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well i bought my 85 supra awhile ago and it came with a cd player. one thing though, its missing the face plate. i found the case for it in the glove box, but alas there is no faceplate. it seems like someone just stole it out of the car, or lost it?

by looking at the actual stereo, without the faceplate it doesn't look like it is a removeable one. it has little gears on either side, so i am thinking it was a slide down face or something. anyway, on the cover it says "sony". so i am assuming it is a sony stereo.

alright.. now here is my question. what should i do? should i go down to circuit city or the car audio store and ask if they can help me match a faceplate and see if they will sell me one? or just rip it out and put the cassette player i have (just laying around) in?
 

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Unless less your really lucky. I doubt you'll be able to find a faceplate for it. Best thing to do is to install the cass. player or get a new head unit.
 

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Inside the chassis (that the faceplate attaches to), does it have the model number on it???

If it's not easily visible, then you're going to have to take the head unit out of the dash, so that "whichever" stereo store you take it to, can figure out which Sony model it is... "Assuming" that Sony still makes it..... Rememeber, Sony probably has more than 1 model that is similiar to this... Hopefully the head unit (after you take it out of the dash) will have a sticker or label on it, that will indicate the model number.
 

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alright. but, do you think they will really give me a new one for a price (assuming they had some of that model.. etc..) or do you think they will deny me, thinking i had stolen the car stereo, and i just need a faceplate to get it to work?
 

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As long as it isn't an Eclipse head unit, just about any face plate can be obtained. Try electronics store first but if it is more than a year old, they probably won't be able to help you out. You can try Sony or whatever brand it is direct. If all else fails, or even as a first choice if it were me, I'd go to remotes.com and see if they can get it for you. They have come up with some rare items for me a couple of times.

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Replacement faceplates for nearly any removable face plate stereo are expensive. I've seen Kenwood replacement faceplates go for $200 and up. You could easily buy a new deck for that, depending on what your after.

My recommendation is to just buy a new deck and scrap the one that is there. Less headaches from trying to find a replacement. Chances are you'll have to remove the current head unit to get the numbers need for the dealer to replace the faceplate.
 

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well, damn. when i had the stereo out the other day i should have looked for a model number. i was going to just go around and price them. but if they are too expensive, i was going to just buy a new cd player.
 

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id personally just go look for a new cd player... a low buck one can easily be had for under 150 bucks, and itll be a lot newer technology than an older deck.
 

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well i'm not sure how old this deck might be. it could be brand new.. as in the guy who owned this car before us, put it in.. then sold the car. and somehow lost the faceplate?

(we bought it from a dealer.)
 

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just buy a new deck, its better it will be new and you can also get a warantee on it, i don't think you can do that with a face plate,
 

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well i'm not sure how old this deck might be. it could be brand new.. as in the guy who owned this car before us, put it in.. then sold the car. and somehow lost the faceplate?
(we bought it from a dealer.)

Call the dealer, ask if they removed the faceplate to discourage thieves while the car was sitting on the lot. Could be as simple as the dealer had forgotten to put it back in.

Replacement faces can easily be bought direct from the manufacturer. All you need is the model number. If it's an older unit you may be out of luck however. Only option then is to use the tape deck you have or buy a new stereo.

A little luck and attitude I count amongst my friends.
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well, before we bought the car we told asked the dealer to look for it. and they said the did not have it. but, i think i am going to go look for a faceplate soon, i need to take it out and look for a model number though.
 

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eeeeeeeeeeeebay, I had my faceplate go out on me and I picked up a new one off ebay for $10, It would have cost me $80 to get a new faceplate. Mine is an older unit though, newer faceplates tend to go for more $$$
 

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supra83mkii said:
just buy a new deck, its better it will be new and you can also get a warantee on it, i don't think you can do that with a face plate,
I agree, why are there so many posts here ???...... just BUY a new deck! you will spend too much money and time on trying to find a replacement face!!
With a new deck all will be alleviated.
 

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I dunno... I think $10 for a faceplate off ebay sounds cheaper than $100+ for a new deck... but then again math was never my thing...
 

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well i've priced it and its cheaper for a faceplate. its only $100 for a faceplate and my cd player is already better than most $100 cd players.

so i am going to just buy a new faceplate.
 
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