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I came across most of the parts and put together a stereo system for my garage using all X308 components. Before I knew it I had Mids and Tweets on all 4 corners of my garage going through the trunk mounted Alpine Amp. I even used an original harness from a 2001 to connect the Stereo and Amp.

Well after getting that working and having all the wiring done for all those speakers it was easy to do the same for the pre 2001 Harmon Kardon system. I've really learned a lot about the X308 stereo systems along the way so if anyone has any question I can probably answer them.

With a Jaguar head unit right on my work bench it was then time to start on the new sound system for my 2001 XJ8. I chose a Pioneer AVH-X7700BT. My goal is to install a system without having to cut any wires AT ALL in the car and for everything to work. So on my workbench I even wired up the stereo wheel controls. I have built an wiring adapter harness for a 2001-2003 Jag to the Pioneer. Steering wheel controls work and so does the display dimmer and override.

Now I'm working on the best way to control the power antenna. I don't know why a high end stereo like this doesn't have a separate control wire but oh well....it doesn't. So I plan to wire a control that keeps the antenna down but I can raise it if I need to.

I will post my progress.
 
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I'm in for the info. I would like to do a Jag system for the garage with the cd cartridge.
 
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I came across most of the parts and put together a stereo system for my garage using all X308 components. Before I knew it I had Mids and Tweets on all 4 corners of my garage going through the trunk mounted Alpine Amp. I even used an original harness from a 2001 to connect the Stereo and Amp.

Well after getting that working and having all the wiring done for all those speakers it was easy to do the same for the pre 2001 Harmon Kardon system. I've really learned a lot about the X308 stereo systems along the way so if anyone has any question I can probably answer them.

With a Jaguar head unit right on my work bench it was then time to start on the new sound system for my 2001 XJ8. I chose a Pioneer AVH-X7700BT. My goal is to install a system without having to cut any wires AT ALL in the car and for everything to work. So on my workbench I even wired up the stereo wheel controls. I have built an wiring adapter harness for a 2001-2003 Jag to the Pioneer. Steering wheel controls work and so does the display dimmer and override.

Now I'm working on the best way to control the power antenna. I don't know why a high end stereo like this doesn't have a separate control wire but oh well....it doesn't. So I plan to wire a control that keeps the antenna down but I can raise it if I need to.

I will post my progress.
I bought an XJ8L with Premium sound. The sub is blown, and I plan on rebuilding it. The real problem is that the head unit seems not to be in premium mode. I have to turn the bass all the way down and the treble all the way up. There is no sub level that can be changed. From what I have been able to find this means the head unit is in standard mode. Since you have the unit out can you tell me is there a button on the back side to select premium Vs normal?
Thanks for posting!
 
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I bought an XJ8L with Premium sound. The sub is blown, and I plan on rebuilding it. The real problem is that the head unit seems not to be in premium mode. I have to turn the bass all the way down and the treble all the way up. There is no sub level that can be changed. From what I have been able to find this means the head unit is in standard mode. Since you have the unit out can you tell me is there a button on the back side to select premium Vs normal?
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Calling it a "sub" is reaching, it's actually just a 6x9 on the rear shelf.
 
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I bought an XJ8L with Premium sound. The sub is blown, and I plan on rebuilding it. The real problem is that the head unit seems not to be in premium mode. I have to turn the bass all the way down and the treble all the way up. There is no sub level that can be changed. From what I have been able to find this means the head unit is in standard mode. Since you have the unit out can you tell me is there a button on the back side to select premium Vs normal?
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Yes, there is a switch. *It is a little slide switch. *When you find the switch....if it is already in premium mode....disconnect power to unit by unplugging it and slide it to STD and then back to Premium. *Do it hard. *I've seen them hard to switch before and it seems like it won't switch until you remove Battery power and reconnect. *
 
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It's a dual cone sub. *I have 3 refurbished ones. *You are not going to get a whole lot of base out of it but in good condition gives better base than a standard system without the amp and 6x9.
 
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Yes, there is a switch. *It is a little slide switch. *When you find the switch....if it is already in premium mode....disconnect power to unit by unplugging it and slide it to STD and then back to Premium. *Do it hard. *I've seen them hard to switch before and it seems like it won't switch until you remove Battery power and reconnect. *
I finally got around to pulling the head unit and the is no switch on the back. I have a 1998 with HK premium sound. Amy ideas what might be going on would be helpful. Thanks!
 
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I've got a 99 with HK and have the same thing, no sub control, only bass and treble levels. Maybe it's automatic, since the sub is disconnected? I plan on putting in a tang band... eventually... but it'll be nice to know if there's more that needs done.

I tested one of the sub outputs with a random driver I had sitting around and it played fairly quietly (may just be different sensitivity of that driver) so it seems to at least be kind of working.

edit: I pulled the head unit a while back but didn't think to look for a switch. Maybe I'll pull it when i do my j gate backlight.
 
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I'm glad that this thread was revived.. Using a Jaguars sound system in your garage is pretty sweet
 
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About ten years ago I installed one of these FM modulators. It was a little set. Essentially a FM transmitter. Plug the arial into it and out back into the radio. Find a suitable 12v supply and you’re in business. I plug in my iPod and or my iPhone. As you experienced, sound is actually pretty good. Also, song names, artist names etc show up in the radio display

Jeroen
 
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