GeoffBurnes

DAB module replacement

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The DAB radio in my 2008 XF has stopped working.  (The rest of the audio system works fine). My local friendly car-electrics guy says the DAB module needs replacing, but if I get a second-hand one (a new one is around £450+VAT - not worth it for a 10-year-old car) it will need to be re-coded to the car.  My local Jag dealer says that re-coding is not necessary, or indeed possible, and that if I get a second-hand unit fitted it should work.  Before I shell out £80-100 for a second-hand DAB unit, is there anyone out there who has any experience of this and can advise me, please?

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DAB module, (mounted behind the C post trim on the nearside), is a direct swap and doesn't require coding to the car.

I did that very thing at the weekend on my XF with a £14 ebay DAB module. Takes about 20 minutes depending upon how recalcitrant the trim is 😉

£80 - £100 seems indecently expensive for the module though.

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