Installing Becker Traffic Pro 4765 satnav into Freelander

I’ve wanted the Becker satnav for the Freelander for ages. When one came along at the right price I decided to go for it. The install is quite involved as the main head unit to speakers loom has to be replaced. There is also an extra ECU for the steering wheel controls.

Parts required: –

Item Part Number/
Description
Notes
     
384215532_tp Becker Traffic Pro 4765 The nav unit itself.
     
P1050624 HARNESS-LINK, BECKER, WITH AMPLIFIER, WITH CD AUTO CHANGER, REMOTE ICE, NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM

YMQ001520

I decided to go with the loom that has the Harman Kardon amplifier with it. I haven’t got the amplifier yet but I had a plan to get around that

This was purchased from LR Series

     
IMG_0618 INTERFACE UNIT-REMOTE CONTROL

YWQ100031L

This is required as the Becker unit cannot read the steering wheel resistor ladder directly like the standard unit. The ECU reads the steering wheel controls and converts them to I-Bus messages which the Becker unit can understand.

These are quite pricey and can be bought from Britcar, John Craddock and Rimmer Brothers.

I got mine off eBay for £10! It’s badged as a Rover unit but it still works.

     
XQK100300

AMPLIFIER AUDIO POWER, HARMON KARDON

XQK100300
XQK100301

XQK100300 has been superseded by XQK100301. This unit is extremely expensive at around £400 from Britcar

I’m going to look for one of these at the shows this year so for now I’ve bridged out the amplifier connections. See below for more details.

     
PICTURE TO BE ADDED LATER BRACKET-AMPLIFIER MOUNTING

XQU100980

Hoping that the amplifier will come with this bracket. However if it doesn’t, it can be bought from LR Series

 

 

Installation

P1050639 First of all the old stereo (Phillips C42) had to be removed. This was followed by taking out the centre console.
   
P1050642 Then the old head unit to speaker loom was removed and the new one put in its place.

Unclipping the red locating pin was quite difficult but the new one went in quite easily. The old loom can be seen in the background.

I didn’t take the old loom out and just tucked it behind console. This will make it easier to put the old stereo back if I decide to sell the Freelander.

   
P1050644 The steering wheel control was mounted using some sticky back velcro. I haven’t got the correct bracket and can’t seem to find any part numbers for it.

Note the spira-wrap around the amplifier wiring to give it a bit more abrasion resistance.

   
P1050647 I also put some neoprene tape under where the cable goes over a ridge.

Finally all back together!

 
P1050651 P1050652

 

Unfortunately as I had no amplifier there wasn’t any sound coming out of the speakers. After much studying of RAVE I worked out that I could bridge out the amplifier connections to get the sound through.

P1050636 P1050637

This is just temporary until I can get the amplifier. Following this the sound came through ok. The sound is much better than the old C42. It seems fuller and more detailed. It should sound amazing when it does get an amplifier!

Useful Documents (Registration required)

Freelander ICE Circuit Diagrams
STC53069 Navigation Installation Instructions
Freelander Navigation System Description
Becker Installation Instructions

For further information, take a look at the excellent article on Discovery 2 Website.

Coming soon – Connecting a iPod in place of the CD player.

Jason

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