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Best Answer justgotast170, 17 November 2013 - 06:07 PM

Just want to say a big thanks to everyone for your help. Now got the dab installed and working using the adapter Amran told me about.

 

Also big thanks to Stoney for the guide. I didn't need the two adaptor plates for mine just screw in the old plastic.

 

Also big thanks to Sal for the faceplate.

 

Anyway thanks for all the help the wife is happy and I have some Brownie points for the holidays.

 

Daz.

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#1 justgotast170

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:54 PM

Okay so I've now got my facia, Thanks "Sal", I've got my guide Thanks "Stoney".  But I need some help with the new cabling and aerial. I believe I need the following parts listed below.

 

Ford Roof Aerial Mast+DAB
Part Number:   1559265

 

Ford Roof Aerial Base+DAB
Part Number:   1559268

 

Ford Aerial Extension Cable+DAB
Part Number:   1671739

 

Ford Aerial Cable+DAB
Part Number:   1543284

 

Ford Adaptor Plate
Part Number: 1547964

 

My Radio has  2 connections on the rear for the aerial one "Black" and  one "White". So the new aerial base I presume has 2 connections which connect to the new aerial cables. ?

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hi Daz

I brought a Sony Dab of Sal and that has same connections as u mentioned, I just used the fakra adaptor for the dab port he mentioned to me and it worked a treat, as I have dab don't think I will need normal radio anytime soon.

Not sure if that was any help mate..

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

you can either purchase a fakra adaptor off ebay or you can buy the wiring loom and dab aerial lot from me as i'm having to replace mine as it doesnt work as well with my pioneer dab unit so ive just paid out for a kinetic one.

 

mine is the ford kit you have listed above with both the aerial connections.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Hi Daz

I brought a Sony Dab of Sal and that has same connections as u mentioned, I just used the fakra adaptor for the dab port he mentioned to me and it worked a treat, as I have dab don't think I will need normal radio anytime soon.

Not sure if that was any help mate..

Thanks, Amran which is the dab port on the back of the radio.

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

you can either purchase a fakra adaptor off ebay or you can buy the wiring loom and dab aerial lot from me as i'm having to replace mine as it doesnt work as well with my pioneer dab unit so ive just paid out for a kinetic one.

 

mine is the ford kit you have listed above with both the aerial connections.

Sal, Id like to try the method you told Amran about 1st. If the wife isn't happy with reception ill get back to you on buying the wiring kit.

 

Thanks again

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hi Daz, you will need two components the first is the fakra female to Din adaptor

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

The blue part goes into the top socket black hole (see photo)the into the other end you will need a din to ISo adaptor can be found:

http://www.ebay.co.u...to iso&_sacat=0

I brought mine from Halfrauds £5 and they lived up to their reputation ! I couldn't be bothered to wait for it in post.

Plug that adapter into the black end of the fakra cable , then the wire that comes from ur car antenna which normally would go in the bottom hole (white hole) plug that into the din to iOS adapter which is in the fakra adapter.

And abracadabra you should have DAB it's awesome, be warned I live in central London and get a decent amount of dab stations some ppl have had problems where they can only get one or two.

I hope that makes sense any probs give us a shout!!!

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:53 PM

I have attached a very basic only what I can describe as a child's drawing to assist u, I had to use my ipad and found a Disney drawing app and had nothing else hopes it helps, god help me after ppl, see my diagram lol

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:05 PM

Love the pic. ;)

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

Why thank u sir !

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Love the pic. ;)


Awesome pic. :D

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

Awesome pic. :D

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:44 AM

I heard that Mickey Mouse had a Ford watch ;)

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thanks Amran, Ill give it a go this weekend. Thanks also for the Pic .  I wasn't sure which was the dab port but the pic speaks a thousand words.

 

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

 

Thanks for all the help.

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Hi Daz

Yup that shud work same concept a lot better i think, hope all goes well mate.

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