Stereo Overheating...


AlfaRomeo156
02-07-2003, 03:05 AM
Does anyone have a problem with non-stock stereo's overheating? My Kenwood has a large heatsink on the back which sits tight up against the plastic at the back of the dash, its behind this plastic that the hot air for the windscreen de-mister runs, when it's on it quickly heats the stereo and it becomes distorted and drops the volume etc....

anyone else had similar problems, and anyone got a remedy?

Cheers.

Jimster
02-07-2003, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by AlfaRomeo156
Does anyone have a problem with non-stock stereo's overheating? My Kenwood has a large heatsink on the back which sits tight up against the plastic at the back of the dash, its behind this plastic that the hot air for the windscreen de-mister runs, when it's on it quickly heats the stereo and it becomes distorted and drops the volume etc....

anyone else had similar problems, and anyone got a remedy?

Cheers.

I think you should check the wiring- have a look through it- If you still can't see a problem come back here :)

AlfaRomeo156
02-07-2003, 04:01 AM
The wiring is all A ok.

I made sure the wire's were not squished behind the stereo as I installed it... I only get the problem when the heater is on.. I checked the other day, I pulled the stereo out and put my hand on the back plastic plate and it was hot... The only thing I can think of is to get a hold of some heat reflector, like the stuff you put on your bumper.. would this work? Otherwise I could relay in an old 80 mm computer fan to blow cold air accross the heatsink..!

Jimster
02-08-2003, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by AlfaRomeo156
The wiring is all A ok.

I made sure the wire's were not squished behind the stereo as I installed it... I only get the problem when the heater is on.. I checked the other day, I pulled the stereo out and put my hand on the back plastic plate and it was hot... The only thing I can think of is to get a hold of some heat reflector, like the stuff you put on your bumper.. would this work? Otherwise I could relay in an old 80 mm computer fan to blow cold air accross the heatsink..!


My custom headunit never gave me this sort of problem..................I think that heat reflector could be a cheap way around it- worth a try indeed

jwchoi
12-04-2003, 09:23 AM
I also have a non-standard CD player (Sony) in a 1.8 TS.
After around 1 hour of constant playing, the CD player will not be able to read the CDs (error message apperars). The ejected CD is very hot to the touch. I will have to wait at least 30 minutes before I could play CD's again.

This problem was not apparent during the Summer, but only now that I am using the heater. Any ideas?

Also, why doesn't the CD player switches itself off when I turn the ignition off? The lights go off. The CD should as well. Any ways of doing this?

:banghead:

Thanks.

franzzz
12-05-2003, 06:42 AM
I also have a non-standard CD player (Sony) in a 1.8 TS.
After around 1 hour of constant playing, the CD player will not be able to read the CDs (error message apperars). The ejected CD is very hot to the touch. I will have to wait at least 30 minutes before I could play CD's again.

This problem was not apparent during the Summer, but only now that I am using the heater. Any ideas?

Also, why doesn't the CD player switches itself off when I turn the ignition off? The lights go off. The CD should as well. Any ways of doing this?

:banghead:

Thanks.



I have an Pioneer DEH-9000 and dont have a overheating problems in this season.
but in the summer the CD is very very hot after 1 hour of music....
:(

The high power of the new generations of car audio (45x4,50x4 and 60x4 mosfet) is the real problem....

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