Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2013
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-28-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
LordJezo
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,140
Default My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

I sure hope this isnt normal or Chevy has a fire hazard..

On my 2003 Impala at night when the lights are on the head unit gets so hot that if you hold your finger to it for any period of time it will actually hurt you.

Ugh.
LordJezo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
filmmaker
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,920
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Quote:
Originally posted by: LordJezo
I sure hope this isnt normal or Chevy has a fire hazard..

On my 2003 Impala at night when the lights are on the head unit gets so hot that if you hold your finger to it for any period of time it will actually hurt you.

Ugh.
Might want to get that checked.
filmmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
chin311
Diamond Member
 
chin311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,164
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

ouch, that sucks, mine stays nice and cool...but its not factory, its a JVC.
__________________
It is easier to stay out than get out.
chin311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:52 PM   #4
Ryan
Lifer
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Panama City, FL
Posts: 27,513
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Duh, you bought a chevy. You told us that the impala was better than the competition, and look, now it's gonna blow to smithereens.
Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:52 PM   #5
isekii
Lifer
 
isekii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Winter Wonderland
Posts: 27,462
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Why am I not surprised..

lol

maybe it was the brillo ?
__________________
WTTF/FT

Heat: isekii
isekii is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:34 PM   #6
Howard
Lifer
 
Howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 47,112
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Maybe it wants you!
__________________
mugs, Crono for Elite

Kitchen stuff
Howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
Angrymarshmello
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 13,256
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

That seems like a serious safety hazard - take it to the dealership asap before your car burns down and you're left with nothing.
Angrymarshmello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:38 PM   #8
dman
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 9,111
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Hmm... check it out for sure. 2003 should still be covered under warranty unless you drive a LOT.
dman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:39 PM   #9
Confused
Elite Member
 
Confused's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: England
Posts: 14,166
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

My car stereo gets really hot when in use. I've not had any burning accidents with it, but then again, i don't hold my finger on it long enough to make it burn [img]i/expressions/rolleye.gif[/img]


Confused
__________________
Voted MVC for 2003 by my DC TeAmMates - THANKS!!
Confused is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:39 PM   #10
rust5tyle
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 166
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

When you use CD players for an extended time it happens. I've noticed it in every manual for any CD player I've owned, the front gets VERY hot when its in use. Generally they have a temp. detector that shuts it down w/ an error code if it gets too hot, but it's normal as far as I know.
rust5tyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:45 PM   #11
Don Vito Corleone
Elite
 
Don Vito Corleone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 29,091
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Quote:
Originally posted by: rust5tyle
When you use CD players for an extended time it happens. I've noticed it in every manual for any CD player I've owned, the front gets VERY hot when its in use. Generally they have a temp. detector that shuts it down w/ an error code if it gets too hot, but it's normal as far as I know.
Huh? Even if this were true (and I have never run into it, even on portable CD players), I find it hard to believe that the designer would create a CD player in which the face got too hot to touch, because that would predictably cause accidents (presumably a certain number of drivers would recoil from the heat and knock the car out of gear or lose control of the car). I have never seen a car stereo heat up perceptibly at all, and none of the three in-dash CD players I have used have been warm to the touch, much less burning hot. I am not doubting what you say, but what brand of CD players are you talking about?

__________________
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats

"Wait, stop! We can outsmart those dolphins. Don't forget: we invented computers, leg warmers, bendy straws, peel-and-eat shrimp, the glory hole, *and* the pudding cup!" - Homer Simpson, Treehouse of Horror XI
Don Vito Corleone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:48 PM   #12
Shawn
Lifer
 
Shawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 32,084
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Cut the illumination wire so the lights don't turn on when you turn your headlights on.
__________________
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Shawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:49 PM   #13
notfred
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 38,244
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

The CD player in my car gets warm, but definitely not hot enough to cause pain.
notfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:52 PM   #14
rust5tyle
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 166
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Quote:
Originally posted by: Don_Vito
Quote:
Originally posted by: rust5tyle
When you use CD players for an extended time it happens. I've noticed it in every manual for any CD player I've owned, the front gets VERY hot when its in use. Generally they have a temp. detector that shuts it down w/ an error code if it gets too hot, but it's normal as far as I know.
Huh? Even if this were true (and I have never run into it, even on portable CD players), I find it hard to believe that the designer would create a CD player in which the face got too hot to touch, because that would predictably cause accidents (presumably a certain number of drivers would recoil from the heat and knock the car out of gear or lose control of the car). I have never seen a car stereo heat up perceptibly at all, and none of the three in-dash CD players I have used have been warm to the touch, much less burning hot. I am not doubting what you say, but what brand of CD players are you talking about?
There have been several I've touched that have caused me/people around me to pull away quickly, I hardly doubt you could throw paper at it and it would combust. The brand I'm talking about is Alpine. You don't have to believe what I say, but I've seen and touched several that could very easily make you say *ouch* but I have a hard time believing they could burn you.

rust5tyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:55 PM   #15
poopaskoopa
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,785
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

My mother's Buick has a factory CD player that gets quite warm as well. It doesn't burn, but I certainly wouldn't want to keep my hand on it.
poopaskoopa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 01:58 PM   #16
Ladies Man
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 2,775
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

been in several cars where radio/cdplayers are hot to the touch

They were aftermarket stereos though i think
Ladies Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 03:18 PM   #17
isekii
Lifer
 
isekii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Winter Wonderland
Posts: 27,462
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Quote:
Originally posted by: Ladies Man
been in several cars where radio/cdplayers are hot to the touch

They were aftermarket stereos though i think
I think he's talking about his stock system.


Mine doesn't get hot at all. Not even warm
__________________
WTTF/FT

Heat: isekii
isekii is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 03:34 PM   #18
MikeMike
Lifer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 45,676
Default RE: My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

they reason they get hot is because the amplifiers w/in the stereo must expell heat (duh) and when there is hardly any room for it to go, it heats the metal up, and everything else. thus it gets hot, i know my dads avalanche when playing a cd, will make the cd hot enough to make u wince when it hits your hand, but thats only after like 1.5 hours.

MIKE
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 03:39 PM   #19
AlienCraft
Lifer
 
AlienCraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California
Posts: 10,539
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Quote:
Originally posted by: LordJezo
I sure hope this isnt normal or Chevy has a fire hazard..

On my 2003 Impala at night when the lights are on the head unit gets so hot that if you hold your finger to it for any period of time it will actually hurt you.

Ugh.
I dunno, I've seen CD players that get warm, I've seen amps get hot near the power transistor section, but that don't seem right.
Call the dealer.

__________________
Building code questions? I start here...http://www.inspectapedia.com/
AlienCraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 05:02 PM   #20
LordJezo
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,140
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Well it is a factory chevy stereo.. does anyone else have on of those?
LordJezo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 05:07 PM   #21
v3rrv3
Golden Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,826
Default RE:My car stereo gets so hot it burns you if you touch it..

Yeah,
There's one my in mom's 2002 Suburban that gets extremely hot also. It could burn me I'm sure but I haven't left my hand on there long enough to find out It seems like it eventually just reaches a high and doesn't go higher so it doesn't seem like a hazard. But we haven't had any problems with it in 40k+ miles so I'm sure you'll be fine

- Kevin
v3rrv3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.