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[HOW-TO][INTERIOR][2001-2003] Double-DIN Dash Modification

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First off, I am a huge music fan, not a big fan of radio for various reasons –
I prefer to use a device that houses all of my favorites. I originally connected my Ipod directly to my factory deck, but soon realized that in order to browse my music, I needed to navigate from the Ipod itself, which is not legal in this province.

In looking for a new head unit, I wanted 4 things:

  1. Ipod Sync
  2. Bluetooth
  3. Double DIN
  4. Concealed Connections (no jacks on the face)

I wanted a double din and knew going in that it would need to be a custom install. After watching many Youtube videos, I decided this was something I may be able to do myself.

Please note: I am not a mechanic or an electrical guru. I removed and installed things that you may not want to do. This is written only from my own experience – this is not intended to be taken as the “right” way to do the install so please read this walkthrough first. I assume no responsibility for any damage you may cause to your vehicle.

Materials Required:

  • New Double-DIN Head unit
  • Antenna adapter – required for older vehicles
  • Vehicle Specific Wiring Harness
  • Bondo body filler
  • Adhesive/ Epoxy
  • Primer
  • Plastic Paint
  • Sand Paper 80 – 220 – 320 Grit
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Masking Tape
  • Heat shrink Tubing
  • Dremel Tool
  • Metal cutting saw
  • Drill bits
  • Safety glasses
  • Ventilated work area
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I did it to my 02 durango

I had my dash send out to be fit for a double din, then i had best buy install the radio in for me. They said it can be converted back to stock, just need a new dash bezel


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I had my dash custom made for a double din, thise giy did it, it was cheap and looks great
Does it not have a trim ring around it? Seems like your deck should be back further bad have a ring around it.
no it does not have the ring, the radio sticks out a little. i like it better that way
How did you get it for $125? The site says 300... Id pay $125 too. Do you have to send yours to them?
I called up and i sent my bezel to them, that's the price he quoted me on the phone. i paid with Paypal.
What was the turn around?
i got it done around thanksgiving so with the holiday it was about 3 1/2 weeks i think
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