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2018/08/11 09:41:32 (permalink)

Audio unit swap

Hello all - I've decided that the 1990s era JVC cassette player in the 968 Sport is going to have to go
 
I've got hold of a very spiffy but period looking Continental TRD7412UB-OR (bluetooth, DAB, USB) and that's what's going in. Of course it has the ISO connector on the back
 
so
 
does anyone have any experience of doing this fitting or can recommend where to get an adapter harness to go onto what is there - which looks pretty original - fortunately it's all labelled so if I have to get one made up I think I'll be able to identify all the wires...
 
on a related subject - I have the usual "no AM reception" issues on the radio - aerial amplifier I'm guessing. I can get the OE replacement but has anyone done a DIY aerial change or is it better handing it to a Centre to do?
 
kind regards
 
John

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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/08/11 22:37:15 (permalink)
    Hi
    an aerial change is not hard, only if you have a sun roof
     
    remove the rear roof trim then feel for the base of the antenna, then get a sharp craft knife and make a small slit in the head lining, I know it sounds drastic but believe me trying to lower the 26 year old head lining that is NLA is far more difficult and it won’t go back how it was,
     
    the leads have connectors but before replacing the antenna check there is a 12v feed to the base amp, there are plenty of replacement amplified units on eBay that look the same and work perfectly well, just don’t cost the £180 for the original 
     
    to replace the unit you need a oxygen sensor socket to undo the antenna base  nut and the rest is self explanatory 
     
    you can buy universal iso connectors on the bay as well, is the cars iso connector still there if so make up your own link,
     
    i had to replace the connection in my car it had been butchered there is a full write up with photos on 968 uk
     
     
    post edited by Waylander - 2018/08/11 22:41:23

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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/08/13 17:40:05 (permalink)
    Don't forget that the 968 aerial leans back more than most of the other bee sting antennas on the market which are meant for hatchback cars so that they clear the open hatch.
    I've seen a few 968s with the wrong aerial on, but I suppose only an anorak would notice
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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/08/13 20:00:22 (permalink)
    You think?

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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/08/13 23:31:09 (permalink)
    Waylander
    You think?


    I guess we know what that makes me then 
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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/09/14 17:00:07 (permalink)
    LOL - thanks for the help guys -
     
    not sure I'm brave enough to cut into the headlining though.. if I can get the new audio unit in I can live without AM as;
     
    a) the test match season is over
    b) the Conti has DAB capability (with seperate aerial)
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    Re: Audio unit swap 2018/09/14 21:58:22 (permalink)
    One thing I'd think about if changing the single DIN unit is to get one that has satnav included and a pop-out screen -the type that slides out then pivots upward so you can see it. I have a TomTom Go 6000 for my cab, on a Brodit mount that clips to the dash, but it shakes a lot so is often unreadable, I think a flip-out screen unit would be loads better, and have a bigger screen than the horribly expensive Porsche classic unit.

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