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HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER FOR

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:06 pm

HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER FOR A PEUGEOT 406
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I ALSO PUT SOME TAPE OVER THE TOP COVER SO IT DOES NOT SHORT THE PCB AS ITS VERY CLOSE TO THE UNDERSIDE.
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YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE A WORKING USB MODULE
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NOW THE LAST BIT, REMOVE THE SPRING ARROWED IN THE PIC THIS WILL MAKE THE UNIT THINK THERES A TAPE IN
THEN REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS HOLDING THE NARROW PCB IN ,ITS CONNECTED TO THE PCB AT THE BACK BY THE CONNECTOR IVE MARKED WITH BLUE PEN WE NEED TO DISSCONECT IT, ONCE DISSCONECTED JUST TAPE IT DOWN SO IT CANT MOVE ABOUT. IF YOUR NOT GOING TO USE THE CASSETTE AGAIN THEN CUT THE RIBBON FROM THE TAPE HEAD AND REMOVE IT ALLTOGETHER
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IF YOU WANT TO FIT AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE REMOVE THE RED & BLACK WIRES AND SOLDER IT IN.
NOW YOU CAN PUT THE USB MODULE PCB BACK IN WITH THE TWO SCREWS YOU TOOK OUT EARLIER
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FEED THE WIRES UP THE SAME AS YOU DID WITH THE AUDIO WIRES
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THE RED & BLACK 12V IN GETS SOLDERED HERE
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NOW SOLDER THE WIRES TO THE USB MODULE LIKE THIS
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AND SOLDERED THE WIRES 3 FOR AUDIO AND ONE FOR RADIO ANTENNA. FEED THE WIRES INTO THE TOP HALF OF THE UNIT LIKE THIS
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I USED SOME STEREO JACK LEAD WIRE LIKE THIS
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solder the wires here
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NOW COMES THE WIRING PART
TAKE OFF THE BOTTOM COVER REMOVING THE TWO SCREWS
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NOW YOU NEED TO CUT OUT THIS PIECE WHERE IVE MARKED IT, I USED A DREMMEL WITH A CUTTING DSC ATTACHED. ITLL GIVE MORE ROOM FOR THE PCB BOARD WHEN YOU PUT IT BACK IN .
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THEN HOLD IT SO IT FITS INTO THE HOLE YOU MADE AND USE A HOT GLUE GUN TO FIX IT IN PLACE YOU CAN SEE WHERE I GLUED THIS ONE WITH 4 DABS OF GLUE.
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NOW REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS HOLDING THE PCB INTO THE USB MODULE AND TAKE IT OUT, YOU CAN PUT IT BACK IN AFTER YOUVE SOLDERED THE WIRES ON TO IT LATER.
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I USED A DREMMEL WITH A CUTTING DISC ATTATCHED TO CUT THIS OUT
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REMOVE 4 SCREWS TWO EACH SIDE AND REMOVE THE FRONT PANEL
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TO START WE NEED TO MAKE THE HOLE IN THE FACIA A BIT BIGGER
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 ,PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER
2 ,SOLDERING IRON WITH A SMALL TIP, AND SOLDER WIRE
3, A DREMMEL WITH CUTTING DISC
4, A HOT GLUE GUN
5, SOME WIRE
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 ,PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER
2 ,SOLDERING IRON WITH A SMALL TIP, AND SOLDER WIRE
3, A DREMMEL WITH CUTTING DISC
4, A HOT GLUE GUN
5, SOME WIRE
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:17 pm

start with the bottom pic ,for some reason its upside down
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:23 pm

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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby steve_earwig » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:26 pm

That seems to fit in there quite nicely. Umm, what is it? :shock:
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:32 pm

its a usb bluetooth hands free module that has the same sound quality as your original radio/cd player
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby steve_earwig » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Ah sorry, I didn't see your ebay link before I posted. Out of stock just now but that's pretty cheap for what it is, much cheaper than a Yatour or Connects2.
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby GingerMagic » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Cheers Tony :-)
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:00 pm

yeah it looks good too and sounds great ill post a short video from my car in a bit
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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby ynot9456 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:48 pm

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Re: HOW TO INSTALL A USB MODULE IN A CLARION CASSETTE PLAYER

Postby FarmerPug » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:29 pm

I have installed one of these in my 607, £4 wasn't a bad price.

The 607 radio is nearly identical to the 406 radio bar the front fascia, which doesn't have as easy an aperture to glue in the modules facia.

Just a few pictures in focus to add some clarity:

The two areas on the bottom of the radio main PCB that wires are soldered to:
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Audio connections
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power connections
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The spring which has to be removed.
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Installed:
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It works but the volume output is very low, this module has its own volume control but even with it and the phone at full volume the radio has to be turned up to 30 and at that point there is a lot of hiss on the audio. The signal may not be getting amplified on the PCB board, would there be some other location around the tape head that would amplify the audio signal.

Also using the indicated locations for sourcing 12v it seems to be a permanent 12v supply, its too early to say if this is draining much current but I had to remember to turn off the module with the remote, it would be good if this was connected to an ignition 12v supply or even better 12v that comes on and off with the radio.

I also tried to strip down the cassette mechanism to the bare bones, but on my first attempt that mechanism will not work, there appears to be microswitches in there that detect the presence of a tape, the first attempt had the radio searching for a tape and playing audio for a second before trying to change sides. At the moment its best to just remove that spring, it just seems strange to leave a motor running on the radio.
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