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#16 steatk

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

Hi, I have a 2012 fiesta. It had the standard Ford stereo in, none DAB. I bought a Sony/DAB stereo off ebay,
I have fitted it and I get no DAB menu,

What do I need to get the DAB working and where can I buy it from?


The Sony DAB stereo I have is model  RADIO AHU DAB, Part number AA6T-18C815-XB. Any help would be apprecated.


 

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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

Did you fit the dab adaptor for the aerial?
I believe you need the cable, aerial and base to do a factory style fit.
Alternatively you could try this which I believe will be a lot easier and cheaper than the oem Ford parts-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=160967699172

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

Hi, I don't even get a DAB menu, so fitting an alternative aerial would make no differnce. The car stereo has 2 aerial sockets, 1 black and 1 white, the car has matching aerial cables which are connected.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

DAB radios do normally need power through the aerial to boost the signal reception. The Sony DAB I retroffited to my mk6 does this through the powerfeed into the stereo but you need to turn it on in a sub menu on the stereo.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

DAB radios do normally need power through the aerial to boost the signal reception. The Sony DAB I retroffited to my mk6 does this through the powerfeed into the stereo but you need to turn it on in a sub menu on the stereo.

Hi How do I get into the sub menu to turn it on. At the moment I don't even get a DAB option on the radio menu

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

This might sound a daft question but it is definately a DAB radio they've fitted isnt it? They havent maybe guffed up and orderred a normal one? Im not sure about the New fiesta like I said mines a mk6 so its an after market stereo from halfords

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

This might sound a daft question but it is definately a DAB radio they've fitted isnt it? They havent maybe guffed up and orderred a normal one? Im not sure about the New fiesta like I said mines a mk6 so its an after market stereo from halfords

Hi I bought the radio of ebay and fitted it myself, here is the model number sticker

 

I had an aftermarket DAB stereo in my MK6, I've only had this car a few weeks.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

Hi everybody!
I'm also looking to upgrade my standard Ford Fiesta stereo to the Sony DAB.
This may seem a silly question, but would the unit (PART NO: AA6T-18C815-XB
) have Bluetooth in the unit?

Currently, I have a Parrott device fitted and I hated it, it's non responsive most of the time and I've lost count of the times I've changed the battery! I swear it'll cause an accident one day!

I have a 09 plate Fiesta. Zetec 1.25 in hot magenta.

Thanks for any replies ;)

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