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Old 07-24-2005, 06:50 PM   #11
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I like these: http://maptechenterprises.netfirms.c...0b89f3e531574d

Gets rid of those ugly gaps between the HU.
BillBost37 has that in his 95
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:57 PM   #12
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Double din units are pretty slick, if i had the money i would throw in a double din lcd hu. The great thing about having a cd and tape deck is that you can use the tape deck as an aux in, if it doesnt already have one.
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:10 PM   #13
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Someone provided the dimensions to the Pioneer cd player pictured above to me.
7.008 x 3.938 x 6.339

7" Width
3.99" Height
6.4" Depth

My stock cd player is:
7 1/8" width
4.25" height
6.25" depth
The depth worries me. My stock cd player already touched the back of the dash cavity because it was dock and lock. I don't think the pioneer will fit unless the back of the dash cavity is cut. I don't know if I'm willing to do that. If I did, it'd be an irreversable mod. Or.... is there anyway to make it reversable? any ideas?
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:09 PM   #14
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O.K. Now I'm really confused! wouldn't you think that the double din cd player would be the same dimensions as atleast their DIN units? (depth/width.) If it is, then the double din should fit in our dashes... these are pictures of my DIN pioneer next to my stock cd player. The pioneer is about half an inch deeper than the stocker and it fits into my dash so.... what do you guys think?
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A DIN receiver, for example, is one that will fit in a dash opening
having a width of 7.2 inches and a height of 2.11 inches,
typically mounting with a rectangular metal bracket
(DIN Sleeve) provided with the receiver.
So 4.22" would be double? - 4-1/4"?

6 1/4" Depth
4 1/4" Tall
7 3/4" Wide.

Well then perhaps the opening is "officially" double din
however with a DIN radio there is only room for a 1/2 din
device (my SKE 1/2 din eq fits) but I could'nt fit another din
radio (or stack 2 together in the opening)

however if one were to remove a 1/2" from the bottom facia about
the heater controls you could squeeze in 2 decks - but depth will
be the issue more than height. The dash is odd shaped back there
and the radio fits into a plastic "pocket" but room could be made.

As to the "front rear" issue and low level outs (like kenwood types)
power the front speakers from the head wired to "rear r-l " (hi-level)
power the rear speakers low-level "front" - amp assumed
power the sub from the low level "rear/sub-pre"

have level control of sub
have level control of rear (as front) - & amp gain control -
have fade control front to rear (just now in reverse)

sometimes you just need a lil' imagination....

How 'bout this:
I like to pull my bump box and not have to worry about wires crossing
and shorting things (banannas/binders/bare wires) literally detach and go.

I use molex connectors (as in the plastic 4 wire computer power plugs)
From the amp I terminate into a female and from the box a harness
terminates into a male.... unplug (unbolt the box) and remove -

Here'* the trick.... my amp is BRIDGABLE and 2ohm stable
and I have a straight 4 wire (r/l) connection (4ohm per channel)
a PARALLEL pigtail connector (2 ohm load for the pair) and
a series pigtail (8hom load for the pair). Bridge on the fly!

I can rewire the whole box by just swapping the pigtail and
not have to rewire anything to do it. Just insert the pigtail/adapter
and it'* done. No removing the box no re-wiring the amp/box input

Anyway fitting a double din is possible - what about a standard DIN and
a half din parametric EQ or other such reinforcement gear - fills the hole
and a LOT less installation hastle.... DEPTH is the real enemy!

check your photos...
you also have the antenna and ribbon adapter in your way back there
they all FLUSH to the back of the reciever so the little posts are just for
alignment and cant be added to the depth. the ribbon removes some space
(needs folded up outta the way)

Lastly you'll WANT that free space below the radio to cram in all the wiring!

Gotta post back the install... Good luck with it seems doable!
FWIW
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alright then. the opening must be din and a half, but the stock cd player has the exact same dimensions as the pioneer double din unit.
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I had to do a fair amount of cutting to accomidate the Pioneer AVIC-N1 I installed for a customer a few months ago. Just make your cuts clean as possible and you'll be able to reattach the cut-out portion using a two step super glue/adhesive.

Again I'll agree, stick to a DIN sized unit with a kit unless you're cool with trimming up your dash bezel.
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you have a double din opening. it is the same size as the opening in my new vette and i put the eclispe double din nav/dvd player in it. i had to make the installation kit because the car was brand new so i do not know about now. as far as it opening ifd the screen fits thru the opening it will open. mine (all 3) come out then lay down flat. as far as fade is concerned there are several options. was not that long ago you only got one set of outputs......did i just date myself?????
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I'm seriously considering installing the double DIN unit. Did a little more research and it will fit but there'* a catch. On the Bonneville it'd be a breeze, but, on the Aurora, the top of the dash bezel is wider than the bottom. So, the dash bezel will overlap part of the face it appears. (I think, but I'm not positive yet.) The installation kit I have in my dash now, which has the pocket below my cd player, is 4" tall from the top of the bezel, to the bottom of the storage pocket. the width is 7". The width of the pioneer cd player'* faceplate at its widest point is 6.6" and its width is 3.8". This means it'* slightly smaller than the immediate trim around my current cd player with its installation kit.
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you can see in this picture the slight overlap. But, the pioneer double din radio has a curved bottom too so I really do not know if it'll just be a tight fit, or if it won't fit throught he dash opening at all. I am positive that it'* possible to put the double din in there pretty easily, I just don't want to cut anything if possible. The depth of the unit is 6.4".. slightly more shallow than my current DIN unit actually so depth should not be an issue! On the Bonneville the 4200MP should fit perfectly into the dash.. on the Aurora, it'* a tossup, I'm nto sure yet. What do you guys think?
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