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btlking
08-09-2007, 02:13 PM
would my cd player still play fine if i mounted it in my center console with the face plate facing the ceiling?

EnvEe 02
08-09-2007, 02:14 PM
i think so. A friend of mine used to have a jeep and the cd player was in the center console facing up. No problems.

btlking
08-09-2007, 02:16 PM
i just didnt know if it would still lay cds with it being mounted like that

mapolley07
08-09-2007, 02:18 PM
the simple answer is no. the long answer is no. you have to buy a cd player that is listed as okay for vertical mounting. Most cd players will only work a few degrees off of horizontal, like less than a 30 degree tilt. Sony makes a couple that will work 60 degrees off of horizontal.

What i have seen done is to buy a cd player with a removeable face plate, and mount the face plate in the dash where you want. run a cable to connect the faceplate to the chassis, and hide the chassis wherever you want to.

wesl56
08-09-2007, 02:18 PM
idk depends on the deck maybe... ive seen some that in the manual said do not mount with more than 30 degrees angle

mapolley07
08-09-2007, 02:20 PM
the cd on most cd players id held in place by magnetic devices IIRC, and they usually are not strong enough to make the cd player hold the cd in a vertical mount

btlking
08-09-2007, 02:20 PM
pioneer 7700 i dont want to mount it in my dash because my window on my drivers side is busted and wont roll up and i dont have money to fix it so i was looking for a way to hide my hu

btlking
08-09-2007, 02:21 PM
how hard is it to move the face plate from the chassis

wesl56
08-09-2007, 02:30 PM
how hard is it to move the face plate from the chassis

as hard as it is for you to solder some wires to all the connections

btlking
08-09-2007, 02:33 PM
can anyone else think of something i could do with the hu to somewhat hide it

i thought about the glove box but i dont have a remote so id have to reach over to turn it up or down

Mustang01
08-10-2007, 03:04 AM
I'd try and get a new window and alarm. Did your window get smashed in or what?