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How to upgrade audio / HU?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Buel10, Nov 10, 2019.

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  1. Buel10

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    Hi all,
    As some of you may have seen, I’ve got a 2010 Freelander 2 and am very excited about it.
    The CD player is okay, and the sound is good....but I like my music, any thoughts on how to upgrade either the head unit or the speakers? Also, it sounds like it has a subwoofer?
     
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    Vehicle or audio system spec dictates what speakers are installed. However due to the heavy integration of the audio system into other vehicle systems, replacing the HU isn't as easy as it was on older vehicles.
     
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    Understood. How do I find out the spec of the current speakers and whether a sub is installed, the manual seems to be fairly generic?
     
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    Put the VIN into this website, and it'll return the build spec. https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/check-lookup/
     
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    If it's like mine the subwoofer is under the boot tray.
    I've recorded around 150 mp3 tracks each onto 6 CDs. One CD each for rock, heavy metal, blues, pop, classical, and finally, one for kids stuff (Disney tracks etc.). When playing MP3s the audio system won't let you shuffle between all the CDs, just one.
     
  6. Buel10

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    Got this:
    VIN:
    SALFAZAB4AH212592
    WMI / VDS / VIS:
    SAL FAZAB4 AH212592
    Manufacturer:
    [​IMG] Land Rover TATA UK
    Brand:
    Land Rover
    Model:
    Freelander II
    Region/Plant:
    Heywood UK
    Check:
    4
    Year:
    2010
    Sequential number:
    12592
     
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    You need to search on ere and the web for someone who has already upgraded the Freelander 2 audio. See what they did and copy it. Its the easier way of knowing what yer fitting will work.
     
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    Interestingly it doesn't show the build sheet. That's very annoying. :confused:

    What model is it?
     
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    Hi there,
    Just checked and it’s an OSL. Does that sound right?
     
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    No. What does it say on the tailgate? It'll be an S, SE, HSE or possibly some upgraded edition like the HSE LUX .
     
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    Hi there,
    Just checked and it just says TD4 on the boot. I’m guessing I’m looking in the wrong place....

    Doh! Just checked and it says XS on the V5.
    Does this help at all, please?
     
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    Any lettering on either side of "Td4"?
     
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    Nothing, is this odd?
     
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