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Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

Jim Latoff
Nation s Capital Jaguar Owners Club *

forum user since 2011-06-17

 

Edited on 2012-01-31 20:38:21

I have the original radio. But I just have to have a modern CD/radio for my 64 S-type. Any advise would be much appreciated. I have converted the car to 12 volt neg ground. I would run speaker wire from the radio to a pair of bose 100 book case speakers that I would positon on the floor behind the front seat.


Jim

Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

Jim you will have two challenges with a modern radio since you switched the polarity already. The first is the size of the selected radio--you will most likely need to cut out some things. The second is power. The modern units need two feeds--one to play and one for memory. Your ignition switch can provide the power but you will only be able to play if the switch is on or if you wire it to the map lamp for example that would have to be on. The second (memory) lead can go to any constant hot source--it draws little. The above assumes your car is wired per stock. There is no accessory point on your ign. switch--it is either on or off. Best of luck. For what it is worth I addeed a switch to run my CD player when the car is not running.

JCRC SE
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Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

Jim Latoff
Nation s Capital Jaguar Owners Club *

forum user since 2011-06-17

 

George,

Thanks for the advise.
I have another question. I was surprised as to the number of steps to remove the console per the original shop manual. Is their a simpler method to removing the console. I just need enough access room to replace the radio.


Jim

Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

I do not have an "S" handy but I did look at service and parts manuals. On my 420G you can simply remove the radio pannel (wood) with one screw at the bottom and it has perss pins at the top. Not sure with your "S" but a good investigation needs to be first. If the entire console needs to be removed then follow the service manual with the exception that seat bottoms sometimes may be removed in lieu of removing the seat in total. Best of luck and it is a shame as I am sure you will have to carve up the radio console wood. Have you thought of remoting the unit--heck they all come with a remote control now so as long as it is in line of sight you can put it anywhere (that space allows).

JCRC SE
JCNA VP

Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

Jim Latoff
Nation s Capital Jaguar Owners Club *

forum user since 2011-06-17

 

I do not forsee having to modify the console. They make these retro style radios that let you adjust the knobs (horizontally), and the radios (dimensions) are significantly smaller than the stock ones. I envison upgrading the stokc speakers and running speaker wire under the carpet to a pair of outdoor BOSE 100 speakers that would sit on the rear seat floors.
So no mods to the car should be needed.


Jim

Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

Hope not. Good luck.

JCRC SE
JCNA VP

Re.: Advise on a CD/radio

Jim Latoff
Nation s Capital Jaguar Owners Club *

forum user since 2011-06-17

 

George thanks !


I installed an amp to the top of the passengers side footwell. I connected a pair of speakers to the amp and my kids iPod via the ear bud jack. Wow what lousy sound. The iPod puts out enough power to drive ear buds. The speakers have an impeadence of 8 ohms !

Back to the drawing board ! I reread your last reply, took a flashlight and headed for the car.

I pulled the cigar tray and found two screws which I removed. The it became apparent that I needed to remove the wood trim on the edge of the tray over the radio which I removed.

Out poped the radio !

Now I can install a modern radio and I can run the output to the amp.

Thanks again.


Jim