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O5 to O3 control head swap?

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ScannerDan
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O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby ScannerDan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:19 pm

I have a mid power XTL5000 with a remote mount O5 control head. I would like to swap it for a remote mount O3 handheld control head. My question is how difficult is it and what is the Motorola part number for the O3 control head extension cable ?
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby fineshot1 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 am

I do not know for sure but I think there must be a kit that contains all
the parts necessary along with the necessary documentation for the
conversion. I am sure changing the ignition sense considerations would
be part of that.
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby resqguy911 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:48 am

PMLN4958 is the mic extension cable. You will also need the PMLN4959 accessory cable as well to provide ignition sense and speaker leads. All you have to do is make sure you program the appropriate buttons and plug it in on a mid power brick.
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby ScannerDan » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:10 am

Thank you so much..
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby ScannerDan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:09 am

resqguy911 wrote:PMLN4958 is the mic extension cable. You will also need the PMLN4959 accessory cable as well to provide ignition sense and speaker leads. All you have to do is make sure you program the appropriate buttons and plug it in on a mid power brick.


I just wanted to confirm that the XTL5000 "Rear Ignition Cable" is a "HLN6863B" not the PMLN4959?
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby resqguy911 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:14 am

ScannerDan wrote:
resqguy911 wrote:PMLN4958 is the mic extension cable. You will also need the PMLN4959 accessory cable as well to provide ignition sense and speaker leads. All you have to do is make sure you program the appropriate buttons and plug it in on a mid power brick.


I just wanted to confirm that the XTL5000 "Rear Ignition Cable" is a "HLN6863B" not the PMLN4959?


That's correct. You need both of those parts to make it work. The HLN6863B plugs into the PMLN4959.
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby apco25 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:41 am

PMLN4959 isn't really needed. A mid power radio can you use the normal J26 acc connector for speaker and ign sense. Additionally, you can make your own much smaller and slimmer version of the PMLN4959 cable with your own DB25.

Other than that the O3 is plug in compatible with the O5, assuming you have an O5 radio TIB and not an older W series TIB.
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Re: O5 to O3 control head swap?

Postby resqguy911 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:16 pm

apco25 wrote:PMLN4959 isn't really needed. A mid power radio can you use the normal J26 acc connector for speaker and ign sense.


True, but if you want the speaker to be somewhere near the control head it sure helps.
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