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Old 04-03-2003, 11:53 PM
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Question getting hot!

In my '84 500SEL I had the original Becker AM/FM cassette stereo. It crapped out so I went to the local Car Audio shop (Mickey Shorr's - if you're in Michigan) and bought a Kenwood single Cd system with removeable faceplate. I had them install it. Awhile back I had it on and when I happened to put my hand down on the center console I touched the fader and withdrew my hand immediately. The fader knob was extremely hot! It operates correctly as it was intended and I couldn't smell anything such as electrical components burning or anything like that. Being paranoid, I turned the stereo off. I've used the stereo since then and off and on I notice the same thing. It doesn't seem to be a function of how loud I have the system or whether or not I am putting more sound to the rear.

Any suggestions or comments?
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