Re: 1987 760turbo - remove a cassette?
Don't bother to change the radio. It and the speakers are made by Alpine and
are capable of very good sound quality. If you have the full six (or 8)
speaker set-up which has an amplifier as well the reproduction is of
excellent quality. I am sure that you can find a cassette unit from a
scrapyard that will work.
All the best, Peter.
"e4fx" <e4fx@syd,net> wrote in message
> "Michael Pardee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> "e4fx" <e4fx@syd,net> wrote in message:
>>> now i have a cassette stuck in the machine and i can't listen
>>> to the radio and it's driving me crazy!
>>> how do i get it out?
>>> obviously the eject button doesn't do the trick. i can tell
>>> you the ff and rw work, but it doesn't work in play mode. i've
>>> tried to lower the tape chassis, but i can't seem to get it
>>> over the reel hubs... many thanks.
>> Been there with a number of cassette units. Occasionally they
>> will succeed in spitting the tape out after a few weeks, but the
>> defect is almost always a stretched drive belt in the player and
>> there is no assurance it will ever develop enough grip to eject
>> your tape. Once the unit is out of the car and the covers are
>> off it isn't hard to figure out which way to turn things with
>> your fingers to get the tape to eject. I usually plug it back in
>> if I can and watch the spinning wheels, then see which one(s)
>> aren't moving with the belt or which belt isn't moving when the
>> motor spins. Be aware the basic problem is usually that the tape
>> isn't going all the way down - once the tape is pulled all the
>> way down it will probably play and eject okay.
>> You will also see that the tape won't even come out in pieces.
> "Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:
>> Remove the radio and open the case. Nothing to lose- it already
>> doesn't work and probably would cost more to fix than to replace
>> from a breaker anyway. As it turned out, mine got stuck in a half-
>> load position and the loading motor was fried...
>> __ __
>> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> thanks a million to both of you!
> once i removed the faceplate it was pretty easy to get the cassette
> out. didn't do the whole deal with the cover 'cause i really don't
> care to pursue repairing the cassette player.
> see below if you can follow with help re: replacement
> "James Sweet" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Replace the radio with an aftermarket CD player, if you can find
>> one that's not too gaudy. Those OEM units weren't very good to
>> begin with, I was shocked at how much better the radio performance
>> was on the new one I installed in my car, though it plays MP3s so I
>> almost never use the radio.
> curious about two points.
> 1. i was always told it was the volvo speakers that weren't good. is
> it the radio, the speakers, or both that were subpar as stock units?
> 2. i have two fairly nice auto radio combos sitting around my house.
> is there some sort of radio flaceplate frame i can buy so that i can
> install one of these where the original volvo unit was? (i'd keep the
> original if i ever decide to sell the car...)
> thanks again