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      01-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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CIC With DAB Radio Query

Hi guys, does anyone know how to determine if a CIC unit has DAB in it ?

Is there an extra connection at the rear of the unit for example ?

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      01-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Dab receiver is included in the CIC.

If you need help "unlocking it" I would speak with Patryk at bimmertech.
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      01-12-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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Dab receiver is included in the CIC.

If you need help "unlocking it" I would speak with Patryk at bimmertech.
Hi thanks for the reply, I know the Dab is in the CIC but want to know how you can tell from the connections on the back of the CIC if it has DAB or not.
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      01-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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DAB has i think tho extra connectors in the rear,one is green. Its quite rare.
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The dab signals comes into the CIC using the regular radio antenna connection. No extra connection.

The problem you will likely have though is in the uk the dab antenna is in the back windscreen. The antenna diversity is also changed for dab with a special part. Dab in other parts of Europe also uses the sharkfin.

Dab is a relatively complicated retrofit if the car doesn't have the antennas already in the car.
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The Dab/Cic unit has a green connector on the back
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Did any of you guys attempt to add the extra antenna cable from the new DAB capable diversity antenna into the CIC? Is/Was this easy to do?
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Did any of you guys attempt to add the extra antenna cable from the new DAB capable diversity antenna into the CIC? Is/Was this easy to do?
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Guys, as Alpina said, unit with the DAB has green and mustar colour connectors at the back.

You will need to change the diversity antenna to have one with the DAB (again mustard colour connector) socket to keep it all oem.

Otherwise you can use after market DAB aerial (funny shapes).
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Hi guys, does anyone know how to determine if a CIC unit has DAB in it ?

Is there an extra connection at the rear of the unit for example ?

Thanks
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