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    Well, as the title says, my CD player gets very hot. I have a Peugeot 505 and I have fitted an expensive Alpine stereo, and first noticed that CDs are quite hot when I remove them. As I can slip out the whole unit easily, I discovered it is really quite hot. Perhaps somewhere between "quite" and "very"
    It is only connected to the original speakers so far (perhaps the impedance is different from what that stereo should have ??) and I don't pump up the volume.
    The hole in the console in which it fits is not huge, so any heat generated stays in there. I don't want to ruin a good unit......perhaps I should fit a cooling fan ?? I have a reasonably quiet 12 volt one from a computer, but I've never heard of anyone doing this. Any thoughts on this, folks ?
    I cooled my 8 amp battery charger the same way. It used to get VERY hot.

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    Hi Beano

    Have you checked how much current the cd player draws as compared to the spec sheet. Maybe there is something wrong with the player.
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    No, I haven't. I have a multimeter but have never used the "amps" function. Do I put it in series with the CD ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    No, I haven't. I have a multimeter but have never used the "amps" function. Do I put it in series with the CD ?
    Yes just put it in the power lead, select amps the high range which is usually 10A and make sure the leads are in the right place on the multimeter and you should get a reading.

    I would also check your speaker impeadences to make sure they are compatible to your cd unit
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    Every 505 I've owned produces the same isse. When I put my iPod into the head unit in my 406, it's really hot when I take it out.

    At least with the 505 I suspected that it was heat transferred from the gearbox/transmission. Probably the issue is lack of heat dissipation.

    Never seemed to cause any problem though.
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