Radio install with modifications

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Radio install with modifications

Post by 04mustang » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:22 am

This is my current radio setup (or lack there of) for my truck. I plan to put an RT524 and RT442 in it that do not work and have the parts gutted out of them for the most part. I then plan to have a speaker and inside the 524 and a way to connect an Ipod to the speaker through the front plate and listen to music without needing to do all of the battery modifications. I will then have a radio setup that looks the part and plays music when I want it to.

So if anyone has a RT524 or RT442 that doesn't work and missing the internals but looks decent, then let me know!

Thanks,
Corey
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Re: Radio install with modifications

Post by 04mustang » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:31 am

Here are a few more pieces I had from previous projects laying around.
And I may have possibly found a set of display radios for $205. :)
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Re: Radio install with modifications

Post by jwaller » Tue May 03, 2016 5:50 pm

I have a working 442 for sale.
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Re: Radio install with modifications

Post by GPW43 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:14 am

Corey,
What do you mean by all battery mods? for Ipad or you have an amp for the speakers you need to run?

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Re: Radio install with modifications

Post by 04mustang » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:37 am

What I was looking at was doing a radio inside of a RT524 instead of needing to tap one battery for a 12v feed and installing a generator to supplement that, or an inverter to go from 24v to AC or 24v to 12v in some other fashion.
Those all seem like a lot of additional work and changes that I don't really want to take on.


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Re: Radio install with modifications

Post by GPW43 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:50 am

24 AC? I presume this was a typo.
Just get a 24v DC to DC downconverter to run your device. Put it inside the RT-524 (plenty of room); Another cheesy way to do it is to use a resistor with a heat sink but that is turning power into heat for nothing. Not that the DC to DC is very efficient but more so than a resistor.

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04mustang wrote:What I was looking at was doing a radio inside of a RT524 instead of needing to tap one battery for a 12v feed and installing a generator to supplement that, or an inverter to go from 24v to AC or 24v to 12v in some other fashion.
Those all seem like a lot of additional work and changes that I don't really want to take on.
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