How to use the Tape/Cassette player

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How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by JamesChamberlain » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:10 am

Does anyone know how to use the Tape/Cassette player ?

Ive looked online and i have not seen how.

I know where is it located but my on RX8 there is a cover over. (I know everyone else's does)
But i don't know how to open that I've tried from the bottom but it doest clip open or open much.

I Don't even use tapes or cassettes either its just i want to know how to haha. Please someone put me out of misery. Is there a switch or a trick to it i don't know
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by Shagrington » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:41 am

I'd be very surprised if you have the cassette player in there - GreySilver Beast had the last one available in the UK from Mazda put into his first RX-8, I don't think I have seen any others with one.
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by olyoz » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:47 am

Mostly that hole was used for a very expensive mini disk option.
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by johnnybugs » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:24 am

wow .. they came with a tape option ..... I want to see pics !

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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:33 am

Here you go : [urlw]http://npt-communications.webs.com/apps ... =144734777[/urlw]

There are a few Members in the Club that have either the Tape Deck or Mini Disc :P
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by AD_RX8 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:59 am

Shagrington wrote:I'd be very surprised if you have the cassette player in there - GreySilver Beast had the last one available in the UK from Mazda put into his first RX-8, I don't think I have seen any others with one.
Iv got one too lol

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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by Shagrington » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:17 pm

:lol: I don't think I've seen yours. :wink:
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by tractorboy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:31 pm

I have velcro'd my Scangauge on to that panel :)

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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:06 pm

Tiny has the Mini Disc in his RX-8 =D>
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by bigpete » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:33 pm

Ha ha some people make laugh
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by TenToSeven » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:43 pm

MiniDisc here too. Really useful!
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by JamesChamberlain » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:08 am

Mine just has a Cover over that but i do have a Tape button but that Cover/Panel slides abit off i was just wondering is there a quick way to pop it open or am i going to need to show that panel to my friend the mighty flathead
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by VelocityVinnie » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:20 am

if it has a black plate, then there is nothing behind it, all the head units have a Tape/aux button

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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by matt_banks » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:19 am

Yep its just a blank plate as the option was never fitted to the car. If you had the tape deck/ mini disc it would be visible.
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by Tiny » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:39 am

The MD is bonifidie Awesomeness!

The Tech just "fits" with the RX Both are just the right time the end of a technological era! all the music is from the late 90s and early to mid 2000s on minidisc and the tech whilst flawed is vastly superior to the available alternative like a rotary!

You can play MDLP through it with a noticable quality loss but on the other end of the spectrum it can handle MDHQ which when recorded at the appropriate end of the spectrum is just phenomenal the Bose system truly shines :)

My only criticism of the system is the look once installed makes the dash look very fussy.

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Also its a complete PITA to fit as you have to TOTALLY strip the headunit removing the front fascia and everything even someone like myself who can strip out a headunit in about 5 minutes Had to spend a good hour stripping and rebuilding the unit itself as it pretty much has to be stripped to component level to fit the MiniDisc unit.
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Re: How to use the Tape/Cassette player

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:54 pm

I know it took Godfreys almost the whole day to fit my Tape Deck to the GreySilver Beast :shock: & there Electronics Tech Guy was cursing it left right & centre when trying to fit it :lol:

Although it was a fantastic bit of Kit once fitted & meant I could play my selection of Tapes :P ,that I still have now but nowhere to play them :(
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