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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-02, 09:44 PM
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I have a ea fairmont ghia with the standard premium stereo and im trying to adjust the heads. can i do this through the front tape door or do i have to take the head unit out. If i have to take it out what sort of screw driver do you need. the screw has a star shaped head with a nip in the middle.

Maybe its not the heads. My problem is the when you put a tape in it is very queit compared with the radio.

Any suggestions will help. Cheers.

 
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-02, 09:53 PM
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take the head unit out and use lint free head cleansing material and solution. alternatively buy a head cleaner tape.

If its just the output level you can adjust amp gains internally using an output level trim pot mounted somewhere on the PCB

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What's the pcb.

Will turning the amp gain up the radio level as well.
The radio level is really loud and you would never get it near half way. when you have a tape playing you can hardly hear it when its full blast.
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-02, 11:44 AM
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do you get alot of hissing ?

turning up the preamp gain of the tape unit wont affect the radio.

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Hey ford4good,

What do you mean by adjusting the heads? I didn't think you could do this.

The stereo in my ghia(standard) is loud on one side but very quiet on the other when I put a tape in. On radio they are the same. I've tried using a head cleaning tape but doesn't help.

Could you tell me more about this adjusting head thing?
 
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hey Ben

When i play a tape you have to turn it up a far way so you can hear it. There is hissing but i think this is caused by having the volume turned up so far. No hissing on radio.

to give you a visual idea - When you have the radio tuned into a fairly local Fm station that you recieve in Stereo.Turn it up so the volume indicator on the volume nob is pointing just under horizontal on the left. That is how loud the tape is full up with a whole lot more crackling and hissing.

The head is the part that reads the music off the tape.
When you adjust the heads you move the head to centralise the tape so it runs directly over the middle of the head. Usually adjustable by screws.
 
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