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Sarge137 10-04-2011 06:53 PM

Panicing here !!!
Has anyone ever installed a double din H/U in an 07 GC that came from the factory with just the low end non-nav stock radio ? The guys at Crutchfield say it can't be done.

Relwarc 10-04-2011 07:05 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
the guys at crutchfield dont know crap...

your best bet is to get a navigation bezel from a jeep that has nav. That's what most do. Otherwise it would take some custom work.

Sarge137 10-04-2011 07:26 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
I told the guy that I had already bought the double din bezel. He then proceeded to tell me that even though I had the bezel, there was metal brackets or something like that in the way because it didnt come from the factory with a Nav system. Do I need a mount kit or should it just mount into the existing opening. I just called to get the wring harness and this guy put the fear of god into me ... lol. I have an alpine INA-W910 coming on Thursday (fingers crossed).

Relwarc 10-04-2011 07:29 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
did you get the metra kit that fills in the bezel? besides that, you're good... when you get it open, you're going to see these two metal "tabs" coming down. just push on them until they fold up a little and you're set.

shoot me a PM if you need some guidance bud, you're fine.

Sarge137 10-04-2011 07:34 PM

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No I didnt get the metra kit. I was assuming that alpine would include a filler piece. Should I wait to see what alpine sends or find one of these metra kits ? Thanks much for the offer of guidance and will definitely do so before I pull whats left of my hair out ... lol

tri0829 10-04-2011 07:58 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
the metal piece he is referring too can be removed with no problem, i just installed a double dinn into my 2006 that had the stock radio. There is a support piece that goes above the radio held in by two small bolts, this is easily removed to fit a double dinn. there is still a metal support that holds the bottom up and if you buy the metra adapter kit for the nav bezel you screw it in and it fits fine. also if you didnt buy the metra kit the radio still fits in between the metal supports for the stock radio (even without removing the top piece) you just cant secure it to the dash, but the pieces hold it tight enough that it really wouldnt move that much...only problem with this is that the stock radio bezel would need to be cut to fit the double dinn

Sarge137 10-04-2011 08:10 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
okay, now I get it. I found the face bezel on ebay for $15. The way you described it makes sound like a fairly straight forward install. I went ahead and ordered the wiring harness from Crutchfield and he mentioned something about metra on the read back. Not sure if it was the brand of wiring harness or it comes with the adapter kit from them. Guess I'll find out when it gets here. thanks for all the help guys.

tri0829 10-04-2011 08:16 PM

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yup, at the worst youll just be without a bezel for awhile until you can get the nav bezel and adapter to fit it. otherwise you could keep what you got and try to modify the normal radio bezel, this is tough though cause the volume knobs are wider than a double din so youll need to fill the holes somehow, which is not as easy as it sounds... good luck withe everything though

robpp 10-04-2011 09:04 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
i have a pioneer in my 07 laredo however it did come with BA but a dingle disc player RAF.

i hve posts here describing all you need depending on HU.

hurry to ebay there is a bezel auction it was at 40 WOOOHOOOO GREY

Sarge137 10-04-2011 09:29 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
where, where ?? lol

robpp 10-04-2011 09:33 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!

dependng on HU the choices may vary.

i wnted my steering wheel controls. i wanted sirius.

Sarge137 10-04-2011 09:44 PM

Re: Panicing here !!!
Looks like I have everything I need, minus the radio face bezel. Between the H/U, amplifier, camera, sub and dash speakers, looks like an entire weekend of fun !!!

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