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Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? #1609131
07/10/2017 14:40
07/10/2017 14:40
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Hi,
I have a Clarion DXZ428R single cd-player head unit in my 20VT Plus. The car was produced in june 2000. Is that the head unit that was installed by Fiat when the car was new? Reason fpr asking is I want to preserve the originality of the car. Any input is appreciated.

Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: Ante] #1609174
08/10/2017 13:41
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I wouldn't bother, the sound and ergonomics of the Clarion units fitted to the Coupe are universally acknowledged to be dreaful. I don't think the DXZ428R is an original head unit, is it silver? Original head units for UK cars were the ARX7170R and ARX7370R. My Plus was originally a German supplied car and came with an equally awful Clarion PU-1573A, since replaced. Do yourself a favour and fit something better, forget originality in this case.


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: Ante] #1609188
08/10/2017 17:25
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I agree with Dave. Any modern headunit is going to be leaps and bounds over the original equipment.

I have kept my original head unit and 6 disc changer should I ever sell it I’d refit but for now I enjoy a much improved sound smile

Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: Ante] #1609552
14/10/2017 07:04
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I know its not the best unit, by far, but as of now im interested the origin of the unit, and it it was supplied with the car. Its a bit nerdy, I know. smile

Ive contacted centro storico fiat and they have confirmed my car came the a radio/cd from the factory.

Yes the unit is silver. According to ePer the 20VT Plus were supplied with a Clarion PV 2194, but I can not find any info on that one anywhere. Cars without CD had the PF 1573. The pre -99 cars had the ARX 7370 R.

Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: Ante] #1624936
12/09/2018 15:51
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My car is a Plus produced in 31/07/2000 and it as Clarion with cassete tape!
The radio is Branded FIAT and Clarion!


Fiat Coupe 20VT 12/97
Fiat Coupe 20VT Plus 08/00
Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: LuisFilipe] #1624968
13/09/2018 22:17
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My 1996 16VT also has a Clarion "Fiat" branded CRX87RM radio cassette with the 6 stacker CD fitted under the front passenger seat.


Re: Is Clarion DXZ428R a Fiat OE unit? [Re: Ante] #1624975
14/09/2018 11:59
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I had a clarion ARX7370R, but it just gave up working so i fitted a kenwood stereo with DAB and is compactable with my phone its the best thing I ever done.


Freddie

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