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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Lets see your double din stereos...

I'm looking for some ideas for when I get my double din... What is the best double din to get? and do I need a special wire harness?



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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

I have the pioneer 4000dvd its great for Ipod music/video. I cant remember the exactly name of the wiring harness you will need but if you have onstar it's gmos something something do a search should be easy to find.



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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

I recommend the new Kenwood DNX9140. It's bad ass!

Yes, it is highly recommended to get a harness adapter. If you get a double-din with DVD and Navi, the GMOS-01 will help ease wiring. It has connections for the park switch, speed sensor (for Pioneer navi), reverse switch (if you add a reverse cam) and has volume control for the chimes.

I have a Kenwood DDX8019 in my truck: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49046


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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

I'm debating myself about switching headunits yet again. I want a double-din, but it always seems to me like they would be hard to reach, and view in the collys. Is that true? If so, I'll just stick with what I've got.

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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

Here mine its a power akoustic hunk off ****, well its alright, but its nothing what i thought it would be, you cant look through you songs without taking out the ipod , it is very basic boring screen, for your heads up try and find pics of the unit screens before you buy...unless youjust want a touch screen in that case buy mine:P

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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

this is my head unit i just installed this weekend. It is a Kenwood DNX6140

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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

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I'm debating myself about switching headunits yet again. I want a double-din, but it always seems to me like they would be hard to reach, and view in the collys. Is that true? If so, I'll just stick with what I've got.

Do you have trouble reaching your HU now?

Most also come with a remote.


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No, I don't have any trouble. And I know that sounds like a stupid question, but most double-din HU's have buttons on the bottom in addition to the touchscreen controls themselves (as I KNOW you know) and it seems to me like they would be hard to reach.? That's why I'm asking though, because I'm use to my touchscreen being at a higher level (flip-up).

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Re: Lets see your double din stereos...

Well, the fullscreen Kenwoods have the capability to tilt outwards from the bottom. So, if you can reach your HU now, you'll be able to reach a Kenwood 6.95" fullscreen double-din. The tilt feature also deters glare and makes it really easy to see the screen.

You can see in this pic how the bottom is tilted out



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