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Sony Car radio cd bt5000 with US steping !!!!

I have a sony bt5000 with us fm steping mode , is there a way to change to european so i can receive fm stations from europe ,
any advice is welcome

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  • rafdg May 13, 2008

    I have same problem. Please help me.

  • michros Dec 28, 2008

    i dont think so, there sould be any possibility ti change this because i found jus a sec before that it's possible in sony mex bt2500 - i found service manual for bt2500 and they worte there:

    Frequency select switch
    The MW (FM) tuning interval is factory-set to the 9 k
    (50 k) position. If the frequency allocation system of
    your country is based on 10 kHz (200 kHz) interval, set
    the switch on the bottom of the unit to the 10 k (200 k)
    position before making connections.
    If the switch was set with power supplied to the unit, disconnect
    the power connector from the unit, wait for 20 seconds, then
    reconnect it.

    Tommorow i'll look for that swich in my bt5000, hope it'll be on the radio :) And now i'm starting to find service manual for bt 5000



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I don't believe this is a user adjustable setting (at least it's not documented). Chances are, it is set within the firmware of the unit itself. Versions of this deck sold in Europe probably have a different version of firmware, allowing 0.1MHz FM increments. You might be able to talk to the European arm of Sony's support and ask them about updating the firmware to the latest European version. Keep in mind, putting EU firmware on a deck that was supposed to be used in the US could cause problems.


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