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Da64u
06-12-2007, 02:49 PM
its like a 1/2 inch from the screw holes being together. should i use spacers or longer screws or .. wat can i do to get it in there?

DBfan187
06-12-2007, 03:14 PM
sounds like you have personal issues...

CrazedCat
06-12-2007, 03:17 PM
:laugh:

goodstuff
06-12-2007, 03:18 PM
not sure what your saying...can you take pics?

Da64u
06-12-2007, 04:17 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/TrE-TwIzTiD/Image006-1.jpghere.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/TrE-TwIzTiD/Image007-1.jpg

luvinthebass
06-12-2007, 04:19 PM
jam it in there

Tonyguy
06-12-2007, 04:23 PM
what kind of car is that?

Da64u
06-12-2007, 04:31 PM
dodge intrepid 1997. i cant just jam it in there it wont go further.

Blunt
06-12-2007, 04:36 PM
tuck the wires in a hole i bet they are bound up in a bunch in teh back.

oxygen65
06-12-2007, 04:38 PM
are you sure that the length of the hu can fit into that car all the way???

cuz some hu are bigger than others and might not fit

luvinthebass
06-12-2007, 04:39 PM
tuck the wires in a hole i bet they are bound up in a bunch in teh back.

that's what i was thinkin as well

Da64u
06-12-2007, 04:40 PM
the wires really arnt in the way. i think the hu is about a half an inch too long. so do i use longer screws or cut the thing back there with the dremal and a hacksaw or what??

Blunt
06-12-2007, 04:43 PM
longer screws prolyl wont let the trim panel fit right

Da64u
06-12-2007, 04:45 PM
what about cutting the plastic that back there giving more room?

oxygen65
06-12-2007, 04:54 PM
stick a m-80 in there, let it do its magic and then i bet you it will fit

jmanpc
06-12-2007, 04:59 PM
that stuff always happens.... heres what you do...

1) take the h/u out of the dash kit
2) install the dash kit
3) tab the cage into the dash kit
4) hook up wires
5) push

luvinthebass
06-12-2007, 05:00 PM
what about cutting the plastic that back there giving more room?

it obviously will but might make the head unit sit an an angle or some **** like that, try it

oxygen65
06-12-2007, 05:02 PM
that stuff always happens.... heres what you do...

1) take the h/u out of the dash kit
2) install the dash kit
3) tab the cage into the dash kit
4) hook up wires
5) push



if that doesnt work, then you my friend are sol

mlstrass
06-12-2007, 05:08 PM
Remove the metal/plastic in the rear of the HU opening. Had to do that with a Cobalt not long ago. No problems after that....

DBfan187
06-12-2007, 05:11 PM
lube

Da64u
06-12-2007, 05:12 PM
3) tab the cage into the dash kit


i dont understand.. plz clarify thx man

DBfan187
06-12-2007, 05:13 PM
bend the tabs around the cage

Da64u
06-12-2007, 05:15 PM
what tabs.. the metal casing that the hu comes in?

Blunt
06-12-2007, 05:15 PM
lock the metal sleeve into the mounting kit

luvinthebass
06-12-2007, 05:17 PM
what tabs.. the metal casing that the hu comes in?

the tabs on the sides of the headunit

Chevyaudio
06-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Here is what you do...

Take the radio OUT of the dash kit...Bolt up the dash kit with the cage installed.

Then be a man and SHOVE the radio into the cage...you wont mess anything up, just give it a good push.

