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Old 03-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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Baja 2000. thanks, I trimmed at least that much front top and bottom I really don't have much left to take it down to no lip. I did remove the screws but the face still won't function with the stereo set in properly I have to have it out 1/2 from the dash. I will order one of the kits you used and see if the side brackets will keep the unit at a different angle and allow face to move that might be my issue.

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Baja 2000. thanks, I trimmed at least that much front top and bottom I really don't have much left to take it down to no lip. I did remove the screws but the face still won't function with the stereo set in properly I have to have it out 1/2 from the dash. I will order one of the kits you used and see if the side brackets will keep the unit at a different angle and allow face to move that might be my issue.

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Did you use the side mounting plastic brackets from the install kit ? . I had to trim them so they did not put pressure on the sides of the head unit , it snap in much like factory unit . Feel free to PM your # if I can be of help
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I didn't have any mounting bracket at all, I was just putting HU in place to check clearance and noticed the issue it is a really tight fit.

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From what your are saying you are putting to much pressure on sides jamming the door mechanism !. It may be something be hide the dash plastic bezel jamming the door ?. I think all aftermarket DD head units same dimensions ?
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Theoretically, yes you could. But its much easier to take the dash off. My first time it took me about 15 mins to get off, now I can do it in a matter of seconds. Also note for ANYONE INSTALLING AN AFTERMARKET RADIO: When you pull out the factory radio there will be 2 bolts on the top holding the dash trim on. Take those out and leave them out, or that dash trim and radio will be stuck there forever.
. Thank you very much for the heads up. I am waiting for a few more accessories to come in and then I am tackling a new head unit. I will be sure to take the two bolts out. I might remove the dash too like the OP described. Hadn't really thought of doing it that way before.
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Real stereo install tips and how to instructions. Learn how Do It Your Self Bri modifies the dash of the Ford f350 to fit a double din radio. See it before and after get the tools needed for this project and how much it cost to complete. Does a double din radio really fit in a ford f250 or f350.

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I know this thread is a few years old, but I'm getting ready to do an install on my 2004, but can't seem to get the pictures to load from the original post...
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The factory head unit has a slightly larger face than the body, where the aftermarket double-DIN has the same dimensions for the face and body. This practice allows for installation from the front or the rear.

If you look closely at the sides of the aftermarket unit, you can see the plastic lip that frames the head unit opening. This lip prevents the head unit from fitting on the top-to-bottom dimension, so it needs to be trimmed flush with the face. I used a Dremel to trim the lip off, then the head unit fit nicely on the vertical plane.

Now... the horizontal plane is larger than an aftermarket head unit, so you need a trim piece. Crutchfield can provide more information on a trim piece that dresses this up nicely.

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Put this is a about 6 weeks ago...went smooth and seems to be a gread head unit

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