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post 14th September 2006 15:39
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Throwing the 145 around as one should seems to be accompanied by a loud thud from the rear at the moment as the CD changer flies across the boot no3.gif

I've tried velcro which seems to come unstuck. (The velcro bit is fine, the glue lets go)

Are there any other good mounting possibilities anyone has found?
How did the factory install the changers?


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post 14th September 2006 16:07
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IIRC you have the Sony 10-Disc Changer which were fitted to the facelifts. This is mounted just under the O/S parcel shelf support with metal brackets. I don't have any pictures to hand but I think I do on my PC at home so I'll post them later when I get in from work. If you didn't get the brackets with your changer then I'm sure it would be fairly straight forward to make some universal ones fit or even make up your own brackets from sheet metal.


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post 14th September 2006 16:28
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yeah what GialloEvo94 said there are four holes on the under side of the parcel shelf bit on the offside, i made my self some ali brackets that screw to them and to the multi changer.
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post 14th September 2006 17:08
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Agreed.

There was metal brackets available for mounting CD changers onto the side of the inside of the boots area, off the floor.

Another option, other than velcro is to mount it onti the back of your seats. Use the brackets that came with the changer (easy to get if you not got them) and screw it to the back of ur seats.

Option 3..
Get a piece of wood, put on something underneath it (underlay or strip of carpet, it stops it from moving), then screw the changer down onto then, but through the boots carpet.
As this boot carpet don't move around, nor will the changer. this should keep it steady.

Either way.. make sure you adjust the angle setting to match.

Hope that helps mate!
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post 14th September 2006 18:30
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Thanks for your help.
It is the 10 disc Sony changer and I've never seen the factory mounting technique.
I've had a dig around and don't know quite how the factory changer would mount, and I seem to have lost the brackets from the changer along the way as well.

This is what is there at the moment. Any photos gratefully received rolleyes.gif

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post 14th September 2006 20:58
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Here is the Sony CD Changer mounting setup (click for bigger pics)...

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post 14th September 2006 21:48
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That's superb.
Thanks very much. smile.gif

It shouldn't be too hard to put something similar together.


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post 14th September 2006 21:56
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If you want to make exact copies of the brackets then let me know and I'll measure all the relevant actual dimensions at the weekend and post them up here for you smile.gif


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post 15th September 2006 05:29
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ Sep 14 2006, 10:56 PM) *
If you want to make exact copies of the brackets then let me know and I'll measure all the relevant actual dimensions at the weekend and post them up here for you smile.gif


Thanks for the offer. That would be great. I have some sheet metal so putting these together should be nice & easy. smile.gif


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post 15th September 2006 18:16
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mine was the earlier Philips type and that was mounted on brackets and screwd straight onto the floor. There is just enough room between the wheel arch and where the carpet comes up to access the spare wheel well.

That said GE solution looks more elegant, don't have to bend down as much
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post 16th September 2006 11:05
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QUOTE(laaf @ Sep 15 2006, 06:29 AM) *
Thanks for the offer. That would be great. I have some sheet metal so putting these together should be nice & easy. smile.gif

These bracket diagrams are all on a 1:1 scale (dimensions in millimetres) so if you want to you can just print off the undimensioned ones and use them as a template smile.gif The thickness of the sheet steel on the original factory brackets is 2mm.

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post 18th September 2006 20:49
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Not bein nasty, but, im very against cd changers...i mean, ur limited to the cd selection, whether it be 6 or 10. i find a better option is either a single load mp3 head unit or a normal single load, with plenty of cd's to hand.... dunno...maybe its jus me!!


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QUOTE(producedapples @ Sep 18 2006, 09:49 PM) *
Not bein nasty, but, im very against cd changers...i mean, ur limited to the cd selection, whether it be 6 or 10. i find a better option is either a single load mp3 head unit or a normal single load, with plenty of cd's to hand.... dunno...maybe its jus me!!

Nah...it's great fun watching your missus scramble around through the back seats trying to change the CD cartridge while you're hammering along the motorway laugh.gif


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post 18th September 2006 21:21
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ Sep 16 2006, 12:05 PM) *
These are all on a 1:1 scale (dimensions in millimetres) so if you want to you can just print off the undimensioned ones and use them as a template smile.gif The thickness of the sheet steel on the original factory brackets is 2mm.

Thanks coolio.gif
I'm going to print them, cut them out and use them as templates. Let me know if I can return the favour. I'll post up some photos when they're done. rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE(producedapples @ Sep 18 2006, 09:49 PM) *
NOt bein nasty, but, im very against cd changers...i mean, ur limited to the cd selection, whether it be 6 or 10. i find a better option is either a single load mp3 head unit or a normal single load, with plenty of cd's to hand.... dunno...maybe its jus me!!


I agree, MP3 is so much easier, quicker, tidier, etc. but the Sony head unit needs to think there's a CD changer attached before you can feed the Aux inputs. And the sound of a CD is definitely cleaner.


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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ Sep 18 2006, 10:18 PM) *
Nah...it's great fun watching your missus scramble around through the back seats trying to change the CD cartridge while you're hammering along the motorway laugh.gif

laugh.gif whilst saying ...'cmon, u not dun it yet...' when u know fair well that she aint!!


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QUOTE(laaf @ Sep 18 2006, 10:24 PM) *
I agree, MP3 is so much easier, quicker, tidier, etc. but the Sony head unit needs to think there's a CD changer attached before you can feed the Aux inputs. And the sound of a CD is definitely cleaner.



NAh i meant a cd headunit that recognizes the mp3 format on cd.. u can welly on about 30 albums on cd, 192k as bitrate and as clear as cd (soz if i sounded like i meant an external mp3 player lol)


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.....or just hook up your iPod via the aux-in with the dock connector.

The sound quality is then proper 'line-out', so just as good as an MP3 disc, no faffing around with the iPod volume control and no discs cluttering up the place!


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QUOTE(sweens308 @ Sep 18 2006, 11:03 PM) *
.....or just hook up your iPod via the aux-in with the dock connector.

The sound quality is then proper 'line-out', so just as good as an MP3 disc, no faffing around with the iPod volume control and no discs cluttering up the place!


Hi Sweens, do you know where to get hold of a dock connector?


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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ Sep 16 2006, 12:05 PM) *
These are all on a 1:1 scale (dimensions in millimetres) so if you want to you can just print off the undimensioned ones and use them as a template smile.gif

EDIT: Forgot to add that the thickness of the sheet steel on the original factory brackets is 2mm. Also added some missing dimensions.

I didn't realise what a beautiful piece of work the drawings are! And the weirdest thing is that they printed out exactly to scale.

It seems like cheating to cut them out & draw round them whistle.gif

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