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PostSubject: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyThu Jan 23, 2020 11:07 pm

I see a lot of pictures and instructions for 96 -99 rivieras not so much for 95 rivieras ,do they make any 2 din units to fit my 95 and connects to my steering wheel controls? the stereo shop down the street from me suggested to get a 96 dash. I really don't want to go that route . Any suggestions welcome thanks for reading. also what is the difference in my 95 compared to 96through 99?
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyFri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm

In a word, no, and a '96 dash isn't that bad except for (a) the time it will take to dismantle the car that far (b) the HVAC controls, which also differed '95 to '96 IIRC.

So, yeah, you might not want to do that... but...

Here's the thing: the '95 has a 1-1/2 DIN opening for the radio, but the cavity is too shallow by about 2" to take one of the single-din units with retractable screen.

Which leaves you with things like this: https://www.ebay.com/i/312826969097

I have no idea how real-world-sturdy those things are.

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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyFri Jan 24, 2020 11:24 pm

thank you albertj ,I have a set of 1995 aurora Riviera manuals it shows how to remove the radio but I cant seem to find W x H x L in the manuals any idea? 4 electrical connections plus antenna , I see how my dash is inset compared to others thank again.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyFri Jan 24, 2020 11:41 pm

Rivieraz wrote:
thank you albertj ,I have a set of 1995 aurora Riviera manuals it shows how to remove the radio but I cant seem to find W x H x L in the manuals any idea? 4 electrical connections plus antenna , I see how my dash is inset compared to others thank again.

Look it up on www.crutchfield.com
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptySat Jan 25, 2020 1:34 am

thanks the depth is just under 4 inches
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am

Rivieraz wrote:
thanks the depth is just under 4 inches

Pls. double-check.  That sounds like height; depth my guess is more like 5 inches +/- something. I could be wrong, my guess is based on how GM (Delco Electronics) was making radios at the time and that it has a built in cassette deck.  An accessory CD player went in the single-DIN opening where the cassette holder goes.

I am thinking that if it can be mounted so it does not block other controls, that floating screen radio might be the shiznit.  The one I posted the link to is stupid large, though, they make smaller ones.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyTue Jan 28, 2020 12:03 pm

albertj wrote:
Rivieraz wrote:
thanks the depth is just under 4 inches

Pls. double-check.  That sounds like height; depth my guess is more like 5 inches +/- something. I could be wrong, my guess is based on how GM (Delco Electronics) was making radios at the time and that it has a built in cassette deck.  An accessory CD player went in the single-DIN opening where the cassette holder goes.

I am thinking that if it can be mounted so it does not block other controls, that floating screen radio might be the shiznit.  The one I posted the link to is stupid large, though, they make smaller ones.
my fault that was the depth of the of the radio not the space it goes in your right albertj , thank you
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyTue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm

chatting with crutchfield I have 7 5/8 width , 3 1/4 height , 5 5/8 depth in space. thanks again! have a gr8 day
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyTue Jan 28, 2020 5:03 pm

Rivieraz wrote:
chatting with crutchfield I have 7 5/8 width , 3 1/4 height , 5 5/8 depth in space. thanks again! have a gr8 day

You're welcome. Crutchfield doesn't sell a 1-1/2 or double din radio for this app. However they are knowledgeable and everything I've got from then had **always** fit physically and electrically no exceptions.

If that floating-tablet thing looked interesting, might want to call Crutchifeld and ask if they are thinking about offering one.

I have heard of some people simply cutting out the back of the box in the dash (with a dremel I suppose) but I don't know what the long term effect of that might be (noise or fracture). At least one Rivperformance member did that and posted about it, I suppose if you search you'd find the posts, it was a while ago. Like, years.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyWed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 am

Rivieraz wrote:
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You're welcome. I bet the info is in the writeups or FAQs.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyWed Jan 29, 2020 1:52 pm

thanks . write ups are there but all the pictures are gone , it was from 2007 2008
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyWed Jan 29, 2020 3:49 pm

Rivieraz wrote:
thanks . write ups are there but all the pictures are gone , it was from 2007 2008

Unit body constructed cars all flex, granted some flex less than others.  With that flex, cutting out part of the dash structure could lead to creaking.  

I think the OP had posted he'd had no issues, but it's been a while -- maybe you could contact him and ask.

Here's a single din unit (I think you can get a single din adapter from Crutchfield) that's 7"  - I don't know if it will still block the dash HVAC vents or controls -- usually those things let you choose the elevation at which they are mounted so I guess you get to pick your poison.

My wild a$$ guess is that a good single din version of such a unit would work great.  Single din mount kits are not expensive for your car. I do wonder if the steering wheel control adapter would work.  My further guess is the radio would have to be mounted with the top just below the bottom of the HVAC controls and might block the dash vents just a little if at all. Given that it's only 102mm tall (about 4 inches) probably not.   This one (LINK) claims steering wheel controls, but I have no idea what they are thinking that means for implementation... I mean, if it *does* such controls are simple to implement, I was told they are just resistor networks, but I don't have one of these aftermarket radios so I really can't say.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 9:28 am

The one you posted requires a double din opening, meaning you will need a 97 or later dash. This one https://www.ebay.com/i/312826969097 does not, it requires a single din opening and not much depth.
It 'Floats' in front of the dash.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 9:43 am

thank you
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 10:18 am

Rivieraz wrote:
thank you

You're welcome. I'd find one installed or at least in a display rack first before putting it in. Supposedly it will work with steering wheel controls. I'd want to see that work too.
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 1:09 pm

im thinking about using the CD player bay in center console maybe a foldout screen would fit in that area . does anyone know the W x H x D
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PostSubject: Re: 2din in a 95?????   2din in a 95????? EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 pm

Rivieraz wrote:
im thinking about using the CD player bay in center console maybe a foldout screen would fit in that area . does anyone know the W x H x D

That may be a good idea, IIRC the CD player bay was a standard single DIN mount. If so the floating radio would go there, you could leave the old one alone or make a blackout panel or compartment to go there instead.
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