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XTS3000 Model I to a Model III?

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ElroyJetson

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
There's a LOT more involved than just adding parts. It won't work without telling the radio it's now a full keypad and display model, and you can't do that with the regular software.

It's a SERIOUS bit of hacking to make that work. If you're not a top level Astro hacker already,
you can pretty much forget about it unless you want to pay Motorola a lot of money.

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1x p/n 0705368Z01 XTS3000 Keypad Flex $13.42

1x p/n 1585506D07 XTS3000 MIII Housing $68.00

1x p/n 5105385Y19 XTS3000 LCD $85.85

1x p/n NTN8311B XTS3000 Keypad Board Kit $46.00

1x p/n 0904857P43 XTS3500 Rubber Keypad $12.31 (has the cool purple menu function buttons)


Keep in mind that the Model 3 housing does not come with electronics. You could, (if you know how) swap housing electronics. By electronics I mean the speaker, knob and flex circuitry. Search "Panter88" on eBay. He has "complete" (w/electronics) 3k M3 housings fairly cheap, typically around $50. Might take a week to get here, but Lau delivers.


As for the rest, software wise, do a search on Batlabs (www.batboard.batlabs.com) on how to electronically convert the radio. It's been covered many times. While it won't exactly tell you how, it will give you a good idea on how it's done.
 
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