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    Radio - Eco Mode

    Hello Ant, hope all's well with you and Pam.
    In a previous thread you mentioned a specialist radio man that you use on the Romahomes.
    I'm keen to use the radio in the cab whilst we are camping but as you know, the damn thing turns itself off after a few minutes. I'm fully aware of the battery flattening risk but do you think your man could by pass this annoying eco mode thing, and if he can, would you be able to put me in touch with him please?
    :jump for joy:Jimish

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    If it helps at all jimish, I have just read on another forum that a Citroen dealer can extend the time of the Eco thing kicking in, it seems its the same on most citroen and pugeot vehicles. Someone posted that the dealer initially said it couldn't be done but then eventually was able to increased the time to 120 mins before it kicked in.
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      Hi Jim.
      The Radio man is just a local ( Bedminster Bristol) firm that fits radios etc I think they're called "ICE", you're bound to have one near you in Devon, they just use a different feed wire i think.
      I've not tried extending the "Eco" time, I'll have to see if my Citroen diagnostic machine lets me do it, it's the same as a main agents.
      Ant

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        #4
        It would be ideal if you can extend the eco mode time to about an hour or so; I could live with that. Please let us know if you can. You might get a rush of Roma owners wanting it done!
        :jump for joy:Jimish

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          #5
          there is a drastic way of doing it find permanant feed to radio the one that keep the memorys and use that to power radio ok it will be on all the time so will have to remember to turn off or find a live feed that come on with ignition and use that


          the way to do it ican think off is to see if the feed is fused the remove the fuse and if two part fuse holder get another fuse holder and use one half link ed to live feed
          Last edited by AGING HIPPY; 15-02-2012, 07:49.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jimish View Post
            It would be ideal if you can extend the eco mode time to about an hour or so; I could live with that. Please let us know if you can. You might get a rush of Roma owners wanting it done!
            Hi Jim.
            I'm afraid it can't be done on the Berlingo, some later Citroen cars will let you extend the eco time slightly but not the Berlingo. So a radio re-wire is the only option and that is best done by a radio specialist who knows what all those wires do!
            Ant

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              #7
              dont know what radio are fitted to the campers found this one and using as example fairly staright forward mod just put fuse in line
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                #8
                It might sound daft, but we wanted to add rear speakers to our last van, but it would have cost so much to take the facia apart and hide the wires that we bought a small radio and carried it in the back. Job done.
                Colin

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                  #9
                  OK Ant, at least now I know it can't be done officially. I always like to take the correct route if possible. Thank you for checking.
                  Thanks also Niloc, Aging Hippy,and GlenW for your comments. It's all well and good getting wiring diagrams but once behind the console you end up with a load of puzzling wires that confuse the issue. I spent a whole lifetime in avionics and if it taught me anything it's to leave well alone unless you have experience of the practical work itself. Each aircraft has it's own specialists. It's too easy to introduce other problems!
                  We do use a small portable in the back and that will have to suffice for now.
                  Thanks everybody. The good weather's coming!
                  :jump for joy:Jimish

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                    #10
                    well as you will know working in avionics unless you got the detail of the equipment then it it hard to sort out most modern radio have a permanant live feed to keep the memorys when switched off ,minute current drain,some charge a battery.When u disconnect the main battery to work on car it keep the memorys stored if it doesnt then either battery shot or it doesnt have one,The other thing as well these day is most radio are plug in to a wiring harness,

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