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Old 08-03-12, 11:38 AM   #1
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Talking 2ES CD Changer Void-fill DIY Walkthrough (PICTURES)

So I am building a box that almost takes up all my trunk, and since I have aftermarket stereo and all that, the CD changer is useless (didn't work when hot anyway), and I need that space for the box to fit soooooo.....took out the changer, but it was this BIG void that lead to a return line (didn't feel comfortable with it exposed). Pretty pleased with the results.

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-drill
-MDF board (any wood will do)
-jigsaw
-wood screws

This is what it starts off as:


I used the top carpet of the CD changer for the template because it was a pretty nice fit for the void. Jigsawed it out after tracing.

(looks better already)


Had to go back to perfect it after the initial cut to make a better fit.


added a piece for the "leg" to sit in the void that was exactly 6" down from the top of my 3/4" MDF board. Secured it with 2 screws.

After the leg, it was still a gap in the carpet I wanted to protect, so used wood about 3.5" tall and drew a line to measure up the angle it needed to protect, then I drilled the screws (you only need 2 holes):


cut out a square for my ground wire to travel through so it wouldn't sit so uneven. Here is the finished product:





After:




Total time: about 45 min.
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not PERFECT: but indeed good enough for the application. You can paint it as well to blend with the carpet. I didn't have the patience to. Comments are welcome =)
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This forum needs more of these; simple, cheap DIY projects that solve a common problem. Good work
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Well done. I applaud the posting of pics.

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This forum needs more of these; simple, cheap DIY projects that solve a common problem. Good work
Sometimes 'mods' aren't worth posting... I won't for example go out of my way on how to remove the original AMP, since its common sense. Follow the screws and figure it out. I would've done the same as OP but wouldn't have to post pics, since not many will care or refer to it anyways.
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Well done. I applaud the posting of pics.


Sometimes 'mods' aren't worth posting... I won't for example go out of my way on how to remove the original AMP, since its common sense. Follow the screws and figure it out. I would've done the same as OP but wouldn't have to post pics, since not many will care or refer to it anyways.
Thanks guys! Glad this is appreciated.
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one day you should go to the wreckers and just grab some carpet to cut up and glue on, would make it look perfect and it would be easy ^_^
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