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steatk

Member Since 02 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 02 2014 10:03 PM
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In Topic: Dab Radio

02 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I wasn't surprised to get the DAB option, but I was surprised it actually just worked! Is that model of yours definitely DAB?

EDIT: Sorry scrap that...just seen it says DAB on the back. Does it have two aerial connectors? Upload some more pics of it if you can.


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It has 2 aerial connectors on the back and 1 block connector. Those pics were from when I first fitted it and have no others. Everything else works on it so I use a seperate DAB tuner (pure highway) and tune it in on the ford stereo via FM. Like I said, I gave up with getting it to work.


In Topic: Dab Radio

02 October 2014 - 09:14 PM

Hi, glad you got it sorted. Perhaps the Satnav units have everything you need inside them, below is the Radio AHU DAB version that I fitted into my 2012 fiesta, and as you can see, I don't even get a DAB option. It's as if something is missing.

 

I tried 2 of these units with the same result


In Topic: Dab Radio

02 September 2014 - 07:35 AM

For me DAB is about choice, the FM stations in the North East all sound the same to me, play the same pop songs all day long. I prefer rock/indie music. That isn't available on FM here. I could listen using mobile apps, but I drive through patches of no/poor 3G/4G signal. So I prefer DAB.

 

I agree, if you don't have DAB in your car it's not worth the hassle getting it installed (unless they are actually going to turn off the FM signals like they said, is that still happening?)

 

My DAB keeps dropping out in built up areas, mainly in Leeds, and it's not like FM where you just get a fuzzy sound for a few seconds, it just cuts out completely and randomly comes back even when stationary in traffic. It makes me think about switching back to FM, I mean the only advantage is sound quality but with road noise that isn't noticeable.


In Topic: Dab Radio

02 September 2014 - 07:21 AM

Stoney your guide works for the older models. My last fiesta had that model of stereo and it was a straight swap from a none DAB version to a DAB version. I didn't even bother changing the aerial, just ran a seperate DAB aerial in.

That doesn't work on the newer models. The stereo display also shows engine management warnings etc, so it's more integrated. I think either the wiring is totally different between DAB and none DAB versions or something needs to be reprogrammed to tell the car there is now a DAB stereo there.

I'm with you on your views of DAB, the boat sailed a long time ago. The technology is out of date and it was not pushed out when it should have been.

OFCOM are looking into rolling out DAB+, too little too late some might think

http://www.ukfree.tv...ryid=1107052195


In Topic: Dab Radio

02 September 2014 - 06:46 AM

Sorry Stoney. I didn't want a Forum member going out spending hard earned money based on your guide only to get nowhere. The method you quoted will not work for the newer stereos. They don't even get a DAB menu unless the car was originally fitted with a DAB stereo. Nobody has been able to tell me how to resolve that.