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#1 caution

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:05 AM

This Clarion XC-5500 battery cover is missing the clips. Fortunately there is a compartment door next to it with the same ones, allowing a perfect capture. The covers are unique in that they go on the front of the unit and has lettered aluminum trim glued on.

 

After soaking it in rubbing alcohol for a couple days, the glue was soft enough that gentle prying removed it without any damage. Now it can be glued to a 3D-printed replacement.

 

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#2 JVC Floyd

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:06 AM

What farming beast , I never knew clarion made anything like that . from what I see this is direct rival to the RX 6400.

#3 Reli

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

Black aluminum trim over the battery door?????????? 

 

Is it because the rest of the trim is aluminum, and they were trying to match it?



#4 Rimmer36

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

what a beast, never knew clarion made a boomer, they were high end in the car industry



#5 Superduper

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:24 PM

Black aluminum trim over the battery door?????????? 

 

Is it because the rest of the trim is aluminum, and they were trying to match it?

 

Thats right.  It looks like the entire front panel is brushed smoky anodized aluminum plate (pretty thick) so the battery & storage compartment doors also have matching aluminum over the plastic, but it's a much thinner piece.  Looks like a fairly high quality unit.