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well there was one guy in the classified section selling a premade one he had. But its pretty simple just start cutting away until the head unti fits flush & you can close the pocket w/ hitting any buttons on your h/u. Then screw the h/u into the pocket & your're done.
I just cut the whole back end off mine. The cubby tapers down, and hugs the source unit good. I did drill holes to bend the tabs up/down on the source unit sleeve. Like the above post said, you'll have to keep fitting it, to make sure the door closes w/o hitting any *****/buttons.
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Helpful stuff so far. Thanks. I know there was a lengthy thread somewhere that mentioned the various layers of plastic and ductwork running behing the console. I'm actually having a professional installer do this, so I'm not too worried. But I thought it would be helpful if I could provide him with some basic info since he probably hasn't done this exact install before. Anyway, as long as the harness reaches (and I'm sure it does since tons of people have done this), it should go smoothly. My h/u (Rockford Fosgate 8250 Platinum i.e. rebadged Denon DCT-A1n) is also an ISO mount, so I'm thinking that will make this even easier. Will it?
that whole cubby pops out of the dash, it would be a lot easier to work that way, but before you finalize and reinstall everything, be sure to temp fit the cubby back into the dash to make sure the head unit isnt sticking TOO far back into the dash and hitting that white plastic stuff back there
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Well, it's done. I like it, but I have a few concerns. First off, the installer claimed it was really difficult. I guess my H/U is about an inch longer than an Alpine unit, so they had to bend the ductwork with a heat gun to get it to fit. Everything works fine, but Iím a little paranoid. I told them if it was gonna be a PITA to just put it in the regular spot but I guess they wanted me to be happy. It also cost me a lot of money (@ $90 an hour). Any thoughts on whether bending the ductwork will cause a problem? What about the hot air flowing right past the H/U?
Also, they didnít make a trim ring for the unit. They said they can do one if I want it, but I didnít think itís something Iíd have to ask for.
Oh, and the door still doesnít ďclickĒ shut because the volume button gets in the way. I was thinking that I could cut a little square in the back of the door so it would fitÖany idea if that plastic is two layers? It looks like it is.
It took me & my buddy junklr about an 1 to 2 to test fit the h/u in the pocket, then retest after restest to make everything fit snug, pocket fit in place & didnt pop out, buttons didnt get pushed in when the lid is closed. So pretty much its trial & error but my h/u hasnt overheated on me but since its in the pocket & i have stock wheels. Dont slow down for railroad tracks & bumps in the road so my h/u skips alittle bit w/ cds im playing.