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    Does anyone elses stereo get too hot?

    When the weather was really cold & I was traveling long distance I had the heater on for ages. The stereo got red hot & stopped working.
    Does anyone else get this?
    I thought it was kind of shit how in the astra the stereo is positioned directly below the heater vents/tubes.


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    By any chance, did you have it turned up quite a bit, listening to a CD?
    These twol functions would generate the most heat in use. That , combined with heaters on high setting could cause it to overheat.
    You could always move it down to the lower DIN slot if you want.
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    mine used to do this, so i now have my cd player in the lower slot makes things alot easier

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    I use the lower slot for my multi CD case lol.
    Wouldnt closing the vents solve the problem?

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    Heyha, thanks for the replies. No closing the vents doesnt help because the hot air just sits up against the closed vent heating the tubes up which sit above the stereo body.
    Will the lower slot need any modding for me to get a stereo in? I dont fancy cutting any plastic.


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    No mate straight swap.

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    Cool, going to do it tomorrow


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