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Old 11-17-2010, 06:09 PM
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Double din write up?

Does anyone have a write up or at least pics of exactly what they trimmed? I searched and no specific write ups. Only thing i found was everyone saying you have to trim....
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:16 PM
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when you remove the factory cd player. there is a lip in the open area trim it flush . also think its metra makes a kit that bolts on a double din and latches into the dash. I just installed mine 2 weeks ago and love it
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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Just installed an AVIC D3 today, the dash trim around the radio is what you have to trim. I used a dremel to remove most of the material off the top & bottom of where the radio goes, then used a file to clean it up, I didn't touch the sides of the trim, once you pull the dash trim off, you'll see the lip you need to trim. I'm Not going to use an install kit as there are plenty of threaded holes in the side of the unit, just going to get longer screws from Lowes tomorrow. Oh, and if you're looking for a spot to tap in the VSS grey/black wire, if you loosen the instrument cluster, on the back there are 3 harnesses, you want the middle harness, pin 10 is the VSS gy/bk wire, I tried getting the back up light wire from behind the drivers kick panel, but ended up using the grey harness underneath the master cylinder, it's a black & pink wire.
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Double Din Write up:

Tools:
1. beer
2. dremel
3. hacksaw if you're ghetto

Instructions.

1. drink beer
2. remove cluster, stereo surround
3. remove stereo
4. drink beer, job well done so far
5. bust out the dremel (or hacksaw, cheapass). Trim the little 1/8" (or so) lip down around the hole for the audio device.
6. slap whatever double din dodad you have in there.
7. use common sense to mount properly, and wire up (without hacking the factory harness. That drives me nuts!!!)
8. shove it all back together.
9. Put in AC/DC, Metallica, All That Remains, or other metal album
10. crank volume up
11. Rock out and drink beer. In your driveway. No drinking and driving.

Job well done.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:36 AM
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Double Din Write up:

Tools:
1. beer
2. dremel
3. hacksaw if you're ghetto

Instructions.

1. drink beer
2. remove cluster, stereo surround
3. remove stereo
4. drink beer, job well done so far
5. bust out the dremel (or hacksaw, cheapass). Trim the little 1/8" (or so) lip down around the hole for the audio device.
6. slap whatever double din dodad you have in there.
7. use common sense to mount properly, and wire up (without hacking the factory harness. That drives me nuts!!!)
8. shove it all back together.
9. Put in AC/DC, Metallica, All That Remains, or other metal album
10. crank volume up
11. Rock out and drink beer. In your driveway. No drinking and driving.

Job well done.

All I followed was steps 1,4,11 no wonder I didnt finish
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ProOnThaSnow View Post
Double Din Write up:

Tools:
1. beer
2. dremel
3. hacksaw if you're ghetto

Instructions.

1. drink beer
2. remove cluster, stereo surround
3. remove stereo
4. drink beer, job well done so far
5. bust out the dremel (or hacksaw, cheapassyep). Trim the little 1/8" (or so) lip down around the hole for the audio device.
6. slap whatever double din dodad you have in there.
7. use common sense to mount properly, and wire up (without hacking the factory harness. That drives me nuts!!!oops yea should of not done that)
8. shove it all back together.
9. Put in AC/DC, Metallica, All That Remains, or other metal albumwhat no love for country?
10. crank volume up
11. Rock out and drink beer. In your driveway. No drinking and driving.

Job well done.
I did steep one to much before I started oops.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:35 AM
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Since everyone like pictures, here ya go. One shows the couple of screws I used to secure the AVIC to the dash (M5 screws) The bottom screws on each side, just keep the AVIC from tilting down, with the upper screws tight, it really doesn't move at all, I put a measured stack of washers between the dash & the AVIC just to make it more secure (Wrapped washers in electrical tape, cut excess and placed into position with needle nose pliers) It took a couple of tries widening the mounting holes & putting the dash trim back on to make sure I got everything centered up. One of the pictures shows the dash trim with the opening filed down, and the other shows the final install Unless you're really looking for it, you don't notice the 1/16" or so gap at each end.
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Why is this not a sticky?
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