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2005 Berlingo Desire Stereo install
#1
The Berlingo is awesome, BUT the stereo is PANTS! So I thought I would start again.

What i put in:-
Sony MEX-N6001BD Head Unit - Awesome functionallity, DAB, Hands Free, Android Control, Good Price. Works in the berlingo with an ariel splitter. Magnetic mount above for my phone, easily accessible as it controls most of the features on the Headunit.
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Alpine SPG-17CS Component Speakers - Easy to fit, Awesome sound. They Fit behind the standard covers, so you can keep everything stealthy, which I like, otherwise the covers need a bit of a file around the edge to squeeze in. The Tweeters fit in the dash ports nicely, bit of a fiddle getting he wires back to the center console. I fit the Crossovers under the headunit, there was room, but with all the additional wires its a bit of a squeeze.
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Alpine MRP-T130 2 x 50w RMS Amp - Push the front speakers, and had it laying around so why not?! In the tray under the passanger seat, I may swap this out for a newer amp, but sounds pretty good.
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Alpine SPG-10C2 Full Range Speakers - To match the fronts, Rear Fill speakers, Keep the sound quality High throughout. Fit nicely behind the covers, but i did need longer bolts.
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0E 10 inch powered sub - Thin Profile, keeps the boot space as big as possible, and I listen to a lot of Prog Metal so 10s keep up. Fit with a Vibe Quick plug so i can rip it out in seconds, Strapped with a luggage strap until i can think of a better soulution.
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Ive fit it all in with a Connects 2 Steering Wheel Control Interface - Does more than just allow you to use the Stalk controls. Also controlls the dimming feature of the head unit, and makes the acc live behave as it should.

So this is what I see in the driving seat, All accessable, works awesomely, sounds killer. I have my sat-nav, Music controls, Handsfree control of everything, and the Mic is mounted neatly by the Rear View Mirror, away from the doors to prevent too much road noise.
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If anybody wants to know any more just shout, I will try to help where I can.
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#2
Hello DanClark very nice head unit i can see you know what your doing  Cool
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#3
Thanks! I couldn't find an awful lot of info on other peoples installs before I started mine, and I was thinking about doing a step by step. But that would have been long and boring to read! So instead I don't mind helping out with other peoples systems with what I found doing mine.

All pretty straight forward, apart from getting wires from the passenger side into the centre console, (Bit of a pig, not a lot of room), Drilling for the power lead from the bulkhead, and the daft French colour coding on the rear speakers.

I was going to go for an alpine head unit as well, but the Sony made more sense with the android integration, dead easy to use on the go, so far less distracting.

I do get some interesting looks tho, in my light blue Berlingo, flat cap, and LOUD Metal!
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#4
After reading this thread I have had a look at the Connects 2 website.

It only lists Berlingo from 2008 onwards.

Could you confirm which one your used if possible?

I upgraded to a cheap little Radio/USB/iPod/iPhone Sony stereo that was on special offer in Halfords for £45 and my only issue with it is not having power for the memory

Would be great to have use of the stalk controls.

Though the little Sony came with its own remote.

Nice install by the way.

I will likely be shamelessly copying what you have done....
Silver Berlingo Multispace 1.4i Forte

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#5
Copy away! I used Connects 2 CTSCT002. Its the same as the xsara Picasso connector.
Connection order is important, the last thing you want to connect to is the car loom, and then turn your head unit on and let it boot before pressing anything on the stalk. I plugged it in the wrong order and the buttons ended up being completly random!
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#6
Thanks for the info and hints

Haven't fitted an aftermarket stereo for years

But the standard stereo is certainly not brilliant though was OK for 07, but I don't have any tapes!!!

First job is trying to find my old Rockford Fosgate Amp!
Silver Berlingo Multispace 1.4i Forte

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