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Old 03-19-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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'86 Austin Metro Problems

Hey there. I recently got a 1986 C Reg Austin Metro, and due to knowing nothing about cars, failed to look over a couple of issues:

1: It still has the original radio player, but I'd like a CD or tape player installed. Can someone please tell me if all car audio systems are 'one size fits all', or do I stand little chance of getting a CD or tape player?

2: The speaker in the driver's door doesn't work. How hard is it to fix, or even better replace the speakers. Would modern car speakers fit the door of my car?

3: There are no rear seat belts. Are there kits avaliable to install rear seat belts, or any way of getting seat belts fitted for a car this age?

Thank you

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Old 03-19-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sad_muso
Hey there. I recently got a 1986 C Reg Austin Metro, and due to knowing nothing about cars, failed to look over a couple of issues:

1: It still has the original radio player, but I'd like a CD or tape player installed. Can someone please tell me if all car audio systems are 'one size fits all', or do I stand little chance of getting a CD or tape player?

2: The speaker in the driver's door doesn't work. How hard is it to fix, or even better replace the speakers. Would modern car speakers fit the door of my car?

3: There are no rear seat belts. Are there kits avaliable to install rear seat belts, or any way of getting seat belts fitted for a car this age?

Thank you

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1. Most head units these days are sized to the DIN specification which makes swapping them around fairly easy to do. Notice the key word is MOST, however as I recall a Metro falls into that category.

2. That all depends on what's wrong with it. Is it a bad speaker, damaged/disconnected wiring, no head unit output, etc? Again if memory serves the door speakers on a Metro are 5 1/4" round, a standard size speaker.

3. A trip to your local breakers yard or Halfords. Halfords would also be able to help with the size/fitment of the stereo components.
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Old 04-05-2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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Radio Issue

HI,
Not all car radios are the same. if you can not find a newer style audio system to fit into your car then i sugest an audio system called secret audio. This following site is one of many that carries it: http:/www/the-direct-source.com


The site also has seatbelts.
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Hey there. I recently got a 1986 C Reg Austin Metro, and due to knowing nothing about cars, failed to look over a couple of issues:

1: It still has the original radio player, but I'd like a CD or tape player installed. Can someone please tell me if all car audio systems are 'one size fits all', or do I stand little chance of getting a CD or tape player?

2: The speaker in the driver's door doesn't work. How hard is it to fix, or even better replace the speakers. Would modern car speakers fit the door of my car?

3: There are no rear seat belts. Are there kits avaliable to install rear seat belts, or any way of getting seat belts fitted for a car this age?

Thank you

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