astraowner wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 pm
In yeee olden days, it was a lot easier..
And a lot more fun! I miss the days of VCR's and 24 disc CD changers, I love mechanics, and hate solid state, it's so boring. Like the growl of my 1.0T Astra's powerful little engine vs a crappy Prius, the Prius is boring as dishwater and doesn't give you the same goosebumps unless you're an eco warrior snowflake.
Everything is software and semiconductor controlled. Remember the days when Nokia chargers were linear, just a transformer, diodes and capacitor? Now even the cheapest charger from China has a complex little feedback controlled switchmode supply in it. Amazing, but overcomplicating things for the sake of it. Even my computer's audio now has to have a special driver and software to pop up an annoying output select window before audio will work, where have the days gone where the headphone pins were wired straight to an amp chip, shutting speakers off? Aargh. And I'm a massive nerd!
Back on topic, I found loads of info for a UT80-C4, but not the C5, searching for C5 just brings up Citroen ECU tuning stuff! I haven't fitted my USB yet, as I haven't had time, we're getting busy nearing Prime week (I work at Amazon if you missed me introducing Ada Astra to you). Are those nuts on either side of the centre console that need to come out? Will it all just pop off after that? Mine's the Energy trim, so no fancy armrests!