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#1461 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:03 PM

Today, I have mostly been scowling at the Bose.  It stuck and jumped for the first three tracks of a CD for the first time ever this morning.  Either it doesn't like the high temperatures (in sympathy with the tyres, or it's developing a character and a sense of humour), or it doesn't like changes in the road surface and expansion joints (possible), or it doesn't like New Order (can a car have cloth ears?).


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#1462 Chubbs

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:53 AM

Today, I have mostly been scowling at the Bose.  It stuck and jumped for the first three tracks of a CD for the first time ever this morning.  Either it doesn't like the high temperatures (in sympathy with the tyres, or it's developing a character and a sense of humour), or it doesn't like changes in the road surface and expansion joints (possible), or it doesn't like New Order (can a car have cloth ears?).

 

This was always THE issue with 350's, wasn't it (along with tyre feathering and the clicky axles). My first 350 had FIVE replacement stereos beore they eventually fitted one that didn't skip. Early on in the process Nissan CS tried to tell me it was a 'feature of the system'.The pattern is always the same - CDs skip for the first 15 minutes of driving, then it's ok. It was always more of an issue in cold weather, so I feel sorry for you, because currently it's baking down here :)

 

For a trip down memory lane, here's my thread on the subject, from 2005 - http://forums.nissan...ayer#entry72898

 

I reckon you've been lucky if it's only just started.

 

...on second thoughts, your dodgy choice of CDs is probably the more likely cause :ninja:

 

 

 

Edit - I reckon the only solution is to find a cheap replacement head unit and try it, if you don't want to go aftermarket.


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:28 AM

You could also do the head unit back to give an aux in via the cassette unit. That gives you the option of any number of music players.

When I did mine back in the day I fitted a switch so I could still use the cassette of I wanted.
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 05:40 PM

It was reaaly only an expression of surprise - or slight disappointment - at the length of time it skipped.  It's the first time it had gone on as long as that, which was a little unusual considering the previous 18 months of relatively good behaviour as far as I was concerned and perhaps even the previous eleven years.

 

I'm not going to touch it at the moment, as I still like the look of the Bose in a 350Z cabin.  And having the sat nav, I don't have the cubby hole to hide any leads.


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2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Better gearbox though.


#1465 JohnFK

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 05:58 PM

I think you still get these... search Amazon for "cassette aux adapter" !
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#1466 Paul_S

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

It was reaaly only an expression of surprise - or slight disappointment - at the length of time it skipped.  It's the first time it had gone on as long as that, which was a little unusual considering the previous 18 months of relatively good behaviour as far as I was concerned and perhaps even the previous eleven years.

 

I'm not going to touch it at the moment, as I still like the look of the Bose in a 350Z cabin.  And having the sat nav, I don't have the cubby hole to hide any leads.

It might be dust.  Years ago I bought a CD cleaner which had a soft brush and actually 'swept' the lens.


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#1467 Paul_S

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:53 PM

I think you still get these... search Amazon for "cassette aux adapter" !

Indeed :)

 

But if you hack the unit you get better sound quality and you can hide all the cables.


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#1468 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:54 PM

I might give the lens a clean, as doing it brought the Yaris's original CD player back to life for about eighteen months.

 

I've also got an adaptor too, which I've had since the days of the first Zed, and it's fine, but it's also another wire in the cabin.  I also tend to prefer the whole album, rather than the edited highlights on the mp3.


2007 350Z (my second Zed) - You'll get there when you get there, and that'll be fine. It's a better way to travel, and a much nicer way to live.
2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Better gearbox though.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 06:33 AM

I might give the lens a clean, as doing it brought the Yaris's original CD player back to life for about eighteen months.
 
I've also got an adaptor too, which I've had since the days of the first Zed, and it's fine, but it's also another wire in the cabin.  I also tend to prefer the whole album, rather than the edited highlights on the mp3.

So do the hack to keep things tidy and rip the whole CD as a single MP3 ;)

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

Took the 350z to a 'classic' car meet last night - well she is nearly 15yrs old and was eligible..... B)

 

oh the shame of it all..... actually heard some one say much to my amusement - "a Datsun's not a classic" !!!

 

3 guesses what car he had :lol:



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:39 AM

Took the 350z to a 'classic' car meet last night - well she is nearly 15yrs old and was eligible..... B)

 

oh the shame of it all..... actually heard some one say much to my amusement - "a Datsun's not a classic" !!!

 

3 guesses what car he had :lol:

 

Beemer? - or maybe a Porker :)


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

 

Beemer? - or maybe a Porker :)

 

Nope...

 

bit of a clue a 'reincarnated' morris marina :lol:


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

Audi TT? :)


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:09 PM

Morris Ital?
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

Took the 350z to a 'classic' car meet last night - well she is nearly 15yrs old and was eligible..... B)
 
oh the shame of it all..... actually heard some one say much to my amusement - "a Datsun's not a classic" !!!
 
3 guesses what car he had

I dislike the sound of this man already!
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#1476 LESmo

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:12 PM

Please tell me it wasn't a Princess.  I hated those things! 

 

Its depressing when you can see your first car is now a classic.  a Mk 3 Escort.   :lol:

 

I remember we attended a car show a few years ago and got put amoungst the classic Capri's - that was funny, even with 3 cars we came runner up as the best club much to the dislike of the more established 'classic' cars.  stand proud.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:10 AM

nope all wrong, over heard him saying about his make of car being a 'proper' sport car....

 

He had a rubber bumper MG roadster.... so put him right, said he was right and mine isn't a sports car and that it's a grand tourer, B)

Funny tho he didn't like my reincarnated marina 'joke' either, just told him to lighten up and go fix an oil leak :lol:  


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#1478 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

Sounds like an MG owner with a chip on his shoulder.

I wonder if it was a rubber chip?
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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:07 PM

Very Funny.  :lol:


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:05 AM

Thread was getting long so version 2 started. See it at: http://forums.nissan...r-350z-today-2/

 

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