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Old 09-03-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Looking for a good place near the drivers seat to install an EQ, was going to do what I did on my Z28 and cut away the faceplate of the stereo mounting kit, but the kit I have in the bonnie is diffrent and will not fit both the 1/2din EQ and the 1 din Stereo. Its a Scosche kit, anyone know if the other brands are diffrent so I can cut to fit the EQ? Or where do you guys mount yours? Thanks for any ideas. My car is column shift just in case that comes into play as to location, but I use the ashtray, so mounting under there is a problem, the glove box isnt deep enough for the EQ, any other spots? or info on other kits? Thanks!!!
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I've always used the Metra kits. It'* been a long time since I've done a DIN & 1/2 setup in a GM vehicle so I would have to explore the current kits before recommending one.
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Do you have a metra kit in your car/pics? Tried looking online and they only have the part numbers, and pictures for reference only, not that specific kit, want to see if its shaped different than the scoshce one.
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Negative. Nothing in the car yet. I'm digging deep in the resources of my brain for the part number of the GM "multi kit" that I used to use. I think it is 99-4544. It has like 3 different extensions to accomidate for different head unit depth, EQ option, all kinds of stuff.

This is their website. http://www.metraonline.com/ but I couldn't open it for some reason.
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Yeah, Im getting that too, When I was first looking for an adapter I think I read something about metra not being in buisness anymore, but I could be wrong. Thanks for the info, you know of any places that stock metra like national chain, or just online? Thanks man

BTW, that is the correct code for a 92-93 Bonnie, you said its a multi kit with diff depths and whatnot? Might have to look into ordering it if I cant find it locally, just $20 compared to the $6 walmart one I bought, heh
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I hope they're still in business. Here'* a couple of links that might help:

Here is the Metra kit. You can see the extension that supports a 1/2 DIn EQ in the front. This is off of Circuit City'* web site.




This one dosen't look like a Metra kit but it will also work. This is from Crutchfield



You can probably get one that will work at Best Buy too.
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Go to Best Buy, for about 18 bucks (or so) you can get the kit you are needing with 4 different mounting options flush mount(my choice),.5, 1.0 and the EQ kit you are talking about ....99-4544 Metra GM Premium Muti-kit.
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Yeah, I got the kit currently installed. Maybe I got a bad kit, I was not impressed with the quality of the kit. The way that the EQ faceplate mounted was not too secure, also the way the Deck was secured to the kit with only the cage. I have electrical tape wrapped around the deck and EQ currently to make it a little more secure because there are no side mounts for the deck. But since thats the only kit available, not much else I could do. It did work, so I guess I shouldnt bitch
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Hmmm. I'm supprised that you don't like the Metra kit. I've always found them to have the best kits. Then again, the last time I needed one was about 5 years or so ago for a Bravada I had.
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go to my cardomain site i put my eq in under my radio i jus cut out a section of it
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