My BX14 RE

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Re: My BX14 RE

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Pcheaven wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:47 am
I have the original from my meteor. Complete with pin code. If you are interested I can send u a picture. Though there is a zoomed out image on my original pictures posted in this forum
Ooh- if it has AF and/or RDS then I'd be interested. If you used it, did you get interference from the engine, wash and wiper motors? I may still fit a suppressor in case a new headunit doesn't fix this. The manual tuning is a ballache to constantly do so I'll be happy with just a radio that keeps on the ball with frequency shifting.

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Re: My BX14 RE

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Hi

Will check af /Rds later. Just installing an air con I. The house.
I used it for a few weeks. No interference at all.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: My BX14 RE

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Pcheaven wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Hi

Will check af /Rds later. Just installing an air con I. The house.
I used it for a few weeks. No interference at all.
That's very promising. As it happens, I'm looking at aircon myself!

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Re: My BX14 RE

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Here is the radio
It looks like it does not have the features you wanted :(
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BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: My BX14 RE

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if you want to borrow it to see if the engine / speaker noise goes away - let me know.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:42 am
if you want to borrow it to see if the engine / speaker noise goes away - let me know.
That sounds like a plan- while it won't help with drifting frequencies it'll help show if I need to fit a suppressor somewhere.

I'm not back home in Kent until 2nd July, so if you could hang onto it, that would be grand.

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Re: My BX14 RE

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Fumbler wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 am
Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:42 am
if you want to borrow it to see if the engine / speaker noise goes away - let me know.
That sounds like a plan- while it won't help with drifting frequencies it'll help show if I need to fit a suppressor somewhere.

I'm not back home in Kent until 2nd July, so if you could hang onto it, that would be grand.

Sure. No worries. Though I am In Somerset this weekend ( bridgewater )
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:28 am
Fumbler wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 am
Pcheaven wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:42 am
if you want to borrow it to see if the engine / speaker noise goes away - let me know.
That sounds like a plan- while it won't help with drifting frequencies it'll help show if I need to fit a suppressor somewhere.

I'm not back home in Kent until 2nd July, so if you could hang onto it, that would be grand.

Sure. No worries. Though I am In Somerset this weekend ( bridgewater )
Funnily enough, that's where my college is. I haven't got the means to do lots of driving here, though, so it'd probably more useful I pick it up once I'm back home again.
I'll start scouring eBay for some more modern and sophisticated stereos. I really like the styling and feel of Blaupunkt kit, but something like a Clarion would suffice so long as it has autoscan mod cons and RDS.

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Not sure of your budget, but don't spend too much on a secondhand one.
A new Sony CDX-G1302U can be had for £79 or less - all the usual radio facilities, including CD, Aux in and USB.
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I had the first Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB radio in my BX. It fitted in nicely although operation was a bit clunky compared to modern ones. I would recommend this model although it may be worth checking if the older DABs still work as I think the UK has or is switching to DAB+ which old stuff doesn’t receive.
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white exec wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Not sure of your budget, but don't spend too much on a secondhand one.
A new Sony CDX-G1302U can be had for £79 or less - all the usual radio facilities, including CD, Aux in and USB.
Budget is £40 max. I really dislike the look of modern radios in old cars, especially as they look like they've been stuck in the late 2000s and haven't changed since. They just look out of place with the rest of the vehicle.
All I really want is an FM radio/cassette unit with RDS/AF and I really like the Blaupunkt kit from the mid 90s. My Nissan Micra has a Blaupunkt and its fantastic at being An Radio

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I also had a Pure Highway H260DBI which I see can be had cheaply second hand on eBay. This is unpopular now as they forgot to make it compatible with steering wheel controls— not a problem in the BX! It depends if you value DAB or not— some of it sounds crap as it is basically mono at the cheap end; conversely the the good stations are very good. I can’t live without BBC 6music as commercial radio does my head in!

You are right though, if looking for FM only then vintage Blaupunkt looks ace!
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I've got another Blaupunkt at the unit which is a modern CD thing. It stinks of dust and cigarettes and is stained yellow which would fit in with the BX rather well! I'll carry on loosely perusing eBay for headunits I may like.

I've got to be careful with budgeting this month, because I want to buy a MIG welder at some point to hone in my bodywork skills.

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I have a Blaupunkt Boston C22 u can have for the cost of postage, so far as I remember it works but the display has missing pixels, it came out of my tzdt and has been stored for 15yrs or so the dust and spiders come for free too.
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rutter123 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 pm
I have a Blaupunkt Boston C22 u can have for the cost of postage, so far as I remember it works but the display has missing pixels, it came out of my tzdt and has been stored for 15yrs or so the dust and spiders come for free too.
That is what's currently installed in the car!