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Old 09-03-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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How do I fix stupid?

I have a 99 Box with aftermarket stereo.I want to go stock so I purchased a cr 220.I removed the stereo today to find all the wires had been cut and the stereo wires spliced.I do not have the factory plug so what is the best way to get it back to stock?
Such a small space to work and so many wires.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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PM itsnotanova (Woody) or one of the other members who are parting out Boxsters. Probably your least expensive option, as you need the radio harness.
Good luck.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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Boy, does this one hit close to home. A few years ago I found a 47k mile, 2 owner (they were best friends, so kind of 1 1/2 actually) no-hit no-paintwork totally stock 1996 Porsche 911, even had the "unleaded fuel only" peel off decal still on the gas gauge. Only thing not OEM, a $79.00 POS Sony head unit, the CDR210 had crapped out 2 months prior and the seller had "the shop" put it in. Of course they pitched the original unit .

Upon choosing the correct Blaupunkt aftermarket unit that looked much more like it belonged there I removed the offending Sony to find exactly what you did. I was beyond livid, no recourse though so I sat back, drank a beer and got over it.

As has been noted, best off to snag an OEM stereo harness and spend some quality time on your back like I did. Post a WTB ad in the Parts Section if no luck with the prior mentioned members.
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Triple gauges and a loud exhaust.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:07 PM   #6
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I want the car stock
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:07 PM   #7
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Stereo delete. Listen to the sweeeeeeeeeeeeet song of the flat-6!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:48 PM   #9
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Stereo delete. Listen to the sweeeeeeeeeeeeet song of the flat-6!
With the right tunes and a good stereo, the flat 6 and the radio make beautiful music together. They can compliment each other nicely.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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the harness used on a modern blaupunkt stereo plugs into the cdr 220. I am sure with some hunting on e-bay you should be able to locate one. from there you will need to do some soldering. also you will need a plug for the speaker outputs. the low level ones (to the factory amp) may be a little harder to find. you may have some luck going to a junk yard and looking at some volkswagons, audis, and Volvos. from my understanding there were a few with similar stereo systems.
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I was always under the impression that you cannot fix stupid.
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I was always under the impression that you cannot fix stupid.
That's what Ron White keeps telling me anyway.

Good luck on getting the harness fixed up.
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It is true that you cannot fix stupid but with patience you can usually clean up the mess after stupid has been in there.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #14
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Had the same issue when I wanted to put the stock cdr-220 radio back in my car. I was able to get the replacement plugs from:

Becker Autosound
170 North 5th Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
United States
201-773-0976
parts@beckerautosound.com

The part number was BAS-1253. Hope that helps.
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