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I Need An Original Radio For My 1993 XJS 4.0

 
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I recently bought a 1993 XJS 4.0 convertible, a rather special car as it's one of the few 5-speed manual cars. Anyway, the radio is shot and I would prefer to keep it original, not just for the appearance, but I have a lot of cassette tapes (and some 8-tracks, too!), plus I want it to control the CD changer in the boot.

On the radio case it says Model # AJ 9250W and Part # DAC 7614.

Anyone have a good, functioning unit to sell?

Thanks!
~ Dave D
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The label on my original 1993 XJS radio.
 
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Nearly impossible to find now. In the words of a specialist, they were junk new, and still junk. He had a pile of over 50 that didn't work any more and he couldn't find an electronics guy who could successfully repair them. Best of luck finding one, but you might be better off trying to repair the one you have.

An Alpine of that era will control the CD changer, I went that route.
 
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Thanks Jagboi. Actually I took it to a place in North Hollywood, called German Auto Radio Repair. This guy is an old school one-man shop, worked on radios for decades. He got it to work briefly, but it toasted a transistor. Found another, got it to work an entire day. Fired it up the next morning and in 5 minutes it was doing that Lucas joke about the smoke escaping. He says there's an intermittent short (you know, like the unintended delay on Lucas windshield wiper motorss). So I guess if he can't fix it, few people can. Is there an Alpine model that uses that same plug? Does it have a cassette in it? Do you have a model or part number?

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Can you retro fit it?

There are companies out there that can put a new system behind the old front - but that could be just 60's era radios

But then again - these retro fits probably don't have cassette players - but you never know

8 tracks - have not seen them since I was a kid - my fathers truck had a 8 track player when I was pre-teen

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I have the one that came out of my '93 coupe. The PO had installed an Alpine unit but the original was in the trunk along with some other bits. I'm not sure but I assume it works. Model No. AJ 9150W, Part No. DAC 8572. email me: [email protected] if you're interested.
 
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. Is there an Alpine model that uses that same plug? Does it have a cassette in it? Do you have a model or part number?

Dave
The one I have has CD, not cassette. Model CDM-7835 is the one I have, and it runs the 6 disk CD changer in the trunk.
 
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You could try to contact LeRoy Sorrell in Jacksonville, FL. [email protected] He stocks various Jaguar parts to include the XJS series. I do not know if he has any radios, but it is worth the try. I've met him. Been dealing with him for over 5 years.
 
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The 90s vintage AJ units are terrible, yes. I replaced mine multiple times in my '95 XJR. Sent a couple out for repairs....which never lasted long even when the radio shop could do anything at all with 'em, which wasn't always the case. I was buying-up used units on Ebay just to have on hand when the inevitable failure occurred. I got to be pretty fast in swapping them out

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