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Old 12-24-2014, 06:47 AM   #1
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Default Fitting double DIN in a T1N.

Fitting double DIN audio system in a T1N.

Not for the faint hearted, if you cant take a saw to you dash to fit a DDIN audio system or radio then I suggest you look away now.

I bought a double din radio after looking underneath the top dash cover as I knew it could be done after some hacking with a jig saw.

The Sprinter is only for holiday use so it was no big deal to cut into it.

I bought off Ebay an under dash double din radio housing and used that to house the radio.
The housing came from this mob, http://carampsonline.com/

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Dash cut out 1.



Dash cut out 2.



I glued some foil in there in the hope it would provide some insulation from the sun.



I jacked the front up a bit to better the viewing angle.



I had to cut off this corner of the housing so the dash would sit down correctly.



Back view.

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Old 12-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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More pics.

I set it an angle as you can see in these pics.



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Old 12-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fitting double DIN in a T1N.

Nice. But you angled it the wrong way!!!

I notice that you lose the top vent(s). How did you cap off those duct openings?

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How about now? Please ignore the markings for the shifter....

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How about now? Please ignore the markings for the shifter....

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The gear shift markings are the Russian version.......
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You've been nominated, they await your pics.........

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...ll-photos.html


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I notice that you lose the top vent(s). How did you cap off those duct openings?

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I just left them open, they are mainly covered by the radio and wires anyway, I also figured that a little ventilation for the radio would be a good thing.
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So, I have to ask. Why not just buy a motorized flip screen unit? Same features, factory look, no cutting, keeps the air vents, retains resale value.


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If you would have seen the way this ex-ambulance was hacked to pieces by the ambulance mob prior to me buying it when they removed all the gear from it then you wouldnt be too worried about resale.....
Plus I got the Sprinter for a good price .

I didnt like the look of the single dins.
I also figured that if I was to resell the Sprinter all I need to do is buy some dash pieces.
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If you would have seen the way this ex-ambulance was hacked to pieces by the ambulance mob prior to me buying it when they removed all the gear from it then you wouldnt be too worried about resale.....
Plus I got the Sprinter for a good price .

I didnt like the look of the single dins.
I also figured that if I was to resell the Sprinter all I need to do is buy some dash pieces.
My answer to the rampant rust spots on my 2004 was brushtone grey porch paint. It very well may affect resale value, but that is not a concern for my situation. Not for everyone, but it worked for me.

Not that you asked...

The T1N upper dash vents are first in line so given a lack of flow resistance they dump out a bunch of air. Those vents are also installed after the condenser coil and before the heater core. You could lose lots of air into the dash chamber to do nothing if they aren't capped off.

Do you have A/C? If yes, and you have the head unit out again it might be worthwhile capping the ducts or at least reducing the opening down. Otherwise your cool air may not make it into the cabin area where needed.

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