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How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by Redlorry » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 9:45 pm

Hoping you guys can help me out with some guidance and advice....

I have a 1992 Mercedes 300TE wagon, complete with the (presumably) original Becker radio/tape unit. Plus a working electric aerial. Although the Becker unit works OK, I'm looking to swap it out for a considerably more modern Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB54 unit which I have. The Blaupunkt unit uses standard ISO connectors as shown below:

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Having managed to release the Becker unit to see the back of it, I've been faced by a very unfamiliar setup :dontknow:

So the question is how do I - with minimal skills - adapt the current Becker set-up (connectors/cables) to install the Blaupunkt????? :pray:

Thanks in advance for your help :notworthy:

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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by T-Modell » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 11:10 pm

Hi Mr. Lorry, :laughing6:

I've just done that with my R107 ... you need something like this here: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004GDQ ... ge_o06_s00

It connects all original becker power, loudspeaker, etc. to the iso standard stuff. In my case, modern radio into old car ...

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Thomas

Edit: it's got power, loudspeakers and the signal for an electrical antenna ... all works fine with my 1986 R107
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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by Redlorry » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:22 am

Thanks T-Modell, that's the kind of straightforward, plug-and-play solution that I'm looking for :dance:

Next question is, can I buy that from anywhere/anyone in Australia???

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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by T-Modell » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 9:03 pm

Redlorry wrote:Thanks T-Modell, that's the kind of straightforward, plug-and-play solution that I'm looking for :dance:

Next question is, can I buy that from anywhere/anyone in Australia???
Well,
I can't answer this question for you; but maybe amazon.com (US) delivers to Australia? Do you have an electronics market with a car audio department? Or you look at German Ebay to find a seller who ships worldwide ...

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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by John Green » Tue 18 Aug, 2015 7:50 am

Never seen those in Australia. You biggest challenge is that the OE set up only has two speaker plugs in the back of the unit, these then go to the fader in the middle of the center console to be split up into 4 speakers. Your More modern unit has all four coming out of the back of the head unit.

So you need to pull out the console to access the additional speaker wire.
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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by scorchi0 » Tue 18 Aug, 2015 2:28 pm

I bought them from eBay.

On the challenge of speaker wires, a simple bridging pin in the left and right channels of the fader plug will make things easy and keep all worrying intact. PM me and it will remind me to describe it better when I'm on a desktop.
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Re: How to adapt Becker connections for Blaupunkt ISO unit

Post by Greg in Oz » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 12:36 am

Easiest fix re the speaker wires and fader on the console is as follows:
1. Pull the front speaker wires back from the console and connect directly to the front channel outputs on the head unit.
2. Connect the rear channel outputs on the head unit to the wires to the fader.
3. Leave the rear speakers connected to the fader and adjust the fader fully to the rear. An improvement on this is to bridge the fader to the rear speakers as "scorchi0" suggests to avoid needing to ensure the fader remains set fully to the rear speakers.
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