Retrofit DAB/DAB+

DAB+ Logo
DAB+ Logo

In addition to the HUD, I also left out DAB+ in my equipment. You know my configuration. For €450, the HUD wasn’t worth the extra charge. The SYNC display is in the field of vision, as is the on-board computer in the instrument cluster. I really don’t think a third is necessary, even if there are certainly arguments for it. I also left out DAB+ at the time because of the surcharge of €200. I very rarely listen to the radio and have not needed it. However, I accidentally stumbled across an ACM, which I got for a small amount of money, including DAB/DAB+. So I figured I’d just retrofit it.

To get to the ACM, however, you have to dismantle quite a bit, but it looks like a lot more than it actually is. As always, once you’ve done it and know how it works, it’s actually a piece of cake.

In the following video I show you the conversion and the settings in FORScan.

If you want to do the same, here is a list of compatible ACMs (no guarantee of correctness). The last letter, marked with “x” below, varies depending on the firmware version.


Here is a selection of JX71-18C815 ACMs on ebay:

Here is a selection of JX71-18K810 ACMs on ebay:

If you (like me) only have 6 speakers but buy one with 10, that’s not an issue. Everything still works, the only thing is that an error code is stored in the ACM (because only 6 loudspeakers are connected, not 10).

In addition, an AM/FM/DAB amplifier is required – JX7T-18C847-BD – here is a selection on ebay:

Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

Ads Blocker Detected!!!

We have detected that you are using extensions to block ads. Please support us by disabling these ads blocker.

Powered By
Best Wordpress Adblock Detecting Plugin | CHP Adblock