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DAB retro fit for cars with the cd500 and 600
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this is for the NAV500 and 600 that have the FM already in Place
And the Shark Fin on the Roof for the Sat Nav
But do not Have DAB.


If you have the CD400 go to the CD400 DAB how to.

So if you have the NAV500 or 600
And you have the Tabs in Place on the Rear window
then you will find the one for the DAB is a Dummy
just put there in Place to make it Look nice.

Remove the Trim from the Tail Gate
you will see all the Receivers are There for the FM
So you only need the DAB Receiver (ZA)
And a 1 Meter fakra Z Cable
Going from the Receiver (ZA) to the Double Female Connector
In the Roof Right hand side just under the Headliner
just follow the Cable from the Shark fin to find the Connector you need
it will have one coming from the Shark fin for SAT NAV
and an Empty Slot that you need for the DAB.  

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Thread the Fakra Z Cable 1 Meter Female too Male
From the Receiver Through the Tail Gate
to the Right hand side off the Headliner.

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See the Blue Plastic on the End of the Male Connector Pictured above
you now have to Remove the Blue Plastic Case and just Leave to Metal Pin
so Gently cut the Blue bit away Leaving the Metal Pin inside and in tacked
it is the Metal Pin that will Connect to the Double Female end in the Roof
i do not have a Picture of the Connector Striped or of the one in the Roof
so if any one can send me one it would help others.

You now need to get the DAB Module and Connect it up to the Exiting
Connectors in the front Foot Well just above the Accelerator Peddle
you are looking for the Black and Green Connectors there.

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The Module is held in Place by a Bracket
That you must also get and one Screw
once you have that all in Place
you are now Ready for Programming and VCI Activation
You will have DAB Radio Smile

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DAB Module Part Numbers are
for the (Astra J 13319590 UBT)
and for the (Astra J GTC 13362385 UBT.)
the Cradle for the DAB unit is (GM 13263525).

AS WITH ALL ELECTRICAL HOW TOO,S.
you do this at your own risk if you follow the how to correctly
there should be no problems thank you.
 

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#2
Re the male fakra end that fits in the roof connection, the plastic does not need to be cut as there is a small plastic insert each side that can be dug out with a jewellers screwdriver or some thing similar. Hope this helps, Best Regards,kipper
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#3
thanks kipper that is very helpful.
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kipper i don't have a picture of that fakra connection don't suppose you have one to add please.
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Hi tucpal, sorry I don't have a picture but if you look closely at yours you will see a purple thing, if you dig that out & the small oblong piece on another side the plastic sleeve will slide off, as they are like staples that locate in a groove on the pin. Hope this helps, Best regards, kipper
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Not quite the one you want but gives you an idea.

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thanks kipper and very well done rusty that is very useful. Thumbs
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#8
Looking at doing this, does anyone have links to all the parts needed to add DAB to a Feb 2011 J SRI with a CD500 navi?

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#9
just the module and one cable for you
rusty were are the pictures gone here ??
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(9:th-Jun-2015, 21:52:22)tucpal Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.just the module and one cable for you
rusty were are the pictures gone here ??

Will look tomorrow mate are they on your Photobucket or mine?


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I will have to check tomorrow
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(9:th-Jun-2015, 21:52:22)tucpal Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.just the module and one cable for you
rusty were are the pictures gone here ??

What sort of cost am I looking at? Cheers
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#13
OK so I've found DAB modules used are around £65ish.

There are so many variations of Fakra cable, anyone got a link to the right one? I've only been able to find 3 meter ones so far.

Thanks

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#14
fakra Z will fit them all
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you found the pics yet rusty ??
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Yes I have I will fix it tomorrow morning
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Cheers mate
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All fixed
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Thankyou
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#20
Right I've ordered a Fakra Z, just to find a 590 DAB module now.. after that I'll just need to get it Tech 2'd if I've read it right?

I think I'll double check I have the two plugs in the footwell before I buy a DAB module, I've already got a factory CD500 Navi with bluetooth/voice activation but after seeing a few havent had the plugs I think it's worth checking first.
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#21
Just revisiting this and am going to be ordering the parts in the next day or two.

I've checked my car out and I have the basics:

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So from what I gather, I need the following:

DAB Receiver
Cradle
590 DAB Module

My car has the CD500 NAVI with Bluetooth, USB and voice activation.

I've read on ***** that as my car is a 60/MY2011 it won't need a VCI code, just MDI to activate it.


Anyone able to confirm before I spend my money?

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#22
Every car I've done it on needed a VCI.
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#23
your lucky you have the back windows already in :P
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(29:th-Dec-2015, 19:32:06)Lewis6317 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.your lucky you have the back windows already in :P

Exactly what i was thinking, I've got a 2011 and I didn't even have the bloody loom!
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#25
I could've changed the glass anyway, I'm a windscreen fitter for a living Wink

Just need to fork out for the module and receiver now!
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#26
you will need a small farka cable also
but you have every thing there for sure
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(30:th-Dec-2015, 15:12:24)Jj0063 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I could've changed the glass anyway, I'm a windscreen fitter for a living Wink

Just need to fork out for the module and receiver now!

