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Well Happy DAB in my 159?


I have a 2008 159 with standard head unit nd the BOSE system with Sub in the boot.

I would like to have DAB in the car.

Can anyone reccommend anything aftermarket that I can install to the standard setup - or do I need to change the headunit?

If I do - will it work witht he BOSE amp / speakers?

Any help is appreciated.

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Try something like this? It converts a Digital signal to an FM frequency that your aerial can pick up.


Not tried it myself but was contemplating it as the reception on my SW was appalling. Now sorted with a new antenna base. If your reception is bad on the standard radio that might well be your problem?

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I've still got a Kenwood KOS-A200 laying around somewhere which I fitted to the Brera.

It's a box that connects via FM and gives you Aux-in and a USB MP3 capability
with the menu appearing on the Headunit Radio via RDS.

Then it's just a question of adding a DAB or using TuneIn or the BBC Radio iPlayer
on your phone.
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2.4JTDM 159Ti SW

I use a Pure receiver which converts digital into FM which you then tune into via your standard unit. It's not the best thing in aesthetics but it works really well.

Think I paid about 45 new off e-bay.
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