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Old January 18th, 2006, 01:46 AM
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Roverville Radio Repair (?)

http://www.roverville.us/

Anyone ever use these guys? My radio needs to be reconditioned, and I'd like to keep it stock.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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never heard of them, but i have a 97 stock radio sitting around if you want it.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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I've spoken to the gentleman regarding another matter and he seemed nice, but I have not bought aanything from them. I think he may be a member here.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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I asked about a knob for an old Disco/RR radio and was quoted $20. Heck, I can buy an entire spare unit for that!

So, does anyone have a knob to sell? It's for the type that has the six large presets on the left and the LCD on the right.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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Highly recommend John. He refurbed the CD changer in my 97 SW, dispite the fact that the previous owner spilled a soda down into it. Fast turn-around too. HTH. Mark
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:56 AM
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never heard of them, but i have a 97 stock radio sitting around if you want it.
I am interested in your radio... pm or e-mail me at mcshansen@comcast.net

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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:17 PM
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John is in our Rover club and is a good guy. I have not purchased anything from him, but I would if I was in need of a new radio.

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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:35 PM
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I haven't had John do any radio work but I have wheeled with him. He's a hoot!!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 02:54 AM
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Highly recommend John. He refurbed the CD changer in my 97 SW, dispite the fact that the previous owner spilled a soda down into it. Fast turn-around too. HTH. Mark
Ha! I've already had to clean out the innards of my CD changer for the same reason. With the placement of the cupholders, it's really easy to do.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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http://www.roverville.us/

Anyone ever use these guys? My radio needs to be reconditioned, and I'd like to keep it stock.
Kudos to Roverville: Been there....is great, top quality work, great turnaround and great service: Absolutely Love my face installed iPod, MP3, iPhone, etc., jack they installed!



Just wanted to share: http://www.roverville.us"]http://www.roverville.us[/URL] they have a shop in Arkansas/Texas & in UK.

At Roverville-usaI had an ipod/MP3 Auxiliary jack installed in the face of my OEM radio (1996 P-38 Range Rover and it looks factory and sounds fantastic... and to top it off it lets me keep my existing CD changer in line & working, I lost nothing and still gained iPod... an auxiliary jack in the face off my Factory Clarion Diversity radio which is very similar to the stock radio I had in my D-90. I actually use it for my iPhone 3G; works perfectly. The system Roverville designed and now offer I just plug the jack in and the iPod plays through my stereo direct…. so no FM modulation or cassette tape adaptors and all controls on the stereo still work and the steering wheel, only thing I have to do is select the songs on the iPhone… I always set to shuffle anyway, Is great! I never looked back and so I highly recommend Roverville for your Ipod type connection and their excellent and speedy Rover stereo repairs/exchange/sales etc . BTW My radio had not worked for about a year until I found these guys by simply typing into Google: Range Rover radio repair. When I contacted them by e-mail: Roverville-usa@valornet.com or Roverville-uk@valornet.com (depending on your location in the world) they replied with easy to follow instructions & pictures…. so I pulled the radio out myself :biggrin: . They make it so easy with their pics and instructions and they offered me their new iPod feature at 1/2 price with repair. You can see pics on their website of some units with jacks in place, too cool! : http://www.roverville.us"]http://www.roverville.us[/URL]


They do a 3.5mm Ipod auxiliary jack install for just about all Land Rovers! Clean and simple, all you see is the jack socket inthe face of the radio like all high end new cars have today


Best!
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Old August 4th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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How much was it? I want to have that done to mine...
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Why polish the turd? mid 90's tech vs. 2009 technology. These stereos are so under powered, any new higher end head unit has more power than the stocker unit and amp.
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If you don't want to cut a bunch of wires to bypass the factory amp, and like having weather band then this is a good way to go. I am not a teenager anymore, and the stock setup is great for my needs. I'd love to have this done on both of my 90's as well. The older I get, the more I like my stuff left the way the factory intended it to be.
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$141 to install and ship back
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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I had them do the stereo on my sister's '98 P38 which is the same as the NAS D90s.
They did an excellent job and they're all about the customer service.
I mean really, really on top of it.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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My radio repair and iPod jack by http//www.roverville.us

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knobber
Kudos to Roverville: Been there....is great, top quality work, great turnaround and great service: Absolutely Love my face installed iPod, MP3, iPhone, etc., jack they installed!



