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Space in ashtray slot...
« on: 26 July 2021, 16:08:21 »

Another question regarding my planned plod resto.

If i wanted to fit a DIN sized unit radio instead of the ashtray would it fit? I have a spare ashtray cover that I'm quite happy to bugger about cutting, just wondering how much space there is behind. Don't mind cutting edge out the ashtray mechanism, I literally never use the cig lighter and Im not precious about my spare trim bits.
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Re: Space in ashtray slot...
« Reply #1 on: 26 July 2021, 16:25:55 »

You might get one of the new fangled mechless units to fit but it's a ridiculously stupid place to fit it ;D

An alternative would be to either fit a telematics glovebox or butcher the existing and fit a single din cage in the glovebox. An adapter loom will easily reach and with a suitable box, you might retain the wheel controls.This also means you can retain the 'plodness' whilst discretely adding some creature comforts ;)

I have also fitted a Bluetooth headunit along with cd changer control in the glovebox, in my case running the audio though the cdc side of a factory 2015 Bose unit.
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Re: Space in ashtray slot...
« Reply #2 on: 26 July 2021, 17:28:47 »

You might get one of the new fangled mechless units to fit but it's a ridiculously stupid place to fit it ;D



You should know by now my ridiculous stupidity knows no bounds...!

Cheers DG I'll have a think. The car is still away so I'm only idly musing.
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Re: Space in ashtray slot...
« Reply #3 on: 26 July 2021, 18:34:23 »

Why don't you remove the ashtray, that is in your omega on the drive. You will know what space you have. ;D

This all sounds like my kind of fun. ;)
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Re: Space in ashtray slot...
« Reply #4 on: 26 July 2021, 21:05:44 »

There's very little room in that location
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Re: Space in ashtray slot...
« Reply #5 on: 26 July 2021, 22:41:31 »

Why don't you remove the ashtray, that is in your omega on the drive. You will know what space you have. ;D

This all sounds like my kind of fun. ;)

I wasn't home when my mind was ticking over! :D I think I have the basis of a plan but we will see...!
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