My cheap BT hack into a stock 72 AM Radio

Discussion in 'Car and Home Audio' started by Shok, May 25, 2016.

  1. Shok

    Shok In Third Gear

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    Shoved about 20 bucks worth of parts into the AM Radio for this:


    I can give more details if anyone wants, its hacky but seems to work well, just need to see if it lasts.
     
  2. burninbush

    burninbush In Maximum Overdrive

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    Yeah, I'd like to hear about your work. I don't think I have anything that uses bluetooth, yet, but I might some day.
     
  3. Shok

    Shok In Third Gear

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    So I don't have pics of the construction, but it all centers around this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Nobsound®-Blu...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
    Basically I removed enough of the stock guts to make room, connected the back of the stock volume knob to where the BT units knob formally was and that was it. I did have to cut the metal on the case to make room. If I did this for a customer I would probably replace the case sections with ABS.
    Also a lot of hot clue was involved, we will see how that lasts......
    The unit is hooked up to a couple of Pioneer 6x9 speakers I had from another project, sound is very good but a balance control would be nice as well as an EQ, but I'm being picky as this is 1000 times better than what the car came with and was inexpensive.
     
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  4. FordR500GT

    FordR500GT In Maximum Overdrive

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    I want to do something similar while still keeping it AM... If not, I may get a NOS AM radio (as mine doesn't have one) and install it, then add stereo speakers in the cargo area underneath the bed and add an aftermarket stereo in the glovebox!
     
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