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Old 05-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good walk-through or video of how to remove the factory radio in my 2001 Boxster? I am about to buy a new Alpine head unit, but wanted to make sure I could install it easily before I pull the trigger. -Thanks in advance

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Easy to do once you purchase the tool set. See video

Audi, Land Rover, MBZ, Porsche, VW, and Volvo Radio Removal - YouTube
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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Awesome Brian. I'm ordering it from Crutchfield.com so they provide the tool for free. I'll try to do pics of the install if you think people would want it.
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Which did you order? I've been considering the CDE-123. It has front/rear pre-outs. Which, I hear, maintains the use of the OEM amp, especially the ability to fade F/R.

I really do enjoy my CDR-220, but the display is starting to go. As soon as it does, I believe the CDE-123 from Crutchfield will be what I get.
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Which did you order? I've been considering the CDE-123. It has front/rear pre-outs. Which, I hear, maintains the use of the OEM amp, especially the ability to fade F/R.

I really do enjoy my CDR-220, but the display is starting to go. As soon as it does, I believe the CDE-123 from Crutchfield will be what I get.
I ordered the CDE-HD138BT. It was a little more expensive, but includes HD radio and bluetooth, as well as front/rear/subwoofer pre-outs as you have mentioned. This should keep the fade ability. I'm also considering buying an adapter so that I can use the steeringwheel volume controls, but at this point I don't think it is worth $50 or whatever they charge. I also ordered the 4" Alpine type-S speakers for the dash, so It should put some new life in my stereo.
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I ordered the CDE-HD138BT with 4" Alpine Type-S speakers for the dash. It has front and rear 4volt pre-amps so that I can maintain the fade function. Crutchfield costs a little more than Amazon or other online retailers, but they provide excellent customer service and provided me with everything I need, from mounting brackets to the tools to take out the old receiver. It should be a massive improvement because my car is already 11 years old, and streaming music via bluetooth should be nice.
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I'm not sure about your 2001, but the deck died on my '03. I found out it had the MOST system with the fiber optic amp connection. I had to replace the amps as well to get the JVC deck to work. Also had to use 2ohm amps to stay close to the Bose speakers resistance. I choose JVC KD-R820BT because it has Bluetooth, USB, iPhone integration, and let's me stream music from my phone apps.

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