Not sure why it won't open, but I did the same thing using the XM Commander. The Commander barely fits and requires a lot of trimming of plastic to get it to be able to sit down far enough for the ashtray to close. The Roady seems to be even larger than the Commander, so I don't think it will fit.kxfx45 said:Anybody had any problems getting the ash tray to open? I was looking at an XM Roady 2 unit and was thinking of mounting it in the ash tray area. Went out to measure and it want open. Any suggestions?
So, what are you saying? If you push in on the top of the ashtray nothing happens?kxfx45 said:Anybody had any problems getting the ash tray to open? I was looking at an XM Roady 2 unit and was thinking of mounting it in the ash tray area. Went out to measure and it want open. Any suggestions?
I may have misunderstood what you wanted to do. I have the Commander display mounted on what would be the top of the ashtray recepticle, so the flip out part of the ash tray is still there and functional, and when pushed back into place completly hides the display. You can also remove the ashtray assembly (door and all) intact without damaging anything, which is what it sounds like you would want to do for the Roady.kxfx45 said:Phil - The Roady is just slightly smaller than the overall dimensions of the ash tray. I was going to check on the cost of a replacement ash tray before tearing into it. It would involve doing something with the lighter.
Thanks for the compliment. I did all the work myself. Used to build turn-key Cobra replicas years ago so I'm pretty good with all types of fabrication & fitting, etc. Don't get to practice it much these days except for the FX...ShadyJC said:PhilP, looks nice! Who does your custom work for you? Or are you in the business yourself?
kxfx45 said:Went by the dealer to get the ash tray fixed. Ended up being two packs of tooth picks from Quaker Steak & Lube. They took the aluminum looking piece off from around the clock to get to the tooth picks.
Needless to say, I was a little embarrassed.
PhilP69 said:Here's some pics of the controller for the XM Commander/ashtray mod for anyone interested... I chose this over factory XM because I needed the AUX inputs that the AAI-NIS module provides for my MP3 player, and the AAI-NIS had a second set of AUX in, so I just had to find a good use for them .