View Full Version : out with old in with new

12-12-2011, 06:09 PM
hey guys
just bought a clarion cdm-7 to go into my MC x-10. it has the double din clarion that came with it any one know if it a quick swap with the 16 pin connector i think it is but i didnt pull and look at it. and wont get to the boat till tomorrow and figuring what tools to take with me.
thanks in advance

Brian B
12-12-2011, 06:17 PM
I cant answer your question but would like to add one......

I also have a X10 and went with a 1.5 din Alpine HU. Someone said there's a backing plate (maybe from Clarion) that covers the area that wasnt exposed with the OEM Clarion HU?

Sorry for the thread jack!

12-12-2011, 06:32 PM
not a thread jack in my book

Brian B
12-18-2011, 01:23 PM

12-23-2011, 04:15 PM
hey brian.
well i finally got up there. and the new cm-7 is different enough i will have to make a new bracket out of wood. i don't know if that helps at all.

12-23-2011, 04:31 PM
When I put my new CMD-6 in the existing connector was the same from the old clarion deck (don't know the model, but an old one) but the inline fuses were different. I used the old plug to test it, but used the new one when I did the install.

On the other question about a trim plate to fix the hole: My new deck need a plate like you describe. I made one out of stainless to cover it up. Seemed a crime to put wood into a wood-free boat. I can try and get pics this week if you'd like. Hope this helps.

12-23-2011, 05:40 PM
When changing from a Clarion XMD to a CMD , even though they are both 1.8 din units, you will have a newer unit that will not entirely cover up the previous hole pattern on each side. Its more cosmetic than structural. So we fab ABS trim plates for this adaption. Mildly textured. Slightly radiused on all face edges. Dyed black over black ABS. Looks more like a matte vinyl when its done versus glossy plastic. Same process but different part for adapting to the Alpine.

Earmark Marine

12-24-2011, 12:06 PM
yeah i didn't like the idea of the wood. and I'm not good at working with metal. earmark can you sell me one of your adapter plates? also nice mcintosh piece as your avatar. out of my price range i have to stay with my adcom stuff

Brian B
12-24-2011, 12:43 PM
I will also be calling for one Earmark!

Brian B
12-24-2011, 12:46 PM
I just used some vinyl for the time being. I suppose I could wrap that new plastic piece from earmark.......