Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Most definitely the dash pad came out. I had to cut, grind, and weld my dash (not to mention paint) to get it back together. I didnít have to modify the pad, but again, it was a tight fit. I too purchased the double din cage but figured out I couldnít use it because it was just a tad too big height wise. I cut the dash down nearly all the way to the bottom curved edge to get the stereo wedged in to not have to modify the dash pad.
But when pushing the stereo further down you have to also watch out for the heater controls. I had to trim a 1/4Ē or so off of one of the studs that hold the heater controls in because it was catching on the bottom of the head unit. If you can figure out a way to bring the dash pad up a 1/2Ē in that stereo area you will have plenty of clearance and could utilize the cage, but unmodified it wonít quite work.
Thanks for the info. When looking at the cage it is about 1/4" too tall. I know the holes for the two pad studs are large so maybe pushing the pad up some will give me the clearance I need. Since you didn't use the cage how did you attach the head unit, and while we are talking about the head unit, which brand and model did you go with? What are the dimensions of the head unit, Height, Width, and depth w/o the cage?
Thanks again for the info and help.
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