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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:57 pm

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There are several sizes, they are referenced as "a din" the Pioneer in the picture is a 1 Din the original is 1.5 times taller so is 1.5 din and a 2 din is twice its height. The width is generally the same for each Din and the front to back can also vary i have a picture of the 95 original against this 1 Din pioneer unit.



whoa! thats a big difference.

wish i just had enough for a double din in the first place so i didnt have to waste all my time with using the dremel cry
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:31 am

Well if you moved the temperature controller to the centre console below the dash you could fit a double din in the main dash area. This would however require a massive use of the dremmel and a good amount of bondo! but i think it would be a real winner and look great. I probably will try that in the next iteration of the PC install. So if anyone has a second hand dash fascia I would love to hear from them.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:38 am

yea i saw that in the other post. looks pretty nice. i think i just might do one too now....may put a monitor there instead and sneak a dvd player in the glove box? idk but ya got my mind going now lol
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:42 am

^scratch that. i thought of something good happy
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:15 am

nigelf wrote:
There are several sizes, they are referenced as "a din" the Pioneer in the picture is a 1 Din the original is 1.5 times taller so is 1.5 din and a 2 din is twice its height. The width is generally the same for each Din and the front to back can also vary i have a picture of the 95 original against this 1 Din pioneer unit.



Isn't the factory radio in here a double din? Or how would two dins fit in it's place?

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:49 am

Im probably wrong but the 95 is (again frown ) different to newer models
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:15 am

here we go...

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:24 pm

I just got finished installing my setup in my 97. I put in a used Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD, and a SWI module. Everything works, but my climate control doesn't dim anymore when the head lights are on. Anyone have a work around for this?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:28 pm

Do any of these double Din units have security features, like a removable face plate? I'd like to install one of these eventually for more power and blue tooth capability, but I'd worry about someone destroying my dash to steal it.

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PostSubject: 95 Riviera Double DIN Radio Problem - SOLVED    Thu May 12, 2011 7:27 pm

I Just Bought This Radio To replace My Factory Radio Its A Single Din Radio With A 7 Inch Touch Screen The Good Thing Is The Screen Points Downward Heres Some Picture & An Ebay Link Haven`t Got It Installed Yet But I Will Keep You Posted

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Thu May 12, 2011 10:16 pm

$ 209 ain't that bad of a deal,can't wait to see it installed.Goodluck.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Fri May 13, 2011 12:05 am

Not too shabby. sounds like a great price.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Fri May 13, 2011 11:05 am

Looks great! Can't wait to see it installed. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 8:38 am

Well I Got It Installed We Relocated The A/C Controlls To Where The Radio Was & Installed The Radio In The A/C Location Installed A PAC Steering Wheel Control Unit So I Still Have Use Of My Steering Wheel Control Installed Navibox So I Have Navagation & Removed The Factory Cd Player & Added A Pocket An Ipod Cord

NOW The Bad Part This Unit Is CHEAP As Hell You CAN`T

1. Use The Nav & Hear Music @ The Same Time
2. Adjust Bass & Or Treble While The Music Plays
3. It Doesn`t Allow You To See A List Of Cd Track While The Music Plays

That What I Get 4 Buying A Cheaper Brand Unit So Heres The Pictures




So Now I Think Im Gonna Deal with This Unit This Summer & Next Year Relocate The A/C Controlls Down To Where The Factory CD Player Was & Go Real Double Din

So All & All I Feel It Was A Flop......... bonk
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 8:46 am

hmmm..cant adjust bass & treble while music playin?..odd,are you sure it aint defective?have you spoken to the manufacture?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 12:27 pm

No I Havent Its A Cheap Unit You Know What They Say You Get What you pay For
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 12:44 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics, BigRay. Sorry to hear about your experience. Most of us have made the same mistake at one time or another (I remember the Boss EQ installed in my first car - HORRIBLE!). If the price seems too good to be true, don't buy. Stay away from the 'flea market brands': Power Acoustik, Boss, Pyramid, Boss, Rockwood, Kenford, , Targa, Legacy, Majestic, Sound Storm, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 2:14 pm

Well...It may be a cheapy, but it looks great. Don't beat yourself up too bad. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 4:16 pm

Yea I know Better I Always Buy Kenwood Alpine Or Pioneer But This Time Dumbness Got The Best Of my I Just Hooked My Amp & 2 Rockford P3s Up To It & It Sounds Really Good But Im Still Gonna Get A Bezel From A 96-99 & Put A Real Double Din In Kenwood Alpine Or Pioneer No More Off Brands For Me.....& Thanx For The Uplifting Word
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Sun May 15, 2011 6:45 pm

..so you say that's a bad/cheap unit,too bad it won't play music and use the screen at the same time that would kill me.Can you post a pic with the screen inside so we can see how it looks when inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Mon May 16, 2011 7:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:55 pm

Hey I'm looking into buying a double din Alpine IVA-W505. It's 7 in. wide, 6.38 in. tall and 3.94 in. deep. The part that concerns me is that this unit is a flip down screen. When I press the open button, the screen slides down and I put the cd in behind it. I'm worried that maybe when I try to open the unit the screen will hit the tiny 1 in. wide plastic shelf at the bottom of the stereo. Anybody else previously tried this unit? Or could you maybe give me your imput? Thanks





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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:17 am

Can anyone tell me (roughly) how deep the space for the stereo goes back before hitting the firewall?
I understand i will have to trim some bits out as the OEM unit is really shallow.
I am just wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of room we have to work with on the 98's.

FWIW i would just go take it apart and see for myself, but i live in Chicago and it's freezing!
Trying to get a game plan going for Spring. Got my eye on this: JVC KWNT800HDT,
but i am worried about that fan not being able to get enough air to keep it cool. Any thoughts?






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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:55 am

Also curious, with regards to depth, are the 95s even more shallow than the 96-99??
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Double DIN head unit in '96-99 Riviera   Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:49 am

I had installed in my '99 an Alpine IVE-W535HD which is 6-1/2" deep. Some trimming was needed, but it fit.
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