Motorized face plate problems?


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Username: Clacla100

Tallahassee, Fl US

Post Number: 1
Registered: Dec-05
Ive recently been looking into buying a new HU for my car. I was looking into alpine's cda-9855 model when someone mentioned to me that HU with motorized faces break at around 3 years. does anyone know if this is true.

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Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 710
Registered: Feb-05
anything will wear out eventually or if its abused.
i've got an Alpine CDA9813, its going on 2 and a half years, works great.

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Username: Illuminator


Post Number: 2373
Registered: Apr-05
Yeah, normally the flex ribbon cable wears down on the motorized faceplate units. Ultimately, I belive it is worth it due to the convenience. Flex cables don't run for more than twenty dollars and replacing them is really quite easy.

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Any HU with a motorised faceplate will need a ribbon replacing. I know Alpine here in the UK offer a good repair service, they fully service your unit too..

Jexx is right, once every2/3 years isn't too bad. any by then, you will either of sold the car, or got a new one

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Username: C78hoang

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-06
Mine on the Pioneer Premier 860 started to have problems in less than a year

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Username: Illuminator


Post Number: 2443
Registered: Apr-05
It depends on the circumstances. If you're changing the CD out of the unit often, it's going to make a great difference.
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