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Old 09-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Talking Looking for aftermarket stereo suggestions/help

So i just bought a 2003 focus zx3 with the stock stereo and im looking to put in a aftermarket stereo... first off (correct me if im wrong) its a 1.5 din stereo slot and i would like to use all of it aka not drop down to a single din and put in an adapter. is there any nice (preferably touch screen) 1.5 din stereos you guys know of or is there a way to upgrade to a double din thanks for your help


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Old 09-25-2014, 03:04 AM   #2
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Moving this to a better section
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Correct, it is a 1.5din, but the good news is that a double-din will fit with minor modification. (there are a few tutorials here, just use the search function).

Just note that it is a tight fit. If you plan on getting a double-din that has a moving face, it may not work.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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Alright thanks for the help
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1.5 din aftermarket head units went the way of the dodo bird 7-8 years ago. Just not enough market for a unit that's exactly the same as it's single din counterpart, which can be installed in the same place.
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1.5 din aftermarket head units went the way of the dodo bird 7-8 years ago. Just not enough market for a unit that's exactly the same as it's single din counterpart, which can be installed in the same place.
Not sure what you mean by exactly the same as a single-din counterpart.. The 1.5 din is much closer to the double-din in dimensions.
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Not sure what you mean by exactly the same as a single-din counterpart.. The 1.5 din is much closer to the double-din in dimensions.
Same in terms of features. The aftermarket 1.5din units were just like the single dins in a larger chassis. None of them had touchscreen, DVD playback, etc.


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Same in terms of features. The aftermarket 1.5din units were just like the single dins in a larger chassis. None of them had touchscreen, DVD playback, etc.


Ford's version of 1.5din is different:



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Old 09-26-2014, 11:49 PM   #9
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I think you might be missing the point I was making. I simply said aftermarket manufacturers quit making 1.5din head units because there wasn't a large market for them. And for what market there was, those folks could just use the equivalent single din head unit and not really sacrifice anything in terms of features/usability. My comment wasn't Focus specific. OP can cram whatever he'd like in there. :)
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:23 AM   #10
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Alright then anyone got a place i can find a 1.5 din touchscreen headunit?
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