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Old 07-23-2005, 07:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed a double DIN headunit into a 2000+ bonneville? IT seems as though there would be enough space to mount one, but, has anyone actually done it? I am thinking of going the double din route so the cd player looks more integrated into the dash, but I haven't seen anyone install one in the 2000+. If the entire opening is filled, it looks more factory. I'm a big fan of a stealthy install. Thanks!
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double din wont fit (without modification), Randman1 did it in is 93 but did extensive fabrication

our cars are DIN 1 1/2
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our cars are DIN 1 1/2
2000 and above are double.
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ISO mount brackets are availible for GM double din openings, so mounting it won't be too much an issue. The way the opening around the dash bezel overhangs a little bit makes me a tad nervous. You might have to file down the lip and refinish the bezel.
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this is the unit I would like to maybe get. Only downside is that it only has front + sub pre-outs. I need front+rear+sub. :( All my speakers are amplified.

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http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_4211.html#
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this is the unit I would like to maybe get. Only downside is that it only has front + sub pre-outs. I need front+rear+sub. :( All my speakers are amplified.
well that is not a problem, you dont need the both preouts, unless your really picky about fading front to rear....and that is still not a problem
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Get a powered setup with active crossovers and all. Where you can divide input , fade, etc.
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our cars are DIN 1 1/2
2000 and above are double.
my Bonnie is a 1 1/2

..try using a kit like this, 2din head units are UGLY




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I like these: http://maptechenterprises.netfirms.c...0b89f3e531574d

Gets rid of those ugly gaps between the HU.
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our cars are DIN 1 1/2
2000 and above are double.
my Bonnie is a 1 1/2

..try using a kit like this, 2din head units are UGLY
I already have the same installation kit as you.
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The Bonneville 2000 and above is double din. All my sources say it as well. the stock cd player has the dimensions:
6 1/4" Depth
4 1/4" Tall
7 3/4" Wide.
. a Din radio is 2 inches tall, a 1.5 Din is 3" (for the Bonneville this would be the years 1987-1999. The 2000+ radio is 4.25" tall, which is double din.

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BTW, I don't think this cd player is ugly, atleast not anymore so than having a plastic bracket holding in a cd player that'* way too small for the dash plate I think a cd player that fills the entire space would look better IMO. I already have a cd player that is in the top of the dash but because it'* been acting up I figure what the hell, why not maybe get a cd player that looks like it belongs in the dash because it fills the opening the way it should be. Call me crazy, but it has a lot of features for less than $300. DSP, 9 band EQ, plays AAC files (major plus for me, major iTunes fan here) MP3, Sirius or XM radio, etc.
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