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adam73bgt
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CD changer fitting

Postby adam73bgt » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi all, I've recently bought an Alpine CHM-S630 cd changer to go in my Sovereign, I've plugged it in and it works fine but I'm having trouble mounting it.

There appears to be 4 threaded holes in the top of the boot which would allow it to hang above the battery, but does anyone know if the standard Jag CD changer brackets would fit this aftermarket changer?

I don't have any brackets in the car at the moment but the changer did come with its own little brackets, so I could always get some aluminium and knock up some form of brackets myself, but thought I'd ask first on the offchance that someone else is using this sort of changer

Cheers :D
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MagicDoormouse
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:19 pm

You will most definitely have to make some!
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby donkeyotty » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:33 pm

I have the same Alpine and just used some generic brackets to mount it using some original holes and some I drilled. There is enough room to get some nuts and washers in with a bit of fiddling. I had to cut a bit of the trim away so it would sit square. Chances of finding some original brackets are very slim.
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adam73bgt
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby adam73bgt » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:30 am

Ahh right no worries then, I'll get measuring and buying some material :P
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:01 pm

Wise move, I think Rory waited patiently and managed to get some but they are like hens teeth, especially the later ones!
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby pimgmx » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:11 pm

There IS an OEM Jaguar kit, which lets you mount a newer (X300) changer in an XJ40. Might be just what you're after?

A rare part (#JAG523), I found mine through eBay US: http://www.jagrepair.com/images/TSB/TSB ... 4160CA.pdf

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adam73bgt
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby adam73bgt » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:24 pm

Just realised I never updated this with my solution :P Its not the neatest install in the world but it works well for the time being and I can always neaten it up in the future

It uses some bendy generic audio mounting metal bent into 'brackets' which are bolted to the four M6 threaded holes in the underside of the top of the boot above the battery. These brackets are then bolted to a large flat sheet of Aluminium which has also been drilled to allow the Alpine CD changer to be fitted to it

I bolted everything up, gave the sheet of Ally a coat of black paint, plugged the changer in, put a couple of CDs in and that was job done :D

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So there you go, £35 worth of CD changer, £8 worth of Aluminium, circa £5 of brackets and circa £3 of nuts and bolts. So it may not be the neatest but at around 50 quid all in for a fully working CD changer system, I'm pretty happy :)
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby naki_k » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:38 pm

I have seen these fitted in so many different ways. Shame the alpine mounts don't line straight up.
One other way is to copy the original jag brackets, then mount the alpine on to those.
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Elsa_jag
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby Elsa_jag » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:31 am

Where did you get the CD changer from?

This is a Mod that I think my car needs, I use my I-pod currently, but I always forget it and it ends up locked away miles from home in the jag for weeks! I then have to listen to the radio in the daily, the novelty of which really wears out quick!
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Re: CD changer fitting

Postby donkeyotty » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:21 am

Not easy fitting the Alpine as it is actually 1 inch shorter than a genuine CD player. I had the same Alpine fitted on Alpine brackets but could only get 2 bolts to line up so was not happy with it. I have now fitted a genuine CD player with genuine original brackets (courtesy of Pim) and it looks a lot neater, although the CD player is now playing up :( . Fair play to you though, CD player fitted for less than £50 is a result :D
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