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Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Robin Smith
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Hello,

Has anybody out there found a connector fo rthe Xtype to install an aftermarket cd Changer in the trunk. The Jaguar cable (leaad link) is proprietary and doesnot plug into any of the off the shelf Alpine units. The Jag unit has what looks like an adaptor box onthe back side which is probably the language interface to go from the Jag connector to the Apline Mbus plug. Any ideas or sources would be appreciated.

Cheers

Robin Smith


Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Nick Jewitt
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forum user since

 

: Hello,

: Has anybody out there found a connector fo rthe Xtype to install an

: aftermarket cd Changer in the trunk. The Jaguar cable (leaad link) is

: proprietary and doesnot plug into any of the off the shelf Alpine

: units. The Jag unit has what looks like an adaptor box onthe back

: side which is probably the language interface to go from the Jag

: connector to the Apline Mbus plug. Any ideas or sources would be

: appreciated.

: Cheers

: Robin Smith

Robin:

I posted a similar inquiry a couple of months ago, got no response. Jag (dealer and distributor) singularly unresponsive. I've loooked into hardwiring a changer to a wireless RF modulator, playing through a vacant FM frequency, but haven't got far. Will probably wait a couple of months to see if anybody comes up with an adapter; if not, will try the RF scheme.

Good luck - Nick Jewitt


Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Nick Jewitt
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forum user since

 

: Hello,

: Has anybody out there found a connector fo rthe Xtype to install an

: aftermarket cd Changer in the trunk. The Jaguar cable (leaad link) is

: proprietary and doesnot plug into any of the off the shelf Alpine

: units. The Jag unit has what looks like an adaptor box onthe back

: side which is probably the language interface to go from the Jag

: connector to the Apline Mbus plug. Any ideas or sources would be

: appreciated.

: Cheers

: Robin Smith

Robin: an update on the X-type changer. This weekend I went to Sound Track in Denver, picked up a Pioneer changer and ordered the Peripheral/AAMP interface, which allows use of the changer through the factory radio, including the steering wheel controls. Once it's installed, I'll post an update to let you know how well it works. If all the radio controls work, it should even do random play. I hope to mount the changer in the glove box; if not a vertical mount on the front of the back seat center should work. Total cost, includding installation, is under $400.

Regards, Nick


Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Nick Jewitt
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forum user since

 

: Hello,

: Has anybody out there found a connector fo rthe Xtype to install an

: aftermarket cd Changer in the trunk. The Jaguar cable (leaad link) is

: proprietary and doesnot plug into any of the off the shelf Alpine

: units. The Jag unit has what looks like an adaptor box onthe back

: side which is probably the language interface to go from the Jag

: connector to the Apline Mbus plug. Any ideas or sources would be

: appreciated.

: Cheers

: Robin Smith

Robin - had an e-mail crash , lost your address. Any luck so far?

Nick


Re.: Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Jim Fitzgerald
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forum user since 2002-11-22

 



1999 XJ8

I read the discussion about putting in aftermarket CD changers from last June. I would like to install one in my XJ8.

I'v gone to places like Circuit City and Best Buy. I don't think I would trust my car to these guys. None of them had the necessary stuff to install it anyway.

Did you have any luck?

Jim

Re.: Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Nick Jewitt
Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2002-12-11

 

Your name brings back memories of a great race driver - but that's for
> another time. Anyway, I have an X-type, wanted an in-cabin changer and
> wasn't willing to wait for someone to do a head-end adapter (they still
> haven't!). I bought an Alpine 6-disc, FM-modulated changer and a pair of
> METRA adapters, EU10 & EU20. Installed the changer vertically against the
> center of the rear seat (atop the tunnel), then mounted the display on the
> ashtray cover with Velcro. There's loads of room behind the radio for the
> FM mod unit, and it sounds good. I've not looked at any other model,
> including the XJ8, but how different can it be? The steering wheel
controls
> work fine for volume and selection of the changer through the dedicated FM
> station, but you can't control the changer itself - disc, track and so on.
> Still, for the convenience, it works well for me.
>
> Does this help?
>
> Good luck - - Nick


Nick

Re.: Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Jim Fitzgerald
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forum user since 2002-11-22

 


Nick,

Thanks for the help. I am hoping to put a changer in the trunk and interface with the existing radio. My next step is to talk to a shop that specializes in car stereo systems. Hopefully he can do this at a resonable cost.

I didn't know there was a reknown racer with my name! My skills at racing are zero. Had an oportunity to take me 560SL on the race track at Road America this summer. After two laps (4 1/2 miles each), I could no longer even see the four other cars! Fun though

Jim
1999 XJ8

Re.: Re: Aftermarket CD CHanger for X Type

Nick Jewitt
Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2002-12-11

 

Jim:

Jim Fizgerald was Paul Newman's teammate at Nissan in TransAm. He was killed about 15 years ago while racing - a good frien and great memories.

Anyway, if you want to interface with the existing radio equipment, BlitzSafe (they have a website) is supposed to be coming out with an interface. It's long delayed, may be longer. I used an FM modulator, Alpine setup. Volume control is through the steering wheel controls, and CD on/off is selected through the dedicated FM frequency, also using wheel controls. The display unit, mounted close by, like in or on the ashtray, controls disc and track selection. That may be as good as it gets unless you can find an interface.

If you have any more questions, e-mail me direct at njewitt@attbi.com

Good luck.

Nick