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XTL5000 control head problem

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Mar 19, 2004
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
I have a control head problem...
I have bought this xtl5000 on Ebay: Motorola XTL-5000 O5 Head Astro Saber VHF radio ex equipment encryption module | eBay ... 1497.l2649
It has the old astro spectra style remote on the radio part - and is may 2006 production - so it is probably original fitted with w7 head - but comesw with a o5 head.
I have tryed to convert it to dashmount by pulling of the 2 remote parts - but the flex cable inside will not fit on the back of the o5 head.
What would be easiest for me - to make it dash or remote - and what parts do i need?
I have a spare w7 head from a astro spectra - can it work ? I ask because the other end of the flex cable looks like it will fit on the w7 head)
I would of cause prefer to have the o5 head work - and as remote - please help me....Kenneth Jensen
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