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Converting an XTL5000 W5 to O5

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jaolson101

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I understand that Moto sells a conversion kit to change a W5 trunkmount into an O5 trunkmount. Does anyone have any experience with this? How detailed is the conversion? What are the advantages of doing same?

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Im going to talk about the dash first before I go into a remote mount.

Converting a dash mount requires the following. A o5 head, headbridge (plastic spacer from body to head), new flex cable.

With regard to a remote mount, you have additional pieces. the TIB (radio body piece), CHIB (control head back) and different remote cable going from a W series to an O series.

Most of my dept radios are O series with the exception of two older ambulances as they have the w series remote in them with dual head and probably would be cost prohibited to change out at this time. When the radio get pulled to go to a new unit will be when I make the switch over.

Frank
 

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I'm looking to make my dash mount w5 an O5. I see the parts you listed below. Do you happen to have part numbers? Any firmware change? I see an option in CPS to change control heads but don't know if that's all that needs to happen? I have an O5 head but need the cable and spacer.

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Henry
 
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