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Old 10-31-2004, 08:46   #1 (permalink)
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Narrow width Radio/CD/Cassette Unit Wanted

Ok it's not for one of my Fairlanes but the 20 odd year old Voxson Radio Cassette unit in my 24 year old 300,000 km LC Lancer died on the weekend.

The problem is that the floor consol space, even if I hack some more space out, isn't wide enough for a standard 180 mm Single Din Unit. The widest space that I can make is about 165 mm. Anyone got any clues where I can get a narrow unit (hight and depth isn't and issue)?

Ideally I would like a radio cassette at least but ideally a radio cassette that will also drive a CD stacker? Perhaps a classic Falcon owner has had a similar problem replacing a similar old two hole for two knobs style radio as well and knows a source for units that fit these. Given it's my old commute car I also don't want to double its value by buying a high end unit (albeit if one would fit i would consider it).

The dead unit is a Voxson and I have got the electronics working again but the Shinwa cassette mechanism is dead. I see some identical Shinwa cassette mechanisms on the net in the US for around US$100 but that would be a last resort as the Voxson is really not in good shape (plastic and rubber in it is all old and brittle and some bits fell apart when I opened it and are now only boding with help from Selley's Superglue. Unfortunately the Voxson replaced a Mitsubishi AM only radio and I had to hack the console a bit to fit that so there is already a mess behind the Voxson faceplate (othewise I might refit the Mitsubishi AM radio and hide a head unit somewhere else).
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Old 11-11-2004, 04:44   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Narrow width Radio/CD/Cassette Unit Wanted

I ended up going to the wreckers and getting three old Kenwood radio cassetttes that woudl fit of varying quality and vintage for $70 in total. The best looking one, a KRC 2004, was dead. A KRC 2000 worked and is now fitted but I have not been able to find an owner's manual so if anyone has one or knows where I can get one (at a price less than the unit itself) please let me know. It's working fine but I would like to know what each wire at the back is meant to do so I can be sure its not fitted out of phase and what the power led (that doesn't glow) is meant to do.
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