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Convert W5 to W3

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Convert W5 to W3

Postby John » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:43 pm

What do you need to do to convert a W5 XTL5000 to a W3 control head? Looking at the service manual it looks like it is the same TIB. However when I try to change the control head type in the CPS it says W3 is not supported by the radio hardware. Any suggestions? Has anyone done this?

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Re: Convert W5 to W3

Postby C17LVFD » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:30 pm

To the best of my knowledge it's a different TIB from a W5 but I could be wrong.

O5 And O3 use the same head but the W series I believe has a specific TIB for the W3. Same holds true for the Astro spectra.

Sorry don't have a part number for you.

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Re: Convert W5 to W3

Postby motorola_otaku » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:41 am

Definitely a different TIB. The connections on the DB25 are very different going between W4/5/7/9 and W3, and you can/will release magic smoke if you try to cross-pollinate.
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Re: Convert W5 to W3

Postby Mraudio » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:30 pm

Soooooo with the smoke duly noted here, MOL shows H1519 kit for 03 in stock still for $400 bucks...does this come with everything needed besides possible FW lift etc?

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Re: Convert W5 to W3

Postby spectragod » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:45 pm

Mraudio wrote:Soooooo with the smoke duly noted here, MOL shows H1519 kit for 03 in stock still for $400 bucks...does this come with everything needed besides possible FW lift etc?


Doubtful that is everything, I would probably go the 03 route if everything needs changed.
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