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Old 04-27-1999, 05:54 PM
fmajid
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Would an in dash CD player warp CDs in a 300E ? The question is not a silly as it might seem at first ! I have a Bluapunkt tape unit installed in my 88 300TE. When a tape is left in the unit and I have been driving a while, the tape can emerge quite warm. I believe it accurate to reason that the heat is the result of the unit being close to the engine and less so from the tape player itself. I am wondering the same heat would not cause CDs to warp if I installed an in-dash unit ? Anybody have any ideas, experience/
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Old 04-27-1999, 08:49 PM
Nick Jamal
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I wouldn't worry about installing an in-dash CD player. The toasted tapes are likely the result of a hot tape-drive mechanism (can be high friction units). I use a Sony head unit in my 300E with no trouble under any driving conditions/ ambient temperatures.
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Old 04-27-1999, 10:31 PM
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Same as Nick but with a Pioneer Super-Tuner CD for 3 years with no trouble.

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Old 04-28-1999, 05:52 PM
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The heat that you are referring to is caused from the actual amplifier in the unit, therefore causing the cds or tapes to become warm. I have an alpine unit in my 300E and it causes the cds to heat up, but not at all to the point of melting. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-12-1999, 03:28 AM
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would have to echo former responses, and add suggestions. The only cars that I have heard of where the car itself is responsible for heating the head unit to any degree is a few Chevy products, caused by heater ducts running to close. If heat is a worry, you could go with external amplifiers. This should make any head unit last longer, due to lesser heat cycling.
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