Aurora FMR AM/FM Stereo Conversion

Aurora Design

Tayman Electrical is the original dealer for Aurora Design Products

The Best Conversion There Is -- PERIOD!
Built by Automotive Engineers -- In Automotive Plants -- In Detroit
 Convert your original radio into a custom-built AM/FM stereo!

Aurora FMR-2     Aurora Stereo Conversion 

WATCH THE VIDEO -- Click on the photo below

Video depicts the FMR-1 -- applies to the FMR-2

FMR-1 Stereo


We convert YOUR radio, so it looks totally original -- no visual changes whatsoever.  We use Aurora components exclusively -- built to SAE standards by the same people who build factory components for new cars.  Your controls and tuning mechanism are the same, so the radio will look AND FEEL original -- unlike expensive repro sets that are not up to the task.  There are a few enhancements; for example if your radio is AM only, you can switch to FM and back by turning the set off and immediately back on.  Balance, fader, and optional Bluetooth/USB functions are also accessed with the radio's original controls.  You get the best of both worlds -- vintage feel, with performance and reliability that exceeds most aftermarket sets!
Can you use your original antenna?  Absolutely, and no more trimmer adjustment -- it's automatic!  Power is connected as before -- and unlike most aftermarket stereos, there is no "memory" connection, so you can disconnect the battery for the winter without losing your settings.  Speakers -- we strongly recommend using new wiring and modern speakers as this stereo offers much more power and fidelity than before.  We have speaker options designed specifically for older vehicles -- or if you prefer to shop locally, most car stereo speakers are fully compatible.
A note about LED indicators:  The PCB inside the radio has a tiny LED which is used for setup and diagnostics.  Aurora offers provision for a dial-mounted LED, but we do not install them for the simple reason it would compromise the original look of the radio.  In normal use it does nothing to enhance performance, so we keep them off so as to protect the original appearance.

" . . . thank you for all your quality work on my [Studebaker] radio, I have installed it and it sounds magnificent, Bluetooth connectivity is fabulous as is the iPod/aux /USB ports . . ." -- Jeff, Australia

"The sound is amazing and I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did." -- Mike, California

"Best investment I ever made for this 59 Corvette!" -- Bill, Florida

Instruction Manuals:
AAR conversions:  we no longer support them, but customers are still asking:  Instructions for AAR Conversions


FMR Accessories:

NEW! BT-2 Bluetooth Adapter:  Aurora BT-2  Bluetooth  This is a FULLY INTEGRATED, FCC CERTIFIED module that works seamlessly with the FMR-2 Stereo.  Voice Command lets you make hands-free calls, select music, or even get navigation without ever touching your phone or taking your eyes off the road!  NEW!  Supports Bluetooth 4.1, Voice Assist guides you through operations!

NEW! USB-2 USB/MP3 Adapter:  USB-1  Play music from your flash drive right through your new car stereo!  Use your radio's controls to pause/play, next/previous, oe sequential/random.  Just like the BT-2, this is designed to work seamlessly with the FMR Stereo.  NEW!  Supports new protocols!

NEW! BTU-2 Bluetooth/USB Module:  BTU-1  Offers Bluetooth AND USB with all the features listed above, at a lower price than purchasing both separately.

Line Outputs:  This low-cost option allows post-balance/fader, fully buffered connections to external amps.  This option provides 4 channels plus a mono subwoofer output.

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Prices:  For the vast majority of radios (pushbutton or manual tuning), the price for FMR-1 Conversion is $385 for all-transistor AM radios and $400 for the rest.  If your 6 volt car is still 6 volts, you'll need a Power Booster which adds $100.  (Same with 12 volt positive ground -- Nash Metropolitan, certain GMC trucks, and 1955 Packard.)

INCLUDED in this pricing are 1950's Fords and Ford trucks with round dials, 1960's Ford trucks with the manual-tune chrome bezel, 1946-48 Ford/Mercury/Hudson/Nash/Willys Rotomatic sets, and late 1960's Mopar sets with thumbwheels.  It also includes many American imports such as VW "Sapphire" sets, and many Japanese types including Datsun 240-Z.

Exceptions:  1946-48 Cadillac, 1946-48 Lincoln:  $450.  European sets, including Blaupunkt, Becker, and Radiomobile:  $420.  Prewar sets:  Please call.  Since these sets require more labor, please allow extra time.

Radios we will NOT convert:  Tape players, Trans-Portables, CB radios, aftermarket stereos including repro sets, digital display sets, prewar sets with elaborate tuning.

SIGNAL SEEKER RADIOS:  Trademarked "Wonder Bar", "Town & Country", "Electro-Touch", Travel-Tuner", or "Search-Tune", depressing a button or bar will cause the motorized tuner to search for radio stations.

Delco all-tube sets (GM, Packard, Studebaker):  $495

Delco hybrid or transistor (no vibrator) (GM, Packard, Studebaker):  $445

Mopar 1955-56:  $495

Mopar 1957 & later:  $445

Ford, Thunderbird, Edsel, Mercury (except 1956 Mercury):  $445

Lincoln/Mercury 1956, Continental Mark II 1956-57:  $545  (This is one wacky design for a radio!  Most dealers either disable the seek function entirely or try to use a substitute DC motor.  We make use of the original design; however it is a tremendous amount of work and is very time consuming.  Please be very patient as we have no guarantee for turnaround.  The good news, it works very well when finished.)

Lincoln all others:  $495  (Allow extra time for turnaround)

European sets -- Blaupunkt, Becker:  $495  (Allow extra time for turnaround)

*  Certain 1956-7 Lincolns, Mercurys, and Continentals used a Bendix "Travel-Tuner" design that incorporates a special synchronous motor.  For years many were told a conversion cannot be done with this tuner.  This video proves otherwise:



BT-2 Bluetooth Adapter:  Provides wireless connection from your smart phone.  Includes microphone for hands-free phone conversation.  $180  NEW PRICE!  $170

USB-2 USB/MP3 Adapter:  Play music/talking books/podcasts directly from your flash drive.  $100

BTU-2 Bluetooth/USB With Voice Command:  Provides Bluetooth and USB in one module with new features.  $230  NEW PRICE  $220

Line Outputs:  Offers four post-fader line outputs for external amp and one mono subwoofer line output.  $15

Additional costs:  We try not to surprise anyone with additional costs, but there are a couple that cannot be avoided.  Florida sales are subject to 7% sales tax.  Return shipping is flat $20 for 48 states.  Please follow instructions for packing -- shipping damage may incur additional costs; this is preventable by following instructions.

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For additional questions or information, please call 941-371-8924 or e-mail at


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