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    Just 300 and stuck in van ? Must do two things

    There are wireless options now.

    Most looms are standard, so most do the basics an i think d thats radio and speakers wires fitted.
    as above the Arial is in the mirror ! And thats the hardest to fit.
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    I would go elsewhere and get a radio fitted to my own specifications.Even Halfords could fit a decent head unit for a lot less than 300.For example you may want to put the TV sound through the cab speakers in which case you need a head unit with a front aux.in or rear aux.in if you have it hard wired at the back of the radio.It is also preferable to rewire the radio supply to the leisure battery and ensure that the radio has an overide for the 20 minute auto cut off.Halfords or a decent auto electrician could do this for you and there should be plenty of change from 300 quid.

    Personally I would prefer to have a new van without a radio but with speakers and connections present so I could choose my own.
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    Try Argos?
    Car radios Pioneer, JVC, Sony, Kenwood etc from 40 to 450.
    Speakers from 15 to 90.
    Fitting from 40 by, it appears, their sub contractor(s).
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    Back in my Citroen days pre radio equipment meant an aerial !!

    Wasn't has bad as it all sounds because a stereo is only as good as the speakers. So the irritability of a separate cost aside, we could fit a cheap Phillips radio or a Blaupunkt that would make your ears bleed.

    There are probably more suitable options today, with headsets having usbs for phones etc choice almost as vast as the vehicle.

    It is annoying but in the grand scale possibly the right thing. A Harmon Kardon system on Jags we often ordered as standard fit to the tune of 1500 , not everyone has the budget for that nor has an interest in music to the extent a cheap set up to listen to radio 4 news is all they need

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    agree with a lot of what's been said... the wiring will be there, possibly the speaker wiring too..

    for 300 these days you get a lot of headunit! In fact I see stereo's being like CD players were about 10 years ago.. we all have them and use them but they are a bit old hat now..
    I have some ideas for my conversion (older van) concerning the music etc which I will report back on..

    I would get the van, then have a look at the wiring, buy the correct connects2 loom, and stick something half decent in there all for 40 or so.. add two cab speakers if they are not already in..
    Possible tweeters may reside in the dash at the corners facing the windscreen..

    this would be a quick get you home fix for radio and music

    or... I would pay a decent place to fit a decent system for you, you could even supply the system and save a few

    Just ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikigough View Post
    Help, I've bought a new motorhome and I never noticed until after I paid the deposit that there wasn't a radio fitted. The annoying thing is, I told the dealer I was over my budget and didn't want there to be any hidden extras. Anyway, he has now sent me a choice of 2 radios, jvc or kenwood, both valued at under 100,, But he wants 295.00 plus Vat. How can it cost over 200 to fit a radio to a pre wired motor?. I feel like I'm getting a little shafted here, anyone with any advice?.
    Mickey.
    Assuming it is prewired, He still has to fit speakers which involves what removal of door cards as an example ? Assuming he charges 100 ph labour that makes it a 2 hour job. That is more than feasible but non of us know

    As others have said maybe warranty issues too using a 3rd party.

    If I had a fiver for every Citroen I had seen where people took elsewhere for fitting a towbar for example I would be rich. I know we are talking about a radio, not a towbar but illustrates a point.

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    Go on ifitstuff.com plenty of in car entertainment specialist that have been in the industry for decades find one of them local to you it will not cost you nowhere near 240 installation cost
    International - In car entertainment system installations
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    Thanks for all replies, After most of your advice, I'd more or less made my mind up to use Halfords. But also a couple of replies mentioned warranty, so I'm now concerned about using a third party, Could it really affect the warranty by using Halfords to fit a radio?.

    Mickey.

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    I've got a ducato trigano and that is all prewired. It should be a matter of just plugging it in. If you were nearer I'd do it for you. Perhaps a member local to your area could pop around and fit it for you when you get the van?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikigough View Post
    Thanks for all replies, After most of your advice, I'd more or less made my mind up to use Halfords. But also a couple of replies mentioned warranty, so I'm now concerned about using a third party, Could it really affect the warranty by using Halfords to fit a radio?.

    Mickey.
    Well Fiat wont want to know because I tis an aftermarket accessory. It then boils down to t&c's of Chaussons warranty.

    There are two potential pitfalls.

    1) Chausson don't fit radio as standard so wont want to know IF they consider any electrical issues you have are as a result of the radio being fitted.
    2) It could be in their t&c 's has to be Chausson approved or supplied and fitted by their network to keep the warranty valid

    You just need to find out, from a chausson dealer or the manufacturer themselves.

    Channa
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