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27-01-2020 23:25
jiwawa Hi sedgewood and welcome to the forum.

I can't answer your question but there are lots of experts in such things on the forum - not sure where they are at the moment! Hopefully they'll be along soon.
27-01-2020 11:27
Replacing aftermarket radio

I know this is digging up an old thread but I have an old motorhome! At the moment we have a aftermarket radio in our 2004 Ducato Rapido. It has an annoying all singing/dancing/flashing screen but I only want to get traffic reports listen to Radio2 and maybe play a CD. So I was going to replace it with a second hand OE Fiat radio. Is there any difference between the ones fitted in 2002-2006 and those of the later but pre double DIN type? They look the same but is the wiring compatible? All suggestions appreciated.
31-08-2019 14:41
jiwawa He actually posted twice Drew!!
30-08-2019 22:10
Drew "We have just taken delivery of our, new to us, Autosleeper Lancashire so we are now fully fledged Motorhome Facts members! We want to replace the fitted dashboard radio radio but have a couple of queries".

Even in 2007 we had OPW's.
30-08-2019 16:27
jiwawa Welcome to the forum wolfie. You might be better to start a new thread with a more suitable title as this is a very old thread.
30-08-2019 14:25
Wolfie01 I recently bought a Fiat Ducato Motorhome 2004 but the emetic windows and central locking didn’t work. I have taken it to my local garage who seem to be struggling to fix it!
They have told me that they have done a diagnostic test and found the problem to be a fuse. They then ordered the new fuse but then found that it wouldn’t work. They were very confused and started another test. They then ordered a second hand rely / module as they thought this would be the problem but again it didn’t fix the problem? Anyone had or heard of this problem that might be able to help?
13-09-2007 11:06
Fiats and Music

I have just bought another 15 watt Solar Energy Panel from solarvision which i will be plugging into the cigar Lighter to trickle charge the engine battery over the winter , i already have one that keeps the Leisure battery Topped up ( its only an 85 amp one and my Lap Top / monitor and Printer can run that right down in a few hours when my 240 Inverter is on ) !

They are pretty easy to mount on the Roof and take the lead down through your Ariel input !
13-09-2007 10:59
jonnowycombe There is a yellow wire and a red wire going into the back of the stereo. one is a perm live the other an ignition live. I just wired the red from the vehicle into the yellow and red of the stereo.

This means the stereo will ALWAYS work when the ehgine is on or off - HOWEVER I could run the battery flat.

I ahve used the stereo for a week holiday and not run the engine all week and it ahs not flattened the battery (as a test).

To wire fromt he leisure battery you need to connect the red and yellow wire from the stereo to the leisure battery.

That help ?

13-09-2007 08:39
materials Hi all

I have a Fiat Ducato based Swift Gazelle 2001 plate and I have just replace the radio but the only problem I have is that the only way I can listen to it is by having the ignition on,
(I.e. with the dash board lights on)
I would be very interested in how I can get the radio working through my leisure batteries as it came with a remote control.

12-09-2007 11:46
jonnowycombe Old one out - I know an 11 year old who can gat a car stereo out in less than 30 seconds and that includes opening the doors .....

Ude a coat hanger cut into bits 4" long. one in each hole and pull gently... Sometimes needs a bit of a wiggle !
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