well, got my metra kit (99-4544 to be exact) so I could put the HU and the EQ in the dash.
Problem 1: kit isn't "tall" enough to fit both in there without causing a bend on the sides (think slight hourglass-shaped).
Problem 2: so I squeeze them in the kit and throw them in the dash; all is well except now the dash trim won't fit back on
PRoblem 3: so I take off the face of the kit that protrudes, stuff it back in the dash, and now the HU can't go all the way back, so it sticks out about an inch (also add to the fact that you can clearly see the insides of the dash by looking through the sides of the kit.
So....No HU & EQ in the dash for me...so what do you guys think'll be the best solution to install them (while trying to achieve these results
- EQ must be easily reachable (aka no glove box)
- HU somewhat reachable as all I will need to do is turn it on, switch mode to aux and play my mp3 player. And sometimes I will need to do the radio & cd if I forget my mp3 player.
What i was thinking was HU in the normal spot on the dash, and EQ in between the driver's seat and the center storage compartment. Basically the controls of the EQ would face the ceiling so that it's vertically mounted; but is that a good idea...