View Full Version : Need Left side Mirror and Radio--- Daihatsu
09-23-2008, 06:40 PM
I need left side outside (passenger) mirror for my 91 Daihatsu HiJet Jumbo. I also need a stock AM radio, A stock AM/FM would be better if it was even offered.
09-23-2008, 07:36 PM
i have a stock am radio out of a 99 but it's a flat face radio not a knob type, if it suits your dash you are welcome to it.
09-24-2008, 12:05 AM
Greg, You do realize that the AM frequencies are different in
Japan than NA so all you will get is static with the stock unit AFAIK.
Unless you just trying to fill the hole in the dash for looks.
09-24-2008, 07:02 AM
not only does that am radio speak japanese AND english, i was picking up the mexican stations here in arizona :rolleyes:
from living in europe i know that the TV signals are broadcast in different frequencies (all my american TV would pick up was armed forces network, i had 1 channel for 4 years) but am/fm is always the same.
09-24-2008, 08:41 AM
Milt, I hear it was the spread between stations that was different.
When you push the "up" or "down" tuning buttons it moves a set amount [freq. wise]
and I hear that this was different from what we use in NA for that set amount.
With the old analoge knob style it didn't matter because you could set it to any freq.
From Wikipedia: c/p
AM broadcasts occur on North American airwaves in the medium wave frequency range of 530 to 1700 kHz (known as the "standard broadcast band"). The band was expanded in the 1990s by adding nine channels from 1620 to 1700 kHz. Channels are spaced every 10 kHz in the Americas, and generally every 9 kHz everywhere else.
In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87.5 to 108.0 MHz. In Japan the FM broadcast band is 76–90 MHz, unlike any other country in the world. The old OIRT band in Eastern Europe was 65.8–74 MHz.
Second-hand automobiles imported from Japan contain a radio designed for the Japanese FM band, and importers often fit a "converter" to down-convert the 87.5 to 107.9 MHz band to the frequencies that the radio can accept. In addition to showing an incorrect frequency, there are two other disadvantages that can result in poor reception; the converter "compresses" the frequencies making the stations appear closer together, and the original antenna may perform poorly on the higher FM band. Also, RDS is not used in Japan, whereas most modern car radios available in Europe make use of this system. A better solution is to replace the radio and antenna with ones designed for the country where the car will be used.
On a OT diversion this is how the orginal cable pirates did there thing - the scramble feed was off freq. from what the TV was capable of tuning but they figured out that a old tuner would let them PU that signal. Of course they built a better mouse trap not long after that but the mouse has got smarter along the way too.
09-24-2008, 09:08 AM
it's been so long since i was using the old am radio but even though it was digital it picked up stations. not much selection for am here unless you're into radio disney, talk or spanish music.
and over seas i bought regular stereos at the PX (for the house and cars)and picked up stations regardless of where i was, from germany to iraq.
10-06-2008, 06:35 AM
Timetripper, it seems that any imported AM radio is going to have issues with frequency tuning. Okay, I am not against an aftermarket radio, but I removed mine and it is only about 3 1/2 deep. A standard size Pioneer, Sony, AM/FM/Cassette or CD type radio will not fit into the hole. Anyone have any leads on a radio that will fit. I would like to have it fit in the original spot on the dash.
10-06-2008, 08:53 AM
Greg, I think size wise it depends on the brand of truck.
Although my Sambar had a short [deep] stock radio, the JVC headunit I choose had no issues going in
and still had clearance at the back of the unit. The model was JVC KD-BT1 and it is app. 6 1/4" deep.
Hope you find something that works. :)
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