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Old February 21st, 2004, 11:21 PM
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Hello all,
Could someone please tell me who made the factory radio/tape head unit for the 97 d-90...I was thinking it was clarion but wasn't sure..I am buying a changer from a lady and need to clear this up...

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Old February 22nd, 2004, 02:35 AM
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You're correct, it was Clarion.

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Old February 22nd, 2004, 03:38 AM
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awesome thanks for the info...

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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:08 AM
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:10 AM
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Hmm, I thought the head unit was a Pioneer and the CD changer a Clarion. Hmm.
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 01:02 AM
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I think the 94's might have went with Pioneer and maybe some of the 95's but the 97 is definitely Clarion. The only reason I'm keen to this is because mine is out of a 97'

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 09:33 AM
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awesome...thanks for the info guys...

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 04:53 PM
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help with factory head unit

Hello all,
I have a quick question for you all...With my stock head unit in my 97 Soft top i just purchased a changer from Jan on this forum in connecticut....Now if she doesn't reply to this first can anyone tell how hard or easy it is to get the head unit out of the console...I would assume its a couple screws or might just pull out with a certain tool...I am very illiterate when it comes to the Audio of any vehicle, so if anyone can help i would appreciate it..

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 04:54 PM
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 05:42 PM
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Jason,

First, I don't really mind, but I am a guy and NOT a girl (I have a European name), so just for the record

2nd, I shipped the changer today

3rd, to remove the head unit, my stock clarion had pull tabs around the frame, bend them in and slide out the chassis and you should be good....


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Old February 23rd, 2004, 06:44 PM
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I believe this is where i insert foot into mouth....Sorry about that....Just didn't really think abuot the last name at all....SORRY...Again thanks for doing what you did....

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Old February 25th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Since you guys are already talking about audio, i have a problem with the head unit in my 97 d-90. The stock radio was under attack from water and unfortunatly passed away, i now installed a different sound system. The speakers, amps and subs work great but my reciever always turns off when i turn the car off and it is reset everytime i start the car back up. I'm pretty sure i have my wiring hooked up correct but maybe not....does anyone have any wiring diagrams......or suggestiong to what i did wrong, when i by passed the stock amp i only bypassed the speaker wires, are there any 12v wires that go into the amp that i need to bypass as well???
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Old February 25th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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Mike,
I'm no expert but hack around enough, I noticed this on my 94' that I'm going to sell, it has a JVC aftermarket. I figure that the radio is supposed to turn off but there may be another stock Land Rover constant 12 volt wire somewhere. Instead of hunting, I'm going to run a fused wire directly to the battery when I put the new system in my 97'. In fact, I decided to add 3 amps, a sub, and Infinity speakers, so I'm going to rewire the whole audio system !!!

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Old February 25th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Oh jan, i recieved the changer today...thanks...

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A fused wire to the battery sounds like a good idea to me, i'll check once more to see if i can find anymore wires, maybe i'll find something.




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Mike and Jan, there should be a yellow wire coming from your new head unit, this should have a fuse in line and run directly to the battery. This is your "memory wire" and it gives the stereo power all the time so it will remember your radio stations, keep time, and allow you to eject CDs with the 90 off.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 11:51 PM
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If you look at the harness connector going to the stock radio I believe the purple wire is the 12V, the yellow/purple is a switched 12V. I'm going from memory when I replaced my unit with that from a RR.

Yes, I went with the dreaded RR/Disco cassette radio. I like the big buttons, it's more than adequate as a radio, weather band is useful. I'm about to splice in a 20GB MP3 player - no more CDs! Plus, I have a 93 RR so I like consistency.

If anyone's looking into MP3 players I went with an iRiver iHP-120. It's 20GB, wired remote, 12 hour battery, line in/out, leather case and only $260 from Amazon with rebate and $30 discount if using their credit card.

I can connect it to the radio's changer input but I'm going with a 8-to-4 splitter just before the amp. that way I don;t have to fiddle with the radio's CD controls first, just turn on the MP3 and the switcher responds automatically. Plus, connecting it here makes it portable with future systems not having a changer.
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I think you are right, its either the red or yellow?????????



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Old February 28th, 2004, 01:17 AM
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The changer worked fine...My dad called me tonight from home and told me he got it in and everything worked fine...Thanks for getting it out to me so quickly.

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Old February 28th, 2004, 09:40 PM
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hell yeah you got some tunes now. I saw a nice low milage AA yellow 97 ST in Greenville SC today
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