Prado's "HOT" radio





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    I have a 2006 Prado and noticed that the front (dash-board) of the built in radio/cd seems to get hot while driving. My concern is that the interior of the vehicle might catch fire! Does anyone share this problem or know what causes it?

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    How hot does it get ? Can you still touch it ?

    Never heard of this before. Heat must go a long way before it ignites something out of it's own. The radio will melt first before it goes up in flames.

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    I have the same vehicle and radio does get hot but nothing has happened so far longest trip from Cape town to Sun city non stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvW View Post
    so far longest trip from Cape town to Sun city non stop.
    wie op hierdie aarde doen dit?
    Everything is a hammer.
    Unless it is a screw driver.

    Then it it a chisel.

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    I also have a 2006 VX. Never had such a problem with the radio. Never felt any heat coming from the dash.

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    I have a 2007 Prado VX and have never noticed this, even on long trips.

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    Most of the high power radio's runs hot (feel the CD if it's a front loader) due to the heat dissipated by the power amplifier. Run too much bass in particular is a problem. Itís better to run low volume and fit after market amplifiers. It might sound funny as you would say the volume is low. I have a Pioneer 50W x 4. Before the amps the CD got so hot I thought it might melt. Since the ampís were fitted, it runs more than 50% cooler!
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    I'll give you guys something to chuckle about....
    One cold morning not to long ago I was on my way from pta to Nelspruit and had the heater on. Just after Bronkhorstspruit the radio tripped because of excess temperature! This continued until I reached Nelspruit (had to let it cool down everytime). But LR's response was award winning.. They say it's normal as the radio gets hot due to the high performance and it's location in relation to the heater outlets! I guess there is certain stuff you have to learn to live with if you drive a Land Rover
    So your radio might get very hot but at least it does not trip.
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