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ARH-CR8 Continental/VDO radio install/Hi-Fi amplifier retention harness

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Install Continental/VDO radio in vintage Porsche, BMW & Mercedes and retain Hi-Fi amplifier.
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Purchase this harness to Install a Continental/VDO radio in many vintage Euro vehicles and retain Hi-Fi amplifier.

Even if the radio in your vehicle still works great, infotainment options are limited to AM/FM tape or CD; but If looking to move beyond the same old radio stations or CD's ; Continental & VDO radios are slowly becoming the choice for upgrading radio in vintage European luxury vehicles (e.g. BMW, Mercedes & Porsche). These new offerings support USB, Bluetooth, DAB etc.; and fit existing radio slot with little to no modification, but if retaining Hi-Fi amplifier; ARH-CR8 formerly ARH-BKT) is required! This harness connects between Continental/VOD radio 8-pin ISO speaker output and 8-pin Hi-Fi plug behind the dash to provide Hi-Fi amplifier with audio signal and remote turn-on so that it continue to operate as with the original radio. With the ARH-CR8, these proud owners are able to replace vintage 8-pin amplifier output radios including Blaupunkt SQR 46 (Reno, Lexington, Bremen, Toronto), SQR 47 (Washington etc.), SQR 48 (Toronto), Montreal (CR-40) etc. Porsche CR-1*, CD-1, CD-2, CD-10 etc. and retain Hi-Fi amplifier usually under front seat.
WARNING!! Porsche CR-1 part# 993.645.104.00, Alpine 7907 etc. with 10-pin ISO pre-amp output, are not compatible.These radios require our ARH-CR10 instead.
Note: To bypass Hi-Fi amplifier or if vehicle does not have a Hi-FI amplifier; purchase our BHA-POR or ABH-NKA instead.
The ARH-CR8 has (2) 8-pin ISO plugs and (1) 8-pin DIN socket.
a. Remove radio from dashboard and disconnect 8-pin DIN plug
b. Connect 8-pin DIN plug to 8-pin DIN socket on harness
c. Connect harness 8-pin ISO plug to Continental/VDO radio 8-pin socket (chamber B)
d. Connect harness 8-pin black ISO plug to Continental/VDO radio 8-pin power port (chamber A)
e. Insert Yellow (Battery), Red (Ignition), Black (Ground), Blue/white (turn-on), Orange (illumination) pins to factory power plug.

*CR-1 radio part # 993.645.104.00, Alpine 7907 with 10-pin ISO plug are not compatible. These requires our ARH-CR10

1. Exclusive to installing Continental/VDO in Euro vehicles with 8-pin HI-FI amplifier plug.
2. This harness must first be assembled (built) after which it is then shipped using shipping method selected at checkout.

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Defective returns eligible for warranty repair or replacement service:
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