanadian » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:19 pm

Bruce69 wrote:2 - I've had a look in my boot (all trim panels removed) and I can't find the receiving DIN socket. Do I need to install it or is it tucked away somewhere I've not seen it?


Not positive but I think 91's had pre-CD changer radio units i.e cassette only ..so maybe no trunk din cable fitted? If you have CD controls on your radio though, maybe I'm wrong?

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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby Bruce69 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:06 pm

abercanadian wrote:
Bruce69 wrote:2 - I've had a look in my boot (all trim panels removed) and I can't find the receiving DIN socket. Do I need to install it or is it tucked away somewhere I've not seen it?


Not positive but I think 91's had pre-CD changer radio units i.e cassette only ..so maybe no trunk din cable fitted? If you have CD controls on your radio though, maybe I'm wrong?

Larry


Larry, I can confirm that it does have the DIN socket, but it was completely the opposite point to where I thought it should be; it is held in a clip just below the bottom left corner of the fuel tank. So, a new question:

3 - If the cd player is mounted on the underside of the RH parcel shelf, is there an extension lead to patch between the player and the socket?
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby donkeyotty » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm

I thought on a 91 model the CD player would be fastened to the bottom of the toolbox bracket which should be on the underneath of the parcel shelf LH side, looking at the car from the rear.
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby abercanadian » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 pm

Not that I'm aware of, although when I was scrounging for used units in junkyards, saw several mounted on the left side ...maybe your cable has fallen down behind the tank or in the early cars it mounts down low?

You might want to look on eBay for a MIDI cable if you need an extension to mount the changer somewhere else.

here's one

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pin-DIN-MIDI-Male-to-Female-Audio-Tape-Recorder-Amplifier-Extension-Cable-50cm/302478764588?epid=8006600992&hash=item466d23aa2c:g:uGIAAOSwW9dZ1uXO
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby Bruce69 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 am

I think donketyotty is right, because at the moment I don't have the spare wheel in its upright position the right hand parcel shelf underside looks clear and it would do because very little can fit there with the spare wheel in its place - the battery is under bonnet so the spare wheel is to the RH of boot space.

If the cd player mounted under the toolbox did it have a bracket that mounted on under it or was there a combined bracket that mounted both the the toolbox and the cd player - BTW I'm waiting delivery of a parts manual which may answer a lot of my questions!

With the cd player mounted under the toolbox makes sense with the cable in the car. I'd suspect that when unclipped from its holder (bottom left of boot) it simply needs to reach top right of boot. If anyone has pictures of a factory installed cd player on a "battery under bonnet" car it'd be appreciated.

And finally, going back to my 1. question, I've seen that for the Alpine to work an Interface Module is required (Alpine code - JAGA1). Can anyone confirm if this correct for both the Alpine AND Jaguar cd players?
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby babulio » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:29 am

Bruce69 wrote:If the cd player mounted under the toolbox did it have a bracket that mounted on under it or was there a combined bracket that mounted both the the toolbox and the cd player...


There should be a little pair of cheesy brackets crudely bolted to the underneath of the tool kit tray that hold the CD changer. Relatively easy to fabricate / improvise I think if you have trouble finding them.
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 am

As far as I know the CHM range of CD players are plug and play in a Jag, mine certainly were. No picture sorry but I have a toolbox frame here that has been drilled for brackets for a CD player on the bottom.
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby Bruce69 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 pm

Interesting. There're no additional brackets on my toolbox bracket. But it does have two holes on either side and a couple on the underside (to the LH of bracket).

The whole adapter thing is bemusing. Although re-reading the Alpine document (ICD 2005) it says the JAGA1 is for the non-V8 94-97 (X300) - see attached pic.
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However, I've also seen another Alpine CHM-S620 (on ebay) state that a 'blue' adapter lead should be used (looks about 6" long) for the X300 or a "handshake adapter" for the Facelift XJ40. I can only infer that Pre-92 an adapter is not needed. Correct?
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