taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by WildGS » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:04 pm

Thanks Steve!

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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by smwalker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:18 pm

CHeck back for a new picture I got the positive and negative incorrectly labeled. Negatives are closest to the board edge.
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'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by smwalker » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:05 am

And just a heads up. I was talking with a FB user and he was explaining he was in the repo industry and recently picked up a Range Rover and thought the Connector looked familiar so he took a pic:

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Looking closely at it and the diagram of our 20 pin connectors it does seem to be the same. And they even have the pins in the locations we need them (1-4)

Looked online and there a bunch of companies making aftermarket cables for these cars (range rovers, Jags) One posted a close up of the connector and it does not say SMK at the back of the cavity like the real ones did so that means somewhere out there someone is making a copy of the connector!! That's good news. I wrote a few of them asking if I could get the contact info of the supplier. We shall see , do not have my hopes up. But worse case we can get the cable with an ipod cord attached, cut it and graft on some RCA connectors. If I do not hear anything from them in a few days I will order up a few cords from Singapore and China and see what can be done with them.

Of course you guys that do not have the plug on the board are still out of luck.

Will Update. Nag me if I forget in a week.

Another member is getting one from amazon for testing. I was looking around some more and noticed the one for the AUDI's look the same. BUt then in one auction a seller posted a picture of the plug in the car and they are just a bit different, although the plug on the outside looks the same:

This is the AUDI plug - not the same as the PPV
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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by WildGS » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:48 pm

Reading this I ordered one of the cheap versions of the Range Rover adapters to see if it is even close. I get my radio back to day but need to even check if I have the connector installed to test it out. Figured easy enough to return with amazon I guess if it doesn't work?
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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by smwalker » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:50 am

Another member ordered one as well, Said it snapped right in so it's a go. Next would be tearing the wire apart and making sure there are contacts in the correct positions (From the pics on the auctions it seems like they are but have to confirm) in the connector and find what wires use them. From there you can connect Female RCA's. I imagine they might be pretty small wires in there so that may dictate what kind of connection and then rewrapping of the wire would be best.

I was hoping to find some manufacture symbol or something we could ID and get a supply of them to make up our own wires but he did not see any markings on the connector. Have not heard back from any of the sellers I messaged about supplier info. Figured that.

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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by WildGS » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:44 am

Nice! Unfortunately I just got my radio back and it doesn't have a connector, so....I am stuck soldering. Lol

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Re: taking the IQ radio apart and soldering the 20 pin connector

Post by ig109 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Thanks to this thread for the pics that are available I was able to solder the RCA input directly to the board this weekend. Haven't tested it yet but it seems to be ok.

I was also able to get access to the board and put on a new antenna connector I sourced on here from smwalker

Got my radio back now I just need to figure out an amp and get all my speakers to work.

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