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Decent price to include the bracket IMO
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#28
Looks good
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Going to check my back windows on my 65 plate lol


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(3:rd-Jan-2016, 20:26:34)Lewis6317 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Going to check my back windows on my 65 plate lol


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You don't have a 65 plate.
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Hi new to the forum got my Astra J last weekend, looking at putting DAB in just wondered if someone could clarify how the Programming and VCI Activation is done?
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(6:th-May-2016, 15:10:09)jdkm01 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Hi new to the forum got my Astra J last weekend, looking at putting DAB in just wondered if someone could clarify how the Programming and VCI Activation is done?

Ok so first thing is get a VCAP file from the car and that gets sent off to GM they then supply a VCI code which then has to be entered.

The person that does it will need the car to request the VCI. It can take 1hr-48hrs to get the VCI code back.

Be warned GM are charging to supply VCI codes.


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(6:th-May-2016, 16:40:27)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.The person that does it will need the car to request the VCI. It can take 1hr-48hrs to get the VCI code back.

Be warned GM are charging to supply VCI codes.


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Cool! I have NAVI600 which would be suitable I guess. I have these "wiring" on my side-back windows (Astra J GTC) which I thought was voor heating or so haha. So they are there for DAB?

If I retrieve a VCI code then all can de done myself (includes programming)?

Found a secondhand DAB module for around 39 euros, just need to ask how much for shipping to Netherlands.

Thanks in advance!

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(2:nd-Feb-2017, 12:35:56)EagleForce Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(6:th-May-2016, 16:40:27)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.The person that does it will need the car to request the VCI. It can take 1hr-48hrs to get the VCI code back.

Be warned GM are charging to supply VCI codes.


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Cool! I have NAVI600 which would be suitable I guess. I have these "wiring" on my side-back windows (Astra J GTC) which I thought was voor heating or so haha. So they are there for DAB?

If I retrieve a VCI code then all can de done myself (includes programming)?

Found a secondhand DAB module for around 39 euros, just need to ask how much for shipping to Netherlands.

Thanks in advance!

Sorry for quoting, can't seem to get it right with normal reply :(



You would need to add the DAB aerial parts too.

Ok so a VCI & Programming needs to be done by someone with Access to SPS and an MDI.


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@[b]You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. [/b]  Ok, thanks, which parts do you mean when you write "DAB aerial parts"?
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Rusty, what you mean by DAB aerial parts I needed?
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#37
do you have a 500 or 600

if you just have the standard fm antenna then look at this one

as you need the ZA MA and ZK receivers also for DAB and FM.

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IF YOU HAVE THE NAV 600 OR NAV 500 with FM on the rear window then you just need the
ZR DAB receiver as above again MDI VCI codes needed.

europe cars may have different codes on the receivers
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I have a NAV600 (well, upgraded to 900).
On my rear side windows looks like antenna's (left and right small windows) window.....but don't see an adapter og cable going there, or I need to dismantle something before I see that? Already have the DAB module coming my way, so very new to this and the stuff I need...........even after reading many here.........think also got to do with not being my native language LOL.
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Sorry I didn't see these replies.

Like this.

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Not sure quite what you have need I've not done a GTC yet.
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(20:th-Feb-2017, 08:20:08)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Sorry I didn't see these replies.

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Not sure quite what you have need I've not done a GTC yet.

This isn't already somewhere in the car then? And how about the aerial, is it in my small rear back windows? I thought so, looked like heating for windows LOL. But son't see cable on it?
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IIRC they are on the side windows on the GTC.

You may have the FM one but would most likely need the DAB one.
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(20:th-Feb-2017, 14:06:52)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.IIRC they are on the side windows on the GTC.

You may have the FM one but would most likely need the DAB one.

How will I know? Shall I post some pics later on?
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#43
Ok, first part in da house! Hahahaha



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(20:th-Feb-2017, 16:32:14)EagleForce Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(20:th-Feb-2017, 14:06:52)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.IIRC they are on the side windows on the GTC.

You may have the FM one but would most likely need the DAB one.

How will I know? Shall I post some pics later on?

Yep some pics would be good
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(24:th-Feb-2017, 08:47:35)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
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(20:th-Feb-2017, 14:06:52)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.IIRC they are on the side windows on the GTC.

You may have the FM one but would most likely need the DAB one.

How will I know? Shall I post some pics later on?

Yep some pics would be good
Ok, will make them later on! Already noticed a small difference in left and right back-side window when it comes to the "aerial"
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#46
Made some pics, it's hard to see the "lines" in the window but you can see them ;-)


Left side window:
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As you can see (I hope) they are different, is one for DAB and one for FM? And if so, I do not see any cable or plug, should it be UNDER the cover?
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Correct Rusty?
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Hello?? ;-)
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#49
on your right side window there are actually two separate tracks, each has it's own amplifier

the connections to the windows are behind the trim panel, the larger right window track amplifier is also connected to the left window amplier, the smaller (rear) right hand track is for DAB. Probably lol

All the above is GTC specific, not sure if other models are the same
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(25:th-Feb-2017, 22:23:06)vocky Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.on your right side window there are actually two separate tracks, each has it's own amplifier

the connections to the windows are behind the trim panel, the larger right window track amplifier is also connected to the left window amplier, the smaller (rear) right hand track is for DAB. Probably lol

All the above is GTC specific, not sure if other models are the same

Thanks!
Is the trim panel easy to remove? (before I rip it apart ;-) )
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