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MG MGF Technical - CD Changers

Hi folks,

relatively new to the MGF having got mine (1.8i BRG 99V) only a month ago but love it already. Anyway, I've got the standard CD/Tape/Radio controller but no CD changer and wondered if anyone knows which CD changers work with the controller & how easy they are to fit?

Cheers

Mik
M Bartram

Hi Mik,

I fitted a JVC head unit, with the cd changer in the boot.. took a bit of fiddling getting the wire through the engine bay, but wasn't too bad. Don't know about the standard one, but you should consider two things:

1) How much is a standard CD changer - you can get a 12 disk JVC with head unit for 150 from Halfrauds now.

2) Do you have a CD writer? Why not consider an MP3 CD tuner.. no need for the changer, as you can fit up to 10 ish albums on a CD in MP3 format.

I'm thinking of changing from 1) to 2), any suggestions on a decent make?
Holster

Cheers, the MP3 idea sounds good as I don't have to fiddle with a changer in the boot and it should just slot in!

I'll have a look round and let everyone know how I get on (after I've been paid that is!)

M.
M Bartram

An aftermarket replacement unit is going to be the best bet to be honest - the rear mounted CD autochanger is a Phillips unit - and is probably obsolete by now (or still horrifically expensive!)

Worked out cheaper for me to install a Sony head and CD autochanger than buy a rear mounted Phillips 'changer.

Look out for some terrific deals on line.
Rob Bell

Kenwood do a MP3 unit for 150 which I have, seems good enough (although I only have an ABBBA (I know I know - shows the quality of the compiler) MP3CD, so ATM I'm just using CD's). Beware though, Kenwood do an indentical player for an identical price without MP3 - so check the faceoff from the radio to make sure you've got the right one. (Not unknown for these things to be confused in the warehouse!)
Will Munns

The Cd changer will fit behind the seat. Mines held in with velcro and not had a problem. Saves running the cable past the engine,
Richard P

That's only because you've got a huge sub in your glove box Richard! LOL ;o)
Rob Bell

Heh heh. Not to mention the three OTT amps also behind the seats :)
Richard P

Chuckle - I reckon we'll hear you before we see you mate! :o)
Rob Bell

Mik,

You can get a Kenwood 6 CD changer in the glove box, which makes the wiring a doddle.

Sam
Sam Murray

"although I only have an ABBBA (I know I know - shows the quality of the compiler) MP3CD"

He he. Reminds me of when I 1st got my F... didn't realise the music was so easy for pedestrians to hear at crossings etc... wondered why everyone was laughing.

I still maintain there's nothing wrong with a good blast of "The Littlest Hobo" theme tune. Always in the changer that one....
Holster

Even worse in the midget with only a thin skin of fibreglass between the speaker and the outside world.
Will Munns

Sam,

Do you know which model the Kenwood 6 CD changer is?

Ta

Mik
M Bartram

The radio on my old midget was always broken, so that was never a problem. Hours of fun pulling out bits of chewed up tape at traffic lights aswell...

Possibly this one Mik...

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=180
Holster

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=3029

ouch, 100, 33% cheaper than I paid!
Will Munns

Hi M Bartram, I have the MG 6 CD changer I want to get rid of. Send me an E-mail we can discus.
Jim Kenny

Hi Mik,

It's a KDC-C467, which is the basic model.

You can get one with full data reading capability which provides the head unit with text information on the name of the CD and tracks etc.

These can be bought for less than 100, or picked up on eBay for much less.

There is a picture of my unit at www.csmgf.co.uk

Look under "Darkside" then "Bits 'n Bobs".

Good luck.

Sam
Sam Murray

This thread was discussed on 19/05/2004

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