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:
- Ipod Sync
- Double DIN
- 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.
- New Double-DIN Head unit
- Antenna adapter – required for older vehicles
- Vehicle Specific Wiring Harness
- Bondo body filler
- Adhesive/ Epoxy
- Plastic Paint
- Sand Paper 80 – 220 – 320 Grit
- Soldering Iron
- Masking Tape
- Heat shrink Tubing
- Dremel Tool
- Metal cutting saw
- Drill bits
- Safety glasses
- Ventilated work area