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CD player getting hot.

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Pyro81, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Pyro81

    Pyro81 New Member

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    I've got a 2004 Silverado with a stock radio/cd/tape deck. I've always had problems with it getting hot when playing cd's for long periods of time (2+ hours) and then the cd will start to skip or stop playing for a couple seconds. Today i went into town (about 5 miles) to get some KFC and on my way back my cd started to cut in and out. Usually i can combat this by turning the A/C on or sometimes just turning the fan on helps.

    What i was wondering is if this is something that is common or not. I'm not really too worried about it but i'm curious to know.
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    I have an 04 with an aftermarket head unit/DVD player. Listened to CD's on a 3 hour trip to chicago. Actually got so hot that it fried the head unit. Wouldn't play CD's or DVD's. Luckily it was within the first year of purchase, and I was able to get a new head unit...
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    Thanks for the info. I wonder if the dash holds heat in no matter what radio you have in there. I'll have to keep that in mind if i ever get an aftermarket head unit. If i do i might install a fan inside the pocket if there is room for one.
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    There might, as stress might, be space in the pocket, but it would likely have to be off the back somewhere...

    Its pretty cramped in there.
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    Wouldn't have to be a big fan. And if i have to i'll mount it somewhere else and duct the airflow to the radio.
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    This is a common occurrence with any CD player. You have a piece of electrical equipment that produces a little bit of heat from the lights and everything else in it and shove it into a tiny hole that has no air running through it. With an aftermarket CD player you have to buy a new dash kit and with my experience with them there is a little tray underneath or above the new CD player. You could drill some holes in it to give it a little room to breath. I don't think you would have enough room even to put a little fan in the back.
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