Author Topic: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?  (Read 1369 times)

woodyrvf750

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1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« on: 19 April 2013, 01:31 PM »
Can anybody tell me definitively where the Becker Mexico amplifier for a 1980 450 SEL should be located.

I have just taken out an after market Sony system that was mounted in the passenger foot well!

The good news is that the Becker Mexico radio cassette is still in place and all lights up when I put power to it, the bad news is that the cable coming out of it is not connected to the amp.

I suspect the amp may have been removed an binned but unless I know where to look then I can't be sure for certain.

My fear is that the amp should sit directly below the radio.  If this is the case then it's definitely gone.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« Reply #1 on: 19 April 2013, 01:44 PM »
woodyrvf750,

On LHD cars the amp is located on top of the duct that sends air to the door card. You should be able to see it by removing the glove box liner. The amp is attached to a metal bracket and just slides and locks into place.

Tks

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Re: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« Reply #2 on: 19 April 2013, 01:58 PM »
Great.  I'll check that tomorrow.  Mine is a RHD car but I think behind the glove box is a good place to start.  Encouragingly I haven't looked there yet!

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Re: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« Reply #3 on: 19 April 2013, 02:02 PM »
I am almost 100% sure it is installed in the same location but on the left instead of the right since your car is RHD.

Let us know.

Oh, be careful when removing the glove box liner so you don't brake the corners, they get very brittle with age, you might want to lay a piece of cloth on top of the glove box door to prevent any scratching when you slide the liner out.

Tks,

Joe

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Re: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2013, 01:04 AM »
Sadly it's not there..
Any other suggestions?
Many thanks.

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Re: 1980 450 SEL Becker Mexico amplifier location?
« Reply #5 on: 20 April 2013, 04:27 AM »
Sometimes it is located in the passenger footwell, and is a small rectangular metal box. It can be mounted on the heater A/C blower assembly.

Tim
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