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Old 01-10-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Easy to change Sportster Replay to Starmate Replay

I had the Sportster Replay installed in my car and wanted to know what would be involved in changing from Sportster Replay to the Starmate Replay?

They mounted the Sportster Replay on my dash in the Car mounting Kit. I just simply slide it in and out of the mounted "cradle" they bolted to my dash.

If I wanted to go with the Starmate Replay instead of the Sportster Replay would it be as simple as removing the cradle the Sportster Replay sits in and replace it with the cradle for the Starmate Replay (I assume it comes with one)?


Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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The "cradle" for the Starmate Replay is more just a bracket than a cradle. The wires all connect directly to the unit, unlike the Sportster.

I'm not too familiar with the mounting mechanism of the Sportser, but I would imagine that the cradle has the standard mounting pattern on it (four screws; it has a name but I can't recall it at the moment). If that's the case, you should be able to remove it and replace it with the bracket for the Starmate Replay. Connect the wires and you're all set.

Just out of curiosity, why do you want to switch out the Sportster?
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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The Starmate Replay is not as tall as the Sportster Replay. The hieght of the Sportster Replay is a little bit of a problem in my car (it's mounted on a small section of the dash and some of it sticks up too high (and if I lower the bracket any more than it is, it'll be in the way of me putting my key in the ignition). I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and couldn't come up with a better place for it.
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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Gotcha. I liked the "dockability" of the Sportster, but my wife preferred the reduced size of the Starmate/Streamer Replay, so that what we went with. It does get a little bright at night, but we like it.

There's a thread on a budget XACT Replay install that has some pics of the bracket that comes with the Starmate/Streamer Replay. The guy cut a piece of it out, but you can get an idea of what it looks like.
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