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> Original Blaupunkt Radio, 2 DIN's - "Porsche" slide switch...and...
turk22
post Sep 7 2012, 06:33 PM
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All,

I have some pictures of my radio, which certainly appears original to the car, and I have a couple of questions.

First some front shots: (Note the black button on the side on the station select buttons, it pushes in and out, anyone know what it does??) I have not seen any other pictures of a radio with the "Porsche" AM/FM slide select (what have I got here?).

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Here's some pics of the tags, what a bitch to get these pictures. In searching this site and google I've found some links to the FTZ-Nr. U108 number, but none look like this radio.

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It has two DIN jacks in the back, both have 'tethered' plastic covers. (I'll try and get clearer pics, but the blood was rushing to my head..) One cover has two 'pins' in it, and the other has 4 'pins' in it, the pins appear to be aluminum, but not really sure:

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anyone else have a radio like this and can tell me a bit about it?
thx,
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post Sep 7 2012, 07:37 PM
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I dig it! I've been thinking one of those or another period correct radio will go into whitey.

I'd suspect your button to be one of two things:
1. stereo/mono or local/distant switch or
2. memory button for the mechanical presets

just a guess
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post Sep 7 2012, 07:40 PM
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Mono/Stereo button. Very common for this era of radios.
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post Sep 7 2012, 07:47 PM
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awesome, thanks guys, I see the red stereo light illuminate when the station is tuned just right.

Does anyone know if the Right round dial (the tuning dial) is suppossed to have a balance left and right? The Left Volume dial has the other 'back dial' that adjusts bass/treble, but I don't see that I can adjust balance.

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post Sep 7 2012, 07:51 PM
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Pull the knob off and see if it is a dual rheostat.
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post Sep 7 2012, 08:00 PM
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Here's a somewhat similar unit I found for VW, you can see it only has a dual on the driver side.

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post Sep 8 2012, 09:45 AM
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I found a picture of an old blaupunkt with a hole on the side labeled "Balance" does your old one have something like that?

I'll get upside down one more time to see if I have something like that...

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post Sep 8 2012, 10:14 AM
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Great pictures! Hard to get.

From the lettering style on the clear dial this looks like a later model radio maybe ~1975 or so than would be original to a 1973 car, installed behind a 1973-correct dash cover plate. The PORSCHE lettering on the center selector bar switch is not unusual. I have a small gallery of 914 radio photos on this webpage, dated correctly to the best of my knowledge. See their subtle differences:

http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/Accessories.htm
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post Sep 8 2012, 10:53 AM
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I couldn't find a balance area or a potentiometer anywhere that might do it.
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post Sep 8 2012, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ Sep 8 2012, 12:14 PM) *

Great pictures! Hard to get.

From the lettering style on the clear dial this looks like a later model radio maybe ~1975 or so than would be original to a 1973 car, installed behind a 1973-correct dash cover plate. The PORSCHE lettering on the center selector bar switch is not unusual. I have a small gallery of 914 radio photos on this webpage, dated correctly to the best of my knowledge. See their subtle differences:

http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/Accessories.htm


Jeff, thanks thats a great resource, I have been crawling all over your site, and missed the radios. Seems like mine should say Blaupunkt on the front, but its seems to have sagged a little, I'll probably try and take it out later and check it out more completely.
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post Sep 8 2012, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE(seanery @ Sep 8 2012, 12:53 PM) *

I couldn't find a balance area or a potentiometer anywhere that might do it.


I pulled the knobs and moved the 'bass/treble' adjuster to the other side, there definitely seems to be some adjustment there, but very stiff, what is strange is I think it is the AM/FM adjustment, because when I start to turn it, the green 'FM' behind the number 10 on the clear tuning glass starts to move. Like its going to roll over or slide over, but then the knob gives out and doesn't hold.

I'm pretty sure this is going to switch from FM to AM, and the slide with the Porsche lettering is stuck hard and won't move in either direction (if its even suppossed to.)

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post Oct 28 2012, 12:38 PM
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So this was bugging me a little, and I was looking at ordering a "din to 3.5mm" connector, so I took the radio out, to make sure what I have.... You can see in the pic above that the radio seems to 'sag' a little in the faceplate, and it seems its some non-correct hard plastic faceplate with some cobbed cutouts.

