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Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio

Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio boasts built-in amplifiers to give you brilliant sound.
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Questions & Answers for Pioneer Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio

Question
Does this stereo come with an internal patch type aerial for dab or an external aerial requiring drilling?
Age Group: 25 - 34
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 1
Who will use this Product? Spouse/Partner
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
cheddarcheese
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The stereo doesn't come with a DAB antenna - i bought a "T-bar" antenna that fixed to the windscreen with the cable running down passenger'd side
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Bristol
answer 2
No aerial is included in the box. I used existing FM?AM aerial, and bought n interior DAB aerial which works fine in my area.
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
UKChrisH
answer 3
there is no aerial in the box you have to buy one seperately
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Comfortable
Who will use this Product? Just Me
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
mickserf
 - rainham kent
answer 4
you can use a standard internal DAB ariel that fixes to the front windscreen, very effective, any issues Halfords are the experts
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Who will use this Product? Just Me
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
nick83t
 - darlington
answer 5
There is no antenna supplied with the unit, please check out the antennas at the link below :-
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
I already have a Sonichi car stereo fitted in my car but I want to change to this one is that possible
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Comfortable
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Nelson1984
 - Essex
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Will fit in any single din dashboard .
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Audionut
 - Essex, England .
answer 2
This will be a very simple swap over, please visit your local store with your vehicle for any further assistance.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
BMW 330d with Harman Kardon speakers - is this compatable?
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Jazzy29
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Compatible with any speakers to my knowledge .
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Audionut
 - Essex, England .
answer 2
Yes this should be compatible provided the correct ISO connector is used.

Please contact your local Halfords branch with full vehicle registration details for further clarification on how to order the required leads.

The telephone number and address for our stores can be found at http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HalfordsStoreLocatorView?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10151

Alternatively, you can dial 0845 762 6625 and you will be connected to your nearest Halfords store.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
parts
Question
will it fit a C4 2010? It's the only car not on the citroen list!
Age Group: 35 - 44
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 2
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Lou73
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine went in a c4 2008, had to but a lead which cost £44 which I bought from halfords - works perfectly
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Euey
answer 2
No this unit is not suitable for the 2010 C4
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Can this unit be fitted in my 1994 mx5 mk1?
Age Group: 45 - 54
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 1
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Sarahld
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Will fit any single din dash .
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Audionut
 - Essex, England .
answer 2
This unit can be fitted to your vehicle but may require wiring loom, please visit your local store where a member from the Audio team can assist you further.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
how to reset pioneer deh-x8500dab
Age Group: 55 - 64
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 2
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
there is a reset button behind the front control panel
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
GTips
 - West Sussex
answer 2
There should be a reset button behind the front panel.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
will dab radio display tracks being played on dab signal
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
How many cars: 2
Attitude to specs and technology: Comfortable
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - horsham
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yep, and you can choose between artist and song name or radio station on the display. By pressing the disp button.
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Who will use this Product? Spouse/Partner
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
DavyE
answer 2
Yes this unit will provide you with track information from DAB radio.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
Hi I already have a Sonichi car stereo fitted into my ford focus 10 plate but I want to change to this car stereo is the possible
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Comfortable
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Hammers84
 - Romford Essex
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Will fit into any single din car dash .plus it can be linked to steering wheel controls but you will need to buy parts which Halfords can get .
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Audionut
 - Essex, England .
answer 2
As the vehicle already has a aftermarket unit fitted, this will be a easy fit to complete.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
Will this unit work with the new Samsung S4 phone ?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Mooro
 - london
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The answer is No.

I had an iphone, plugged it into the usb and everything worked fine.

I now have an S4 and the stereo says "Not compatible". The Apps provided by pioneer do not make a difference. I use bluetooth to play my music which defeats the object of listening to my own music as you have to use your phone to change the album.

If anyone has had sucess in doing so, please put a how to on the reply!
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
How many cars: 1
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Who will use this Product? Just Me
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
chrish1985
 - kent
answer 2
Yes, your phone will work with this unit.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
Steering Wheel Controls
I intend to replace the Blue&Me unit in my Fiat GP(58reg) Does this unit allow steering wheel controls including the use of the call and windows button for calls and voice functions
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Who will use this Product? Just Me
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
MontyGP
 - Liverpool
on Pioneer DEH-X8500DAB Car Radio
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Interesting to know seeing as I was told in a Halfords store today DAB radios are not compatible with steering wheel controls.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
WHTID
 - Devon
answer 2
This unit is compatible to operate a factory fitted steering wheel remote with the correct wiring loom, all calls will also be handled through the features on the unit.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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