Just wanted to share: http//www.roverville.us they have a shop in Arkansas/Texas & in UK.

At Roverville-usa I had an ipod/MP3 Auxiliary jack installed in the face of my OEM radio (1996 P-38 Range Rover and it looks factory and sounds fantastic... and to top it off it lets me keep my existing CD changer in line & working, I lost nothing and still gained iPod... an auxiliary jack in the face off my Factory Clarion Diversity radio which is very similar to the stock radio I had in my D-90. I actually use it for my iPhone 3G; works perfectly. The system Roverville designed and now offer I just plug the jack in and the iPod plays through my stereo direct…. so no FM modulation or cassette tape adaptors and all controls on the stereo still work and the steering wheel, only thing I have to do is select the songs on the iPhone… I always set to shuffle anyway, Is great! I never looked back and so I highly recommend Roverville for your Ipod type connection and their excellent and speedy Rover stereo repairs/exchange/sales etc . BTW My radio had not worked for about a year until I found these guys by simply typing into Google: Range Rover radio repair. When I contacted them by e-mail: Roverville-usa@valornet.com or Roverville-uk@valornet.com (depending on your location in the world) they replied with easy to follow instructions & pictures…. so I pulled the radio out myself :biggrin: . They make it so easy with their pics and instructions and they offered me their new iPod feature at 1/2 price with repair. You can see pics on their website of some units with jacks in place, too cool! : http//www.roverville.us


They do a 3.5mm Ipod auxiliary jack install for just about all Land Rovers! Clean and simple, all you see is the jack socket inthe face of the radio like all high end new cars have today


Best!
Cont. My 1996 4.6HSE Range Rover stereo:


At http//Roverville.us

I paid $189 for full service repair, my radio had not worked for over a year and the display had died long before that, was all dead and pretty sad looking too! I paid $79 for the Ipod Aux, they reduced the price on the jack near 1/2 because I was having repairs anyway. I was amazed... not only did they fix my OEM radio it looks like new as well... I had warn off #3 & #6 buttons (white numbers were almost gone) they fixed / replaced them and didn't even mentioned them on the receipt. Supose that's what full service repair means! My hats off to these guys!!!!

Best,
Jon




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Why polish the turd? mid 90's tech vs. 2009 technology. These stereos are so under powered, any new higher end head unit has more power than the stocker unit and amp.
Hi Rover4x4

You may be right for power in the modern stuff, but maybe not for sound & quality. I see Shawnpalmer is like me and like many that stay OEM where possible in our rovers. It's so bad with me that when I'm buying a rover it will make or break the deal. Have to be a real steal for me to buy with the stock stereo equip. missing. Seeing an aftermarket unit in a Rover makes me wonder about other repairs. Same for any car really and besides I hate all the new stereos units with all the flashing lights and buttons, I'm not a bells and whistles seeking teenager either so I need it kept simple and clean.

So my "polished turd" now has a Multifacited Diamond set in it with the Auxiliary jack. LOL

Each to their own but I personally think the OEM sound in all my Rovers is fantastic! Especially the 4.6 with Roverville's iPod aux. I'm going to send in my 1993 RR Classic LWB radio next for iPod jack and my subwoofer as they rebuild them too.


All the best,
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Old February 27th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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I wanted to update on my radio repair. My radio display light was out so i could not tell what station I was on, the volume control would not work when it was cold, and the tapes would no longer eject. I sent the radio into Roverville and got it back with the aux jack to plug my Iphone into the stereo. I feel like I jumped ahead in time. I thought it would be cool to someday have a cd player and now I just plug my Iphone into the radio and it plays through the speakers. Even phone calls come through the stereo. The radio is like brand new, everything works and I feel like it even sounds better.

Anyway, if you want to keep a stock radio like I did, Roverville fixed me up.
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Roverville's taken care of me and my customer's well, several times. Even handled a minor hiccup with class. I would recommend and use them again.
As far as an aftermarket radio install being a measure of other maintenance and repairs, I'm not sure I see the coorelation. Doesn't mean I haven't seen crappy installs and crappy repairs!
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I also had my P38 radio refurbed and an Aux jack added by John. Stand up guy and great work. Will do the same for the D90.
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Is this outfit still around? And if so, anyone know the best way to contact them? Seems like the Web Page is no more..
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