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hot4u
05-05-04, 08:12 PM
What's behind the fiberglass in the center cargo area in the coupe and is it safe to drill to brackets to add a aftermarket CD changer.

Ken
05-05-04, 08:32 PM
When I installed a CD changer in my rear compartment area, I drilled through the bulkhead and installed a grommet for the wires:

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Here's what's in there now:

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Measure twice, drill once. ;)

6 Shooter
05-05-04, 08:34 PM
He's got a 98 . . . is it the same as a C4?

Ken
05-05-04, 08:54 PM
Oops! I wasn't paying attention again. :o

DkBG
05-05-04, 09:00 PM
Hot4u , are you refering to the storage area under the floor with the lid ? Or are you talking about out in the center of the whole area . The center cubby hole in the back is the factory location for a changer . You can drill into the vertical bulkhead in the back .It's thin and you may want to use a drill stop but I didn't . Cliff

vettepilot
05-05-04, 09:06 PM
What's behind the fiberglass in the center cargo area in the coupe and is it safe to drill to brackets to add a aftermarket CD changer. If you're talking about the rear bulkhead in the very rear, I think it's the steel cross member between the frame rails. It will stop the drill unless you decide to continue drilling into it. It's tough, so to make a hole in it, you would have to be very deliberate about drilling. So if you're wondering if you will hurt anything, I think you will be OK.
When I installed my GM Cd changer, I mounted it per the instructions, which is the same as the factory installation.

vettepilot

hot4u
05-06-04, 06:43 AM
If you're talking about the rear bulkhead in the very rear, I think it's the steel cross member between the frame rails. It will stop the drill unless you decide to continue drilling into it. It's tough, so to make a hole in it, you would have to be very deliberate about drilling. So if you're wondering if you will hurt anything, I think you will be OK.
When I installed my GM Cd changer, I mounted it per the instructions, which is the same as the factory installation.

vettepilotThat's what I'm talking about I'll gice it a try It's just two self tapping screws. thanks for all the replies

Dave C. '04 Z06
05-06-04, 03:45 PM
I think the only thing that's under there is the fuel tank. So you'll be fine.....

:)

Just kidding, I don't know what's under there..but i bet the gas tank or transmission is close by...so be careful.

-Dave C. 04 Z06