Sharps radio/cassette

  1. Paul Narramore

    Paul Narramore Enthusiast

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    My R4GTL is fitted with a Sharps radio/cassette which works more or less, and once I've fitted a new roof aerial, should work properly. I tried a couple of gash cassettes in it recently only for them to be chewed up, so I contacted a local specialist who I visited today. In short, spares for these are available but because of their construction can take quite a white, even for a specialist, to get to the crux of the problem, and the repair could cost up to £200. As the period radio/cassette is probably worth a tenth of that, I think I shall give it a miss.

    I do have a far more modern Goodmans GCE246 radio/cassette in the workshop which has never been fitted to a car, but the wires coming from the back look far more complicated that those of the old Sharp, so we'll have to forget that idea for a while.
     
  2. Ricardo Mota

    Ricardo Mota Enthusiast

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    Hi Paul,
    I didn't even try to test my cassette player fearing it would also eat up the tape. I'll install a hidden bluetooth receiver on mine instead.
    But if you want to fit a newish radio, you'll only need to connect 3 cables - power wire, ground and sense/remote wire to the ignition + speaker wires ;)
     
  3. Andrew4Renaults

    Andrew4Renaults Enthusiast

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    Paul,

    My Philips DCC cassette/radio had the same problem & I've just had it repaired by a local guy in north London; £125, guaranteed for a year and a repair that makes it sound perfect! If you want to have his details please PM me.
     
  4. Paul Narramore

    Paul Narramore Enthusiast

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    Ricardo
    The rear of the Goodmans has a whole host of wires as well as a small plastic black box with another pile coming from that.

    Andrew
    Thanks but I am running out of time now as we leave for Thenay next Thursday morning. I'll make a decision when we return about whether to have the old one fixed, the Goodmans installed or even go for a modern radio/CD player (new ones are so cheap on eBay, I may go that route. Mind you I must get a roof aerial, the old one was rotten, so we can at least get a radio).

    Thanks to both of you for the advice. (And now back to headlight adjustment as it's getting dark.).
     
  5. Ricardo Mota

    Ricardo Mota Enthusiast

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  6. Ricardo Mota

    Ricardo Mota Enthusiast

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