Convert W5 to W3

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John
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Convert W5 to W3

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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

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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.

Good Luck,
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Re: Convert W5 to W3

Post by motorola_otaku »

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.
Mraudio
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Re: Convert W5 to W3

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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

Post by spectragod »

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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