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    Hey guys. I'm thinking about my radio relocation so the question is: Are there any restrictions about the angle of radio installation? I want to install it vertically into my center console hand rest but I'm not sure if the radio can work properly being installed like that. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    There should be no problems with mounting it vertically. The radio should not be affected as long as you are plugging the antenna into it. (i'm assumming you are using the stock antenna)
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    • #3
      Does it play CD's?

      Not having it vertical may effect it depending on how it is built. Even a cd player radio should work mounted vertically, but no guarantees. The radio will work fine if that's all you're concerned about.

      Why don't you hook it up and hold it vertical in your hands to test it? If it works there, feel free to mount it however you wish.

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      • #4
        well. obviously the radio (am, fm) will work fine. I''m talking about CD playing of course. I wanna keep my CD player along with carpc, but I have to either install palyer into glove box or into hand-rest.
        Well, it's gonna take me a while to test-drive it in vertical position and since it''s my daily driving car, well.. you know Maybe I will just mount it into glove box. Not sure yet... My car is petite ))) not too much space to play around.

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        • #5
          I'm pretty sure it will work fine vertically, but you have to find a way to test it before you can be sure.
          Just pull the player out of the dash and see if there's enough slack in the factory harness to let you hold it vertical. Take you about an hour from removal to reinstall if you take your time.

          Good luck
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          • #6
            it''s not a first time I''m playing with radios ) I mean - installation, but I have never tried installing them in locations other than stock DINs )))
            I know there are some restrictions for CD changers but I don''t know if it applies to Single CD Players as well... I guess I will have to try then )))

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            • #7
              If you really expect to get meaningful advice, it might be advantageous to give more information with your question. Some details like what kind of car, what country you live in, etc.
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              • #8
                It should work but will most likely skip quite a bit over smaller bumps.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JimmyFitz View Post
                  If you really expect to get meaningful advice, it might be advantageous to give more information with your question. Some details like what kind of car, what country you live in, etc.
                  how does what country he lives in have any affect on if his cd's will play in his head unit?
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                  • #10
                    Mine Ford CD player is mounted vertically in the centre console - no problems.

                    Can't SEE what track its on though

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                    • #11
                      ...probably something to do with the gravitational coefficient, usually confined to high-altitude valleys in China - or Pennsylvania


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                      • #12
                        lol
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                        • #13
                          I asked where he lives because cars are equipped differently in different parts of the world. If we know more details, someone is more likely to pipe up and say something like "Hey, I have the same car and I did this... instead of what you are suggesting." Or, "I live ten minutes from you, want some help?"

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                          • #14
                            I live in Brooklyn, NY, USA, so I guess most of us share same gravitation ))) It's 01 toyota celica and I'm planning on installing the CD player into this pocket:



                            It's not my car though but just to give you an idea.
                            Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nerd2 View Post
                              Mine Ford CD player is mounted vertically in the centre console - no problems.

                              Can't SEE what track its on though
                              Is it a regular CD Player or it plays mp3's also? If it's just a regular Audio Cd player, there shouldn't be any problems with my CD/Mp3 player as mp3's are usually being cached and are played from cache, I believe.
                              Basically, my main concern is if there is a possibility for CD to get stuck inside of the player. I''ve never seen any players taken apart so I don''t know the mechanism it uses. If it's analogue to PC CD-ROMs, then there shouldn''t be any problem...

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