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I have a clarion cdc635 and want to change this out with a changer that will play mp3. is this possible and still have steering wheel control?

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  • zimmerman450 Oct 04, 2009

    i did not put the vehicle because it is in a motorcycle and that usually stops the conversation. it is factory installed in a 09 Yamaha royal star venture.
    i want to unplug my changer and install a new changer that will play mp3.

  • zimmerman450 Oct 05, 2009

    does the clarion cdc635 read/play mp3 files/music? if not do you know one that will work with the c-bus that reads/plays mp3 files/music?


  • zimmerman450 Oct 06, 2009

    yes it was helpful. answered my questions about the unit. i had already gone to the Venture sites for the information.



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Thanks for using FixYa. Yes, you can install the CD Changer in your Yamaha Royal Star Venture motorcycle. And that'll not cause the steering wheel to loose control. Please see this link for 6CD Changer installation instructions--
Yamaha Venture CD Changer Installation
You can buy a CD changer for your Yamaha Venture from this link--
Yamaha Royal Star Venture motorcycle CD Changer

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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    Rylee Smith Oct 05, 2009

    Hi Jerry

    The the clarion cdc635 doesn't read/play mp3 files/music. There are no mp3 players available from Clarion. You'll need a custom made mp3 player that will support the C-bus. However, the mp3 players are not shock proof & durable as your clarion is. You'll need to go to a motorcycle mp3 player shop and get a custom made mp3 player for your bike.

    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.




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Hello! It is very possible, indeed. You didn't mention the year/make/model of your vehicle, or I could have possibly given you the exact information you'd need. There are several manufacturers of control adapters that allow for steering wheel mounted audio functions to remain intact when an aftermarket head unit or changer is added.
I've included a link here to the Crutchfield website specific to these devices. If you select the year, make and model of your vehicle; you will find the adapter compatible with your car.

I hope this helps, and good luck! Thanks for using FixYa!

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