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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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frustrated newbie desperately seeking stereo help

please can someone help me. i have a subaru impreza wrx sti 2002 and want to change the standard stereo to a nice posh touch screen double din dvd, cd, bluetooth etc etc but ................................. on buying one from net when it arrived the back box fit perfectly but when i tried to attach the face it was higher than the double din and the fascia surround at the top of the stereo was in the way so the face would not fit.

does anyone know if this is the same with all or did i just pick an odd ill fitted one?

or does anyone have or know of any models that will fit perfectly?

or does anyone have any advice re where im going wrong etc?

i didnt want a single din if possible and the one i bought was a double din 7".

thanking you so much in advance.
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: frustrated newbie desperately seeking stereo help

sounds strange..did the cage/box go in at an angle at all,if so could be the problem,normally a locating pin on the rear of the box/cage will locate with a bracket deep inside the dash..
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No the whole back box went in perfectly and fitted to a tee. However the face of the unit would not then fit on due to the piece of dash fascia surround that nuts out above where the unit is, so the face was unable to go on
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: frustrated newbie desperately seeking stereo help

When I bought my 03 the standard stereo had been refitted and the faceplate had been butchered and the edge covered with trim. I think I still have the cut faceplate. I'll check and you can have it for the price if the postage so you can save your butchered one. You will need to source a piece of trim to cover the cut edge
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Re: frustrated newbie desperately seeking stereo help

what make is the head unit?
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Old 30 Sep 2012, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: frustrated newbie desperately seeking stereo help

Mine is an Xtron touch screen tv/sat nav/DVD player. I used the original brackets to fit mine. The ones that held the standard tape/cd player in fitted perfectly to my new unit, so fitting it into the car was the same as re fitting the standard stereo and everythig lines up perfectly. Not sure if that was just lucky on my part lol

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