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Where would you install an aftermarket CD changer?

  • In the stock location (trunk) for the OEM look.

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Im in the middle of making some changes to my system which includes the installation of two monitors. While am at it i'm thinking about relocating my aftermarket cd changer from under the front passenger seat back to the stock trunk location in the pocket. A like the accessability of the in cabin install but also like the cleaness of the trunk install. So give me your input on this.......WWYD?
 

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Cabin. But that's just me. I'm constantly changing cds, it'd be a pain for me to have to stop, get out and change cds while I was cruising... of course that's if I had a changer, which I dont. For me, functionality would win out over looks.
 

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Get newer units with MP3 capability, you will have to change CD much less. Especially you can get the new Alpine changer that will do MP3 too. Talking about 700-800 songs in 6 CDs in one changer. That's A LOT of music.
 

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I don't know what changer you are going to be using, but Alexander's idea is good. Or if you are like me and still want it inside the car, I would put it in the arm rest (but it will have to be a small one, like the alpine, panasonic or sony). I put the ai-net alpine in mine before, it needed some custom work, ie. removing the bottom lining, moving abs unit over and cutting into the top of the arm rest and then fibreglassing it back to have the "finished" look. All together it took me about a day and it looked sweet because it fit perfectly and had VERY easy access, I guess to easy that's why someone borrowed it from me with my tv.:( .

It is just an idea,
Good Luck
 

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Alex,

Is the new alpine changer compatable with the CVA-1005? --=Keith
 

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mine is under my seat fits perfect cant see wire or anything its run inder the carpet and out where the seat bolts down to ill get a pic if u want. It was in the trunk but had to move it
 

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its the Alpine changer but same size and everything as the stock one. It would be ALOT easier to send the pics if u tell me your e-mail adress this forum doesnt let me post pics for some reason.
 

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mine is under my seat fits perfect cant see wire or anything its run inder the carpet and out where the seat bolts down to ill get a pic if u want. It was in the trunk but had to move it
This is where mine is now. (Under the seat) I took out my ashtray in mounted the display unit there. (Looks very OEM-Fits like a glove) It is FM modulated with Stock storeo. But think I might leave it there and mount a small VCP in the pocket in the trunk with slight modifications. If a do move it i'll just swap locations. But I doubt that I can get a VCP under the seat. Anybody dune this.
 

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Cody --- which seat is that under I got ur pic but cant tell whcih seat its under..... Also is it facing the Front or the rear of the Car??????
 

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Under the driver one it does not move forward or backward when people get in so its safe. It faces the rear it is hard to get a pic of it sorry
 

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Hmm, I don't know about that. The driver seat still has access to the back seat and is designed to allow passengers to get in and out of the beat through he driver side. Also, if anything the Passenger side would be a better choice because the passenger side doesn't have a tilt option so it would not crush the changer at the sametime, although I'm sure the CD changer is strong enough to hold up, but still it looks as if it doesn't have the correct height allowance for an alpine CD changer --=Keith
 

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the base of the driver seat does not slide back and forth to let passengers in. The passenger seat slides up and folds up when u lift the handle and would scratch the changer alot. And i know evertime a passenger gets in my car they move the seat forward or backwards. I dono but i have had the changer under the driver seat for a while and it works perfect
 

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Oh okay the handle explains why your configuration is different, you have a L right? Well the LS maybe different, getting curious about this. Again I rememeber trying to fit my Alpine changer under the passenger seat and it didn't fit and the driver's seat was worse because of the tilt option. --=Keith
 

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facing the rear behind the ECU under the front passenger seat because:

-very easy one-handed-while-driving access
-it's a ***** to steal quickly (since you have to unbolt the passenger seat from the floor to remove it; as opposed to ripping it out from the trunk location)
 
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