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3rd Gen aftermarket radio install..

Discussion in 'How-To's' started by rascal, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. slanguage

    slanguage FEOA Member

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    I didn't cut anything during installation
    Was there any modifying that I should have done?
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    Bend the locking tabs out more.
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    slanguage FEOA Member

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    Sorry for the crappy pic but it's 1 in the morning
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    You can see in the image where it sticks out more on the left than right (the right does stick out) but it is the dash kit not the radio that keeps popping out
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    ^^^^^This!

    John
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    The plastic ones on the dash kit or the metal ones under the dash?
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    The metal ones you transferred from the stock radio to the dash kit as the instructions say to do.
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    Oh
    I didn't do that because I didn't read the directions and I already threw them out :banghead::banghead:
    I do still have the stock radio though
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    I forget that the '03 Radio plate is aluminum on the back piece.

    Just swap over the tabs and you should be fine.

    John
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    Anyone owns the Kenwood DDX9703S double din?
    I've been thinking about buying that one as it's the highest rated Kenwood on Amazon.
    I've found on this site that there is a legal notice popup when you start it.
    Could be a bit annoying, but other then that, I like the look and features of this head unit a lot?
    Is this the right choice or should I get another head unit?
    Your help is appreciated :)
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    Double DIN head units don't fit in Escorts, single DIN only.
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    As Matt has said, unless you modify the dash area to accept a double din radio unit it won't fit.

    I would imagine you would have to take the existing radio plate and remove the HVAC controls and move them somewhere else and try and occupy the cubby/ash tray area but other than that I can't think of how you would be able to fit a double din.

    Have you thought about perhaps getting a single din with a slide out screen? If I was going to do this I would probably go with the Pioneer AVH-3400NEX.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVH-...97a6695b8c941a0ace5e2f4396a071&language=en_US

    John

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