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Old 29 May 2019, 04:07   #1
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New Fusion Radio

I thought I would share my latest install.
This is my second radio. The first lasted 5 years and then wouldn't tune in. As solid state nothing to repair. New fusion exactly the same dimensions but with Bluetooth. Much better and a decent plug in wiring loom fitted.

The old one deteriorated in the sun quite badly and perhaps had water ingress, who knows. Not doing a cover for it I had a brain wave. Driving on the road the other day behind a lorry, I noticed the rear door catch/handle had a canvas cover loosely flapping over it, protecting it from road spray.....

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I had a bit of hypalon material, tucked it in behind radio, added a paper file clip to leading edge giving it a bit of weight and now looks like the back of a lorry
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Old 29 May 2019, 04:10   #2
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I thought I would share my latest install.
This is my second radio. The first lasted 5 years and then wouldn't tune in. As solid state nothing to repair. New fusion exactly the same dimensions but with Bluetooth. Much better and a decent plug in wiring loom fitted.

The old one deteriorated in the sun quite badly and perhaps had water ingress, who knows. Not doing a cover for it I had a brain wave. Driving on the road the other day behind a lorry, I noticed the rear door catch/handle had a canvas cover loosely flapping over it, protecting it from road spray.....

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https://www.force4.co.uk/fusion-ra70...fusion%20cover&
Few choices available dep on model of radio
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Old 29 May 2019, 04:25   #3
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https://www.force4.co.uk/fusion-ra70...fusion%20cover&
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Good find! I just ordered one for my Fusion.
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It seems that Fusion is becoming very popular as I have also only just had the MS-RA70N installed c/w twin 7.7" speakers - sports version. These speakers are illuminated and the lights are connected to the deck light switch . The radio is great and works very well with my iPhone 7 via bluetooth. The antenna is installed inside the console and the reception is very good.

I must now get that screen cover
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Old 29 May 2019, 06:00   #5
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I thought I would share my latest install.
This is my second radio. The first lasted 5 years and then wouldn't tune in. As solid state nothing to repair. New fusion exactly the same dimensions but with Bluetooth. Much better and a decent plug in wiring loom fitted.

The old one deteriorated in the sun quite badly and perhaps had water ingress, who knows. Not doing a cover for it I had a brain wave. Driving on the road the other day behind a lorry, I noticed the rear door catch/handle had a canvas cover loosely flapping over it, protecting it from road spray.....

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I had a bit of hypalon material, tucked it in behind radio, added a paper file clip to leading edge giving it a bit of weight and now looks like the back of a lorry
Just out of interest, what is the 6 inch red strip just above the hatch at the bottom of each picture, looks like a light?
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Yes a red led strip light, still too bright for night vision, but makes me look like an evil red devil shooting down the Itchen late at night....
Thanks for the heads up re cover, didn't spot that when purchasing....
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Yes a red led strip light, still too bright for night vision, but makes me look like an evil red devil shooting down the Itchen late at night....
Thanks for the heads up re cover, didn't spot that when purchasing....
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Yes a red led strip light, still too bright for night vision, but makes me look like an evil red devil shooting down the Itchen late at night....
Thanks for the heads up re cover, didn't spot that when purchasing....
I'll keep my eye open for you, certainly shouldn't be hard to spot at night!!
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Nice one Andre, between us we can provide a light show for that long awaited BBQ in Newtown Creek....
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Nice one Andre, between us we can provide a light show for that long awaited BBQ in Newtown Creek....
good idea but we need the weather first
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