So after taking it out, you can see a little better the faceplate doesn't seem to be original to the radio. It doesn't have vinyl on it, its molded plastic to resemble the rest of the dash vinyl.

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When looking at the back of the faceplate, you can see that the "Porsche" slider doesn't slide, just glued in place, and the general cob job of the installation:

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This is what the radio looks like in its 'stock' form, with the other faceplate removed:
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Which matches pretty much exactly what JeffB. has on his site as a '75 model Blaupunkt radio:
http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/zAcc_1975_B...kfurt_AmFmS.jpg
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post Oct 28 2012, 12:43 PM
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So, now I wanted to document just a bit of the radio itself...

These are the 3 stickers on the top of the radio:
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Side Stickers:
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post Oct 28 2012, 12:49 PM
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Here are the back connections:

I have a 6pin and an 8pin?? I believe the 6pin is a mono connection, but I thought the 7pin was stereo, and I've never heard of an 8pin...
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the other connections for power and speakers
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These are the pin covers, the 2pins go into the 6din, and the 4pin goes into the 8din:
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post Oct 28 2012, 01:11 PM
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So I actually do have a couple of questions (not just being a post whore..)

I want to put in the correct faceplate with the correct fabric applied. I think in looking at AA that this would be the correct option:
http://www.autoatlanta.com/Porsche-Dashboa...55204010BA.html
(Unless someone has a faceplate they would like to sell, I'm interested!)
That would be for a 73 dash (2.0 with center console if that matters...)
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Another question is the screw type of adjustment in the face of the radio. I'm still looking for the balance adjustment of this radio, and I suspect this may be it...but not sure:
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Another question is the fact that I have dual reostat's on both sides, the left(driver) side is the bass/treble adjustment and has the second adjustment knob:
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The right(passenger) side has one as well, but I don't have the second knob here, and it appears this is the AM/FM switch, as I see the green FM indicator behind the number 10 on the glass face start to move when I turn this. Its very stiff, and I don't want to force it:
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Anyone know where to get the knobs for this radio, especially the 'back' knobs. If you have some to sell, I'm interested!
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Appreciate any insight on the questions, or parts needed, thx,
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post Oct 28 2012, 01:51 PM
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There is a guy on eBay that sells knobs for your Blaupunkt. He has all sizes. He also sells faceplates.

Here is link to vendor:

http://myworld.ebay.com/iprangen?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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Found the owners manual online on the Samba, confirms what I thought about the AM/FM control on the tuning knob...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/cover.jpg

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual..._Manual/4_5.jpg

And the elusive Balance control: (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/10_11.jpg

Still can't find Knobs anywhere, Jawa if you have a link, would be much appreciated.
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post Oct 28 2012, 03:47 PM
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Go to:

http://myworld.ebay.com/iprangen?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Send him a message. Click Contact Member link on left.

Tell him what you want. He will respond.

Terry


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Found the owners manual online on the Samba, confirms what I thought about the AM/FM control on the tuning knob...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/cover.jpg

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual..._Manual/4_5.jpg

And the elusive Balance control: (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/10_11.jpg

Still can't find Knobs anywhere, Jawa if you have a link, would be much appreciated.

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QUOTE(JawjaPorsche @ Oct 28 2012, 05:47 PM) *

Go to:

http://myworld.ebay.com/iprangen?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Send him a message. Click Contact Member link on left.

Tell him what you want. He will respond.

Terry


QUOTE(turk22 @ Oct 28 2012, 04:53 PM) *

Found the owners manual online on the Samba, confirms what I thought about the AM/FM control on the tuning knob...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/cover.jpg

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual..._Manual/4_5.jpg

And the elusive Balance control: (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manual...anual/10_11.jpg

Still can't find Knobs anywhere, Jawa if you have a link, would be much appreciated.



Thanks !
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post Oct 29 2012, 04:28 PM
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BTW, I found this place has the 2Din style speaker connectors, for a buck, but they have a $5 handling charge unless you buy more than $5 bucks worth of stuff.

I'm thinking of buying a few sets of the connectors to have them handy.

http://shop.vetcosurplus.com/catalog/produ...roducts_id=7167
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