Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4
my pioneer i had a few years back would get so hot to the point it would shut itself down. that was in my old 86 ranger and the dash was tight behind the deck so i think ventilation was poor. i ended up replacing that deck with a kenwood later and didnt have any more issues. if you do install a fan be sure its on designed to cool electronics or else it may casue interferance and noise. my buddy had that problem with an amp he put a fan on.
Good thought. I have a few to try out, and I have signal conditioners if I need to go that route. On another note, mine has not shut off ever. Perhaps it is because of the tight fit. There isn't any free space between the cubby below and the vents above it. Perhaps I'll start with putting the cubby on top and cutting out a hole for a possible fan and just seeing if the airflow is better with the hole. Since the stereo is on top, flipping the two may provide more breathing room since there is more open space below the cubby. Thanks, all!