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Defender radio

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Snod, Aug 14, 2019.

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  1. Snod

    Snod Member

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    I am about to start fitting a radio into my FFR 1995 Defender. Any suggestions as to what wires to break into. Need a permanent live for the radio memory and a live through the ignition for the power.
    There's no handy wires behind the fuse box unless I drop them all out by unscrewing the fuse box.
    Suggestions please?
     
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    Under the cover above the centre switch panel there are switched and permanent lives available.
     
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    Ok thanks I'll have a look.
     
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    There definitely are in civilian models, I am not sure of the wiring in the military versions, particularly the ffr which had all sorts of additional extras. Still would be wroth a check behind the panel.
    Where are you mounting the radio, the centre option usually used is taken up by the light switch on the military version.
     
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    Nah, there was nothing there. Broke into the wiper wire in the end. Just finished and feeling pretty smug as I have built a cubby box and covered it in leatherette from an old bean bag. Mounted it on that. Radio cost £12 off ebay and it has blue tooth and phone... Bargain!. Speakers are mounted behind the seats on the frame that should would have the clansman radios mounted. Speakers cost £18 so all in all a cheap project that works a treat!
     
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