Fiat Radio useless

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  1. musson

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    Hi has anyone replaced the standard radio with dab radio and the glass mount ariel,if you have is the reception any good.
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    the cab radio is actually not too bad with a decent aerial. some converters just cut the wire if it was roof mounted. later x250 models have an amplified aerial in the nearside mirror which is of very little use
     
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    oh and yes, i have replaced the cab radio with a modern one with bluetooth hands free and digital input. not impressed with in car DAB radios so far
     
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    I changed my standard Fiat radio about 6 weeks ago for a pioneer DAB radio.
    This was in my 1999 Hymer B644. I just removed the Fiat/Grundig radio as a straight swap, the ISO connectors were all the same as required for the DAB radio.
    The only problem I had was that the windscreen ariel requires a stick down section at the edge to be earthed on the A pillar. As the rubber surround is quite thick there is no suitable earth area, so I bought some self adheasive copper sheet from Amazon & stuck a small section over the rubber & led it to a section of metal pillar to get a good earth point.
    Reception is great, no drop out when on the move & the sound quality is far better
    Than the standard radio, I thought I would need to change the speakers but found that I am very happy with the DAB sound & tone through the original ones.

    Mike
     
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