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I think I might have a blue one, actually bring yours Wowak and i'll trade you, I've got the bluer tint one in mine right now, deal?
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Do you think thos CD skins would work in the CD6? They are a protective cover for a CD.
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I doubt it. Best not experiment.

The problem is the CD6 is JAMMED in there, space wise, and clearances are the issue. A little thicker CD has a chance of jamming, as many thicker CR/R's and CD/RW's have done. But the problem is anything stuck on the CD can potentially come loose with the high heat of the CD6 -- then combine that with the rubbing from tight tolerances and you have potential peeling of whatever is on the CD.

That's my take on the whole issue.
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They jam on me all the time even with a plain commercial made CD. Some people here refuse to use them at work for fear of losing a CD. Usually I can coax them out again with a pair of tweezers. I think the rollers are weak and don't clamp the disc well. If it meets any resistance the disc is stuck.
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I've had similar problems. I take it apart, clean the rollers, and put it back together and it works for 6 months again. But it's always back after awhile.
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Aftermarket Head Units make hardly any heat at all, especially if you turn off the internal amp, so what im going to do is buy one. And maybe a 6-disc changer.
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They are also a magnet for theft.
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I'm on my second aftermarket head unit.. I traded the last one away w/ the old truck. I've never had a problem w/ theft. Mind you all I really have is the head-unit, no additional 'system'. And to be honest, I'm willing to bet your stock head-unit is worth more to a theif than my stock one is. How much do those go for used again?!

Mine's got a locking code. If some jackass does steal it, it'll be pretty much useless to them. Once you remove power you have to enter a 4 digit code to re-activate it..
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Do you think thos CD skins would work in the CD6? They are a protective cover for a CD.
No, in fact our reman units come with a sheet warning people not to use adhesive labels, protective films, protection "rings," oddly shaped discs (duh) or damaged/cracked discs in the factory CD6.

Basically you should use commercially pressed CDs, burned CDs with permanent marker, and NOTHING ELSE.
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Aftermarket Head Units make hardly any heat at all, especially if you turn off the internal amp, so what im going to do is buy one. And maybe a 6-disc changer.
yeah... mine has a built in fan
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