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Old 17th July 2017, 02:50 PM
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Default Aftermarket double-din unit - fitting advice please!

Afternoon all,

I've been going through old threads in the ICE / Audio segment for a long while now trying to figure out how best to go about things. Hopefully someone can provide pointers or at least confirm that my thinking is sound!

I have a stock set-up at the moment, including Bose sound / 6 disc changer / boot 6 disc changer. Being a facelift model, I appear to have a 'separate' area for audio and heating / AC controls, so I expected it'd be a simple case of taking the standard unit out, finding a fascia, and plumbing in a double-din unit.

Some threads from 2013 and older seem to show successful mountings of double-din units, but appear to gloss over the fact that there isn't an off-the-shelf fascia or fitting kit for a D2 - which seems to be the only conclusion I can make!?

I've attached an example of the kind of thing I'm aiming for (lifted from a different forum) - it's a Pioneer unit and I think it looks wonderfully OEM+, well fitted and modern. Trouble is, I can't figure out how this has been achieved given the seeming non-existence of parts required!

Any ideas folks?
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Old 17th July 2017, 08:19 PM
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Try the Alpine site. I spoke to them at ADI last year and they were sure they could provide a suitable surround - with suitably expensive Alpine kit tho'.
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Old 18th July 2017, 05:50 AM
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Hi Resolutionary,

That's my head unit you've got a picture of from the Edition 38 forum. I sent you you a PM but also recognised your user name from here too

Here is a link to the fascia I purchased


You have to trim down the upper parts of the fascia to allow it to fit properly - most car audio shops should be able to do this.

You will need a Bose harness to get the stereo to work with the built in Bose amp - again, most car audio shops will be able to advise you on this.

Hope this helps.

2002 Audi S8: Irish Green Pearl, beige interior, 20x9.5 MRR HR3 alloy wheels, H&R 5mm spacers front and 10mm rear, Pioneer SPH DA120, Bosch Aero wipers, pressed metal plates, Brembo drilled and grooved discs, Brembo pads, chrome dial rings, Porsche oil cap, modified Porsche coolant reservoir cap, rare D2 3.3 TDI V8 coolant reservoir engine cover, polished Phaeton brake pedal and TT accelerator pedal, alloy dipstick handle, alloy washer reservoir tank cap, Skoda chrome door pins, full LED interior light upgrade, US rear indicator lens, full MIJ stainless steel exhaust with de-cat and dual mufflers.

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Old 18th July 2017, 09:12 AM
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David'S8 - thanks but I somewhat prematurely purchased the Pioneer unit you see in the attachment in my first post! It just looks so good, and will suit my needs perfectly.

Ricky D - thanks for picking this one up

Not only am I jealous of your S8, but the head unit you're running encouraged me to do the same - it's factory fresh!

I thought that was the case - since I don't readily have the tools to cleanly trim the fascia, nor did I purchase any of the required patches to make it work, I will be booking in the work with a reputable company near me.

I'l update this when things are up and running!
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