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If my Sony XR-6700  15 year old AM/Fm Cassette player gives out.   I will bite the bullet and get a new CD player with mp3 capabilties etc.  I want one that will fit in the dash.  Is that going to be possible?  The mounting demensions on the one in there now is W 7  1/4" H 2  1/8" and D 6 1/8"
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I have a cd player that I am going to put into my 71 SB, it's a Sony CDX-GT210. I slipped it into the opening a long time back and it was perfect. Could not have afforded it to be a micro-mm bigger.  Now, I need to bite the bullet and REALLY put it in.


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Anythig that is the regular size will fit. The only thing you have to ensure the new player has is that the antenna plug goes into the passenger side of the back of the player. I bought one that had the plug on the driver's side of the back of the player and it hit the connection for the air ducting.

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Thanks guys.


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Is your dash cut? Super's may have a larger opening, but it's almost completely impossible to find a head unit that will fit my '66 dash unles I want to open it up with a sawzall (which I don't). Alternate mounting for me!

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They make a bracket that mounts in the glove compartment.

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I have a cd player that I am going to put into my 71 SB, it's a Sony CDX-GT210. I slipped it into the opening a long time back and it was perfect. Could not have afforded it to be a micro-mm bigger.  Now, I need to bite the bullet and REALLY put it in.

Yeah,  I checked out the Sony CDX-GT210 iy looks like just the unit I need and the price is real low.  I've found them on ebay for $68.00.  The reviews I've read from customers are 98% favorable.  I'm not going to do anything until this cassette unit hangs it up for good.  I know that I will have to spend time transfering CD tracks to MP3.  It's my understanding you can pack a CD with MP3's and get tons of more tracks on a standard CD.  Since the unit only plays one CD at a time seems that would be the way to go. 


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yeah, you can pack a ton of songs in the mp3 format on one disc. And like the cassette, you can arrange songs that you like in the order you want them. CD's are cool although they don't have the longivity that tapes and vinyl have. I've worn out plenty of cd's in my other car.


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Just a thought,
Though I have not installed one in the bug yet, I will be following suit with what I did in my van. You might want to look for a unit that has a USB input. The one I have actually has a USB jack one the front they also make them with a cable that plugs into the back, giving you a remote mount ability.
I used to burn what seemed to be a CD every morning depending on what side of the bed I woke up on. Now I just carry a 1 Gig memory stick, load it, plug it in and go.

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Just a thought,
Though I have not installed one in the bug yet, I will be following suit with what I did in my van. You might want to look for a unit that has a USB input. The one I have actually has a USB jack one the front they also make them with a cable that plugs into the back, giving you a remote mount ability.
I used to burn what seemed to be a CD every morning depending on what side of the bed I woke up on. Now I just carry a 1 Gig memory stick, load it, plug it in and go.


There is a plug for something on the front of the CD .... not sure what it's for I'll have to do some resarch.  Although, what you say sounds like having to purchase something else that sounds like having to learn some sort of new copying procedure.

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The extra cost about $20, the learning, none really if you were planing on burning MP3's to CD's then the steps are the same just no "Burning" just copy the files you what to have with to the stick.
When you are ready, or if you need any help, drop me a PM we can get together on it.

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if it's got an aux in jack, all you need is a stereo 1/8" (headphone size)cable  and your favorite player. I roll with my 60gb ipod and just plug in. Never worry about running out of tunes. I may go completely headless in the 66 because of that Less stuff to try and hide, and  I haven't played a CD in a car in 2 years.

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The extra cost about $20, the learning, none really if you were planing on burning MP3's to CD's then the steps are the same just no "Burning" just copy the files you what to have with to the stick.
When you are ready, or if you need any help, drop me a PM we can get together on it.

So I would need an ipod?  What do they cost?


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If there is a USB port on the radio, all you would need is a memory stick. Plug it into your computer, copy the files you want, plug it into the radio. Choose USB then play away.


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I can honestly say that I don't have an ipod
or USB memory stick etc...
 
and i play CDs in My 68 Beetle with My JVC CD Radio player
with 4 speakers..
 
Many of the CD players/radios etc  are the DIN [German standard] size
I had to file about 2mm from each side and the same for the top to fit My JVC CD unit into the VW radio hole..
 
but i just remembered that I had a new cassette player/Radio in the hole before, and i had to file the hole to fit the cage the cassete player slid into...
 
so, I'm thinking that flat dash Beetles may have to have the hole made slightly larger
as radios those days were much smaller than the units today..
 
its worth the effort to have good music or whatever in Your car..
 
the Later 1303S Supers may have had the DIN sized hole from the factory..
 
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