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Discussion in 'Audio' started by Grant G, May 27, 2000.
How hard is it to make the modifications to install a cd player in a 69-73 blazer or jimmy?
Just read the other posts. It has been discussed in detail in one just a few lines down.
Chevy good...Ford bad
Boy, that was helpfull!! In answer to your question, It can be difficult because you have to cut thru metal. I used a dremel tool, it took a while but it came out nice. If you use a dremel tool use the cutting discs reinforced with fiberglass, and use eye protection I had one break apart at 10k rpm and pieces hit my face and cut me up ....also you are mounding the sleeve to a big piece of metal so you can get a ground loop that causes alternator whine and static. Anywhere a piece of the stereo or sleeve touched a metal part of the truck I tried to insulate it..with rubber washers or if you are desperate you can use electrical tape..good luck
Never thought of that.
I have this turbosound that kicks in and my reciving is shitty at best.
I will try to insulate where the player touches the metal and see.
Learn something every day here..
<font color=blue>Espen88k5</font color=blue>
The chassis os newer head unit should be insulated already. I've had a pioneer and a Panasonic now and both were metal to meatl. No noise what so ever. A lot of times noise can be traced directly to speaker wire and RCA wires running too close to power wire. If you have a jumble of wires you are bound to have noise. Just make sure you are neat about your wiring and everything will turn out well.
Also, I'm about to remove mine fomr the dash and make me a console that I can mount the head unit in. If you go that route the unit can't play CD's at very steep angles.
I wish I had know about the cd changers for cars. I would have gotten a better tape player and threw in a changer for the best of both worlds.....my 2 pennies...
<font color=green>Eagle86K5<font color=red>
Masonry...It's a Good Thing
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