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 Post subject: BA Headunit - Mercury Tilt Switch?
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:43 pm 
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I've just read that the BA headunits have a mercury switch in them incase of a rollover which blows all fuses...
This sounds like a load of crap to me, can anyone confirm?

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Headunit - Mercury Tilt Switch?
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Never heard of it, someone may be inhaling mercury fumes...
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Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:12 pm 
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I do know if ya turn the ICC upside down it does kill them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Headunit - Mercury Tilt Switch?
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm 
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Hi You should talk to Fadi at ASL but there is no switch it is just that ford says only put icc unit on its side when out of car to avoid damaging the "class a" painted face of the unit, also a 6 stacker unit with discs in it can jam up if turned upside down. Cheers MD
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 Post subject: Re: BA Headunit - Mercury Tilt Switch?
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:39 am 
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No... There is no tilt switch.

ICC must be kept upright to stop the liquid in the LCD screen from running out. They are only designed to run on certain angles.
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 Post subject: Re: BA Headunit - Mercury Tilt Switch?
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:18 am 
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yeah sounded like a load of crap, cause ive seem em for sale on ebay... i'm sure aus post aren't that careful lol... so if i pull it out to fit an aftermarket one below it i've got nothing to worry about?
anyone come across a tutorial on removing it/fitting an aftermarket headunit?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:54 pm 
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As already said it's to protect the face from scratches, and the 6 stacker itself is sensitive (they f**k up easy enough without 'help').

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:57 pm 
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Hi Couldnt have said it better myself Data-mine. Cheers MD
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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Hey wasn't there something in a commodore related to roll over, unlock the doors or something?

 

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OZBMX wrote:
Hey wasn't there something in a commodore related to roll over, unlock the doors or something?


Yeah, VT-VX days, would unlock the doors in a rollover. Commos needed it.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Hi Must try to get one of the commo owners at work to roll thier car and see if it works :lol: Cheers MD
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Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Just whack the roof of a VT above the cabin light. The doors will pop unlocked if you do it right.
Ever noticed the amount of VT's with a dint in the middle of the roof?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:15 am 
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I remember when i went to check out my current car seeing a vt/vx on it's roof, shame I didn't check, haha.

 

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