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Old January 9th, 2021, 13:37
halmca halmca is offline
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Metra double din radio installation kit

No proprietary interest in the product, just a note to say that the installation was straight forward and uneventful. Since I either can't or don't know how to post a picture of the installation (w/o paying some service to host my images) here's an ebay link to the product, with which I am quite happy.

PS: a sawzall is a bit much for the project. If I had it to do again, I would use a medium, manually-powered keyhole saw to do the cutting.
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Old January 10th, 2021, 11:30
lawsoncl lawsoncl is offline
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Re: Metra double din radio installation kit

The words "straight forward", "sawzall", and "radio installation" just don't seem like they below in the same paragraph. What did you have to cut???
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Old January 12th, 2021, 08:29
halmca halmca is offline
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Re: Metra double din radio installation kit

LOL: a sawzall + enthusiasm is a very potent combination. That's why I recommend leaving that puppy in its case and using a medium sized key hole saw.

The kit requires you to saw some of the HAVC box. I was initially timid about it, but it really wasn't a big deal. The kit furnishes some tape to ensure that there is no air leaking as a result of the cuts. I fortified the kit's tape with some Duck (yes, duck, not duct) tape.

I was pleasantly surprised at how firm the resulting mount is. The kit is considerably better than what I thought it would be, and it's nice having the capabilities of a double DIN radio, gps, Bluetooth, back up camera, etc. You use the radio of your choice. I got a $129 item from Amazon. BTW, the tape is to hole the warm/cold air in. It does not have jack to do with supporting the radio.

Again, I have no dog in the hunt. Just figured if anyone were contemplating the kit, I'd share my experience.

Happy to PM the instructions to anyone who cares to have 'em
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