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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 10:49 AM
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Radio Installation

I am trying to install a new Radio in my CJ. How do you get it to go back far enough to be flush with the dash? Defroster duct is in the way. Thanks For any help David.

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Re: Radio Installation

Certain radios do not fit in certain vehicles. Your car stereo dealer normally has a chart for stereo and speaker apps, what will fit and what won't.

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Re: Radio Installation

By now you have figured out that the radio is too long. Buy a shorter one, install under dash, or in a console. I bought a botttom end Radio Shack in dash unit that fit(detachable face plate types need some metal work) and a graphic eq. to improve sound that went under dash. The 80 watt power amp. went in a vented box under drivers seat.

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Re: Radio Installation

my sony cd player fits flush with the dash and just squishes the defroster duct a little, maybe 3/4". it sounds like your radio is just too long.

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Re: Radio Installation

I've got a JVC in my CJ and it does push the duct a bit, but not enough to inhibit air flow. By the way, make sure you by a head unit with a remote! It's so nice not having to lean waaaay down to adjust the volume of something. I sit the remote on top of the dash next to defroster duct. It stays put in the crevice up there.


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