MustangGT25YRS
06-13-2007, 10:54 PM
what about cutting the plastic that back there giving more room?
******************^^^^^^^^^^^^******************
Hello/
Before you do any cutting of that rear panel...see if you could find out what it's covering or what's behind it/;) .Maybe it's just the defroster ducts?.
It's just a guess.I'm not an Installer(Wish I was at Times)..but trying to help you/;) .
Are you sure the Radio harnesses/Maybe atenna cable are not interfering? You don't want to kink the ant. cable.as a sharp bend or too much pressure could break the small conductor inside of it.If that back piece is part of the ac/defrost duct system..."maybe" just try to dremel out a small hole for the harnesses.
I wish I was there so I could help you out,as I really like running the rca's/pow.& grnd/remote/spk. cable/etc.Nice and neat the 1st time...'causes no Issues(In most cases) down the road.Make sure you have cable ties to keep ALL of the cables neat.Take your Time.Patience.Do not rush.It will only make matters worse.
All the Best w/your system.I'm a *much older guy*...but still love the Install part(Simple things I can do myself)...as it is an accomplishment for me.
Kind Regards/
Raymond/
Don't be afraid to ask for help.These guys are toying w/you.EVERYONE started somewhere...

IamMurph
06-13-2007, 11:57 PM
Yes that is a AC vent. You need a heat gun to remold it back into the dash. It's easy if you know what you are doing.

IamMurph
06-13-2007, 11:58 PM
Here is what you do...

Take the radio OUT of the dash kit...Bolt up the dash kit with the cage installed.

Then be a man and SHOVE the radio into the cage...you wont mess anything up, just give it a good push.

I see a trend of really bad advice on this forum.

Da64u
06-14-2007, 12:36 AM
thanks for all the help thats really nice of you.. unfourtanatly i cant get the trim back on because of the mounting kit.. i so do not kno what to do...

mokedaddy
06-14-2007, 12:39 AM
As stated right above your post its not always going to just push in. Also I dont recommend doing that. What you need to do is either cut out or reshape the plastic with a heat gun/hairdryer so its no longer in the way of the cd player.

atoz350
06-14-2007, 12:47 AM
I see a trend of really bad advice on this forum.

Really? Where?

BiggieTalls
06-14-2007, 01:13 AM
i seem to have this same problem with my h/u it just sits about a 1/4" out of the dash kit doesn't even lock into the sleeve.......alpine cdm-9821 in my 94' blazer.......can i just get a different dash kit for it or will i have to modify it?.......ill get pics up tommorow if needed

Da64u
06-14-2007, 02:40 AM
fourm jacker! and bro ive posted pics yours wont look very differnt than mine lol

IamMurph
06-14-2007, 04:32 PM
i seem to have this same problem with my h/u it just sits about a 1/4" out of the dash kit doesn't even lock into the sleeve.......alpine cdm-9821 in my 94' blazer.......can i just get a different dash kit for it or will i have to modify it?.......ill get pics up tommorow if needed

You need a different kit.

azbass
06-14-2007, 04:35 PM
dodge intrepid 1997. i cant just jam it in there it wont go further.

easy cars to put a hu in and you still cant do it?

i think there is actually some plastic back there you can cut out, then it will slide in.

patrick1202
06-14-2007, 04:39 PM
what kind of cd player because i have a 93 concorde which is the same dash you have and it fits just fine make sure the wires are tucked in you can tuck them down and make sure hu cage thing is clicked in the dash kit

patrick1202
06-14-2007, 04:39 PM
maybe its your rca's do you have rca's

Da64u
06-14-2007, 04:42 PM
i dremeled the back thing.. i cut a half circle but i cant get in the to cut the bottom part because the angle. i wander what i should cut it with.

Da64u
06-14-2007, 04:45 PM
yea, i got 6 rcas making it harder. minimal wires and i dun kno what everyone means about the cage... cut one of the pin things off the dash kit and it gets closer and i screwed it in and the trim dont go on i think i need to cut another part off of it and it might work.

jmanpc
06-14-2007, 04:46 PM
the cage is the metal sleeve that the hu clips into

IamMurph
06-14-2007, 11:28 PM
i dremeled the back thing.. i cut a half circle but i cant get in the to cut the bottom part because the angle. i wander what i should cut it with.

Well I tried to help you the right way. You just ported your heat and AC into the radio. That means more dust and dirt going to the CD lense.

CrazedCat
06-14-2007, 11:56 PM
Well I tried to help you the right way. You just ported your heat and AC into the radio. That means more dust and dirt going to the CD lense.

:laugh: 'sup Murph