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Unread 05-29-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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Noobie CD Changer question

Hi All,

When I got my first Cherokee it had a Panasonic RD525 head unit and a Panasonic DP600 changer, fitted at the dealer. The wife then used the car to remove the rear axle of a lorry. I recovered the changer but not the head unit or cable (wife was okay).

I replaced the car with another Cherokee with a after market head unit so never got round to refitting the changer.

I have now bough a Grand Cherokee, and was looking to fit the changer but find that the head unit is an Chrysler unit and there apears to be an amplifier under the rear seat The control connector from the head to the CD is the same as the Panasonic head unit. But there are no audio inputs at the head (like the original Panasonic head), I therefore assume there is an audio in to the Amp.

So onto the questions----
a) Was Panasonic was a standard fit item in 96 Cherokee?
b) Is the Chrysler unit made by Panasonic.?
c) Will my changer work with the chrysler head?
d) Does anyone have any wiring/protocol information

Thanks in advance
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Unread 05-29-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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So onto the questions----
a) Was Panasonic was a standard fit item in 96 Cherokee?
b) Is the Chrysler unit made by Panasonic.?
c) Will my changer work with the chrysler head?
d) Does anyone have any wiring/protocol information

Thanks in advance
Spav
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a) Panasonic made factory changers for many companies but I don't think they still do for DC today... (They do for VW, or did for a few years...) These change from year to year though on who offers the manufacturers the best deals...

b) not currently I don't think

c) not likely... Changers are pretty specific to their installation. it was useless to save it without the patch and head of the original.

d) don't waste your time, just get another changer... It's not worth it.. The patch cord, if it is compatible, will cost more than a good changer package... They are stupidly priced.
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