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Aftermarket In-Dash Nav?

Has anyone tried these out? Meaning, what do they look like installed. Do they look flush like the manufatured one? Are the wiring harnesses terrible different? I see some great deals on ebay and wanted to find out. I dont want something thats gonna look out of place if you know what I mean.

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Kinda, I am looking at the larger full screens.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_7542wt_1166

Like that.
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I have a Kenwood DNX7100 in-dash

Do you have a double DIN dash? Has the wider opening.

The installation is as good as the instruction that come with the unit.

IT will take a while to figure it all out and make it work, but I am very happy with mine.

Be patient and take your time.


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I have the non-nav factory radio in it. Not sure which dash that would be.
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ISO 7736
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International standard ISO 7736 defines a standard size for car audio head units. The standard was originally established by the German standards body Deutsches Institut für Normung as DIN 75490, and is therefore commonly referred to as the "DIN car radio size". It was adopted as an international standard in 1984.
Head units generally come in either single DIN (180 x 50 mm panel) or double DIN (180 x 100 mm panel) size. The depth is not standardized. The US standard for a DIN radio is 2" x 7" and the Double DIN sized radio is a 4" x 7". Some radios in Japanese "Kei" vehicles do not conform to the DIN standard however.
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ISO 7736
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International standard ISO 7736 defines a standard size for car audio head units. The standard was originally established by the German standards body Deutsches Institut für Normung as DIN 75490, and is therefore commonly referred to as the "DIN car radio size". It was adopted as an international standard in 1984.
Head units generally come in either single DIN (180 x 50 mm panel) or double DIN (180 x 100 mm panel) size. The depth is not standardized. The US standard for a DIN radio is 2" x 7" and the Double DIN sized radio is a 4" x 7". Some radios in Japanese "Kei" vehicles do not conform to the DIN standard however.
So in shot what your saying is that an aftermarket double din radio should fit the same as a factory one correct?
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This is the Pioneer AVIC after market head unit I installed in my XK. I purchased a double din dash bezel from a dealership for $100, mounting kit for $30 and the head unit for $500:









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So then you do need a bezel and mounting kit. OK OK Well, that look really good. Doesnt look like an aftermarket install. What about Quality? I am trying to stay away from spening to much. There are some on ebay for around $300 or so. What am I giving up? Is the Nav not as good, DVDs dont play as well?
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So then you do need a bezel and mounting kit. OK OK Well, that look really good. Doesnt look like an aftermarket install. What about Quality? I am trying to stay away from spening to much. There are some on ebay for around $300 or so. What am I giving up? Is the Nav not as good, DVDs dont play as well?
From the description of the head unit in your link, it looks like it has more features than mine: microphone, sd card slot and usb. The lower price may be because it does not have satellite radio like mine and the TV is analog(most if not all US broadcasts are now digital). Not being familiar with the unit you are looking at I couldn't be sure about quality, but from the photo it looks pretty nice- definitely better than the stock unit.

To install my after market head unit in my 2007 XK(newer Commanders have a different Can Bus) I had to:

*Buy the Metra 99-6510 double din mounting kit.( there are others out there that will work as good)
*Buy the PAC C2R-CHY radio replacement interface for 2004 thru 2007 Jeep with factory radio models REF,REC,RAQ, and RAK.(the radio model number should be somewhere on the front of your existing factory radio)
*Purchased a replacement dash bezel with Double Din radio provision.
*Since my factory set up was not the deluxe or Boston Acoustic amplified system, I replaced my speakers with some stronger Kenwoods to handle the increased output levels from the new head unit.

Removing the dash bezel is simple. Once removed, you can access the four screws anchoring the radio and it comes right out and the PAC adapter plugs right in. Overall the swap is very straight forward and easy to do.

Hope this helps.

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