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Old 04-28-2017, 02:17 PM   #1
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Continental TR7412UB-OR Stereo Installation and Review

So I finally got my new Continental stereo installed. By using the custom harness from Bergvill F/X, it couldn't have been easier:

1. Pull out old stereo
2. Disconnect harness from old unit
3. Remove old installation frame and install new one that comes with the stereo.
4. Connect Bergvill harness to factory harness
5. Plug Bergvill harness into Continental unit
6. Push Continental unit into frame until it locks
7. Snap on trim piece
8. Enjoy the look and sound!

So I just got it into the car today, but initial impressions are good. Far more bass than factory unit, and the tone just sounds fuller. Bluetooth pairs easily, and calls seem clear. On the negative side, the USB looks a little sloppy with the cover hanging open when you have a jump drive plugged into it, but overall I'm very happy so far. Attached are some photos and a link to a quick video (for what it's worth).

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Nice.
Keep,us posted.
I've bee eyeing that unit myself, as it looks as if it were a factory piece but with added modern features without looking like an aftermarket part.
Plays MP3 discs too, yes?
Care to share what it cost?
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Nice.

Keep,us posted.

I've bee eyeing that unit myself, as it looks as if it were a factory piece but with added modern features without looking like an aftermarket part.

Plays MP3 discs too, yes?

Care to share what it cost?


Hey Steve, this particular unit doesn't have a CD player, but there is a version with one. I think I paid about $180 CDN for mine. Take a look at the Bergvill F/X website.


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Dulmer,

I like the look of it installed. I have an aftermarket pioneer that does not match the interior. After looking at it installed in yours, I think I may replace mine eventually.

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That looks fabulous. Wow, so much better than the typical sparkly / cheesy aftermarket single DIN stereo that sticks out like a sore thumb. Nice choice.
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That looks fabulous. Wow, so much better than the typical sparkly / cheesy aftermarket single DIN stereo that sticks out like a sore thumb. Nice choice.


Thanks! I wish it didn't have the chrome ring on the volume knob, but overall pleased with the appearance and sound quality.


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Can you send pandora to the head unit now with bluetooth?
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Can you send pandora to the head unit now with bluetooth?


Not sure, as I don't use Pandora. I don't see why it wouldn't though.


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Looks great. A fine match.


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So I have now tested receiving calls with the new stereo, and it does a great job. Sound is very clear and person on other end says I am very clear as well. Overall very happy, considering it was only $180.


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I assume that this is not compatible with MOST/Bose systems
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I assume that this is not compatible with MOST/Bose systems


Not sure. Check on the Bergvill F/X website for more info.


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So I finally got my new Continental stereo installed. By using the custom harness from Bergvill F/X, it couldn't have been easier:

1. Pull out old stereo
2. Disconnect harness from old unit
3. Remove old installation frame and install new one that comes with the stereo.
4. Connect Bergvill harness to factory harness
5. Plug Bergvill harness into Continental unit
6. Push Continental unit into frame until it locks
7. Snap on trim piece
8. Enjoy the look and sound!
I got the Bergville harness and everything connected, and the unit works very well, but I seem to be having trouble getting the bastard into the frame.

I've never had this much trouble with a head unit before, kind of baffled.
Wondering if maybe I lost a piece for fitment.

I took the metal collar off and slid the unit through the front, but the collar won't lock on the backside.
It's too big to fit into the hole in the frame with the metal collar on.

Any tips, or wtf did I miss?

FYI to anyone doing this, here is a link to the correct Bergville harness.
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Cool

Well, never mind.

Just took a file and shave maybe 1.5 kvnt hairs off the sides until the retainer fit snug.

Probably install it after the Montreal GP.

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Well, never mind.

Just took a file and shave maybe 1.5 kvnt hairs off the sides until the retainer fit snug.

Probably install it after the Montreal GP.

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Yeah, sorry, I forgot that step...a little filing/trimming is necessary.


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Install is easy. I didn't take the whole face plate off to trim the sides. I used a Dremel with a small carbide burr which made very short work of it.
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Done & done.

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Was just wondering if anyone installed one of these decks in 2003S with the MOST system. Bergvill F/X seems to have an adapter for the Most system.
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