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Old 02-13-2019, 08:01 PM
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Was hoping to upgrade my existing JVC to something a little more mordern with a screen, blutooth, and backup cam ready.

Found all that that in the Boss BV755B and at a price point of around $130 from Crutchfield. Received the radio today and found that it is about 1.5mm all around too big (caliper verified) to fit through the opening in the plastic trim panel. Spent 45 minutes convincing Crutchfield of the same (including downloading a Skype-like app). I understand the tech had to do his due diligence but this was a square peg into a round hole.

Anyway, the lesson is that just because Crutchfield or other says it will fit doesnít mean it will fit.

The primary want was blutooth for streaming but then I figured if Iím upgrading the touch screen and backup cam were modern nice to haves. Anyone find one at a similar price point (~$150) with those features that confirm a proper fit?
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There are two or three options I know of for touch screens that don't require any cutting, they are:

1) Single Din motorized flip up (Several options to choose from including Chinese Android head units)

2) Single Din chinese android with "moveable" screen
https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-eu...head-unit.html

3) Single Din chinese windows CE with 4" screen
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Podo...b-a156e5897d23


Number 3 does not have have any option for GPS if you wanted that function.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:26 PM
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So in other words, are you saying any double din with a fixed screen wonít fit?

I find the the flip screens kinda ugly and liable to break.
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Well it will fit with cutting and persuasion. Problem is you need to cover it as they are more narrow than 1.5 din GM units.

This is what I did.

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I've had two different double din units in my 96 so I know they can definitely fit. My first one was a JVC, later I wanted an upgrade to have Android Auto and ended up with an Alpine. Neither would be within your $150 target so I can't really give recommendations there, just wanted to assure you that a double din can fit.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:14 PM
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sorry I wasn't thinking later years. Max you should have to do is trim the surround a little bit. Double din is double din, They are a standard size.

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Get the Sony XAV with Android Auto/Apple car play, and rear cam ready.

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:28 AM
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My existing JVC is a double DIN and fits fine. The BOss double din is just ever so slightly too large - it may be a standard size but there is some variance.

The Sony is more than Iíd like to spend. This car doesnt get driven much and Iíve already spent a small fortune on new leather this winter.

Iím hesitant to trim the plastic, primarily because I just vinyl wrapped it in carbon fiber and it was a complete pain to do that piece! Iíd have to remove the vinyl, trim, wrap again. May head down that path eventually but not there yet.

I found another headunit with the features I want + navigation. I ordered it from Walmart but Iím not hopeful.... same brand, Boss, different model. Weíll see.

thanks for the replies
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Originally Posted by TorchTarga94 View Post
Get the Sony XAV with Android Auto/Apple car play, and rear cam ready.

Looks great. I bought the same unit for my '90, but being winter and all I have not pulled anything apart to do the install. Any fitment issues, or much trimming required? Did you bypass the CDM to use the factory Bose speakers?
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I know the 94-96 bezel is different in overall shape compared to the 90-93 but is there a difference in the radio opening?

Just curious.
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To be honest I am not sure either. Hoping someone can confirm.

If they are the same, then great, I know mine will fit exactly as yours.
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Hereís my Kenwood DoubleDin Headunit in my 94, it fit maybe a TINY amount of trimming on the backside but nothing visible from the front. OEM bezel:



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I did a teat fit on my AVH-1300NEX last night. it fits left to right. It fits top to bottom. It does not fit in the top two corners. They appeared to have a slight radius, where the stereo is sharp 90 degrees. I snipped a tiny bit out of the radius and it fit. You can't see its been cut. I'll dive into the wiring tomorrow. The previous aftermarket has straight to speaker wiring and it looks like there was a sub at some time.
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For those with Android or IPhone compatible units that use a usb cable, where did you bring it out?
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Originally Posted by belairbrian View Post
For those with Android or IPhone compatible units that use a usb cable, where did you bring it out?
I'm not sure what year you have, but on my 90 I brought the cable out into the glove compartment.
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Originally Posted by belairbrian View Post
For those with Android or IPhone compatible units that use a usb cable, where did you bring it out?

I have the 2 USB plugs and iPhone cable routed into the center compartment
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Originally Posted by Maldini View Post
Looks great. I bought the same unit for my '90, but being winter and all I have not pulled anything apart to do the install. Any fitment issues, or much trimming required? Did you bypass the CDM to use the factory Bose speakers?
I used a rat tail file to trim the top corners just a tad, like others have said, you can't see it once installed. I don't believe I bipassed anything, I used the wiring adapter that came from crutchfield.
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I'm going to get that Sony for my next C4, but the one that comes with CD player as well. Call me crazy, but CD's still sound the best.
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I got a used


Pioneer AVIC-X950BH Automotive In-Dash GPS Radio iPod Bluetooth on ebay for $155.00 works great and fits perfect, DVD, GPS, Nav, Back Up Camera
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I fit a Pioneer 8200Nex on my 94 and 92 with minimal trimming.

Alpine ILX series is a single din with a big screen. check it out

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