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Can I reuse my dash to install a double din radio. I took the dash off, and noticed that there the plastic part is just melted on, but can be removed! I have the original din and a half radio. Please let it be good news, I don't want to buy a double din dash.

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Can I reuse my dash to install a double din radio. I took the dash off, and noticed that there the plastic part is just melted on, but can be removed! I have the original din and a half radio. Please let it be good news, I don't want to buy a double din dash.
I just got done installing my double DIN from the stock 1.5 DIN. Heres the link. DVD Install

It required a lot of trimming and is fairly tricky with a dremel because of the curves in the dash. I used a scosche double DIN adapter for securing the unit but the screw holes were fairly tricky to line up where they were stock. (my unit was thinner and a little longer than the stock radio). It worked out but if you want to keep a completely stock look to your dash with no exterior trim kit you gotta be careful and take a lot of time with it. so short answer yes you can, long its a pain in the ass depending on your new radio/cd unit.


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Here's a thread with how I removed the radio surround, pg 4

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1185




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what DIN is that model? mine is much smaller and is marketed as 2 DIN


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I would say, get the doble din bezel and the metra dash kit and be over with.

That is what I did, here is what it looks like.




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How much did you pick those up for? iv seen them quoted around 80-150


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I got it from the stealer for $105 I think.

Also, for those that want to cut the single din I would use a orbital jig saw with a metal blade, going very slow, and when you cut, try to leave just a bit extra to have room for sanding the edge. Also if you want to give it that round edge, then you can use a dremell with a mini router bit.

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yeah my budget was at 450 and i barely squeezed by, that would have put me over 550 future option maybe or ill rig one up


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[QUOTE=YB Normyl;73323]Here's a thread with how I removed the radio surround, pg 4

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1185


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AWESOME!!!!! I will do the same! Hey, I wonder if a dash trim kit (from ebay)would "dress up" that hole.

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Here's a thread with how I removed the radio surround, pg 4

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1185


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AWESOME!!!!! I will do the same! Hey, I wonder if a dash trim kit (from ebay)would "dress up" that hole.
Or you could just do a fiber glass job... or just bondo...

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