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Mounting 2000 Firebird CD Player int Fiero and Have a question on the MOUNTING TABS? by FieroFanatic13
Started on: 05-04-2014 09:44 AM
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I bought a "plug and play" 2000 Firebird CD player for my Fiero (came with harness and antenna adapter and was tested to be in working condition). But, it's anything but "plug and play" once you try putting it in, lol.

First, the rear mount plate that the rubber locating pin has to be removed or modified as the 2000 CD player is longer than the OEM Fiero unit. Second, the mounting tabs on the 2000 unit are PART of the radio outter cover/chassis and are not adjustable. Just a pair of cheap sheet metal ears and they are not at the correct depth on the chassis to place the new unit at the proper position where the radio trim bezel is flush when you screw it down. The new one sits about 3/16" INSIDE the dash when installed using the oem mounting tabs/ears.

Does anyone have a good way they solved this issue that isn't just using washers? Just curious.

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Report this Post05-04-2014 12:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Think I used washers with mine. Caught the edge of the metal tab under the edge of one of the screws. Sounds "ghetto" but once it's in, it isn't going anywhere.
I think I left the post on the back of mine. I certainly didn't have to remove the bracket from the front edge of the console.

I did find that all the wiring harness/adapters seemed to get in the way. Made it hard to push the radio into place.

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I agree, just use washers. I used about four on either side and it lines up perfectly. It took a bit of messing around to mount it right though. But it's easy.
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Thanks for the replies! Washers it is!
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Report this Post05-05-2014 01:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey how do you like your new car?
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