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 Post subject: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:05 pm 
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So, the Pioneer 8700 arrived today. I have removed the AS2 unit from the car. I also need a SMA-SMB connector. That has been ordered online. The good news is that my fm aerial should be OK!

Done some dremel work to the gear surround. I took some pics. My SD card is refusing to play ball. I will have another go tomorrow.....

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Pics! Want pics!

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:05 pm 
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I had some. Card needed a format. Me can't format. Summat is wrong. I'm charging the battery for me big camera.

I probably won't feel like taking pics when it will be charged. Hey ho!

Tomorrow is another day!

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:26 pm 
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GOT PICS!

This is where I was last night.. Pic is a bit naff... Sorry'bout that!

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Much huffing and puffing got me here,

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The gear surround took a hit with this wiring run,

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Good job that I have a spare one or two! Swapped them over fitting new bulbs as I went..

Only got to fill the hole when the aerial coupler gets here..
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I re-routed the fm aerial and extended the DAB one from the glovebox.

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:35 pm 
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At least I can have things in the sockets when I park the car up now! This is why I splurged on another DAB... Mainly!

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
Today I had a "trial fit" It all works, mostly.

Biggest niggle-- The unit sticks out about 1" from the dash. This isn't good, so, I brought most of the ingredients in here.

Got Plan A. I've cut an old cage back a bit..

Here,
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Spot the missing bit. Tis likely to be fitted in upside down if I use Plan A!!

Plan B is just to fit this,

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Time will tell.....

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Don't fret! All cut edges have been taped over.

I hope that Plan B works. This plan will leave loadsa space for all the extra cables!

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 Post subject: Re: Project DAB.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:14 pm 
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Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
It's fitted. All should be good. It isn't.

The DAB reception is bad. FM reception is not there at all. Something is very wrong with my year old DAB/fm aerial.

The connection for the DAB is a bit flaky, to say the least. I have spent the last hour or so looking at China RF's website.

They must have every single connector on the planet. The one I want doesn't seem to exist... PAHH!

Anyhoo, here is Plan B!
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Tis a good fit. Pity about the aerial mess....

I have a vid uploading. I will stick that up when it has finished loading...

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