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drunkyoda 05-14-2013 11:29 AM

Got an Avic D3 for FREE! Time for the install.
 
Is this a fairly easy double din to install? i know im going to have to trim but how much with this one?

Kipp 05-14-2013 01:36 PM

metra actually makes a double din kit now for the 00-04. i believe all you need to trim is a couple of the tabs behind the dash piece for it to fit. nothing is needed on the front.

drunkyoda 05-14-2013 02:37 PM

that would be amazing. i hope that is all it is. if so i will be ordering the metra kit soon which i already knew about and installing this bad boy.

Tundrafoci 05-14-2013 02:38 PM

It actually depends on the stereo. Some double-dins can be fitted without any modification, others like mine (fh-p8000bt) required some fun with a dremal and a razor.

http://i.imgur.com/wcseTOm.jpg I circled the little lip on the bezel on the top that i had to dremal away, there is also a little lip on the bottom that i had to do. My suggestion is to see if it will slip in without any modification first, then move on to doing that.


Also I, believe this little lip needs to be removed via razor blade for any double din to fit.
http://i.imgur.com/bYqJqsK.jpg
Just cut it off slowly with a new, sharp razor. Don't do what i did and slip and slice the outside of the dash.

Another issue i encountered was the hazard light button would push down on the top of the receiver to fix that i just dremeled away a little bit of the bottom. There is quite a bit of plastic there.

Now the real challenge is getting those four bolts back in there, which i have not accomplished but the clips seem to hold my bezel on just fine.

I wish i had pics of when i did it, i could clearly show you and i don't really want to remove my stereo.

edit: also what kipp said. get the double-din kit.

Tundrafoci 05-14-2013 02:44 PM

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=231948

this is the write up i followed

drunkyoda 05-14-2013 02:59 PM

thanks for the help guys.

drunkyoda 05-21-2013 12:46 PM

ordered the metra kit today. hopefully it will get here by friday...


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