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Install Alpine CD53 R50

Old 11-25-2007, 12:11 PM
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Default Install Alpine CD53 R50

This may appear to be a sacrilege, but....

I am trying to install an original 05' MINI HD head unit (Alpine CD53 R50) into my 86' Porsche Carrera. When I turn it on it shows DISABLED. I have been told that it is because it does not have the required Bus signal. Any ideas as to workaround? Could I get the required signal (CAN Bus) from the DME unit, and if so where? Would any of the newer HD Porsche units work?

Thank you,
Old 11-26-2007, 08:06 AM
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Default RE: Install Alpine CD53 R50

Your car is not a can bus system, so I don't think that it is going to work unfortunately. You can probably use a porsche unit up through 04, but that is it. I would look for something from a 964 or a 993...that should be a pretty straight forward install.
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