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Old September 10th, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Source for radio wiring adapter?

I'm putting a new aftermarket radio in my '94 and have not been able to find a source for wiring adapters in the US. I have found one in the UK but the cost with shipping is silly.

My radion does not have the separate amp. Just two connectors- an 8-pin for the speakers and one with (I think) 5-pins for the power, etc.

I would rather find an adapter than cut the stock harness as a last-resort.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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I believe I used a Volkswagon plug to adapt. But that was years ago.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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I believe I used a Volkswagon plug to adapt. But that was years ago.
I am pretty sure that is what Best Buy told me they used when they installed my radio.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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That radio is a poineer and is different than 95/97 clarion. Pull it out and take it to the shop. Pioneer harness will plug right in, at least the older ones did.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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An Audi adapter from Crutchfield worked on my 97 and also fit my 93
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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I have a 94. I put in a new Alpine head unit. I ordered it from Crutchfield. It came with a wiring adapter. Basically the radio comes with a harness and Crutchfiled provides you with another harness specific to the Defender. You connect these two harnesses with solder and shrink tube. The new harness plugs into your existing harness in the truck and then into the radio. It was super easy. The only thing is I think you have to reverse to wires as to keep power always going to the radio so you don't loose your radio presets. The adapter harness comes with instructions that you should do this but it says only if you have certain models and of course the Defender isn't listed. Let me know if you need help.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Guys:

Thanks for the info. Could have sworn I checked Crutchfield but maybe it was just brainf fade. It does look like the VW adapter is the right thing and I can get it for far less than the $20 Crutchfield wants.

Now...on to door speakers.

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