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Can someone briefly describe the Becker features to me?

LW, weather band, etc.
 

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It just has the regular USA AM-FM bands, plus 6-CD changer control, 1-CD in dash, MMC card slot good for 2GB MP3's with occasional random reboots.

The UI is terrible - 3 button pushes to switch from AM to FM or vice versa. It's a little like the rest of the car, capable enough but quirky.
 

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I think it is an OEM-branded version of the (now discontinued as aftermarket product) Becker Traffic Pro system; not surprisingly, you will find NO INFO in the open air as to what the heck the OEM equipment actually is. I've tried to narrow the search to the head units compatible with the Silverstone 6CD changer, but I can only guess it is some incarnation of the Traffic Pro Becker headunit.

When I pick-up my GS I'll have a deeper look.

Ed

Edited to nearly-confirm : It's most likely a BECKER Traffic Pro 7823 unit. Not 100% sure, as it could also be one of the earlier variants, the 7816 or 7820.
 

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Buzz,
Forgot to ask - what evil scheme are you hatching?
 

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Nothing evil. I just happen to have a Becker head unit. Not sure what to do with it. It has a lot of features for a tiny DIN radio (thanks Ed!!). Maybe I'll put it in the Tundra if I can figure out the code..... This one was made in April 2006. It also has the pin-out for the speakers and and power connectors glued to the top. BTW it says Becker Model BE 7801.
 

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Nothing evil. I just happen to have a Becker head unit. Not sure what to do with it. It has a lot of features for a tiny DIN radio (thanks Ed!!). Maybe I'll put it in the Tundra if I can figure out the code..... This one was made in April 2006. It also has the pin-out for the speakers and and power connectors glued to the top. BTW it says Becker Model BE 7801.
Buzz

This to rectify -> if you look at Maserati Tech, one of the PDFs they have reads

"Configuration of the Becker Infotainment System BE7801" for the Gransport

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http://www.maseratitechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=serviceLiterature

which makes me wonder if it is indeed the 7816 and above models (maybe those are aftermarket-only codes?)

Will try and dig-out more.

Ed
 

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Buzz

This to rectify -> if you look at Maserati Tech, one of the PDFs they have reads

"Configuration of the Becker Infotainment System BE7801" for the Gransport

see

http://www.maseratitechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=serviceLiterature

which makes me wonder if it is indeed the 7816 and above models (maybe those are aftermarket-only codes?)

Will try and dig-out more.

Ed
Yikes! Look at those subscription prices! Thanks for checking around. Interesting radio!
 

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Yikes! Look at those subscription prices! Thanks for checking around. Interesting radio!
Yep, makes the dealership labor rates look cheap by comparison... :D
 

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Very cool! I powered the radio up today. It needed a code so a quick visit to SWS Car Audio's web site (in West Sussex) did the trick. It'll play a CD and MP3's on a MMC card. It receives AM and FM with RDS but to get the navigation or phone I'd need the GSM/NAV unit in the trunk (a mere $5000 at Eurospares) :)

Anyway a cute DIN radio with decent sound, a CD player and a MP3 player (yawn).
 
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