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    I am trying to fit a Denison FM transmitter to connect my I-pod via the aerial socket. The CD 70 has two, presumably one for the sat-nav and one for the radio. Any ideas which is the FM?? Does any one have access to the wiring diagram?

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    The ariel connector is a type called fakra,a small square type the same as Bmws,easy way to tell which one it is, just unplug one and see if it still picks up fm.

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    Thanks, I thought of unplugging one, but the before the unit is far enough out of the dash to do this you have to unplug the connection to the display screen. I did not want to run the head unit with the screen unplugged in case it damaged it.

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    Bit of a pain, but you could unplug all the connections and then refit leaving off one of the ariels.When you turn the stereo on you'd either lost gps or fm.

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    Did you have any luck with the Dension?
    I have been trying to get a system for my CD70.
    The aerial wire carries 12 volt through the centre core.
    Did this affect the radio signal?

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    Yes it works OK, the FM signal was dsitinctly worse with the Dension in line, I think due to the poor fit of the adaptors supplied with the kit. It is not really noticeable when the ignition is switched on. When you turn of the ignition the Dension powers off and pauses the Ipod. The radio then crackles like hell until you pull the key out and the radio turns off. If you want to sit in the car and listen to the radio on an FM channel you must have the ignition on otherwise the signal is too poor to listen to.

    I did get a bracket from Brodit. this fits real well and is solid but sits over the air vent slightly. This partially blocks the view of the CD70 screen. If you move it over the passenger side it is a bit of a stretch.

    All round a bit of a compromise. The sound quality of my previous Alpine unit with proper interface was fantastic but if you want to keep the sat-nav etc than a compromise is to be made.

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    Where did you take the power for the FM transmitter? if it's from a power source that's ignition live only then you will get rubbish FM with ignition off. similar principle to unplugging your VCR while watching telly.

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    Yes, I understand why it does it, there are permanent live and ignition live connections for the Dension. I took the ignition live from the fag lighter. It doesn't bother me that much, but it proves the reduction in FM signal caused by the unit. I am sure that if the ignition live is made from a permanent live then the drain on the battery should be negligible. The good feature of the ignition live is to automatically pause the i-pod when you switch the engine off.

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    A little clarification...the fm aerial on the back of a CD70 NAVI is the white / cream coloured plug and socket
    The GPS aerial is the blue plug...and socket.
    and as said by Tyreman...they are called Fakra connectors...VDO will do adapter looms etc for interfacing with standard aerial items etc.

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